SCF Offers Flexible Start Dates for Accelerated Classes in September and October

Bradenton, Fla. Aug. 25, 2022

(Bradenton, Fla., Aug. 25, 2022) — State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) is offering more than 300 Flex Start classes with start dates in September and October, allowing students who missed traditional fall registration or need to add a class a second chance to enroll. These accelerated classes offer the same course material and credits as traditional 16-week classes over shorter timeframes of 12, eight, or five weeks. Available start dates for Fall 2022 include Sept. 12 or 19, and Oct. 10 or 24.

Work and family commitments pose challenges for many people considering pursuing a college degree. Flexible start dates are one of the ways SCF helps make college accessible for students whose circumstances may have kept them from enrolling for a full term in August.

Flex Start classes are available at SCF campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice, as well as online in self-paced or live video-conference formats. The courses are offered at multiple times, including evenings and weekends, to allow students the opportunity to learn whenever their schedule allows. Students can earn credits applicable to 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 at