Admissions Policy

Any person seeking regular admission to SCC must meet one of the following requirements:

  • Receive a high school diploma.
  • Receive the GED or HiSET certificate.
  • Reach the age of 18 and demonstrate the ability to benefit through the student assessment process.

The following persons also may be admitted with special student status as defined below:

  • High school students 16 years of age or older who have completed "dual enrollment" requirements. Dual enrollment is a special program whereby high school students may enroll in up to 6 hours a semester of college courses with the permission of high school and college officials and parents. For more information on the dual enrollment program, contact your high school guidance office or the SCC Enrollment Services Department.
  • Young adults 16 years of age or older who can verify that they have severed all connections with their high school district and demonstrate the ability to benefit through the student assessment process.
  • Students under 16 years of age who are enrolled in a gifted or accelerated learning program may be eligible to take college courses.  Contact the Academic Advising Department at 636-922-8241 for more information.

A new application is required under the following situations:

  • A person applies for admission, but does not attend for the first calendar year after submitting the application.
  • A person who attends SCC for at least one semester, but then does not attend for 5 consecutive years.
  • Any person who graduates from SCC with a Certificate or Degree.

Admission to the college does not guarantee entrance into a particular course or program of study. The college reserves the right to establish selective admissions procedures and to give preference to residents of the St. Charles Community College District. Prospective career/technical students must see a counselor before they declare a major in the program.