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College is an adventure.

Discover life at SCC.

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Choosing SCC is a

smart decision. About

ONE IN FIVE St. Charles County high school graduates chooses SCC.

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Olivia Dinwiddie STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION

“Choosing SCC was the best decision I could have made for advancing my academic, professional and career goals.”

Start your future at SCC. ›› St. Charles Community College is the choice of about one in five St. Charles County high school graduates. And it’s no wonder, with small class sizes and professors who want you to soar. Whether your next step is transferring to a four-year institution or finding a job, you’ll find help around every corner from dedicated faculty and staff who will help you succeed.

TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS: 6,930 STUDENTS, AGE 17-20: 3,752 COLLEGE COLORS: MAROON AND GRAY MALE TO FEMALE RATIO: 2:3 AVERAGE CLASS SIZE: 22 MASCOT: COUGAR MASCOT NAME: SCOOTER McCOUGAR MINORITY STUDENT POPULATION: 15% COUNTRIES REPRESENTED IN STUDENT BODY: 25 STUDENTS FROM ST. CHARLES COUNTY: 80% SERVING STUDENTS FROM: LINCOLN, PIKE, CALLAWAY, MONTGOMERY, WARREN AND ST. LOUIS COUNTIES – AND MORE. COLLEGE ESTABLISHED: 1986

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We have one mission –

Student Success. Free tutoring and computer use

Courses that fit

The ACE Tutoring Center is a learning center dedicated to

Placement in math, English and reading classes is determined by the

helping students through free tutoring and study skills

results of the academic skills assessment that you’ll take during the

guidance. The largest campus computer lab is available there

admissions process. If you don’t place at the college level, we have

for papers, projects and presentations, along with a Mac

classes to get you there.

computer lab for multimedia projects.

Academic counseling

Free career services Not sure what you want to do? SCC offers career counseling and

SCC’s academic counselors will help guide you toward

testing, job search assistance, job postings, job shadowing

productive academic decision making. And, if life gets tough,

opportunities and workshops to help get you where you want to be.

SCC’s Student Success team can help you meet the challenges

The SCC-sponsored job fair in May is a big help, too.

head on.

Learning accommodations

Free online and technical help Who has time to troubleshoot computer problems when there’s

The Disability Support Services Office provides test

homework to do? SCC’s tech squad is available when you need

accommodations, registration assistance and alternate formats

assistance with any SCC online service.

for learning. Be sure to request services at least eight weeks in advance to ensure appropriate and reasonable accommodations.

Broad library access

Education abroad SCC offers opportunities to study abroad in England and France. Each spring semester, students can study at Canterbury Christ Church

In addition to the Learning Resource Center, which contains

University in Canterbury, England. Or, in the summer, travel to Cannes,

a collection of materials and electronic databases, you’ll have

France, for a six-week study tour. These trips provide cultural

access to an additional 25 million volumes through the

exploration and an opportunity to earn college credit.

MOBIUS shared library organization. That’s a lot of books.

At SCC, we are committed to providing you with the best instruction, resources and support services to help you succeed. There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu/studentresources

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Don’t have it all figured out just yet?

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Maria Pizzo BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION GRADUATE

“There are so many resources on campus and every single one of them is designed to help students succeed.”

What are my options? ›› St. Charles Community College offers degrees and certificates in the areas of art, business, education, English/communication, health care, humanities, math, science, social sciences, technology and more.

Transfer degrees Carry with you one of our transfer degrees

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career programs

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to a four-year college or university after SCC. areas of interest

It’s what 78% of our students do. • Associate of Arts • Associate of Arts in Teaching • Associate of Fine Arts • Associate of Science

Career-technical degrees Put your education to work. A focused, career-technical degree or short-term certificate can get you into the workforce quickly in the field of your choice. • Associate of Applied Science • Certificate of Achievement • Certificate of Specialization

There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu/academics

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Getting started is easy.

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Complete the application for admission online. It shouldn’t take long.

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stchas.edu/apply

Apply early for financial aid and scholarships. It takes some work, but it can be worth it.

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Pay your tuition and fees in full according to the current academic calendar to avoid being dropped from all your courses – which is a very bad thing. stchas.edu/tuition

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To be eligible for grants, loans, work study, scholarships and the A+ Program, go to fafsa.gov and fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year.

now All you need is the money

A+ Scholarship Program The Missouri A+ Scholarship Program affords students who have graduated and successfully met the requirements from a designated

At SCC, we’ll help you

A+ Missouri high school the ability to earn an associate degree

determine your eligibility

that’s not a typo. Free tuition.

for scholarships and other

tuition-free for up to four years from high school graduation. No,

financial aid available from

A+ first steps ››

SCC as well as many federal,

• Apply to SCC to obtain your student ID number.

state and local sources.

• As an A+ student you must complete a new FAFSA for each

Find out more: stchas.edu/finaid

academic year. The priority deadline to complete the FAFSA is June 1. • Have your final transcript sent from your high school.

Compared to the universities

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• Login to MySCC frequently for A+ and financial aid alerts.

where most of our students transfer, SCC's tuition is typically

ONE-THIRD THE COST.

