Student Services

Returning and Transfer Students

Returning students are students planning to attend SCF who have not taken classes at SCF for the past three semesters.  Anyone wishing to attend SCF who has not taken courses for three semesters needs to re-apply to the college.  Returning students may be either degree or non-degree seeking.  Non-degree seeking students are not eligible to apply for financial aid.

Transfer students have previously attended another college or university and are seeking admissions at SCF. Transfer students may be either degree or non-degree seeking. Transfer students must request all previous college transcripts be sent directly to SCF for evaluation. College transcripts are not accepted from students.

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*Please note:  If you have applied or attended SCF in the last three semesters (fall, spring, and/or summer), you do not need to reapply.  If you would like to change your major, please complete the change of major form.  

In order to complete your application, the following items need to be submitted to the Admissions Office:

  • Completed residency information and documentation for Florida in-state tuition (  
  • Official high school transcript or GED test scores (returning students if not previously submitted)
  • Official transcript(s) from each previously attended college/university (returning students if not previously submitted)


Phone: 941-752-5050 or 941-408-1300 (65050)

Fax:  941-727-6380


Apply for financial aid at by completing the online FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).



     Phone: 941-752-5037



Returning or transfer students wishing to register for a course that requires an English or math prerequisite, who have not completed English and/or math at another institution, are required to take the SCF Placement Test.

     • Make an appointment online to take the SCF Placement Test at

       Practice for the Placement Test online at


     • Submit ACT or SAT scores, taken within the past (2) years to the Educational Records Office.

Phone: 941-752-5238 or 941-408-1540



This step may or may not apply to returning SCF students.

Transfer credits will be processed once the Educational Records Office receives all transcripts from your prior institution(s). Official transcripts must be sent directly from the college to the Educational Records Office. Hand-carried transcripts cannot be accepted for official transfer evaluations. Students will be notified through their student e-mail the results of the transfer evaluation.

Transfer students may bring an unofficial copy of any prior transcripts to SCF when meeting with an Advisor in order to receive preliminary guidance prior to the official Educational Records office transfer evaluation.

American citizens and resident aliens who seek to transfer international credit, please review the International University Course Evaluations information.



Returning students may register online in SCF Connect.

Transfer students must complete an online orientation. Please click on the following link for more information

Transfer students will register for courses upon completion of the orientation.

Phone: 941-752-5035 or 941-408-1400


5. PAY

Pay your tuition and fees: online in SCF connect, in person, by phone, with financial aid, or by mail.

Follow this link to check tuition due dates and fees

Phone: 941-752-5370 or 941-408-1522



Get your SCF ID card and parking decal at the Public Safety Office in the Student Union on either the Bradenton or Venice campus.

Purchase your books at the Campus Store.



Enjoy your semester at SCF!


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