At SCC, we make it easy for you to reach for your goals. We accept all graduates of accredited high schools, as well as those who have earned a GED.


Students may be admitted by fulfilling the following:

  • Proof of high school completion via official transcript with graduation date.
  • Completion of the Next-Generation ACCUPLACER test to determine proper course placement as listed below.

Reading SkillsWritingAdvanced Algebra and FunctionsQuantitative Reasoning, Algebra and StatisticsArithmetic
250+No Developmental Reading250+No Developmental Reading200+MAT 119, 209, 210, 211, 212, 213
215, 216, 217, 219, 220
260+MAT 110, 111, 112,113, 115, 116, 118200-300MAT-0039
243-249Mandatory coreq placement into ENG 048 and ENG 111243-249Mandatory coreq placement into ENG 048 and ENG 111250-259MAT-0043
237-242Mandatory concurrent placement into ENG 047 and ENG 048237-242Mandatory concurrent placement into ENG 047 and ENG 048200-249MAT-0041, 121,122
224-236Mandatory placement into ENG-0047224-236Mandatory placement into ENG-0047
<224Mandatory placement into ENG-0041<224Mandatory placement into ENG-0041

Old SATNew SAT (10-40)Old SATNew SAT (10-40)Old SATNew SAT (10-40)
ReadingReadingWriting and LanguageWriting and LanguageMathMath
460+ ENG 11125+ ENG 111430+ ENG 11125+ ENG 111440-499 MAT 04324-26 MAT 043
500+ MAT 116 26.5+ MAT 116
*Students who test under these scores will need to take ACCUPLACER for proper placement.

ACT Composite Score: 21 or greater.


Admissions Policy

Shawnee Community College maintains an open-door admissions policy for all potential students who have obtained a high school diploma or GED Certificate. In the event of space limitations, preference for admissions will be given to District Residents.

Students may be admitted by providing proof of high school completion via official transcript with graduation date.

SCC will accept students currently enrolled in high school into the Escrow Program.

Affirmative Action

Shawnee Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action institution. Admission, Financial Aid, Student Employment, Curriculum Requirements, Extra-curricular Participation, Counseling, Career Services and Athletic Programs shall be available to all students without regard to race, sex, age, national origin or disability.

Cultural Diversity

America draws its strength and vitality from the diversity of its people. Shawnee Community College is committed to multicultural diversity and building a pluralistic campus that celebrates and draws upon the talents of all its students and staff.

The college seeks to promote this concept within the curriculum by including information related to multiculturalism in numerous identified courses.


Shawnee Community College is accredited until 2024-25 by the Higher Learning Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Higher Learning Commission
Address: 230 South LaSalle Street Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL. 60604
Phone: 1-800-621-7440


Contact for More Information

Admissions and Advising
Toll Free: 1-800-481-2242
Phone:     (618) 634-3200