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  • Become A Student

    Basic Steps for Admission
    1. Complete and submit an application form
    2. Submit transcripts
    3. Complete an assessment/placement test
    4. Submit any additional information required for your chosen program of study.

    ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
    All students who are admitted to a Program of Study must demonstrate the ability to benefit from instruction by having graduated from an accredited or approved high school or college, or having completed the requirements for a GED® certificate. The student who has not graduated from high school or who does not have a GED® certificate must take an independently administered assessment test and must achieve specified test scores in order to demonstrate an ability to benefit. This is required by federal regulation governing Title IV programs. The ASSET/COMPASS assessment used by SCC is one of these tests approved by the U.S. Department of Education to determine a student's ability to benefit. Contact the College Admissions Office for more information.

    APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION
    All new students seeking admission to a Program of Study at SCC must complete an Application for Admission.  Students are allowed to take classes at multiple campuses, although special permission may be required from the program chair if classes are program specific.  The Application for Admission is available in the Student Services Office on each campus and online via the link below.  There is no application fee. (See Tuition & Fees information)

    Please note: If you do not plan to complete a degree at SCC, but only take a few classes (and are not planning to receive federal financial aid), you do not need to complete an Application for Admission. Registration for individual classes as an undeclared student is completed at the Registration & Records Office.

     
    DETAILED STEPS FOR ADMISSION TO A PROGRAM OF STUDY
    1. Complete and submit an Application for Admission.
    2. Request that a copy of your high school or GED® transcript be sent directly to SCC's Admissions Office at the appropriate campus. High school or GED® transcripts are not required if a student has completed and submitted an official transcript for an associate's or bachelor's degree.
    3. Request that copies of official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions be sent directly from the institution to SCC's Admissions Office at the appropriate campus. Students who present a college transcript indicating that they have taken a class that fully meets a program requirement in English or mathematics do not have to take the Compass test to prove they are competent in that skill area. Compass testing is required when an individual has taken a course prerequisite in mathematics and the course is more than 5 years old.
    4. Applicants for admission must be assessed for readiness in basic reading, written expressions and mathematics to determine if their skill level is consistent with program requirements. Career advising staff can help applicants determine the entrance requirements for programs. Students may be required to complete developmental course work before advancing to certain program courses. Specific information about developmental course work is available through campus admissions and career advising staff.
      Initial assessment: All students entering SCC programs must complete a basic skills assessment by at least one of the following:
      1. Appropriate ACT scores in each of the areas of language, reading and math as required by specific program.
      2. Providing evidence of three hours or more of transfer credit from an accredited postsecondary institution with a minimum grade of "C" or better in each of the areas of English, math and a course which indicates reading ability, i.e. social studies, psychology.
      3. COMPASS/ASSET placement scores as required by specific program. (First COMPASS/ASSET basic skills assessment is available at each campus location free of charge ($15 charge for retests.)
        Students who cannot fulfill any one of these criteria should discuss the alternatives available with an SCC career advisor.
       
    5. Retesting is possible for individuals who believe their placement test scores do not reflect their current skill levels in reading, written expression and mathematics. Students have an opportunity to take the COMPASS or ASSET placement tests. If they have previously taken the COMPASS or ASSET test, a $15 re-take fee is required (in advance) per testing session regardless if they are taking the entire test (three parts) or subtests. If individuals want to take one section at a time, they have 5 business days to complete that testing. Each campus will post a retesting sign next to the sign-in book for COMPASS indicating the retesting fee.
      1. Testing of high school students: Current high school students may test at no charge. High school students may also retest at no charge while in high school.
      2. Retesting students returning after a five-year absence from SCC. Individuals having test scores older than 5 years will be asked to retake the COMPASS test but will not be charged for retesting. Additional retests are $15.
      3. When an SCC instructor in English, writing or math, or an SCC testing/Assessment Center staff person, requests a retest, there will be no fee assessed. Program advisors must consult with the Testing/Assessment Center Coordinator regarding retest.
        Remediation prior to retesting: It is strongly recommended that individuals who wish to re-take the COMPASS test study areas of difficulty before retesting. It is further recommended that students wait 30 days from the first to the second testing to allow adequate time to remediate their skills. Students will not be permitted to retest a second time within 30 days of a retest.
       
    6. Submit any additional information required for your chosen program.
    7. You will be notified as soon as possible about your admissions status.
    BEING READMITTED TO SCC
    Former SCC students who have declared and enrolled in a Program of Study, and who have not been enrolled for one or more years, must reapply for admission to be eligible to register for program classes. Returning former students must complete an Application for Readmission and submit the completed application to the appropriate campus Admissions Office. Readmission is subject to available space and current requirements established by the Program of Study.
     
    PRE-ADMISSION ADVISING AND TESTING
    Applicants for admission are provided opportunities for pre-admission basic skills assessment, testing, advising and career planning. Applicants who desire pre-admission basic academic skills testing and/or career advising should contact the appropriate Admissions Office for arrangements. SCC promotes the philosophy that all applicants should possess certain levels of academic ability in order to succeed in their selected Program of Study. Applicants who are required to complete COMPASS/ASSET basic skills testing will be notified by the appropriate campus. Students may be required to complete developmental course work before advancing to certain program courses. Specific information about developmental course work is available through campus admissions and career advising staff.

    MINIMUM AGE REQUIREMENTS
    Any person 16 years of age or older who is not enrolled in a regular secondary school program is eligible to enroll in SCC classes provided they meet any stated class prerequisites. Eligible high school students in good standing may enroll in college credit classes with written permission from their high school principal or counselor. Students under 16 years of age will not be accepted for admission into Programs of Study. Students under 16 may enroll in credit classes with special permission from SCC's Dean of Student Services. Contact an SCC Student Services Office to obtain a permission form. Students under 16 years of age may enroll in special non-credit classes which are offered by SCC's Continuing Education Division. These special classes usually are designed for youth and adults who register and attend classes together. Other special enrollment opportunities for students under 16 will be identified in the course description and/or advertisement. High school students enrolling in distance learning classes must meet all of the College course prerequisites prior to the start of class. Contact the campus Registration and Records Office for additional information.

  • Terms

    Term Start Date End Date
    Spring Quarter 2014 April 2 June 12
    Summer Quarter 2014 July 14 Sept. 23
    Fall Quarter 2014 Oct. 6 Dec. 18
    Winter Quarter 2015 Jan. 7 Mar. 19
    Spring Quarter 2015 Apr. 1 June 11
    Summer Quarter 2015 July 14 Sept. 23
    Fall Quarter 2015 Oct. 5 Dec. 17
    Winter Quarter 2016 Jan. 6 Mar. 17
    Spring Quarter 2016 Mar. 30 June 9
    Please see the calendar for other important dates.