SCC Course Catalog

Steps to Getting Started

1.  Apply for Admission

Go to Select the New Students Start Here button. Use your CFNC account to complete your NC Residency Determination FIRST and then complete the SCC Undergraduate application. Please allow 24-48 hours for your application to be processed. For assistance or questions about your admissions application, please contact the Eagle’s One Stop at 704-991-0123 or email at

2.  Apply for Financial Aid

SCC offers a variety of financial assistance to students such as the Pell Grant, state grants, work study, and scholarships. To apply for financial aid (Pell Grant) complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at SCC’s school code is 011194. The Eagle’s One Stop staff along with the Financial Aid staff are available to guide students through the application process.

3.  Apply for Scholarships

SCC offers a variety of scholarships. To apply for a scholarship, you must have completed an application for admission. The scholarship application can be completed by visiting the Financial Aid page and clicking on Scholarships on the left side of the page. The Eagle’s One Stop and Financial Aid staff are available to assist students in completing this application.

4.  Submit Official High School Transcripts and Official College Transcripts (if applicable)

You must submit an official high school or High School Equivalency transcript. If applicable, students may submit official college transcripts to be considered for transfer credit.   

5.  Satisfy Placement Test Requirements (if needed)

Placement testing may be satisfied by one of the following criteria:

1. You graduated from a US high school within the last 10 years, and have a valid unweighted GPA,

2. You earned or transferred college-level or developmental English or Math coursework,

3. You have completed an eligible placement test within the last 10 years,

4. You have earned an Associate or Bachelor's Degree from a regionally accredited institution.

If you have not satisfied one of the above criteria and your program requires a math and/or English course, you will need to complete a placement test prior to registering for classes. Placement tests should be taken seriously as your scores impact how long it will take you to finish your program or earn your degree.

6.  Activate SCC Student Accounts

Students can access each of these accounts using the same SCC Username and Password.

Self Service: Students can access their financial aid, make a payment, search for courses, plan their terms, and schedule and register for classes.
Email:  All students are given an SCC email account.  This is how we will communicate with you.
Canvas: SCC's Online Learning Management System 
MyPage: Your MyPage account will give you user information such as your name, program of study, student ID number, and SCC username. It will also identify your Success Coach, with contact information and a link to schedule an appointment. Your MyPage will also display any holds or alerts, what actions you need to take, and important information on registration.

7.  Check SCC Email Account (Your Student Email Account)

Once you have submitted your admissions application, you will have access to your SCC email account within 24 hours. It is very important that students check their SCC email account immediately as well as on a regular basis Students will log in using the same username and password as for Self-Service, Canvas, and MyPage. If you have issues logging in, you may contact SCC’s Tech Support at 704-991-0222.

8.  Complete New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO is offered online to conveniently meet all students’ needs. In NSO, you will learn about services available to students, policies and procedures, academic advising, financial aid information, and other relevant information. New students must complete NSO before registering for classes. The online format is offered through Canvas, our learning management system. At the end of NSO, you will schedule an appointment with your Success Coach.

9.  Register for Classes

All curriculum students at SCC must see their Success Coach before registering for classes. The Success Coach will work with each student to map out a course plan that meets each student’s needs.  

10.  Pay Tuition and Fees

After you have registered, you are encouraged to pay your tuition and any other financial obligations at that time or before the posted payment deadlines to refrain from being dropped from your classes. The College offers tuition deferment (payment plan), financial aid/scholarships, and sponsorships.

11.  Purchase Books and Supplies

You can find your required textbooks by visiting the SCC bookstore or online.

12.  Get Student ID Badge (Check with Success Coach to see if required for program)

Student ID badges are created at the Albemarle Campus and the Crutchfield Education Center.  ID badges are not required for all programs. Please check with your Success Coach to see if an ID badge is required for your program of study.

13.  Go to Class/Login to Canvas

Class attendance is an integral part of the learning process. Students are responsible for their class attendance. Non-attendance is not a basis for a refund or nonpayment of tuition. If attending an online class, students must log into our learning management system, Canvas, and complete the census date assignment before the 10% point and submit an academic activity or be dropped from the course. Some courses have stricter attendance policies so students need to be aware of each class’s attendance policy.