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New Student Orientation

Assisting Students to be Successful

The purpose of New Student Orientation is to assist students with the tools necessary to be successful at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) . New Student Orientation is mandatory for all new degree-seeking first time in college students prior to registering for their first term. Orientation is optional for transfer students.

New Student Orientation will provide students with information on the following:

  • academic / learning support resources
  • important deadlines
  • SCF policies and procedures
  • course registration
  • answer any questions you may have about college life at SCF

Prior to Attending An Orientation:

  • Become a SCF Student
  • Have a Student ID number (G00xxxxxx)
  • Completed the SCF placement test or submitted SAT/ACT scores to Educational Records. (scores must be less than 2 years old) or have exempt/non-exempt status of testing based on high school transcript

Students may complete either an online or an in-person orientation. First time in college are invited via their personal email to schedule their new student orientation in person or online after they have completed the “prior to attending” steps above.  In person orientations are for students only.

For any questions regarding scheduling a new student orientation, please reach out to the Admissions Office.