Getting Started at SCCC

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Step 1: Apply for Admission

Step 2: Placement Testing

Step 3: File for Financial Aid (recommended)

Step 4: Seek Advisement

Step 5: Register for Courses

Step 6: Pay Your Bill

Step 7: Get Your Student ID Card

Step 8: Activate your SCCC Online Tools

Step 1: Apply for Admission

Applying to SCCC is easy. You can apply online or download an application (PDF) and fax to (973) 579-5226 or mail it to us at One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ, 07860.

When your application is complete you will receive a letter with an official SCCC Student ID number. Once you have your Student ID number you can proceed to the next steps.

Once you’ve applied for admission, move on to Step 2

Step 2: Take the College Placement Test – Accuplacer (if needed)

Is your SAT score 540 or higher in Critical Reading and 530 or higher in Mathematics?
Do you have an unofficial college transcript demonstrating successful completion of college-level English and Mathematics?
Have you taken a Placement Test at another college?

If you have answered “Yes” to any of the above questions, you may move onto Step 3. If not, you will need to take the College Placement Test.

The College Placement Test (Accuplacer) will help us know which classes will be right for you. The walk-in testing schedule is posted online. Study materials and sample test questions are available by clicking here. Be sure to take advantage of these resources. Students who prepare do better!

When you take the test bring a valid photo ID. Your scores will print immediately following completion of the test.

Once you’ve taken your Placement Test, move on to Step 3

Step 3: File for Financial Aid (recommended)

Apply for financial aid by going to SCCC’s ID # is 025688. Once you complete the FAFSA and register for classes please email or visit the Financial Aid Office to determine the status of your aid. More information on financial aid is available here.

After you are done with this optional step, go to Step 4

Step 4: Seek Advisement

Visit the Counseling and Advising Center in the Administration Building,  B206 to review your Placement Test results (or exemption documentation) and plan your schedule. An advisor will consider your interests, academic goals, career objectives and transfer intentions to help you plan. No appointment is necessary.

After you’ve visited the Counseling and Advising Center, move on to Step 5

Step 5: Register for Courses

After advisement, take your completed registration form to the Registrar’s Office and we will formally register you for your courses. No appointment necessary.

Once you are done registering

Step 6: Make Payment Arrangements

Tuition payments can be made online or in person in the Bursar’s Office.  Interest free payment plans are available. Please email ( or call (973) 300-2106/2114 if you have any questions.

Once you’ve paid your bill

Step 7: Get Your Student Photo ID

Stop by the reception desk in the Academic Building during regular hours to have your photograph taken and get your Student ID card. Bring your Bursar’s Office receipt as proof of payment.

Once you’ve secured your Student ID, go to Step 8

Step 8: Activate your SCCC Online Tools

Once you are registered you will be issued a student email account and my.sussex login. Your personal login information to activate these tools will be sent to you in the mail (or given to you at Orientation). Be sure to set up your student email immediately as important class and campus information will be sent electronically to this address. my.sussex is an online tool which will give you easy access to grades, transcripts and other critical information.