Guidelines for Entering CF Students
(Based on your Entry Type and the Major you have selected)
New College Students – All new students (no prior earned college credits) who are pursuing an associate degree are required to attend an in-person orientation/ registration. Attendance is required to be able to register. Students receive their assigned orientation session appointment in the mail a few weeks after their acceptance letter. Vocational or certificate seeking students DO NOT have to complete orientation (see below).
Students must have taken an entrance exam (ACT, SAT or CPT) within the last two years, their scores must be on file at CF AND should bring a copy of all scores to the orientation/registration session. Students must request that their high school send a final, official transcript showing their graduation date to CF’s Office of Admissions and Records, 3001 SW College Road, Ocala, FL 34474.
Transfer Students – To register, students must request that official transcripts be sent from their high school and ALL colleges attended to CF’s Office of Admissions and Records. If students have not taken college level English or math, they may need to satisfy CF’s placement testing requirements (ACT, SAT, or CPT scores that are less than two years old). Transcripts must be received and evaluated by CF before a transfer student may register.
Transfer students should complete Online Orientation. They may then select courses and register on the Web on or after their priority registration date (posted on the MyCF Web Portal).
Those needing additional academic advising and/or assistance with the online registration process, please call 352-873-5802 (Ocala Campus), 352-249-1202 (Citrus Campus) or 352-493-9533 (Levy Center).
Returning Students – Students who have not taken a credit course at CF within the past year will be required to update their admissions application by completing a Readmission Application (no fee required). Students who have not taken a credit course at CF within the past five years should complete the online orientation process.
Vocational or certificate seeking students DO NOT have to complete orientation.
- Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement – call (352) 873-5838 for registration information.
- Personal Services Institute (Cosmetology/Barbering) - call (352) 854-2322, extension 1557 for daytime class registration and extension 1507 for night class registration.
- Health Occupations (Dental Assisting, Practical Nursing or Surgical Technology) – students must attend an information session to receive an application to these programs.
- Workforce Programs, e.g., welding, automotive, heat & air – contact Bill Schaeffer at (352) 854-2322, ext. 1521, for registration information.
- Business Programs – contact Kimberly Sieg at (352) 854-2322, ext. 1301.
- Paramedic & EMT Programs – Pick up an “EMS Application packet” for these limited access programs in Health Sciences, Bldg. 35, Room 104. For more information, call (352)873-5817.
Transient students – Students must present a transient letter from their home college. Transient letters may be requested thru an online service by going to www.FLVC.org. If the home or transient school does not participate in the online service, a hard copy letter must be obtained from the home school. The letter must specify the courses that the home college has approved for them to take at CF. If they decide to change their enrollment status to transfer at CF, they must complete a Change of Status Form to change their program of study – see “Transfer Students” directions above. Transient students may only register in-person in the Enrollment Services Center on the Ocala Campus, Citrus Campus or at the Levy County Center beginning on the 0+ priority registration date.
Students with earned AA, bachelor’s or master’s degrees (who are not seeking another degree) may register in the Enrollment Services Center as an Adult Enrichment major on or after the 0+ priority registration date. Students should request that their college transcripts be sent to CF.
Teacher certification students may register in the Enrollment Services Center on or after the 0+ priority registration date as posted on the MyCF Web portal for any course that does not have a pre-requisite. If we have received and evaluated your college transcripts, you will have much greater flexibility in course selection.
State employees – Students using the State Employee Tuition Waiver may register during the add period ONLY. Check the college catalog or our academic calendar online for this date. Each semester, the waiver covers six (6) credit hours of tuition. The Request for State Employee Fee Waiver (found on MyCF. You must login to MyCF and click the Finances tab, and then click Financial Aid on the left.) MUST be completed each semester.
Audit students should register for courses on or after their priority registration date and request a change to audit status during the add/drop period (first 3-5 days of a semester). Check the college catalog or our academic calendar online for these dates. For additional information about auditing classes, please visit the Enrollment Services Center on the campus nearest you.
International students should call (352) 854-2322, ext. 1386, for registration or information.
Financial Aid students – We encourage you to apply early for financial aid as the process takes a minimum of four weeks. The financial aid application process is now online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. If you do not have access to a computer, you may visit the Enrollment Services Center on the campus nearest you for assistance.
If you have a disability and require accommodations (e.g. sign language interpreter) for an orientation/ registration session, please contact Access Services at (352) 854-2322, ext. 1209.
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Please visit our CF Advocate home page.