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Admission and Registration Procedures

Admissions Requirements and Procedures/Post-Secondary Students

Sheridan Technical College admits individuals on a nondiscriminatory basis who are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance and who have the ability and desire to benefit from workforce education training. General admissions procedures require that all applicants attend an orientation program, take a basic skills assessment, and have a counselor interview. As a result of job market demands and licensure requirements, program prerequisites vary. Pursuant to Florida Statute 295.125(2), Vietnam-era veterans are given preference in the admission process at Sheridan Technical College. Applicants for technical programs must attend one of the departmental orientations, which are scheduled on a weekly basis. Individual counselor interviews are scheduled following each orientation program to discuss test results, program placement, special needs, and registration procedures. Referrals to the Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE) Center are made if minimum basic skill levels have not been achieved. Registration for post-secondary students, depending on the specific program, is held five times annually
for the following terms: August, October, January, March, and May.

Career Dual Enrollment (CDE) High School Programs

Career Dual Enrollment is an option for high school students to enroll in post-secondary courses creditable toward both high school graduation and a career and technical program certificate. For more details, please go to www.sheridantechnicalcollege.edu and select Career Dual Enrollment under the High School tab.

Admission and Registration Procedures
To be admitted into a program of study offered by Sheridan Technical College, an individual must satisfy all of the admission requirements applicable to that program of study. General admissions and registration procedures for Sheridan Technical College are as follows:

  1. Attend Orientation: Applicants for technical programs must attend an on campus or online orientation.
  • On-campus Orientation: It is strongly recommended and provides an in depth overview of our programs and resources. For Main Campus orientation, please report to Building 11 by 8:30 a.m. For West Campus orientation, please report to the main office by 8:00 a.m.
  • Online Orientation: At the end of the online orientation you must complete the Online Orientation Survey. To access the orientation visit: sheridantechnical.com/HowtoApply/OnlineOrientation
  1. Take the Tests of Adult Basic Education (TABE)
  • Main Campus: TABE is administered Monday through Thursday for all programs directly after orientation. Applicants must report to Building #11 with a valid picture ID and $15 by 8:30 a.m.
  • West Campus: TABE is administered Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday for all programs directly after orientation. Applicants must report to the main office with a valid picture ID and $15 by 8:00 a.m.
  • Prospective students showing evidence pursuant to State Board Rule 6A-10.040(8) may be eligible to receive an exemption from taking the TABE.
  1. Schedule and Attend a Counselor Interview
  • Schedule an appointment for an interview with the program counselor/advisor by calling 754.321.5400 (Main Campus) or 754.321.3900 (West Campus).
  • Discuss TABE scores and next steps. Next steps may include a referral for remediation if minimum basic skills levels have not been achieved, program placement, special needs, financial aid and registration procedures. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.
  • Please bring two forms of documented Florida residency to the interview.
  1. Register for Class
  • Registration for post-secondary students is held throughout the year. Please check with the program counselor/advisor for availability and registration dates.


Students are accepted on a non-discriminatory basis from anyone having the interest, ability, and desire to benefit from an occupational training program. Pursuant to Florida Statute 295.125.(2), Vietnam-era veterans are given preference within the enrollment process.

BTC admits those students who:

  • have completed their secondary school education
  • are past the minimum compulsory education age
  • are high school students eligible to be Career Dual Enrolled (through their high school guidance department)

Tuition & Fees

Tuition is set by the State of Florida.

Applicants must provide documentation showing 12 consecutive months of Florida residency to be eligible for in-state tuition rates. Tuition for out-of-state students is calculated at a higher rate. Registration, activity, supply, and insurance fees are included in the calculation of total program costs.

Method of Payment

Registration fees and tuition fees may be paid by cash, credit card, or local checks. If fees paid by check are refunded, the applicant must wait at least ten (10) days for processing the refund. The College is not permitted to cash personal checks or accept checks under $25. We also accept Florida PrePaid College Plans and Bright Futures Scholarships. Enrollment and payment of tuition at this institution could affect your federal income tax return, and in some cases, INCREASE your refund. For this to occur, we must have your social security number at the time of registration to enter you into our secure student database.


Refund Policy

Students who appear at the school in person and voluntarily withdraw within five (5) schools days of the beginning of a term shall be entitled to a full refund of tuition, student activity fee, fee-supported cost recovery, and lab/supply fees. Registration fees and Health Science Education fees are non-refundable. Five (5) school days shall not apply to courses less than three (3) weeks or ninety (90) hours in duration. In such cases, the request for withdrawal must be made prior to the course meeting more than one-third (1/3) of its assigned hours. Retention of fees collected in advance for a student who does not enter class shall not exceed $100. Refunds will be made within forty-five (45) days of the date on which the student voluntarily withdraws. Students involuntarily withdrawn pursuant to the Adult Student Conduct and Discipline Code are not entitled to a refund of any fees. Students who pay fees but are entitled to a waiver, voucher or agency payment (refer to Policy #6606) shall be entitled to a refund of fees only if required evidences are presented to the school/center principal or his/her designee within fifteen (15) school days of the beginning of a term. In the case of unusual or extraordinary circumstances (such as illness, death in family, etc.) that preclude a student’s enrollment, the school principal or his/her designee may honor a request for full or partial refund of fees providing that: (1) the request is made in writing prior to the date that the course would have normally ended, (2) supporting evidence (where appropriate) is provided. If said refund results in a failure to satisfy state fee requirements, the student shall not be reported for membership during the Workforce Education Fund survey period in the course for which the refund is given. Students who feel they have been treated unfairly in the application of this policy or its rules may appeal using the student grievance procedure as presented in the Adult Student Conduct and Discipline Code. Refunds, when due, will be made without requiring a request from a student. Refunds, when due, will be made within forty-five (45) days: (1) of the last day of attendance if written notification of withdrawal has been provided to the school/center by the student, or (2) from the date the school/center withdraws the student or determines withdrawal by the student. A student is entitled to a full refund of fees if a course is canceled by the school/center principal or his/her designee, provided however, that the student was not reported in membership during the Workforce Education Fund survey period in which the class was counted. If so, only those fees in excess of the state requirement shall be refunded. Miscellaneous items purchased from the school bookstores (textbooks, uniforms, etc.) may be returned for a full refund provided that the items are unused, in the original packaging and currently being used in the instructional program. Students who are receiving Title IV (Pell Grant) funds and withdraw from their program will receive a refund based on the Federal post-withdrawal calculation formula. For additional information, please see the Financial Aid Office in the Office of Admissions.