ADMISSIONS


Admission to Seward County Community College (SCCC) may be granted to:
  1. A graduate of a high school that is accredited by the Kansas State Board of Education or a recognized regional/state accrediting agency may be granted admission to SCCC.
  2. A transfer student with earned credit from other accredited higher educational institution(s) may be admitted. Official transcripts are required from each institution attended. Credit is awarded on the basis of transcript evaluation by the Registrar. A student on academic probation from another institution may be accepted under probationary conditions.
  3. A successful completer of the General Education Development (GED) examination may be admitted.
  4. Individuals who have not graduated from an accredited high school or who have not successfully completed the GED examination may be granted Special Student Admissions status. Upon successful completion of 12 credit hours at SCCC, a high school diploma, or a GED certificate, the student will be accepted for regular admission; until such time Special Student Admission limits the student to 9 credit hours per semester.
  5. High School Juniors & Seniors may be accepted for admission to SCCC with written permission of the high school principal (Concurrent Enrollment). Students below the Junior level and identified as gifted by the local school may be accepted for admission after advisement with college staff; written permission of the school principal, a copy of the Individual Education Plan (IEP), and COMPASS assessment scores are required.
  6. International students seeking admission to SCCC must meet all admission requirements and qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility (INS form I-20) to be issued.
  7. Personal Development Admissions status may be granted to students wanting to enroll in classes for self-improvement.

SCCC reserves the right to deny admission or re-admission to any individual when the admission could be considered detrimental to the best interests of the college community or if the college is unable to provide the services, courses or programs needed to assist any person in meeting his/her educational objectives.

Admission to SCCC does not guarantee enrollment in specific programs of study such as Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Surgical Technology, Medical Laboratory Technology, Cosmetology or Medical Assisting. Students seeking admission to one of these programs must meet additional requirements specific to that program.

Admission Procedures: New Students
  • Complete an Application for Admission.
    Submit an official high school transcript (including final grades, grade point average, class ranking, and date of graduation) or an official copy of a GED Certificate.
  • Submit official transcript from each college/university attended.
  • Submit ACT scores or take the COMPASS Placement Assessment given at SCCC.
  • Complete a Scholarship Application and submit to the Financial Aid Office; May 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester are priority dates, although applications are accepted throughout the year.
  • Complete a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) for Federal Aid.
  • Schedule an appointment time for an enrollment clinic and/or meet with an advisor.
  • Complete the registration/enrollment process as instructed by the Admissions Office.
  • For students wanting to live in the Student Living Center, complete Student Housing Contract and submit with required deposit.
Admission Procedures: Former Students

Students who have previously attended SCCC, but not within the last Academic Year will be required to submit a new Application for Admission. Official transcripts of all college credits earned since last attendance (for degree-seeking or certificate students) must be submitted to the Admissions Office.

Admission Procedures: Special Students

Students who have not graduated from an accredited high school or who have not successfully completed the GED examination may be admitted with Special Student status. Students must take the COMPASS assessment for placement purposes. Upon successful completion of 12 credit hours at SCCC or receipt of a high school diploma or GED Certificate, the student will be accepted for regular admission; until such time the student is limited to 9 credit hours per semester.

Admission Procedures: Current High School Students

High school junior and senior students may be admitted and enroll concurrently in college courses with written permission of their high school principal; students younger than high school juniors enrolled in a recognized gifted program may be admitted and enroll in college courses after advisement with college staff. Written permission of the school principal, a copy of the students Individual Education Plan (IEP), and COMPASS assessment scores are required to be submitted prior to advisement.

Admission Procedures: Personal Development Students

Individuals wanting to enroll in classes for self-improvement, and not seeking a degree or certificate, may be admitted upon submission of Application for Admissions, Form E-Z. These students are not required to submit transcripts or take the COMPASS assessment.

Admission Procedures: Transfer Students

A student wanting to transfer from an accredited college/post-secondary institution is eligible for admission if the student is eligible to re-enter the institution last attended and meet the admission requirements of SCCC. Official transcripts from all previous institutions attended must be received and evaluated prior to being officially admitted and enrolled at SCCC. A Transcript Request document can be found here.


Students who have been placed on academic probation from another college/university or who have been dismissed based on academic performance must follow this procedure:

  • Provide written request for admission to SCCC with an explanation of circumstances regarding the academic difficulties; the written request should include a statement of academic goals and should be addressed to the Dean of Student Services.
  • Complete a Transcript Request.
  • Complete an Application for Admission.
  • Provide official transcripts from all prior colleges attended.
  • Take the COMPASS for course-placement purposes.
  • Limit SCCC enrollment to 12 credit hours or less per Fall/Spring Term or 6 credit hours or less per Summer Term.
  • Register with the Academic Achievement Center and attend a minimum of 10 clock hours of tutoring per semester.
  • Be placed on Academic Probation and maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue SCCC enrollment.

Note: It is the responsibility of the transferring student to inform the Admissions Office if he/she has previously been academically dismissed at any college. Failure to disclose such information or falsification of information requested may result in immediate dismissal from SCCC.

Admission Procedures: International Students

International Students interested in attending Seward County Community College (SCCC) should submit the following documents in order to be accepted for admission and for a Certificate of Eligibility (INS Form I-20) to be issued. New Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) regulations require colleges to utilize the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) as of February 15, 2003. Student information will be entered into this online system, and all I-20 forms will be issued to students through SEVIS.

Checklist of Documents to be Submitted to SCCC:

  1. Official Transcript (certified copy translated in English)
  2. Proof of English Proficiency (TOEFL Score of 500+ or English Courses on Transcript).
  3. Proof of financial support from Family/Financial Institution/Sponsor (complete and return enclosed form along with verification from Financial Institution; a $1,750 Deposit for tuition/books/fees and a $2,000 Deposit for college housing should be prepaid to the SCCC Business Office. All deposits must be in U.S. Dollars.
  4. An Application for Admission to SCCC along with a $100 International Student Application Fee (non-refundable).
  5. Personal Health Records that include immunization records and Proof of Health Insurance Coverage with a U.S. company.
  6. Three letters of recommendation addressing the International Student's character, scholastic ability, and ability to benefit from an education at SCCC.
  7. A completed REQUEST for CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY (INS FORM I-20).

An International Student attending another college on an F-1 Student Visa and who is maintaining status may transfer to Seward County Community College by following these procedures:

  • Notify SCCC of the intent to transfer.
  • Meet SCCC Admission Requirements.
  • Obtain a Form I-20 from SCCC.
  • The transfer will be effected only if the F-1 student completes the Student Certification portion of the Form I-20 and returns the form to a designated school official at SCCC within 15 days of beginning attendance at the new school.
  • Provide official transcripts from all colleges attended.

For more information on International Students, click here