Early College Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What is Dual Enrollment?
The Early College Program, (Dual Enrollment/Early Admission) 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. Students wanting to enroll in Dual Enrollment courses should initiate the enrollment process with their high school guidance counselor and/or home school liaison, as high school graduation requirements have to be verified prior to registration. Most college costs are waived.
Dual Enrollment is an acceleration program whereby students must meet the following qualifications to be considered:
Unweighted 3.0 G.P.A. on high school work (Dual Enrollment and Early Admission only)
Qualifying placement test scores on: PERT, SAT, or ACT (see Minimum Qualifying Test Scores)
Approval of high school or home school liaison
- Enrolled in a school or organization which has a formal Articulation Agreement with SCF for the Early College Program.
All Dual Enrollment Documentation Must be Submitted by:
December 7th, 2015 (Spring term)
June 27th, 2016 (Summer and Fall term)
|Last day to submit Early College Applications, Dual Enrollment Approval Forms (SCF campus only) and to take Early College Placement Testing. No exceptions (other than student relocation) are made to deadlines.|
College Enrichment allows qualified high school students to enroll in approved courses that are selected to add depth to their high school academic program. Credits earned will apply toward an associate degree, but will not be creditable toward high school graduation requirements. Students are responsible to prove Florida residency and all college-related costs including tuition, fees, and books.
Who can Participate in College Enrichment?
College Enrichment is an acceleration program where students must meet the following qualifications to be considered:
- Qualifying placement test scores on: PERT, SAT, or ACT (see Minimum Qualifying Test Scores)
- Parental approval
Early Admission is a form of dual enrollment wherein qualified high school students enroll at SCF on a full-time basis not to exceed fifteen (15) credit hours. Students must have completed six (6) semesters of high school credit and enroll in courses used toward high school graduation requirements and the associate degree. Requirements to participate in the Early Admission Program are the same as the requirements to participate in the Dual Enrollment Program. Most college costs are waived.
Public and Private School Students:
1. Visit high school guidance counselor to obtain application, approval form and eligibility requirements.
2. Provide all required documentation, (qualifying test scores and Early College Approval Form) to the SCF Educational Records Office.
Contact SCF for admission, testing, and advisement information.