Admission of First-Time Freshman Students
An applicant who has not previously attended a postsecondary institution will be designated a first-time college student/native student.
For admission to the College and to be classified as "degree eligible”, applicants must have on file at the institution a completed application for admission which includes the application, signature page, photo ID, and placement scores in English, Math, and Reading. Students may be conditionally admitted for one semester granted that the student meets the one of the following but has not provided official documentation to the Office of Admissions & Records.
For students receiving a high school diploma from a regionally accredited high school, the steps for admission are as follows:
- Submit an application for admission online.
- Complete and submit the signature page to the Office of Admissions and Records.
- Submit an official ID in person to the Office of Admissions and Records.
- Have placement scores on file. Students with qualifying ACT/SAT scores must submit scores to the Office of Admissions and Records. Otherwise, students must schedule a Compass Placement Assessment with the Assessment Center by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For qualifying ACT/SAT scores click here.
- Submit a final high school transcript with the graduation date and diploma type. For admission purposes, transcripts should not be requested and sent to SSCC until after graduation. Students may register and attend one semester without having submitted a high school transcript. However, students will not be able to register for subsequent semesters without providing a transcript prior to the next semester's early registration date.
NOTE: If all required admissions records have not been received by the institution prior to issuance of first semester grades, the grades will be reported on the transcript, however, the student's file will be considered "Incomplete". The student shall not be allowed to enroll for a second semester unless all required admission records have been received by the institution prior to registration for the second semester and is considered "complete". Student's with incomplete files will not be able to obtain an official transcript from the College.
There are multiple combinations of equivalencies to the high school diploma requirement. Refer the College's Catalog for all admission requirements. Click here to access the online catalog.
The first step for first time college students is to submit an application for admission and provide the accompanying items (Items 1-4 above). Applications will not be processed until the four parts of the application are received; application information, signature page, photo ID, and placement scores for Math, English, and Reading. You can check the status of your application by clicking on the Apply for Admission link on the myShelton sign in page. You will use the Login ID and PIN that you created at the time you submitted your application.
Please read prior to submitting an application for admission.
- The first step is to create a Login ID and PIN.
- Follow the directions and complete all applicable information fields.
- Once you submit your application, you will receive a Student Identification Number (User ID). Print the page or record the information for your records. (This ID will not be valid until you have completed all components of the application for admission and have been accepted to the College.)
- Print the Signature Page. Complete and submit it to the Office of Admissions & Records. Signature pages may be submitted in person, by mail, or faxed to 205-391-3910.
- The third part of the application process is to present either; (1) one primary form of documentation, or (2) two secondary forms of documentation. Applicants must submit the documentation in person within the Office of Admissions & Records or through a notarized copy by U.S. Mail. Click here for acceptable forms of identification.
- The fourth part is to have placement scores on file. Students with qualifying ACT/SAT scores must submit scores to the Office of Admission and Records. Otherwise, students must schedule a Compass Assessment with the Assessment Center, 205.391.2232. Click here for Placement Assessment information.
- Applications will not be processed until the four parts of the application are received; application information, signature page, photo ID, placement scores (English, Reading, and Math).
- You can check the status of your application by clicking on the Apply for Admission link on the myShelton sign in page. You will use the Login ID and PIN that you created at the time you submitted your application. Click here to sign in.
- Click here to submit an application.