SFCC spring 2023 registration opens on November 8

Several initiatives will help students gain certificates and degrees faster

Santa Fe Community College registration opens on Tuesday, November 8 for the Spring 2023 semester. Spring classes begin January 17 and are available in-person, online or in the HyFlex mode. HyFlex classes can be attended either in person or online to accommodate students’ schedules. New SFCC initiatives will help students earn certificates and degrees faster, allowing them to either get into the workforce or transfer to a four-year institution faster. The college offers many financial resources including the Opportunity Scholarship.

Multiple Measures

A new placement initiative will allow students more ease and flexibility in moving faster into college-level classes. SFCC will no longer rely solely on the results of one standardized placement exam. Other criteria such as the high school GPA will be considered. Many incoming students will now be able to go directly into college-level classes, rather than having to take multiple developmental classes.

Guided Pathways

Another initiative is guided Educational Pathways to help students find a path to academic and job success.  Often students don’t know where to start at the college. SFCC’s web pages for the Educational Pathways will help students discover programs and take classes that reflect their interests. Each Educational Pathway allows students to focus on an area of interest and explore the many opportunities that SFCC offers. Students select the pathway that meets their interest or choose “Not Sure Yet” for help in matching their interests to SFCC’s programs.

Family Support

SFCC continues to support student parents and caregivers, and has compiled a list of family resources available at the college and in the community:  https://www.sfcc.edu/family-resources/.

SFCC President Becky Rowley said, “SFCC has taken a hard look at how we can best serve and advocate for our students. SFCC is committed to helping students pursue their dreams and find meaningful careers to better support themselves and their families. The college has launched these new initiatives to serve our students more equitably.”

Prospective students can get started by exploring Educational Pathways. To register, visit https://www.sfcc.edu/get-started/apply-and-register/. All students are encouraged to work with an academic advisor. Remote or in-person appointments can be made by emailing advisor@sfcc.edu or calling 505-428-1275.


Santa Fe Community College celebrates its 40th Anniversary as the pathway to success for individuals and the community. SFCC provides affordable, high-quality programs that serve the academic, cultural, and economic needs of the community. The college welcomes over 10,000 students per year in credit, noncredit, workforce training, personal enrichment, and adult programs.
A “Best for Vets” and a “Military Friendly” school.

Visit sfcc.edu or call 505-428-1000.

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