SCF Helps Students Prioritize Personal Commitments with Flexible Scheduling

(Bradenton, Fla., Feb. 4, 2021) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering more than 500 Flex Start classes in the spring semester, allowing students to fit their studies into their crowded schedules. These condensed classes offer the same course material and credits as traditional 16-week classes over shorter timeframes. Available start dates for Spring 2021 include Feb. 8 and 15, and March 15 and 29.

Work and family commitments pose challenges for many people considering pursuing a college degree. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional demands, especially for working adults and parents. Enrollment is open for 12-week, 8-week and 5-week classes.

Flex Start classes are available online and through Go Live with SCF Online, SCF’s online learning option featuring live interaction with professors and classmates, as well as at all SCF campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice. The courses are also offered at multiple times, including evenings and weekends, to allow students the flexibility to learn whenever their schedule allows. Students can earn credits applicable to any of SCF’s associate in arts and associate in science degrees, workforce certificates and bachelor’s degrees. Financial aid is also available in the forms of grants, scholarships, payment plans, federal work study and loans.

For more information, visit To inquire about Flex Start class availability, contact Admissions by calling 941-752-5050, texting 941-304-5443 or emailing Current students can register via or the SCFMobile app.

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