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ADMISSIONS

First Time Freshmen

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit official high school or GED transcript documenting graduation.
  • Submit official college transcript if attended as a dual enrollment student prior to graduating high school.
  • Provide appropriate placement scores, such as an ACT of 18 or higher in English and 20 or higher in reading and math or college placement scores.

Transfer Students

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit official college transcripts from all previously attended colleges.
  • Submit official high school or GED transcript documenting graduation.
  • Provide appropriate placement scores unless college-level transfer credit is available for math and English.

Transient Students

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit a transient letter listing specific approved courses for the appropriate term.
  • Note that transient students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Email transient@sheltonstate.edu for more information.

Re-Admitted Students

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit official high school or GED transcript documenting graduation if not previously submitted.
  • Submit official college transcript(s) if other colleges were attended after attending Shelton State.
  • Take the required placement testing if placement scores are more than three years old, and credit was not earned.

Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit

Dual enrollment for dual credit students receive college credit with Shelton State as well as with their current high school.

Admissions requirements:
  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Print and submit Signature/Residency page following application completion.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Complete the Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Permission Form.
  • Provide a copy of your current high school transcript.
  • Minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
  • Courses must be above 100 level. PED classes are not eligible for dual enrollment.
  • Meet all prerequisite requirements as listed in the SSCC College Catalog. Students must submit appropriate ACT/SAT scores or complete placement testing.

Note:  Learn more about the Career Technical Education Dual Enrollment Scholarships.

Accelerated High School

Accelerated High School students begin college courses prior to high school graduation.

Admissions requirements:
  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Print and submit Signature/Residency page following application completion.
  • Submit an unexpired, government issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Complete the Accelerated High School Permission Form.
  • Provide a copy of your current high school transcript.
  • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in 11th or 12th grade
  • Meet all prerequisite requirements listed in the catalog. Students must submit appropriate ACT/SAT scores or complete placement testing.
  • Complete all high school prerequisites. For example, an accelerated high school student cannot take college English courses until all high school English courses have been completed.

International Student

See admissions requirements.