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Student Registration Steps

  1. Create a plan to pay for your tuition and fees. Consider Financial Aid, scholarships or a payment plan. Tuition is due 35 calendar days before the class start date or the same day you register if it is less than 35 days to the class start date. Detailed information on the next page and at www.scottsdalecc.edu/admissions/financial-aid-scholarships.

  2. Set up your MEID and Student ID Number at my.maricopa.edu. The MEID is your username for online services and the student ID is used for in-person services. Go to my.maricopa.edu 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.
    Write down your: MEID _________________________ Student ID# ________________________(8-digits)
    Remember to set up your password and keep it in a safe place.

  3. Take the Accuplacer placement test (WritePlacer, Reading Comprehension and Math) (about 2 ½ hours). New students must take all three sections of the placement test before registering. Study guides, sample questions and testing hours are available on-line at www.scottsdalecc.edu/testingcenter. Photo ID and SCC Student ID number are required for all testing. Testing Center (SC-150), 480‑423‑6433.

  4. Get admitted to Scottsdale Community College.
    Log in to your ‘Student Center’ at my.maricopa.edu, 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. Admissions and Records (SS-136), 480‑423‑6100.

  5. Activate your Maricopa email account. Log in to your ‘Student Center’ at my.maricopa.edu and select ‘Official Student Email’.  Follow the steps indicated to activate your account.  Your Maricopa email address will be yourMEID@maricopa.edu. This is the only email address the college uses for official correspondence.  Be sure to also check your ‘Message Center’ in your Student Center.      

  6. Verify Citizenship and Residency for tuition purposes. 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 of the most common acceptable citizenship documents are a valid AZ driver’s license/ID, passport, US birth certificate, or tribal ID card. Admissions and Records (SS-136), 480-423-6100.

  7. Get Advised - SOAR session (3 hours)
    New college students must attend SOAR (Scottsdale Orientation, Advising and Registration) to get advised and register. See below for SOAR times and more information.
    Transfer students should meet with an academic advisor in the Academic and Career Advising Center and must bring unofficial transcripts of all college coursework completed. No appointment is needed to see an advisor. Academic and Career Advisement Center, Student Center Building room SC-130, 480-423-6539.

  8. Register for classes. ​New students will register at SOAR with advisor assistance. Registration after a class starts will not be permitted. Students must be enrolled in a class and in attendance on the first day of class.
    Online: Log in to your Student Center page at my.maricopa.edu and select “Add a Class”
    In Person: Complete a registration form and submit it to Admissions and Records
    By Phone: Call 480-423-6100

*Check your ‘Student Center’ Account Inquiry for payment due date and refund deadlines.*

SOAR for new students Approximately 3 hour session)
Scottsdale Orientation, Advising and Registration

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 while in high school.

At SOAR you will:
  • Meet other new students.
  • Speak with & ask questions to current students.
  • Learn of the various resources & services available to students.
  • Meet with an advisor.
  • Select and register your first semester classes.
Required items for SOAR:
  • Printout of your English, reading and math placement test scores (no pending scores)
  • Photo ID such as a Driver’s License, State ID or Passport
  • Your MEID and password to register for classes at SOAR
SOAR Schedule (Updated as of: September 3, 2014)
October 14 – January 15

There will be NO SOAR sessions held November 11, November 27, or December 19 - January 4)

  • Tuesdays. Session begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.
  • Thursdays: Session begins promptly at 2:00 p.m.
    • Location: LB 463 (Formerly LB 103) (Closest parking: Parking Lot D) 

Get ready for classes - follow these important tips!

Apply for financial aid and scholarships. Some aid is limited, so apply early. Apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. For questions, contact the Financial Aid office (SS-141), 480‑423‑6549. It is very important that you log in to your ‘Student Center’ at my.maricopa.edu to view your Message Center and To Do List for important updates on the status of your financial aid, on a regular (daily) basis. For questions, contact the For questions, contact the Financial Aid Answer Center (Open 24/7) - 1-855-622-2332.

Set up a payment plan for your tuition & fees. Once you have registered for classes, payment plans are available and must be set up online at my.maricopa.edu.

Get your free SCC student photo ID. Stop by the Center for Civic & Global Engagement with a copy of your class schedule and another photo ID. IDs are available starting one week before your classes start. (SC‑185, next to the cafeteria), 480‑423‑6590.

Purchase or rent books. Book information is listed in your online class schedule. Purchase or rent early for the best selection of used books. Bookstore (SC-104), 480‑423‑6554, http://www.scottsdale.bkstr.com.