Students who wish to graduate from SCC and transfer with junior standing should carefully plan a program of study to meet the requirements needed for the major at the transfer institution. Contact the Enrollment Services Department concerning academic advising and the transfer process.
Suggested curriculum guides are available for college programs. These guides indicate how you may complete your course of studies within a particular time frame. There are also transfer guides available for many majors at area colleges and universities. See our transfer pages for more information.
St. Charles Community College expects students to exhibit certain academic skills and competencies before they take college-level courses. The Academic Skills Assessment is a series of basic skills indicators that allow you and your advisor to work together to help you succeed in your courses. There is no "passing" score. Rather, the Academic Skills Assessment scores indicate areas where you are strong, academic areas where you may need help, and which courses to take as a starting point for your educational career. All of the assessments are untimed. Students use an onscreen calculator during the math assessment.
All assessments are administered during regular Assessment Center hours and do not require an appointment.
Contact Disability Support Services, in advance, at 636-922-8581 if you need special accommodations for the Academic Skills Assessment.
Students at SCC are classified according to hours enrolled and hours completed. Part-time students earn fewer than 12 hours per semester, while full-time students carry 12 or more. During the summer semester, full-time student status requires 6 or more credit hours (for academic purposes). Full-time status for financial aid in the summer is 12 or more credit hours.
|Full time||12 or more hours||6 or more|
|Part time||11 hours or less||5 or less|
A freshman is any student who has completed fewer than 28 credit hours; a sophomore has completed 28 credit hours or more.
Except as indicated below, the maximum number of credit hours for which a student may enroll during the fall or spring is 18. During the summer, the maximum is 10 hours taken concurrently. Any course repeated counts as part of the course load.
It is recommended that the maximum course load for each of the following academic sessions be observed:
|Academic Session||Course Load|
|Summer||10 credit hours|
|Fall||18 credit hours|
|Spring||18 credit hours|
Repeated courses count as part of the course load.
Students with a superior scholastic record may be permitted to register for more than the recommended maximum providing they meet the following GPA prerequisites:
Students wishing to take more than 21 hours must receive special permission from the Academic Affairs Office.
A veteran, in order to receive maximum assistance under the Veterans Education Law (G.I. Bill), must carry at least 12 hours of credit per semester.
When transferring to SCC from another institution, you must complete the following steps.
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Credit granted through one of the non-traditional processes will count towards the total credits earned towards graduation; however, the credit will not be calculated into the cumulative GPA. Colleges or universities to which you may transfer might not accept this credit. Likewise, SCC may or may not accept credit by examination taken elsewhere. Each institution makes its own evaluation of these issues.
Evaluates knowledge acquired through sources other than traditional college course work. SCC will grant credit for certain subject CLEP examinations according to departmental guidelines. SCC does not grant credit for general CLEP exams.
|COLLEGE LEVEL EXAMINATION (CLEP) REQUIRED SCORES|
|Course/Subject Area||Score Required||Hours Granted||SCC Equivalent|
|American Government||50||3||POL 101|
|American History 1||50||3||HIS 101|
|American History 2||50||3||HIS 102|
|Western Civilization 1||50||3||HIS 145|
|Western Civilization 2||50||3||HIS 146|
Administered through area high schools allows a student to gain college credit through subject area testing.
|ADVANCED PLACEMENT REQUIRED SCORES|
|Course/Subject Area||Score Required||Hours Granted||SCC Equivalent|
|Art History||3, 4 or 5||3||ART 150|
|Biology||4 or 5||4||BIO 150|
|Calculus AB||3, 4 or 5||5||MAT 180|
|Calculus BC||3, 4 or 5||10||MAT 180 & 230|
|English Language & Composition||4 or 5||3||ENG 101|
|Psychology||3, 4 or 5||3||PSY 101|
|U.S. Government & Politics||4 or 5||3||POL 101|
|U.S. History||4 or 5||3||HIS 101|
Credit may be granted to a student who has in-depth knowledge of a subject. Discuss with the appropriate department chairperson whether you are prepared to take an exam. The department may refuse to administer the exam based on the evaluation. The fee for the exam must be paid before taking the test. Credits earned by examination will be equated to a specific SCC course and will be designated under the category of “non-course work” on the academic transcript.
If you are able to enroll in a higher level foreign language course, and upon completion of that course with a 75% or better grade receive credit for the lower-level course or courses that were bypassed. Consult with the department chairperson for more information. Hours awarded vary.
SCC has agreed to grant college credit to students completing specified courses as stated in college-approved articulation (transfer) agreements with certain area career/technical programs and high schools. Credits apply ONLY to the Certificate of Achievement and Associate of Applied Science. Examples of courses included ACT-101, BUS-101, or some computer courses. Will be designated under the category of “non-course work” on the academic transcript. Students must present SCC with a completed copy of the articulation agreement at the time of enrollment.
Experience in the Armed Services may be considered for credit based upon recommendations of the American Council on Education Commission and the students intended major. Submit a military transcript and automatically be awarded 2 credit hours of Physical Education. Contact the Coordinator of Veteran Benefits for information on obtaining a military transcript.
American College Testing (ACT) sponsors PEP, which evaluates specific subject area knowledge a student may have acquired through sources of training other than traditional course work. With a score of a 45, you may be granted credit for Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2 (BIO-240/243 and BIO-241/244) (8 credits) or for Microbiology BIO-245/247 (4 credits).
To apply for services you should schedule an appointment with the DSS Manager. The process includes a review of your documentation and an interview with the manager. Accommodations and disability status are approved on a case-by-case basis. Accommodations are arranged to ensure access to all programs/courses at SCC.
New students should apply to the college online and complete their assessment test or submit ACT scores before meeting with the DSS Manager. Each section of the assessment test is untimed and is taken on a computer. An online calculator is allowed for the math section. For more information, contact the Assessment Center. If accommodations are approved for the assessment tests, they will be provided through DSS and must be scheduled ahead of time.