English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Program
New classes begin in January in Bradenton and Venice.
What is EAP?
English for Academic Purposes, or EAP, is a college program for students whose first language is not English and who want to take college-level courses. This program is for intermediate and advanced level students of English language. If you are a beginning level student, please visit the page for the English for College program.
What classes are offered?
The EAP program at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota offers courses in Reading, Grammar, Writing, and Speaking/Listening at levels 3-6, intermediate through advanced. The purpose of the program is to help students gain the English communication skills they need to be successful as they work toward a college and/or university degree.
If I'm not interested in getting a college degree, may I still take EAP classes?
Sure! Many students, some of whom already have a college degree or are in the workforce, take courses to improve their skills. However, you must be accepted to the College first in order to take EAP courses and to apply for Financial Aid.
How long will it take to complete the EAP program?
It depends at which level you start and if you are a part-time or full-time student.
When are classes offered?
Daytime classes are offered at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice and evening classes are offered at SCF Bradenton. New classes start every August and January. However it is important to register early, preferably at least one month in advance.
How much does it cost?
Information about SCF Tuition can be found at www.scf.edu/Tuition. Each EAP class is worth three institutional credit hours.
Is financial aid available to cover the cost of EAP courses?
Financial aid is available to qualified students, but it is important to apply early. More information on eligibility is given at www.scf.edu/FinancialAid.
How do I start?
Apply to the college as soon as possible. It is free to apply and you and you can do it online or come
to the college campus for help. It is important to start this process early, preferably
at least two months in advance, so you have time to submit all required documents,
take a placement test, and apply for financial aid.