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Applying is easy! We have an open-admission policy, which means if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent, you’re in and we can’t wait to see you in the halls.

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Whether you are enrolling at SCC for the first time, or you need to check on your academic plans, meeting with an academic counselor for advice is a good idea.

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Good decision. Good decision.

Going to college as an adult likely means that school will be just one of the many responsibilities you'll juggle. SCC's flexible class schedules make it easy – well, easier – to get a great education while managing a job, family and home.


You'll find a wide variety of majors, for-credit and non-credit courses to choose from. And, you'll be in good company – more than 65% of our students are working adults over 30.

Here's what you need to know to apply for admission:

  1. You can apply any time during the year.
  2. First thing you need to do is complete an Application for Admission.
  3. It may have been a while since you've attended school, but arrange to have your official transcripts from EACH institution you've attended sent to the Enrollment Services Department. Credits for courses with passing grades may be accepted at the registrar's discretion.
  4. Apply for financial aid and scholarships.
  5. Take the Academic Skills Assessment.

    If you took the ACT within the past two years ...

    ACT PLACEMENT SCORE INFORMATION: If you received at least the minimum score on the ACT sub-tests listed below, yay you – you are NOT required to take the Academic Skills Assessment!
    • E-ACT 21 = ENG 101 – English Composition I
    • E-ACT 27 = ENG 102 – English Composition II
    • R-ACT 18 = Reading Not Required
    • M-ACT 23 = College Algebra (with a score of 23 or greater, you may take the math assessment to place into a higher level math class)

    A couple of things you need to know:
    • If you placed high enough in one subject to waive the assessment test, but not in another, you'll need to take the assessment test for that particular subject area.
    • Wires sometimes get crossed, so please bring a copy of your ACT scores, just in case they haven't been loaded into our system yet.
  6. First time in college? Then schedule an appointment to meet with an academic counselor and register for classes. Together you'll review your test results and the counselor will help you select courses.

    Before you meet with a counselor, you'll need to complete an online "What's Next?" pre-advising registration preparation session. Just click here to get started.
  7. Sign up for College 101 (COL 101) – Yeah, it's a thing. If you're a first-time freshman taking 9 or more credit hours in fall or spring, or 5 or more credit hours in the summer term, you're required to take "College Success Seminar" (COL 101).

    Students who withdraw from COL 101 will have a "hold" put on their registration for the following semester. For all the details, go to Academic Counseling.
  8. Pay tuition and fees in full. You'll be dropped from all of your courses if you fail to pay your tuition in full by the due date, so read this closely:
  9. Get your picture ID and parking tag.
  10. Buy your textbooks.
  11. Login to mySCC portal. This is where you'll access student tools like Canvas, CougarMail, Tech Help Desk and SCC Connection (grades, GPA, register for classes, etc.). You can also find campus announcements, news and events in the portal.

Adult Learners Workshop

We offer free workshops to help students like you ease back in to the classroom. We cover goal-setting, career exploration, time and stress management, college services, and study skills improvement. We are in the process of scheduling these two-hour workshops. Call or e-mail for more information.

Contact Information

Pamela Warren,
Academic Counselor
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4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive
Cottleville, MO 63376


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