Welcome to Shawnee Community College Admissions
At SCC, we believe that education should be accessible to everyone. Our admissions process is designed to be inclusive and supportive, ensuring that you have the opportunity to pursue your academic and personal goals.
Whether you’re a recent high school graduate, a working professional looking to upskill, or someone seeking a fresh start, we’re here to help you take the next step in your educational journey.
Why Choose Shawnee Community College?
Affordable Education: We understand the financial considerations that come with pursuing higher education. Our tuition fees are significantly lower than those of traditional four-year institutions, making education more accessible without compromising quality.
Diverse Programs of Study: Explore a wide range of programs tailored to meet the demands of today’s job market. From associate degrees in various fields to vocational certificates, we offer programs that align with industry needs.
Flexible Schedules: We know that life can be busy. That’s why we offer a variety of class schedules, including daytime, evening, and even online courses. This flexibility allows you to balance your education with other commitments.
Experienced Faculty: Our dedicated faculty members bring a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom. They are committed to providing you with a supportive and engaging learning environment.
Admissions Process / How to Apply
Transcripts: Submit official high school transcripts. If applicable, submit your GED scores.
Placement Testing: Some programs may require placement testing in subjects like math and English. This helps us ensure you’re placed in the appropriate courses.
Financial Aid: Explore our financial aid options, including scholarships, grants, and loans. Our financial aid team is here to guide you through the process.
- Acceptance: You will receive an acceptance letter once your application is reviewed. This will include information on next steps.
Orientation: Once accepted, attend our orientation session to get familiar with campus resources, facilities, and academic expectations.
Course Registration: Work with an academic advisor to select your courses and build a schedule that suits your needs.
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.
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.
CAREER Agreement (Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources) is a state wide agreement between Illinois community colleges allowing students to receive in-district tuition at another Illinois community college for a program that the home district college does not offer.
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.