1.  Submit Application

Complete an application to SFSC. You will receive a letter of acceptance that gives you information about signing up for orientation and lists any additional information you may need to provide to complete your admission to SFSC. 

2.  Submit Transcripts

You must submit your transcripts from:

  • The high school you graduated from
  • General Educational Development (GED) if you received a State of Florida High School Equivalency diploma
  • Any college you previously attended
  • Any vocational school you previously attended

Use SFSC’s Transcript Request Form to request official transcripts from high schools and colleges. Visit the Florida Department of Education to request GED transcripts. Each transcript must be sent directly from the school or college to SFSC by mail or electronic transfer. Faxed copies are not official transcripts. Be aware that some colleges charge a small fee for issuing transcripts and will not respond to your request until the fee is paid.

3.  Apply for Financial Aid

View SFSC’s Financial Aid and Scholarships section to learn more about applying for and tracking your financial aid. Your first step is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. The FAFSA is the primary source used to determine your eligibility for financial aid. You may also be able to apply for scholarships through the SFSC Financial Aid Office; 784-7254.

4. Advising

You must consult an advisor if you are:

  •  A new student
  • A student who is transferring to SFSC from another college
  • A former SFSC student who is resuming your studies after an absence
Applying To: Seek Advisement From:
Associate Degree Program Advisor or Campus Director
College Certificate Program Advisor, Campus Director, Department Chair, Program Manager, or Appropriate Faculty
Bachelor’s Degree Program Consult the web pages of the bachelor’s degree program you wish to enter to learn about its specific application and advising process.

5. Orientation

All new and transfer students are required to complete GPS New Student Orientation before they receive advising and register for classes. Orientation is offered at every SFSC campus and center. For more information, email the SFSC Career Development Center or call 784-7412.

6. Placement Testing

New students may be required to take a college placement test before enrolling in SFSC. Placement tests are offered at every SFSC campus and center.  After consulting your advisor, make your testing appointment by calling the SFSC Testing Center at 784-7214.

7. Register for Classes

Register for classes online through Panther Central using these step-by-step instructions. If you need assistance, contact the Office of the Registrar.

8. Pay Tuition and Fees

Pay your tuition and fees before the payment deadline; otherwise, you will be dropped from your classes. You can make payments through Panther Central or at the Cashier’s Office in Building B, Highlands Campus, or at your hometown SFSC campus or center.

9. Purchase Books

Purchase textbooks and supplies at the SFSC Campus Bookstore, located in the lobby of Building B, Highlands Campus, or online. Bring your class schedule with you to make sure you purchase the correct textbooks.

10. Get an SFSC Student ID and Parking Decal

Student IDs and parking decals can be obtained at the Highlands Campus Welcome Center in Building B.