Heartland residents who missed out on signing up for classes at South Florida State College in January have a second chance to get back into the classroom this spring.

SFSC opened registration for its second spring Flex Session. The Flex Session features compressed classes that students complete in eight weeks.

Classes for the second spring Flex Session run March 3 to May 4. Students can register for the session up through March 7, and fees are due at the time students register.

New students may apply for admission to the college by clicking the “Apply Now” button at the top of SFSC’s home page at www.southflorida.edu. Students should apply for admission before the start of the term so that they’re ready to start classes on time. Returning students may register and pay for classes through the college portal, Panther Central.

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

Current students who want to lock in their summer class schedule can also register for the summer term.

SFSC invites students and their families to an open house on Feb. 25, 4:30-6 p.m. The open house is geared to all students, from those interested in the Flex Session, current students, and new students with an eye on starting college in the fall.

Students can register in person for the second spring Flex Session or summer term on the 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 on the Hardee Campus in Bowling Green, the Lake Placid Center in Lake Placid, or the DeSoto Campus in Arcadia.

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.

In addition to its two-year associate degree, SFSC offers three bachelor’s degree programs: elementary education, nursing, and business with a concentration in supervision and management. Students who earn an associate degree at SFSC are guaranteed admission to one of Florida’s 12 state universities or one of the college’s own bachelor’s degree programs.

SFSC offers numerous occupational training programs for people who wish to enhance their employability skills through shorter courses of study. Adult who haven’t earned a high school degree can register for SFSC’s adult education program leading to a high school equivalency diploma.

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.