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Basic Steps for Admission
All students who are accepted for admission to a Program of Study must self-certify they have graduated from an accredited or approved high school or college, or have 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 earn a GED® diploma before admission to a program of study. Contact an Admissions representative for more information regarding obtaining the GED®. Due to federal financial aid policies, federal financial aid is not available to students who have not graduated from high school or completed a GED®.
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.
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.
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.
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.
SCC provides services and reasonable accommodations to allow persons with disabilities to participate in educational programs and other College activities. For more information on requesting ADA reasonable accommodations, contact Student Services Office on the campus you plan to attend.