Keep your A+ eligibility ›› • You must maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA at the end of each term. • You must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours (six for summer) each semester and meet with an academic

Alex Crump SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT

“I found myself wanting something different – to help others like I was

counselor to have your coursework approved. • Complete at least 67% of all the classes you attempt. There’s much more to learn: stchas.edu/aplus

helped. SCC has changed my life forever, and I haven’t even graduated yet.”

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Don’t forget to buy your books! CAFÉ-BOOKSTORE (CB)

Books, computers and LEGOs® – oh my! LEARNING RESOURCE CENTER (LRC)

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Cheer on the Cougars as they compete in NJCAA Division I. ATHLETIC FIELDS

Get your student ID and parking tag here. CAMPUS SERVICES BUILDING (CS)

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Find out if SCC passes your test. See first-hand the first-rate experience you’ll have here – get questions answered, take a tour, and review the steps to get started at SCC. Schedule a tour: stchas.edu/tour

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It’s more than an education.

It’s an experience.

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organizations, events and a variety of sports, there is always

SOMETHING TO DO when you’re not in class or hitting the books.

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@black_wiidow Free shaved ice on campus just for coming to school ... love this place :)

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We’ve got spirit ›› Athletic opportunities at SCC include four intercollegiate sports teams: soccer and baseball for men, along with soccer and softball for women. All four teams compete at the NJCAA Division 1 level. Club sports include basketball, ultimate frisbee and SCC’s roller hockey team that’s won so many national titles we sometimes lose count. Cheer us on: stchas.edu/athletics

You’ll never get bored ›› The Cougar Activities Crew sponsors an array of events for you and your friends to enjoy on campus. With free concerts, movie nights, bonfires and bowling, you’ll never get bored hanging out on campus. Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/sccstudentactivities

Learn more – laugh more ›› Whether you’re interested in the environment, culture, service, religion, video games or politics, 50 student-run clubs and organizations will help you learn, grow and gain experience that will benefit you now and in the future. If you can’t find a club that’s right for you – start your own!

Get a new perspective ›› Experience education from a multicultural perspective through lectures, international film screenings and celebrations of nationally recognized heritage months like Native American Heritage Month, Black History Month, Hispanic Heritage Month, Pride Month, Asian-Pacific Islander Month and Women’s History Month.

Etedal Kaid PHI THETA KAPPA

“Whether you go to an Ivy League school or a community college, you choose how to make the most of your experience there.”

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The life you live outside the classroom is as important to your education as lectures, papers and projects. Learn more about student life at SCC: stchas.edu/insidelook

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Looking for the spotlight?

Here’s where it shines. Center Stage Theatre ››

Lunchtime concerts ››

Several classic and contemporary productions are performed annually,

Enjoy your lunch and some free music by artists from across the

giving students and the community a chance to command the stage.

country, as well as local performers and SCC musicians.

Art exhibitions ››

International Film Series ››

Each year at least six exhibitions rotate through the SCC gallery and

Art, culture and education come together at free, international film

include work by students, faculty and local professional artists. Think

screenings. Popcorn is on the house!

you have what it takes? The best of the best go on display for our president and Board of Trustees.

Music performances ››

SCC Coffeehouse ››

The SCC Music Department puts together a rich mix of entertainment,

Share your creativity in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Open-Mic Night at

and more. Join in – these concerts feature SCC students and

the SCC Coffeehouse is a venue for expression of original work in art,

community residents.

including a concert band, orchestra, jazz combos, chorale ensembles

prose, poetry and song held four times a year on campus. Enjoy an upcoming event: stchas.edu/calendar

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CHECKLIST FOR SUCCESS 1

COMPLETE AN APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

When you get your welcome letter in the mail, activate

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PAY TUITION AND FEES BY DUE DATE

stchas.edu/calendar

your mySCC portal and check it frequently for alerts. stchas.edu/apply

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APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS*

fafsa.gov · stchas.edu/scholarships

IT’S FREE! (CAMPUS SERVICES BUILDING)

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BUY YOUR TEXTBOOKS (CAFÉ-BOOKSTORE)

TAKE THE ACADEMIC SKILLS ASSESSMENT TEST

stchas.edu/assessments

bookstore.stchas.edu

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GO TO CLASS AND STUDY

COMPLETE “WHAT’S NEXT: REGISTRATION AND BEYOND”

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stchas.edu/whatsnext

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GET YOUR STUDENT ID AND PARKING TAG –

APPLY FOR GRADUATION

stchas.edu/graduation

MEET WITH AN ACADEMIC COUNSELOR

* It’s not necessary to complete this step before moving on to

(ADM 1204) TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES

the next – keep going! Scholarship deadline is March 1.

stchas.edu/advising

Contact us ›› ADMISSIONS/REGISTRATION – enrollment@stchas.edu FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE – finaid@stchas.edu ASSESSMENT CENTER – ac@stchas.edu DISABILITY SUPPORT SERVICES – dss@stchas.edu ACADEMIC COUNSELING – advising@stchas.edu BOOKSTORE – Call 636-922-8448, or visit the Café-Bookstore.

For general inquiries, call 636-922-8000 or visit stchas.edu/discoverscc.

4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive • Cottleville, MO 63376-2865 The College is committed to non-discrimination and equal opportunity regarding the treatment of students, faculty, and staff. The College adheres to a strict non-discrimination policy in student admission, educational programs, activities, and employment regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, veteran status, disability, or genetic information.

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The College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, ncacihe.org.

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Come see for yourself.


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