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Visiting & Special Credit Students


In the near future, students applying for admission, transfer, or readmission to any N. C. community college or university must establish residency using a Residency Determination Service (RDS) application. This service will allow a student to use one residency determination (in-state or out-of-state) for admissions applications to multiple NC public colleges and universities and to demonstrate residency for financial aid consideration. Learn More

Students enrolled at another college or university who wish to take one or more courses at SCC are considered Special Credit Students. Additionally, if you do not plan on earning a degree, diploma, or certificate, and plan to take for-credit courses for personal or professional enrichment, you are a special credit student. Visiting and Special Credistudents DO NOT qualify for financial aid.

Submit an online SCC Admissions Application online including a residency statement. Be sure to select the Special Credit option under the Programs of Study.

An official transcript showing high school graduation or GED completion is required for all students seeking financial aid. Transcripts from other colleges or universities attended are required to verify prerequisite coursework and for transfer credit review.

Applicants should request for complete transcripts be sent to the SCC Admissions Office:

SCC Admissions Office
P.O. Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329

Opened or faxed transcripts are not official.

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.

Homeschool Graduates: Applicants must submit a copy of the home school’s approved registration from the state in which they are registered and an official transcript including the graduation date. Official transcripts must be issued by the chief administrator of the home school and show the school’s name and address.

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 can request an official copy of their scores by visiting the following website: GED Testing Service

Non-U.S. Schools: Official transcripts from non-US schools must be translated and evaluated by any member agency associated with the National Associated of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). Please visit for more information.

The College requires all diploma and degree seeking students to complete a placement test. 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 placement test. Students seeking a certificate do not need placement testing. Students, who qualify for a placement test waiver in math or English but not both, will need to complete the ACCUPLACER for the skill area not exempted. Students must present all documentation when requesting a waiver.

Prospective students who have not completed the North Carolina Diagnostic Assessment and Placement (NCDAP) test or any 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.

New Students are required to meet with a counselor for an Admissions Interview prior to acceptance to 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.

Students completing the placement test will complete their admissions interview after testing. Students that do not have to take the placement test will need to meet with a counselor prior to acceptance at the college. A letter of acceptance will be mailed to you following your Admissions Interview.

Sampson Community College uses an online system call WebAdvisor that can be used to view course descriptions, view availability of sections for a particular course, and ultimately register and pay for classes.

For More Information:

Holly Brewington, Director of Admissions
910.592.8081 ext. 2022


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