Getting Started at SCCC

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Step 1: Apply for Admission

The easiest and most convenient way is to apply to SCCC is online. You can also download an application and fax to (973) 579-5226 or mail it to us at 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. Once you have your Student ID number you can proceed to the next steps.

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.

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.

Step 4: Seek Advisement

  • New high school students attending  SCCC:
    Sign up to attend a SOAR Session – Student Orientation Advising & Registration. After the last SOAR Session, advising and course registration will be on a walk in basis only in the Student Advisement Center, B-206.
  • New students who have have not recently graduated from high school and/or attended a previous college:
    Visit the Student Advisement Center in the Administration Building – B206.
  • New transfer students who have attended another college or university:
    Visit the Student Advising and Counseling Center – B206. Bring a copy of your prior college
    transcripts with you for advisement purposes.

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. If you are able to register online, click  Online Registration Instructions for detailed instructions.

Step 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.

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.

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. 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 the online student portal which will give you easy access to your schedule, grades, transcripts, financial aid and other important college information.

Step 9: 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 of great motivational speakers, meeting new classmates and getting to know our campus! Don’t miss the fall orientation!