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Ready to start the next chapter?

What you need

When filling out an application, please have a valid email address, know your residency status and have an idea of what area of study you are interested in. For detailed information on how to get started, visit the Become a Student pages at SCC or SFCC.


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When Do I Apply?

You can complete the online application anytime, but you need to submit your application before the application deadline every quarter so you can make it through all the remaining steps before your first day of class.

New Student Application Deadline (with no prior college experience)


Before You Apply

Become a Student

While the admission process for most areas of study begins with our online application, there are specific details for returning students, students seeking basic education, high schools students and international students. Further information can be found under the Become a Student section of the SCC and SFCC websites.

Figure Out Your Interests

Exploring the different topics you can study is an important part of your college experience. Work with academic counselors and build an academic plan. Start exploring our 120+ Programs to find your interests.

What's Next?

Completing your free online application is the first step! Next, you can explore how you pay for college, find out if you need placement testing, and learn about new student orientation, counseling and the registration process.