SCC Enrollment Steps

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Use our Enrollment Steps Guide to keep track of your progress (English version  |  Spanish version) By filling out this guide, you will remember where you left off in the enrollment steps. If you need additional assistance at any time, connect with an enrollment specialist for personalized, concierge attention as you register.

There are four steps to Maricopa Community Colleges' enrollment process:

  1. Get Admitted
  2. Complete Tasks in Student Center
  3. Register for Classes
  4. Make Payment Arrangements

Enrollment Steps

To get admitted, please do the following:

  1. If you are planning on pursuing a degree or certificate, explore the options available to you. Please note: Not all degrees and certificates are offered at every college.
  2. Complete the admissions application. If you have applied in the past or taken classes, please use the Returning Student Application. You will select your college and the degree or certificate you plan to pursue when completing the application. If you are not pursuing a certificate or degree and taking classes, you will only choose your college of interest.
  3. Provide proof of identification during the online application process. If you are unable to provide your ID via the admissions application, you can also submit it here once you have submitted your application.
  4. Submit your official transcripts for any previous college coursework to your college of interest’s Admissions, Records, and Registration Office.
  5. If you will be paying for college using Federal Financial Aid, start the process.

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Please note: If you started your application more than 48 hours ago, you will need to start a new application.

You may also contact the Admissions, Records, and Registration office at the college you plan to attend. Each college may have alternative ways for you to complete and submit your admissions form (English version | Spanish version).

As you complete step one, we recommend you write down the following information on your Enrollment Steps guide:

  • MEID
  • Student ID number
  • Maricopa email address

Important reminder: Your Maricopa student email at will be active as soon as you are admitted to a college.

After you successfully get admitted, you may have additional tasks to complete. To view your tasks, log in to your Student Center.

If you are new to college, you may have tasks in your Student Center to determine course placement or attend New Student Orientation and seek initial academic advising.

Determine Placement in English, Reading, and Math

Maricopa Community Colleges offers multiple ways to identify the proper courses for your success. To get started with this step, visit Assessment and Placement to find out how to submit placement documents or take online placement assessments.

If you have taken college-level English, math, or reading courses at a previous college or university, ensure your official transcripts have been sent to your college of interest. You may not need to determine placement based on your previous coursework.

Set Up Initial Academic Advising

Once you have submitted information and/or gotten initial place scores in English, Reading, and Math, you are ready to meet with your academic advisor. Your advisor will help you understand your program, discuss your graduation goal, and help guide you in building your first semester class schedule. Visit Advisement Appointments and choose the advisor that lines up with your program.

Begin Orientation at SCC

Orientation at SCC is designed to help you learn important things about being an SCC student. It is not a one-time event though. It is a combination of online activities, meeting our professors, and registering for a first semester course. Visit Orientation at SCC to get started.

If you know the classes you need to take, then do the following:

  1. Use Find a Class to search for your classes and select “Open Classes Only.”
  2. Keep track of your courses’ section numbers for adding classes.
  3. In your Student Center, click on the Manage Classes tile.
  4. Use Class Search and Enroll to get registered.

If you don’t know the classes you need to take, do one of the following:

  1. Use the self-serve course selection guide.
  2. Meet with an academic advisor at your college.

Then, follow the steps to register for classes.

Once you have registered for your classes, you will be able to view your tuition rate classification in the Student Center. The tuition rate is determined by the submission of your ID and other supporting documents. For more information, go to Residency Information.

Register for Classes

After you have registered for classes, you need to make payment arrangements.

If you do not pay the balance of your tuition and fees by the due date, you will not be able to register for any additional classes or receive your transcripts. To check the due date of your tuition and fees, go to your Online Student Center.

You can explore ways to make payment arrangements at Paying for College. Be sure to monitor your Student Center for the current tuition balance.

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WebEx Information Sessions

Attend one of our weekly Enrollment Steps sessions! Please see our calendar for dates, times, and links.

Got Questions?

Our Enrollment Services team is here to help you navigate the entire process – just contact us at or (480) 423‑6700.