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Admissions Requirements

1. Enrollment Checklist
Download the Enrollment Checklist (click here) and use it to complete the application process.

2. Application for Admission
Prospective students must complete an application for admission, including a residency statement. Submit an application online at www.cfnc.org. Print, sign and bring the Confirmation page to your Admission Counseling Interview.

3. Complete the Career Key Inventory
Click here to download the Career Key Assessment. Print and bring the Results page to your Admissions Counseling Interview.

4. Official Transcripts
Applicants should request for complete transcripts be sent to the SCC Admissions Office, Post Office Box 318, Clinton, NC 28329.

High School Graduates: Applicants who have graduated from high school should submit an official transcript showing all course work completed and the date of graduation. High school seniors may submit an official partial transcript showing their current courses and the intended date of graduation. It is the student's responsibility to submit a final high school transcript prior to admission to an Associate Degree or Diploma program.

High School Diploma Equivalency (GED):
Applicants who have successfully completed the GED program should request for their scores be sent to the SCC Admissions Office. Students who earned the GED in North Carolina can request an official copy of their scores by submitting a request to: the North Carolina State GED Center, 5016 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699.

Transfer Applicants: Applicants seeking to transfer from another college or university must follow the established procedures for general admission and meet all requirements. Official transcripts showing high school graduation or GED completion and all colleges attended are required before admission to degree or diploma programs can be granted.

5. Placement Testing
When applicants do not demonstrate college readiness through specified multiple measures or waiver criteria, the College requires all diploma and degree seeking students to complete diagnostic assessments/placement tests. Test results are used to determine students' readiness for college-level courses. There is no charge for taking the placement test. Students who meet the acceptable criteria for a waiver may be exempt from taking the test (click here for Test Waiver Criteria). Prospective students who have not completed the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NCDAP) test or other NC Community College System approved entry assessment (ASSET, ACCUPLACER, COMPASS) within the past five years must contact the Admission Office (910) 592-8084 to schedule a test date.

6. Admissions Interview
Students are required to meet with a counselor for an admissions interview prior to acceptance at the college. The purpose of the interview is to review placement test scores and determine a course of study appropriate to students' interests and aptitude levels. Admissions interviews are scheduled after students complete the placement test or by appointment.

7. Medical History Form
All new and readmitted students are required to submit a medical history form prior to enrollment. Students are asked to confirm their physical and mental health status. In addition, students should disclose any medical conditions or potential health concerns. All student health records are kept confidential.

8. Conditionally Admitted Students
Any students admitted on a conditional basis must meet all admission requirements within the first semester of enrollment. Conditionally admitted students are not eligible to receive financial aid, including veteran's education benefits. All conditional admissions are granted on a provisional basis and final acceptance is dependent upon completion of all requirements. Students failing to fulfill the requirements for conditional admittance within the specified time will not be allowed to register for another semester.