Student Services

Early College

Thank you for your interest in SCF’s Early College program, also known as dual enrollment. 

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, State College of Florida’s (SCF) Board of Trustees approved a proposal to offer SCF dual enrollment classes in the fall and spring semesters on an SCF campus or online taught by SCF faculty, effective July 1, 2019.  Please read the following FAQs regarding this announcement.

For additional questions, please email


Spring:  December 1st
Fall:  May 15th 
If the deadline falls on a non-school day, the deadline will be the following high school day.  All paperwork and course registration must be completed by the deadline date.  No exceptions after the deadline

 Early College Guidebook

Online Early College presentation

Email your question

Email is the best way to communicate with the Early College office. Due to the high volume, our office is no longer accepting walk-ins.

Public/Private students, please meet with your high school counselor.

The Early College Program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) allows qualified high school students to enroll in selected college courses to satisfy high school graduation requirements and the associate degree.  In accordance with s. 1009.25, F.S., the College does not charge dual enrollment and early admission students tuition and certain fees.


Dual Enrollment enables qualified public, private, and home education students to enroll in selected college credit courses offered by SCF.  The credits that they earn count toward both a college degree and a high school diploma. 

Early Admission is a form of dual enrollment that enables qualified 12th grade high school students to spend their senior year enrolled at SCF.  Students accepted for Early Admission take all their classes at SCF and must register for at least four classes totaling 12-15 credit hours.   Credits count toward a high school diploma and an associate degree. 

Accelerated Dual Enrollment is open to Sarasota and Manatee public high school students only.  The Accelerated Dual Enrollment  program allows qualified juniors to gain college credit and high school credit by attending SCF full time. The students will continue full-time at SCF as Seniors and are on track to graduate with their high school diploma and potentially an AA degree from SCF.   Signature Programs

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