Student Services

Early College

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.  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 from 6th to 12th grade 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 or more credit hours.   Credits count toward a high school diploma and an associate degree. 

Accelerated Dual Enrollment is open to Sarasota County schools 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.   Questions? Please email:

Spring:  December 1st
Summer/Fall:  May 15th 

 If the deadline falls on a non‐school day, the deadline will be the following high school day


Contact SCF’s Early College Program  Email your question

Email is the best way to communicate with the Early College office. Due to the high volume, it is required to make an appointment. 

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