High School Graduate with No Previous College Credit

First time students to SSC should stop by the Office of Admissions for assistance with the admissions process – Main Campus Room 2348

To register for classes at SSC for the first time, you should complete the following steps:

1. Apply Online

2. High School Transcripts

If you are a high school graduate, make sure that your high school has forwarded your transcripts to SSC Admissions. If you are a GED student, have your official High School Equivalency (HSE) transcripts sent to SSC. In Cook County, call 847-328-9795.

3. Financial Aid

If you want to be considered for Financial Aid, you must complete the Federal Financial Aid Form. Bring the completed form to the SSC Financial Aid Office for electronic processing, or you may apply online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Normal turnaround for this option is 7-10 business days.

4. Placement Testing/Group Advising/Counselor Appointment

New full-time college students must register for a Placement Testing/Group Advising session. If you have taken the test at Prairie State, Moraine Valley, Kankakee or Joliet Junior College, bring your Student Advising Report to the Assessment Center. Course selection for your first semester will take place during Group Advising.

If you need further assistance, schedule an appointment to see a counselor. Please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 5724.

5. Register for Classes

My SSC provides enhanced self-service capabilities for
registration, course planning, student financial information, and email. All students attempting to access My SSC need to have completed the application process.

Any student without a user name and password, needs to visit the Office of Admissions (main campus), with a valid, government issued, photo ID to retrieve your information.

If you do not live in-district, but are using a charge-back agreement, cooperative agreement, work-in-district waiver, etc., you still need to register online, but then must come to the registration counter, on campus, to have your tuition rate adjusted (be sure to bring proper documentation).

We’re glad to have you as a new student at SSC!