Steps to Enroll

SCC Enrollment Steps

NOTE: If you plan to use Financial Aid, apply at now!

If you plan to use Financial Aid, Apply at NOW! More Information at

For information visit: Financial Aid.


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Step 1

Get Admitted -

Questions? Visit the Welcome Center for in-person assistance or call the Helpdesk at 1-888-994-4433. You will use your MEID to log on to all student tools and Student ID # for registration and academic support.

Provide additional documentation

Admissions and Records (SS-136), (480) 423-6100

  • Proof of identity

Provide a government-issued photo ID in-person at Admissions and Records, or online.

  • Citizenship/Lawful Presence and Residency

To determine eligibility for in-state tuition, you must provide documentation verifying your citizenship status (required by law) and residency in-person at Admissions and Records, or online.

Activate your Maricopa email account

  • Log in to your online Student Center at and select ‘Official Student Email’.
  • Your Maricopa email address will be your All official college messages will be sent to this email address


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Step 2

Determine Placement Testing Options

Effective 10/4/18, your High School GPA may be used for class placement if:

  • You have completed at least 2 years of high school within the last 10 years AND you have an unofficial high school transcript with a 2.6 cumulative or higher, unweighted GPA
  • Bring unofficial transcripts to the SCC Testing Center (SC 150)
    • Note: For other purposes such as Financial Aid, etc. you may also need to have an official transcript sent by your high school to the SCC Admissions & Records Office
  • Advisors will review your GPA placement for English, Reading, and Math at your SOAR session (for new students) or in an advising session (for continuing students)
  • Transfer Students: If you have completed college level coursework in English, Reading, or Math, you will need to bring unofficial transcripts of all coursework completed when you meet with an academic advisor in Academic and Career Advisement

Effective 10/4/18, you must complete the ACCUPLACER Placement Test if:

  • Your high school GPA is below 2.6
  • You have been out of high school for more than 10 years and have not completed college coursework in English, Reading, or Math from another college
  • You wish to place in higher classes than your GPA allows
  • You are enrolling in Dual/Concurrent Enrollment classes while still in high school and do not have one of the State required scores listed on the Dual/Concurrent enrollment form AND/OR do not meet the high school GPA requirements listed above
    • Students under the age of 18 must meet State enrollment requirements AND course placement requirements

How to Take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test, Testing Center (SC-150), 480-423-6433

  • New students that are not exempt from testing based on one of the areas above must take all three sections (WritePlacer, Reading Comprehension, and Math) of the placement test before registering. Test is untimed but plan for an average of 2-2 1/2 hours
  • Photo ID and SCC Student ID number are required for all testing
  • For information and preparation materials visit:
  • 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.


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Step 3

Orientation & Advisement

ALL students:

New college students: ATTEND A SOAR SESSION* (includes Advisement & Registration)

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


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Step 4

Create a Plan to Pay for Tuition & Fees

Cashier's Office (SS-136) 480-423-6148

One of the (3) payment options below must be made on the day of registration to secure your class(es). Effective October 2018, the registration processing fee is non-refundable.

Payment Options:

Option 1 - Financial Aid and Scholarship Students: If you have been awarded and accepted your financial aid (grants, loans, or scholarships) and your award covers the full cost of your tuition and fees, your classes are secured. If your financial aid award is less than your tuition and fees, please make payment arrangements to cover the balance.

Option 2 - Payment Plan: Sign up for a monthly payment plan to secure your class(es) on the day you register. The payment plan must be set up online and you can learn more about paying by logging in to your Student Center account. This requires a $ 15.00 down payment and a $20.00 payment plan fee per semester for a total of $35.00 (non-refundable to secure your class(es). Reloadable prepaid cards may be use to set up a payment plan.

Option 3 - Pay in Full: You may pay tuition using a debit or credit card or pay by checking or savings account. Log into your Student Center account or visit the Cashier's Office to pay in person.

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.


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Additional Notes

  • Check your Student Center To-Do Lists ( for important status updates on your Financial Aid
  • Make a plan to check your college email regularly or Welcome Center staff can also assist you with forwarding it to a personal email account
  • Get your Student ID Card after you have registered
  • Find your classes using the campus map or stop by the Welcome Center for Map Assistance
  • Purchase or rent textbooks. Check your Student Center for textbook information and contact the Bookstore 480-423-6654 or for more information
  • Through SOAR or your advising meeting, be sure to register for one of the departmental specific orientations