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Getting Started at SCCC

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WebStep 1: Apply for Admission

The most convenient way to apply to SCCC is online. You can also download an application and fax to (973) 579-5226 or mail it to Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton, NJ, 07860. ATTN: Admissions.

When your application is complete, you will receive a letter with an official SCCC student ID number. After you receive your student ID number, you can proceed to the next steps.

WebStep 2: File for Financial Aid (recommended)

Apply for financial aid by going to SCCC’s School Code 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.

WebStep 3: Take the College Placement Test – Accuplacer (if needed)

The College Placement Test (Accuplacer) will help us determine which classes are right for you. (See below for students exempt from taking the Placement Test).

The walk-in testing schedule is posted here. You must bring a valid photo ID to the test. Your scores will print immediately following completion of the test. Study materials and sample test questions are available by clicking here. Students who prepare do better!

You are exempt from taking the Placement Test if you:
Have SAT scores of at least 530 in Mathematics and 540 in Critical Reading (before March 2016) or have SAT scores of at least 500 in Mathematics and 450 or higher in Evidence-Based Reading and Writing section (after March 2016).
ACT scores of at least 23 in the English section AND at least 23 in the Reading section.
ACT scores of at least 23 in the Math section.
Have an unofficial college transcript demonstrating successful completion of college-level English and Mathematics.
Have taken a Placement Test at another college.

WebStep 4: Attend a SOAR Session

All new students should attend a SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising & Registration) Session. Click here for more details about SOAR.
Please note: Placement Testing or proof of SAT scores is needed BEFORE signing up for SOAR.
Sign up to attend a SOAR Session (Student Orientation Advising & Registration) at

or Seek Advisement

Visit the Advising and Counseling Center to review your Placement Test results (or exemption documents) then plan your academic goals and objectives. Appointments are recommended, call 973.300.2207.

WebStep 5: Register for Courses

After advisement, take your completed registration form to the Registrar’s Office and we will register you for courses. If you are able to register online, click Online Registration Instructions for details. As you look to complete your degree/certificate, it is important that you follow your Program Check Sheet. Click here for a brief video on the Check Sheets.

WebStep 6: Make Payment Arrangements

Tuition payments can be made online or in person at the Bursar’s Office. Spread your tuition payments over several months with our interest-free Payment Plan. Please email or call (973) 300-2106/2114 if you have any questions.

Additional Steps to help make your first year successful!

  • Get Your Student Photo ID: Stop by the Reception Desk in the Administration Building (B) during regular hours to have your photograph taken and get your Student ID card. Bring your Bursar’s Office receipt as proof of payment.
  • 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.Set up your student email immediately as important college information will be sent. My.sussex is the online student portal which will give you easy access to your schedule, grades, transcripts, financial aid and other important college information.
  • Attend Orientation: You’re ready to start connecting on campus! Students are required to participate in this informative Orientation that will help you begin your education at SCCC. The fall orientation is a half day filled with a motivational speaker, meeting new classmates and getting to know our campus! Don’t miss the fall orientation!


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