Next Steps After Admission

Here are the next steps to beginning your successful career at SCC.

I'm Admitted. Now what?South Central College makes it easy for students to get started with their education. With just a few steps, students will be ready to begin their college experience at SCC.

1.  Schedule and take the Accuplacer Exam. 
Not all applicants are required to take the Accuplacer. To find out more please visit our Accuplacer information page.

2. Reserve a date to attend your Advising & Registration session.
Go to the Advising & Registration page to reserve your seat. Sessions are approximately 2 hours in length.  Students must be present for the entire session in order to participate in course registration.

Some important things you should do at home before attending Advising & Registration

    • Apply for financial aid (prospective students must complete a SCC Application for Admission, be admitted to the college, and be enrolled in an approved program of study before financial aid will be awarded).
    • Applying for scholarships is optional, but highly recommended.  The SCC Foundations offer a significant number of our students scholarships based on a variety of factors like major, academic performance, or life experiences (to name a few).  The application window for foundation scholarships is October-March and awarded the following Fall semester start.  Additionally, there are scholarship opportunities from off-campus sources.  Learn more on Financial Aid's Scholarships page
    • Complete an Immunization Record only if you were born in 1957 or later, you have earned a GED, or you were born after 1978 and did not graduate from a MN high school.
    • Create your STAR ID.  You will use your STAR ID to login to the computers at your Advising & Registration session.  You may have already created a STAR ID if you applied to SCC via the on-line application.   Learn more about StarID and sign up now.
    • Review your major and courses by selecting your major on the Majors and Programs page.  You can view which campus offers your program and by clicking on the major you can view the types of degrees that are offered.  If you click the degree you can see additional information including the course sequence (which courses you take in which order)
    • Review the availability of the courses (days/times) for your program via the course schedules.  Class availability will change as people attend the on-campus orientations and register for classes.  Some programs and courses are in great demand and will fill early, so it is to your advantage to attend the first available on-campus orientation.

 3. Attend Welcome Orientation just before the start of the semester.