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Attention High School Students (students wanting to take courses while still enrolled in high school) PLEASE  DO NOT FILL OUT AN ONLINE APPLICATION.  Instead, call 339.4291 or email d_birchfield[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu.
 
For Curriculum Programs Offering Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates

How to Apply

Step 1 - Submit Online Application

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Step 1Submit Online Application
 
Set out on your path to success by completing our free online application!
 Submit Online Application
Before you start the application we recommend you:
Questions?  Call Admissions at 828.339.4352 or email admissions[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Step 2 - Request Official Transcripts

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Step 2 - Request Official Transcript(s)

Request official transcripts from high schools and all other institutions attended or GED scores to be sent to the following:
SCC Registrar's Office
447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779

Questions?  Call the Registrar’s Office at 828.339.4219 or email registrar[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Step 3 - Meet Placement Guidelines

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Step 3 - Meet Placement Guidelines

Southwestern is committed to your success. To ensure proper class placement, students must show college level readiness for English and Math. You can demonstrate your readiness using one of our placement options.

If you need to complete Placement Testing, we highly recommend you review all opportunities for placement test preparation and contact the Testing Center to schedule an appointment.

Placement guidelines must be completed BEFORE students attend New Student Orientation.

Questions?  Call the Testing Center at 828.339.4332 or email j_sain[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu 
 

Step 4 - File for Financial Aid

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Step 4 - File for Financial Aid

Financial aid at Southwestern Community College is available in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, and federal student loans to help meet a student’s financial need. All interested students are encouraged to Apply for Financial Aid as soon as possible. Don't wait! Our priority deadlines are May 1 for the Fall term, September 30 for the Spring term, and February 15 for the Summer term.

Questions?  Call the Financial Aid Office at 828.339.4438 or email financialaid[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu
 

Step 5 - Sign-Up for New Student Orientation

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Step 5 - Sign-Up for New Student Orientation

In order to make your transition to student life at SCC as smooth as possible, all new students must complete New Student Orientation. This is an excellent opportunity to meet your classmates, learn about available tools and resources, hear from key college leaders, tour campus, receive advising, register for classes, and much more! New Student Orientation is offered during the summer on the Jackson Campus, Macon Campus, and Online. Sign-Up for New Student Orientation

Before attending orientation or registering for classes, you will need to complete SmarterMeasure. SmarterMeasure is an assessment that ensures your readiness to complete online and seat-based coursework. You can access SmarterMeasure by logging into your MySCC account and find it located within the Quick Launch Pad. Please bring your results to orientation or when registering with your advisor.

Questions?  Call Admissions at 828.339.4352 or email admissions[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Step 6 - Advising and Registration

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Step 6 - Advising and Registration

All students are required to meet with an academic advisor to discuss their academic plan and register for classes. Advising is available to students by scheduling a meeting, emailing, or calling their assigned program advisor - your advisor's name will be on your acceptance letter. Students attending New Student Orientation will have the option to be advised and registered during orientation.

Questions?  Call Admissions at 828.339.4352 or email admissions[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Step 7 - Determine Your Cost and Payment Options

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Step 7 - Determine Your Cost and Payment Options

When it comes to Tuition and Fees, SCC is dedicated to providing an affordable education. Review our estimated Cost of Attendance to help determine your cost and view our tuition payment plans for flexible payment options.

Questions?  Call Admissions at 828.339.4352 or email admissions[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Step 8 - Find and Purchase Your Books

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Step 8 - Find and Purchase Your Books

Use the College Bookstore’s website to search for and purchase your books and course materials.

Questions?  Call Admissions at 828.339.4352 or email admissions[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu

Additional Information

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Additional Information: Questions?  Call Admissions at 828.339.4352 or email admissions[at]southwesterncc[dot]edu