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Whether you’re seeking to earn a career-ready degree or make a smooth transition to a university, State College of Florida has the full college experience at exceptional savings. SCF also offers more than 30 workforce certificates and an array of signature programs such as accelerated dual enrollment, SCF Honors, a Dedicated Education Unit at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Gator Engineering and Weekend College.

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State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota offers a broad variety of credit and noncredit educational opportunities.

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Admissions Checklist

With these easy steps, you can be a student at SCF.

1. Apply

  • Create a new account (username and password) for the application.
  • Log into the application with the new username and password.
  • Upload residency documentation for in-state tuition.

2. Complete Florida Residency

If you did not upload your documents during application, please complete these steps:

  • Review the list of acceptable documents
  • Submit the acceptable documents:
    • Scan and email them to
    • Fax them to 941-727-6024
    • Bring them in (Bradenton or Venice)

3. Submit Transcripts to the Office of Registrar

A. High School and College/University Students

Submit your official high school transcript/GED (unless you have successfully completed a degree).
Submit all official college/university post-secondary institution transcripts.

  • Electronic transcripts sent directly to:
  • Mailed official transcripts addressed to: P.O. Box 1849 Bradenton, Florida 34206
  • Faxed transcripts from the issuing institution directly to: 941-727-6380
  • Official transcripts in a sealed envelope, dropped off to the Office of the Registrar

Please note: The College only accepts official documents, sent directly from the issuing institution or agency.  We do not accept transcripts emailed from students.

The Office of the Registrar will evaluate your transcripts.

Please allow 7-14 business days for the transcript evaluation to be processed.

B. GED Students

C. Students with Education Outside of the United States

  • For high school and/or college/university students from outside the U.S., original credential evaluation will be required. Visit the International Students section to learn more.

4. Test

Do I need to test? Visit the SCF Assessment and Testing Center to find out and learn how to schedule a test. If needed, submit ACT or SAT scores, taken within the past (2) years to the Office of the Registrar.

5. Complete Orientation and Registration

  • First-Time-in-College students will receive an email with orientation completion instructions.
  • If you are a returning SCF student, you may register at MYSCF.

FAQs | Frequently Asked Questions

Please see some of the most frequently asked questions from incoming students during their admissions process.

Where can I get a scholarship?

The SCF Foundation Scholarship application is open! Go to to complete the scholarship application with your MySCF username and password. The deadline to complete the scholarship application is April 16. 

How do I Apply for the SCF Excellence Award Scholarship?

The SCF Excellence Award Scholarship is for high school seniors who plan to enroll at SCF in the upcoming Fall semester. Complete the application and submit to before the April 15 deadline.

What are the admissions requirements?

State College of Florida is an open admissions college meaning that as long as the student has a high school diploma or GED, they are eligible to study with us. We do not require test scores or a GPA requirement for acceptance to our institution and do not have a priority deadline as we are a rolling admissions college. If applying online, be sure to know your SSN as that is a requirement for the application.

When to apply/Is there an application deadline?

There isn’t a specific application deadline at SCF. However, we recommend students complete the application and admissions process before April if they plan on attending the Fall Semester as that is when registration will open. The application is available in October for the upcoming Fall semester.

I want to take classes in the Summer. How can I do this?

You’ll want to apply to SCF for the Fall 2023 semester and complete your admissions steps. Once you’ve completed those steps you will be eligible for our Freshman Transition Program. This program allows you to take summer classes before starting your fall semester as a freshman. Look for an email invitation to the program in the Spring.

How will I know if I’ve been accepted/next steps?

Students will be sent their acceptance to the personal email used on their admissions application. The acceptance email will contain their MySCF login information. Students should continue to check their personal email for information regarding their next steps, including orientation.

When can I complete orientation?

An email invitation will be sent to your personal email to sign up for orientation. Students can complete orientation from November-August, but are encouraged to do it earlier rather than later to ensure they’re prepared for when registration opens.

When do I need to submit transcripts?

After graduating from high school and your transcripts include your graduation date.

Do I need to submit test scores?

If you went a Florida Public High School your 9th grade and 12th grade year and graduated/will graduate with a standard diploma, you do not need to submit test scores. You can enroll in college-level math and English courses. If you do not meet that criteria, you will need to submit ACT or SAT scores from within the last two years or take the PERT placement test. Additionally, any student can submit scores or take the PERT math test to place into a higher level course.

What are my steps to get Financial Aid?

Please view the financial aid checklist to see the step-by-step process for completing the FAFSA.

How do I transfer my AP course(s) credit?

Login to your College Board account and send State College of Florida your official AP scores.

How do I transfer my AICE or IB credit?

Request that your official AICE or IB scores/certificate be sent to the State College of Florida.

How do I know what courses I need to take?

In orientation all students receive individualized packets with their program course requirements. If students have specific questions about courses, they can reach out to their New Student Specialist or a Success Coach.

When do I register for courses?

Registration for the Fall 2023 semester opens in April. Make sure to get all your admissions steps completed to register early!

Is there a registration deadline?

There isn’t a specific registration deadline, but registering as soon as your registration window opens provides the best chance of getting the classes you want or need. Fall 2023 registration window for the full semester is April-August and you have until add/drop week to make changes to your schedule.

When do I pay for my classes?

SCF offers multiple ways to pay for courses including, Financial aid, Scholarships, Florida Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid, payment plans, and out-of-pocket. Students can pay their balance in their MYSCF account or at the Cashiering office.

What if I don’t have a Social Security Number?

If a student does not have a SSN, they will complete the paper admissions application. Please contact your New Student Specialist to obtain a copy.