Although fall academic term classes at South Florida State College started last month, students don’t have to wait until January to get on campus or online and into a class.

Students, and folks who want to be students, can register for SFSC’s Second Fall Flex Session, an eight-week “mini-term” that starts Oct. 17 and runs through Dec. 14. The Second Fall Flex session offers students an opportunity to take elective courses and start earning college credits without having to wait for next academic term that begins in January.

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.

The Second Fall Flex schedule of classes is available online at www.southflorida.edu/current-students/class-schedules.

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.

SFSC offers two-year associate degree programs and numerous occupational training programs for people who wish to enhance their employability skills through shorter courses of study. The college offers a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM), a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program.

Financial aid is available to those who are qualified. 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).