AVON PARK, Fla. – Oct. 25, 2016 – South Florida State College will open spring academic term class registration on Nov. 4 to current students who have already earned 20 college credit hours. Registration for all students, new and returning, begins on Nov. 18. Spring academic term classes begin on Jan. 4, 2017.

Some classes have limited seating, said Dr. Timothy Wise, dean of Student Services. So, opening registration in advance to students who have earned 20 or more college credit hours ensures they remain on track to complete their degree requirements, he noted.

While registration for all students, regardless of the number of credit hours they’ve earned, opens on Nov. 18, students can meet with a guidance counselor now to map out their course plans for the spring academic term, Dr. Wise said.

“Students don’t have to wait until mid-November to start planning for January classes,” he said. “They can meet with a guidance counselor now by visiting any SFSC campus in Highlands, Hardee, or DeSoto counties.”

Students can self-register online, or use Degree Works to audit progress toward their degrees, at SFSC’s student portal Panther Central, he added.

SFSC will host an open house on Thursday, Nov. 10, 4-6 p.m. to showcase its academic and occupational programs to prospective students. Dr. Wise said the open house is an ideal opportunity for students who may not be sure of their academic or career path to explore SFSC’s many offerings.

The open house will be held in the lobby of Building B on the SFSC Highlands Campus located at 600 W. College Dr, Avon Park.

Information about SFSC’s academic and occupational programs, including entry requirements and class schedules, can be found on SFSC’s website: www.southflorida.edu.

For more information about the open house, contact Summer Miller at 784-7447 or email her at summer.miller@southflorida.edu.

Students can visit the SFSC Advising and Counseling Center, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, or 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fridays. Students can call the center at 863-784-7131. The center is located in Building B of the SFSC Highlands Campus in Avon Park. Or, students can visit the Hardee Campus in Bowling Green, the Lake Placid Center in Lake Placid, or the DeSoto Campus in Arcadia.