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Admission Overview

Admission to Seward County Community College/Area Technical School may be granted to:

  • A graduate of an accredited high school.
  • A transfer student with earned credit from other accredited higher educational institution(s) may be admitted. A student on academic probation from another institution may be accepted under probationary conditions.
  • A successful completer of the General Education Development (GED) examination.
  • A graduate of an approved home-school program or a nonaccredited private school. Students must submit a diploma, or evidence of successful academic completion.
  • Concurrent (dual-credit) high school juniors & seniors with written permission of the high school principal.
  • High school students through a recognized gifted program with written permission of the school principal, a copy of the Individual Education Plan (IEP), and COMPASS assessment scores.
  • International students seeking admission to SCCC/ATS must meet all admission requirements and qualify for a Certificate of Eligibility (INS form I-20) to be issued.
  • 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.
  • Individuals seeking self-improvement through college classes.

SCCC/ATS 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.

Selective Admissions Programs

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

More information available at www.sccchealth.com


New Students

  • 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/ATS. Contact Sharon Brockmann at 620-417-1609 to schedule a COMPASS assessment.
  • Complete a Scholarship Application and submit to the Financial Aid Office; April 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 Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Schedule an appointment time for an All Saints Day (enrollment day) 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.

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Former Students

Students who have previously attended SCCC/ATS, 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.

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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 Seward County Community College/Area Technical School. A Transcript Request document can be found here.

The Transfer Course Equivalences is available on the Board of Regents website.

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/ATS 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. Contact Sharon Brockmann at 620-417-1609 to schedule a COMPASS assessment.
  • Limit SCCC/ATS 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/ATS 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/ATS.

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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 or ACT assessment scores must be submitted prior to advisement.

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Non-Degree Seeking 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. These students are not required to submit transcripts or take the COMPASS assessment.

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International Students

Please see our International Student Page for detailed procedures, forms, and special contact resources.

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Special Student Status

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 or ACT assessment for placement purposes. Schedule the COMPASS Assessment by calling Sharon Brockmann at 620-417-1609.

Upon successful completion of 12 credit hours at SCCC/ACT 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.

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