KEY WEST, FL, September 11, 2023— The College of the Florida Keys is offering a “Mini-mester” condensed term within the fall semester, also known as “Fall B.” The eight-week courses run October 13 through December 8. The term provides another entry point for new students to get a head start before the spring term as well as an opportunity for current students to accelerate their progression within the fall semester. 

Opportunities available in the “Mini-mester” include general education courses, applicable to many degrees, as well as courses specific to the business, marine engineering, diving, hospitality, renewable energy, culinary, or emergency medical programs. Prospective students can also apply to start in CFK bachelor’s degrees in Nursing, Supervision and Management, Exceptional Student Education, or Marine Resource Management in the “Mini-mester.” Most courses meet virtually, some are held on the Key West Campus or Upper Keys Center, and some offer a mix of virtual and in-person coursework. 

For more information about the “Mini-mester,” visit the College’s website at or contact Marissa Owens, CFK Director of Recruitment, at or call 305-809-3207.