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Steps to Enrollment at SFSC

Step 1: Application

Application Fees

Beginning Nov. 1, 2013, South Florida State College will begin requiring a $15 non-refundable application fee for all new applicants, re-applicants, previous SFSC students who have not taken classes at SFSC in the past 12 months, and all bachelor’s degree applicants. Students applying as dual enrollment, adult education, community education, or corporate education students will be exempt.

Apply online, or submit completed admissions application to the Office of Admissions at any SFSC campus or center. You will receive a letter of acceptance that gives you information about signing up for orientation and lists any additional information SFSC may need from you to complete your admission to our college.

Step 2: Transcripts

Have your high school/General Educational Development (GED) and every college/vocational school you have attended send an official transcript to us. Most colleges charge a small fee and will not respond without payment. Transcript request forms are available in the Admissions Center in the Cornelius Student Services Complex or at any SFSC campus or center. Each transcript must come directly from your school to SFSC via the mail or by electronic transfer. Faxed copies are not official documents.

Request for Official Transcripts:
Step 3: Placement Testing

Students pursuing a degree must register to take the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) or Postsecondary Education Readiness Test (PERT) at any SFSC campus or center. Contact the Testing Center for details. A photo ID is required for all testing.

Step 4: Orientation

All new and transfer students are required to complete orientation prior to advising and registration. Orientation consists of both online and face-to-face modules that can be completed at any SFSC campus or center. Contact the Career Development Center for more information.

Step 5: Advisement

All new, transfer, returning-after-absence, degree-seeking, or college credit certificate-seeking students must meet with a counselor/advisor or campus director.

All returning-after-absence, occupational certificate or apprenticeship-seeking students must meet with a counselor or advisor, campus director, department chair, program manager, or appropriate faculty.

Step 6: Registration

Students are encouraged to register for classes online with Panther Central. Step-by-step instructions for online registration and additional resources are available online at the Office of the Registrar Web site.

Step 7: Financial Aid

To be considered for financial assistance, you must obtain and fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. This information is available at any SFSC campus or center. It is your responsibility to complete this paperwork accurately and on time. If you have problems filling out the forms, call the Financial Aid Office at 863-784-7254. You may complete the form online at

Step 8: Payment of Fees

Non-payment of any fee by the payment deadline will result in all classes being dropped. Fees can be paid online through Panther Central, at the Cashier’s Office in the Cornelius Student Services Complex (Building B), or at the nearest SFSC campus or center.

Step 9: Book Purchase

Books and supplies may be purchased in the SFSC Campus Bookstore, located in the lobby of Building B, or online through Have your class schedule with you to help find the correct books.

Step 10: Parking Decal/Student ID

Student IDs are available at the Office of the Registrar in Building B or the nearest SFSC campus or center. You may obtain a parking decal at the Cashier’s Office in Building B or at the nearest SFSC campus or center.

South Florida State College
600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825

To contact us:
Phone: 863-784-7405
Fax: 863-453-2365