Advisement and Priority Registration

1. Advisors can help with your Academic Plan!

  • Students can meet with their advisor to discuss their academic plan for next semester and beyond or you can follow your checksheet. Your advisor assignment is posted on your my.sussex student portal.
  • For courses, visit the student portal.
  • If assigned to the Student Advising and Counseling Center, book an appointment at If assigned to a faculty advisor, please schedule an appointment.

For questions, check out our Advisement FAQ or use our convenient “ask a counselor” feature.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

Most students don’t realize they qualify for financial aid. Find out early if you do.

  • File your FAFSA now. Go online to To help you with filling out the FAFSA, attend one of SCCC’s Free Workshops. Click here.
  • For information on federal and state aid visit
  • Visit your portal to view your financial aid award and documents necessary to complete your file.
  • Financial Aid Office: 973.300.2225.

3. Priority Registration: November 14–November 23

Priority Registration is the best time for current SCCC students to register for classes before we open registration to the community.

  • Online Registration (for those that qualify)
    You will be granted access to register on your portal at If you are eligible to register online, please log on to and follow the instructions. Additional instructions can be found here. For technical difficulties contact our IT Department at (973) 300-2333.
  • In Person Registration
    Students that must register in person are required to see an advisor for academic planning. Once that is complete, bring the registration form signed by your advisor and your SCCC ID or photo ID to the Registrar’s Office. The Registration Form is available online at

Counseling & Advising Center Office Hours:
Monday: 8:00 am–6:30 pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8:00 am–5:00 pm

4. Ways to Pay

Payment for the fall semester is due in full by January 6th unless your sign up for the Interest-free Payment Plan.

  • Once you register, click the pay online link to make payment arrangements. You can also pay in the Bursar’s Office. (B203)
  • If your financial aid doesn’t cover your tuition, the full balance is due by January 6.
  • Interest-free Payment Plan: Think about enrolling in the Interest-free Payment Plan and spread payments over 5 months! The earlier you register the more time you have to make your payments.
    • Sign up by December 1: 5 months to pay
    • Sign up by January 1: 4 months to pay
    • Sign up by February 1: 3 months to pay
    • Sign up by March 1: 2 months to pay

    Winterim classes need to be paid in full within 24 hours of registering for class.