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
    • Secure your account with Multi-Factor Authentication
    • 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
  • Advising and Registration
    Schedule your Advising and Registration Session. During this session you will meet with your Faculty and Academic Advisor to discuss your program and register for classes.