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  • Why SC4?

    Future Students

    Degree programs that deliver fulfilling careers.

    Support services that help you complete your education.

    A vibrant campus life to meet new people.

    SC4 Proud - highlighting students, faculty and staff.

    A long history of proud alumni.

    Questions? Call (810) 989-5571 or email starthere@sc4.edu.


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    If you are between 16 and 24 years old, you may be eligible for tuition assistance through "Michigan Works! Young Professionals." Click here for more information.

  • Your steps to success

    Here’s how to take classes at SC4

    Click on the arrows below to see the steps.

    • Step 1: Apply!
    • Submit an application

      Apply online!


      • Application for dual enrolled high school students. Click Here +

      • College guest student information. Read more +

      • International student information. Read more +

      • Details: (810) 989-5500
    • Step 2: Apply for financial aid
    • If you wish to be considered for financial aid assistance, you must complete the FAFSA form online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to enter the SC4 Federal School Code 002310 on the application. (High school guests, college guests and students attending for personal enrichment, and students without a high school diploma or GED are not eligible for financial aid.) SC4 Financial Aid

      Three types of financial aid are available to help you pay for college:
      • Grants and scholarships
      • Loans
      • On-campus and off-campus jobs
      • Details: (810) 989-5530
    • Step 3: Complete assessments
    • SC4 requires all new students (and transfer students without college level English and/or math classes) to complete pre-registration assessments of their math, reading and writing skills. The scores will be used to ensure proper course placement. Call (810) 989-5555 to schedule your assessments. Students also may submit ACT scores for course placement.

      You can then schedule an appointment with an advisor.

      • See COMPASS sample questions.
      • Schedule a COMPASS assessment.
      • Recent high school graduates: You may want to consider taking COMPASS assessments if you took your ACT exam as a junior. You may place higher with COMPASS scores, especially if you took a math class as a senior.
      • See ACT and COMPASS placement charts.
    • Step 4: Orientation
    • Orientation is required for all new students, including first-time high school guest students. Transfer students aren't required to attend orientation. Orientation is held on SC4’s Port Huron campus and is designed to assist students in getting off to a great start to their college careers. Campus tour and need-to-know information is provided. Call (810) 989-5520 to schedule orientation once ACT or COMPASS scores have been submitted.
    • Step 5: See an advisor
    • SC4 requires all students (unless you have a college degree) to meet with an advisor. The advising appointment helps students plan for classes for the first semester and obtain information regarding degrees/certificates. Call (810) 989-5520 to schedule an appointment. If you have a student number, click here to schedule online.

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    • Step 6: Activate your SC4 Portal
    • The SC4 Portal is a critical piece of your college experience. From within the portal, you can check your student email, register for classes, request transcripts, view financial aid detail and more. Your SC4 acceptance letter provides you with username and password detail; use this information to activate your portal account. Contact Enrollment Services at (810) 989-5500 with questions.

      • Step 7: Register and pay for classes
      • Time to choose your classes.

        • Register through the SC4 Portal or in person in Room 105, SC4 Welcome Center.
        • Registration cannot be done by phone.

        Check out tuition information for details on budget payment plans and early enrollment/no money down payment dates.

      • Step 8: Get photo taken for Skippers ID card
      • ID Card

        Visit the second floor of the SC4 Welcome Center to get your student ID photo taken. You must provide photo ID (valid driver license, state ID or passport) to verify identity.

        You'll need to show your ID card to use SC4 services. Plus, you can get discounts at area businesses just by showing your card.

      • Step 9: You are ready. Go to class!
      • The most important step toward success is showing up. Head to class and study every day, and you’ll soon earn your degree.