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Start Here! Student Registration Steps

  1. Create a plan to pay for your tuition & fees. Apply for Financial Aid early!
    Tuition is due 35 days prior to the class start date or the same day you register if it is fewer than 35 days to the class start date. Payment options include cash, check, credit card, or the monthly payment plan. For more information visit:
    Financial Aid and scholarships are also available. The Priority Deadline for the FAFSA is November 1st, 2015 for the Spring 2016 semester. Some financial aid is limited, so apply early at Detailed information can be found at
  2. Set up your Student ID, MEID & Password at
    The MEID is your username for online services and the student ID is used for in-person services. Go to and select ‘New Student? Click Here.’ You can also visit the Welcome Center on campus to get started.
    Questions? Call the Helpdesk at 1-888-994-4433.
    MEID _____________________________ 8-Digit Student ID# _____________________________
  3. Take the Accuplacer placement test (Approx. 2 ½ hours).
    Testing Center (SC-150), (480) 423-6433.
    New students must take all three sections (WritePlacer, Reading Comprehension & Math) of the placement test before registering. Preparation materials and testing hours are available on-line at Photo ID and SCC Student ID number are required for all testing.
    Outside of the Scottsdale area? Remote/Proctored Accuplacer testing may be available in your local area. Contact the Testing Center at for more information. Fees may apply.
  4. Get admitted to Scottsdale Community College.
    Admissions and Records (SS-136), (480) 423-6100. Log in to your online Student Center at, then select ‘MCCCD Admissions’ to complete admissions online, or you can complete a Student Information Form and submit it to Admissions and Records. A photo ID is required for in person transactions.
  5. Verify Citizenship/Lawful Presence and Residency for tuition purposes.
    Admissions and Records (SS-136), (480) 423-6100.
    To qualify for in-state tuition you must visit Admissions and Records to provide a document verifying your citizenship (required by AZ law) and to determine your residency in Arizona. Examples: Valid Arizona Driver’s License/ID, Passport, US Birth Certificate, or Tribal ID Card.
  6. Activate your Maricopa email account.
    Log in to your online Student Center at and select ‘Official Student Email’. Follow the steps indicated to activate your account. Your Maricopa email address will be This is the only email address the college uses for official correspondence. Be sure to also check your ‘Message Center’ in your online Student Center.
  7. New college students: Attend a SOAR session (3 hours).
    All new students must attend SOAR (Scottsdale New Student Orientation, Advising & Registration) to get advised and register for classes. Registration after a class starts will not be permitted. Students must be enrolled in a class & in attendance on the first day of class.
    Students with prior college credit: Meet with an advisor & register for classes.
    Academic and Career Advisement Center (SC-130), (480) 423-6539.
    • Bring unofficial transcripts of all college coursework completed to meet with an academic advisor in the Academic and Career Advising Center. No appointment is needed to see an advisor. After meeting with an Advisor, register for classes:
    • Online: Log in to your online Student Center page at and select ‘Add a Class’
    • In Person: Complete a registration form and submit it to Admissions and Records
    • By Phone: Call (480) 423-6100
  8. Check your account for payment due dates and refund deadlines.
    Log in to your ‘Student Center’ at and click ‘Account Inquiry’ under the ‘Finances’ section to view tuition payment due dates and refund deadlines.

SOAR for New Students

Scottsdale New Student Orientation, Advising and Registration
(3 Hour Session)

SOAR is mandatory for all students who are new to college and are seeking a degree or certificate, or taking general studies classes. All recent high school graduates must attend SOAR, even if you took college classes through ACE, Dual Enrollment or Hoop of Learning while in high school.

At SOAR you will:
  • Meet other new students
  • Meet with an advisor
  • Speak with & ask questions of current students
  • Learn about the various resources available to students
  • Select and register your first semester classes
Required items for SOAR:
  • Student ID #: __________________________
  • MEID: __________________________
  • Student Center Password (Visit the Welcome Center (SC-118) to set up password)
  • WritePlacer, Reading Comprehension & Math placement test scores from Testing Center (No pending scores)
  • Photo ID such as a Driver’s License, State ID or Passport
SOAR Schedule (Updated as of: September 23, 2015)
October 13 – December 17, 2015 (The college will be closed and there will be no 10am SOAR on November 26) 
  • Tuesdays: Session begins promptly at 12:00pm.
  • Thursdays: Session begins promptly at 10:00am.
January 4 – January 15, 2016 
  • Mondays & Tuesdays: Session begins promptly at 12:00am.
  • Wednesdays & Thursdays: Session begins promptly at 10:00am.
  • Fridays: Session begins promptly at 12:00pm. 
Saturday Session 
  • Saturday, January 16, 2016: Session begins promptly at 10:00am. 

Location: LIB 463 (Formerly LB 103) (Closest parking: Parking Lot D) 
Take a look at the campus map to assist with parking and  directions:

Students beginning college Summer/Fall 2016 will attend SOAR beginning March 2016. Visit for updates.

Get Ready for Classes

Stay updated with your financial aid and scholarships.

It is very important that you log in to your online Student Center at to view your Message Center and To Do List for important updates on the status of your financial aid on a regular basis.
For questions, contact the Financial Aid Answer Center, (855) 622-2332 or visit the SCC Financial Aid office (SS-141).

Set up a payment plan for your tuition & fees.

Once you have registered for classes, payment plans are available and can be set up online at

Purchase or rent textbooks.

Bookstore (SC-104), (480) 423-6554,
Log in to your online Student Center at and select ‘Textbook Information’ for a list the list of textbooks required for your classes. Purchase or rent early for the best selection of used books.