Applying for admission to SCC is FREE!
Congratulations on taking your first step toward a rewarding future! Whether you are an incoming freshman, transfer, or PSEO student, South Central College invites you to apply and embark on the career path of your choosing.
- Click the Apply Now button below (new applicants should click on "Create StarID").
- For new applicants, click on Create StarID.
- Remember your username and password for future use.
- Complete each screen and submit your application.
If you prefer, you may print and fill out an Application Form and then mail it to the college.
Admissions Service Options
- Meeting/Tour: Schedule an on-campus tour or meeting with an admissions staff member.
- Phone Appointments: On the day of your appointment, the Admissions staff member will contact you at the phone number you provided when you booked the appointment.
- Video Appointments: A video appointment allows us to visually share information with you. Prior to your appointment, you will receive an email confirmation with a link to your scheduled appointment.
To schedule an appointment on-campus, by phone, or zoom, select your campus and click on the link:
Helpful information about a variety of student types can be found in the links below:
- New Entering Freshman
- High School College Credit: Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), Early/Middle College, Concurrent Enrollment, and Articulated Credit
- International Students
- Transfer Students
- Re-Entry Students
- Visiting Students
General admission requirements for all prospective students:
- The applicant has a high school diploma (Domestic or Foreign), GED certificate, or 2-year degree or higher from a nationally accredited college that will transfer to a University OR
- The applicant, who has neither a high school diploma (Domestic or Foreign) nor a GED certificate demonstrates the potential for being a successful college student, at the discretion of the college. This may require that you take an Ability to Benefit exam which must be scheduled with the Director of Admissions in advance of the date you intend to take the exam. Financial Aid may or may not be available for students without a high school diploma or GED.
Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers, we take appropriate measures to assess each student's ability to participate and benefit through placement testing and counseling. Based on the assessment and counseling, students are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation.
Admission to the college does not automatically qualify a student for all courses and/or programs of study or majors. If you are not sure what type of student you can review the definitions of the terms below.
South Central College considers all applicants, regardless of religious affiliation, race, color, creed, ethnic heritage, gender, age, sexual preference, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, or physical ability.
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education
South Central College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and nondiscrimination in employment and education. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. In addition, discrimination in employment based on membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law or familial status is prohibited.
Harassment of an individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or familial status I prohibited. Sexual violence has no place in a learning or work environment. Further, South Central College shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by designated system, college, and university staff members may be appropriate if necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.
This document is available in alternative formats to individuals with disabilities, consumers with hearing or speech disabilities may contact us via their preferred Telecommunication Relay Service.
South Central College’s and Minnesota State Board Policy 1B.1 Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination in Employment and Education and Procedure 1B.1.1 (http://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/1b01.html), 1B.3 Sexual Violence Policy and Procedure 1B.3.1 (http://www.minnstate.edu/board/policy/1b03.html), and Minnesota State’s Reasonable Accommodation in Employment Procedure can be found on the South Central College website at www.southcentral.edu or by contacting the Human Resources Office at 507-389-7219.
Complaints of discrimination and harassment should be directed to:
Judy Endres, Title IX Coordinator
Faribault Campus – 1225 Third Avenue; Faribault, MN 55021; office located in the Student Affairs Center
North Mankato Campus – 1920 Lee Boulevard; North Mankato, MN 56003; office located in Student Affairs Welcome Center
Students requesting an accommodation for a disability, please contact:
Faribault Campus: 1225 Third Avenue; Faribault, MN 55021; Academic Support Center, A-116
North Mankato Campus: 1920 Lee Boulevard; North Mankato, MN 56003; Academic Support Center, E-112