Fall Term Began Aug. 19

Add/Drop Continues Through Aug. 24

(Bradenton, Fla., August 15, 2013) — Fall term classes begin Monday, Aug. 19, at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF). Admission information is available on SCF's website at The deadline for students to add or drop classes that begin Monday, Aug. 19-24, with a refund is by midnight Saturday, Aug. 24.

Flex start options include 16-week classes that begin Aug. 19, 12-week classes that begin Sept. 16 and eight-week classes that begin Aug. 19 and Oct. 14. Another flex start option, Saturday College at SCF Lakewood Ranch, allows students to earn a degree in an accelerated time frame by attending only Saturday classes.  Both the Associate in Arts degree and the Associate in Science in Business Administration/Accounting degree are available.

Flex start and all other class schedules are available at Returning students may register online at SCFconnect. New students may apply online at

Programs leading to Associate in Arts and Associate in Science degrees and Certificates are offered. Visit SCF also offers select workforce baccalaureate degrees. More information is available at

Day and evening classes are held at SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West; SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail; SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Parkway East; and online at

Associate-level tuition and fees are $102.48 per credit hour and baccalaureate-level tuition and fees are $113.64 per credit hour for Florida residents. Unlike other Florida state colleges and universities, SCF did not impose a tuition increase this year.

Other important Fall term dates include:

  • Friday, Aug. 16, deadline to pay any tuition and fee balances not covered by financial aid; last day for submission of      residency documentation for Fall term; last day for new student  orientations for Fall 2013 classes starting Aug. 19-24.
  • Saturday, Aug. 24, (online until 11:59 p.m.) last day for students to add/drop classes that began Aug. 19-24 with a refund. No refunds after Aug. 24.
  • Friday, Sept. 6, last day to submit an application for Fall 2013 commencement.

    Extended student services office hours through Aug. 23 at SCF Bradenton and SCF Venice are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday, and 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Friday. Regular hours, which will resume Aug. 26, are 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Tuesday; 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Wednesday - Thursday; and 8 a.m. - 1 p.m., Friday. 

Prospective students and parents are invited to learn more about SCF programs and services at an Open House held 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8, at SCF Lakewood Ranch. Upcoming Admission Express events are scheduled at 4:30-6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 5, and Tuesday, Dec. 3, at all campuses. Campuses are located at: SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. West, Student Services, building 1; SCF Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Medical Technology and Simulation Center lobby; and SCF Venice, 8000 S. Tamiami Trail, building 100.

For more information, visit or call 941-752-5005 in Bradenton or 941-408-1300, ext. 65005, in South Sarasota County. Other important dates can be found online at

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