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New Student Specialists

Whether you are a high school student considering SCF, a transfer student from a different institution or a high school guidance counselor/teacher, SCF’s Admissions team is available to assist you. Our New Student Specialists are your onsite resource. We can provide access and information to prospective students through a wide range of media and activities.

Liz Lux Coordinator Enrollment Services

Liz Lux

Coordinator Enrollment Services

High Schools: Bayshore, Booker, Braden River, Horizons, Lakewood Ranch, Manatee, MSA, Palmetto, Parrish Community, Southeast, Team Success, Manatee County Private and Charter Schools

Office: 941-752-5265

Text: 941-254-2252

Liliana Mont Recruitment Specialist Bradenton

Liliana Mont

Recruitment Specialist

Middle Schools: Manatee and Sarasota Counties

High Schools: Bayshore, Horizons, Palmetto, Southeast

Office: 941-752-5266

Text: 941-269-3484

Transfer Specialists

Our transfer specialists are happy to assist you through each step, from application through registration. Feel free to contact us for any questions or to make an appointment. 

Beth Gonyea Transfer Specialist Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch

Beth Gonyea

Transfer Specialist
Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch

Office: 941-752-5382

Text: 941-251-1181

Kasey Martin Transfer Specialist Venice and Online

Kasey Martin

Transfer Specialist
 Venice and Online

Office: 941-408-1411

Text: 941-246-2904

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 16th. 

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 15th 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 filling this out.

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?

You will receive an email invitation to sign up for your orientation to your personal email. 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 up.

When do I need to submit transcripts?

Once you’ve graduated high school and the transcripts have your graduation date posted.

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 and can go into College level Math and English courses. If you do not meet that criteria, you will need to either 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?

You will want to request your official AICE or IB scores/certificate to be sent to the State College of Florida.

How do I know what courses I need to take?

In orientation all students receive their 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 the earlier you register in the registration window the better you are with choice of classes. 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?

Ways to pay for courses include: 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 Cashiering.

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.