How soon must a student enroll after completing high school to establish eligibility for the Legislative Lottery Scholarship?

To establish eligibility for the NM Lottery scholarship at SFCC, a student must complete their qualifying semester within sixteen months of high school graduation or completion of a high school equivalency credential.  The SFCC qualifying semester is triggered when a student enrolls in 12 or more credit hours during that 16-month period.   For example, if you enroll in 6 credit hours in fall 2021 after graduation and 12 credit hours the following spring, spring 2022 will be your qualifying semester.