South Florida State College has opened registration for its fall academic term. The first day of classes of the fall term is August 18.

Fall term registration for all students begins April 3. But returning students with more than 40 credit hours can register for classes beginning March 20. Returning students with more than 20 credit hours can register for classes on March 27.

Current students can register and pay for classes through the college portal, Panther Central.

Classes for the summer term begin May 5 and students can register for summer term classes through May 8. The summer term ends July 31.

New students can apply for admission to the college by clicking the “Apply Now” button on the top of SFSC’s home page at: www.southflorida.edu. Students should apply for admission before the beginning of the term so that they’re ready to start classes on time.

Students can register in person for the fall term on the SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park by visiting the Advising and Counseling Center in Building B., 8 a.m.- 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Fridays. Students can also register at these SFSC locations: Hardee Campus in Bowling Green, the Lake Placid Center, or the DeSoto Campus in Arcadia.

Financial aid is available to those who are qualified. The priority deadline for SFSC Foundation scholarships is June 15 for the fall term.

Students who plan to apply for financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The application is online at: fafsa.ed.gov. For more information about financial assistance and scholarships, contact the SFSC Financial Aid Office at 863-784-7134.

For further information about registration, call 863-453-6661 (Highlands Campus), 773-3081 (Hardee Campus), 993-1757 (DeSoto Campus), or 465-3003 (Lake Placid Center). For information about SFSC and its programs, visit www.southflorida.edu.