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New Students

Effective September 11, 2017, students applying for admission, transfer, or readmission to any N. C. community college or university must establish residency using a Residency Determination Service (RDS) application. This service will allow a student to use one residency determination (in-state or out-of-state) for admissions applications to multiple NC public colleges and universities and to demonstrate residency for financial aid consideration. Learn More

Let’s Get Started…

1. Complete the Admissions Application

New students must complete an Admissions Application, including a residency determination request. All applicants must complete Residency Determination to determine tuition status (in-state or out-of-state) prior to completing and submitting an Admissions Application. Documentation may be required during this process. Once you have completed your Residency Determination, you will be provided a Residency Certification Number (RCN) that can be used to complete your Admissions Application.

In order to provide adequate time for the processing of application materials and any additional documents prior to the start of classes, priority dates are identified for each semester. For your convenience, SCC strongly encourages you to complete the admissions application and requirements by the priority date corresponding with the semester you wish to start:

  • Fall Semester: June 1
  • Spring Semester: Nov. 1
  • Summer Semester: April 1
  • Sampson Promise Scholarship: March 1

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Sampson Community College strongly encourages you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible in order to qualify for all forms of federal and state aid you are eligible for. Although we encourage students to complete this application as early as possible, please understand that all admissions requirements must be completed before financial aid can be awarded.

3. Official Transcripts

An official transcript showing high school graduation or GED completion is required for all students seeking financial aid. Transcripts from other colleges or universities attended are required to verify prerequisite coursework and for transfer credit review.

Applicants should request for complete transcripts be sent to the SCC Admissions Office:

SCC Admissions Office
P.O. Box 318
Clinton, NC 28329

Applicants who have graduated from high school should submit an official transcript showing all course work completed and the date of graduation. High school seniors may submit an official partial transcript showing their current courses and the intended date of graduation. It is the student’s responsibility to submit a final high school transcript prior to admission to an Associate Degree or Diploma program. Students currently attending, or previously graduated from, a participating high school may request electronic transcripts on to be sent to Sampson Community College. Electronic requests may be made (1) upon submission of an online admissions application, or (2) directly from within the Application Hub. This service is free of charge to students.

Applicants must submit a copy of the home school’s approved registration from the state in which they are registered and an official transcript including the graduation date. Official transcripts must be issued by the chief administrator of the home school and show the school’s name and address.

Applicants who have successfully completed the High School Equivalency (HSE) program should request for their transcripts to be sent to the SCC Admissions Office. Students can request an official copy of their scores through Diploma Sender. Please select to order Transcript, instead of Diploma.

Official transcripts from non-U.S. schools must be translated and evaluated by a member agency with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). You may select any NACES agency to evaluate and/or translate your transcript(s). Sampson Community College prefers the use of SpanTran for the evaluation of non-U.S. transcripts. For high school transcripts, request a general evaluation showing equivalency to a U.S. high school.  If you are seeking transfer credit from a non-U.S. institution, request a course-by-course evaluation of your college/university transcript.

Note: Opened or faxed transcripts are not official.

4. Viking Orientation & Viking CREW Course (New Students)

Once a new student has been admitted, they must complete a Viking Orientation session prior to the start date of their first semester.

This orientation is designed to help you be successful. In addition to introducing you to the academic excellence and vibrant campus life that comprises SCC, Viking Orientation reviews:

  • Admissions & Residency Processes
  • Policies, Procedures, & Expectations for Students
  • Financial Planning
  • Student Resources
  • Online Technology & Distance Learning
  • Next Steps for Registration

Please refer to your SCC Welcome Letter to retrieve your SCC username and password. You will need this information to get started. When you are ready to begin the orientation, please access the instruction guide below.

5. Apply for the Foundation Scholarship

Each year, the SCC Foundation helps to change student lives. If you believe that you will need additional financial assistance for the upcoming academic year, we strongly urge you to apply for the Foundation Scholarship by the application deadline of April 15.

6. Register for Classes

Congratulations, and welcome to the SCC Viking Family! Once you’ve completed your Viking Orientation session, you’re ready to register for classes! Sampson Community College uses an online system called Self-Service that can be used to view course descriptions, view availability of sections for a particular course, and ultimately register and pay for classes.

Let’s proceed with steps to register for courses, shall we?

More Information

Virtual Check-In

Have you completed the steps to enroll at SCC and have questions concerning your admissions status or next steps? Please complete the Admissions Virtual Check-In. An Admissions Representative will be in contact within 24-48 business hours. Welcome, Viking! We are glad you are here.

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(910) 900-4319

FAFSA/Admissions Application Help

Monica Holmes
FSU Educational Opportunity Centers

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