Now that you are admitted, below are your next steps to begin your academic career at SCC:

Fall Admits (for enrollment beginning in August):

  • Online Orientation available in March
  • Advising and Registration sign-up available in March

Spring Admits (for enrollment beginning in January):

  • Online Orientation available in June
  • Advising and Registration sign-up available in October

Summer Admits (for enrollment beginning in June):

  • Online Orientation available in January
  • Advising and Registration sign-up available in March

Enrollment Checklist:

  • Your STAR ID is the username you'll need to login and maintain your academic record (example: ac1234cd).
    • If you have not activated your STAR ID or you have forgotten it or your password, visit https://starid.minnstate.edu.
    • Your STAR ID and password are used to complete the online orientation, register for classes, and to log in to a variety of services.
    • If you have trouble finding or activating your STAR ID contact the helpdesk at 507 389-7280 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Apply for Financial Aid at www.fafsa.gov
    By completing a FAFSA (Free Application to Federal Student Aid) you will secure your course registration and be allowed to charge your textbooks and school supplies through the college bookstore each term.
  • Text Messaging - Turn on text messaging in e-Services to receive important reminders and communications from SCC. See instructions in the sidebar of this page.
  • SCC Email is the main form of communication used by the college.   
    • Use the log-in instructions to help set-up your SCC email
    • If needed, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is available.
  • Online Orientation
  • Determine Course Placement
    • Various methods are being used to assess proper course placement
    • If it is determined that you need a course placement assessment, you will receive an email to the email address entered on your admission application.
    • Due to COVID-19, Accuplacer is not being offered at this time
  • Register for Courses
    • If you know how and what courses to register for, log into your e-Services account with your STAR ID and password.
    • If you are unsure what to register for, you can visit our website at http://southcentral.edu/Majors-and-Programs/departments-academic.html to see a list of our ‘Majors and Programs’ that include a complete list of courses. Once you click on your major, you should find the ‘Program Scope and Sequence’ to assist you in choosing courses.
    • If you are unsure and would like assistance in registering for courses, you can sign up for an Advising & Registration session. See below for the link to sign up by your major.
    • If you have transfer work from another institution, please know it will be evaluated after you have completed online orientation and may take up to one week for it to appear on your degree audit for you to see how your coursework transfers in.
  • Advising and Registration Session (Optional)
    If you need assistance with course selection, schedule an Advising and Registration Session.