Open registration for South Florida State College’s spring term begins Friday, Nov. 18. Classes begin Jan. 4 for the 16-week spring term.

Returning students can register and pay for classes through the college portal, Panther Central. New students can apply for admission to the college by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the top of SFSC’s home page at www.southflorida.edu or by visiting the SFSC Welcome Center on the Highlands Campus or stopping by the Hardee or DeSoto campuses or Lake Placid Center.

SFSC recommends that those who have not yet submitted an application to the college do so by Dec. 15. Applicants who wait beyond Dec. 15 may encounter a delay if they need to submit additional documentation to support their application.

SFSC’s Advising and Counseling Center accepts walk-in registrations 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays. Students can register in Building B on the Highlands Campus in Avon Park, at the Hardee Campus in Bowling Green, at the Lake Placid Center in Lake Placid, or at the DeSoto Campus in Arcadia.

Financial aid is available to those who are qualified. For information about financial assistance and scholarships, contact the SFSC Financial Aid Office at 863-784-7134.

All SFSC campuses will close for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 23-26. The campuses reopen on Monday, Nov. 28. During the holiday, current students can register online by following the Panther Central link at top of SFSC’s home page.

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.