There is no doubt that earning an education will be one of the most important investments your child will make. We understand. Know that South Suburban College is committed to the success of its students and that we take seriously our call to help one achieve his or her educational goals, while developing the life skills necessary to flourish outside the classroom, as well. This webpage is dedicated in assisting you with helping your son or daughter to make a smooth transition to SSC.
Attention New and Future Students
South Suburban College requires all incoming students to provide a social security number on their SSC application. Your social security number is required in order for you to receive financial aid or a 1098T, as well as for the college’s compliance with state and federal reporting requirements. Your SSN will be stored in a single secured location and will not be used for internal college business. A state issued ID is required for proof of residency before application will be processed.
Stop in Room 2348 first!
The Office of Admissions for help with ALL aspects of the admission and registration process.
Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Parent Frequently Asked Questions
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) authorizes disclosure only under strict guidelines and when required by law. South Suburban College does not sell, trade, loan or distribute personally identifiable information submitted on our web site or contained in individual student education records. This includes email addresses, phone numbers, addresses, credit card information, and social security numbers.
The Office of Financial Aid in Room 2355 can help you find out about scholarships, grants and student employment. All students applying for financial assistance (including scholarships) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to assess eligibility. Students should apply as early in the year as possible.
In order to ensure that all new students intending to pursue a degree or certificate are placed into courses which are appropriate for their skill level, South Suburban College requires a placement test in Reading, English and Mathematics to determine if you are ready for college level courses. A student can walk in to the Assessment Center which is located on the second floor in room 2266 and test anytime during scheduled hours of operation on a first-come first serve basis. You will need a Government issued picture ID.
You can browse or download the latest SSC College Catalog from the link below or stop by the any of the campuses to pick up a printed version of the catalog. If you would like a copy sent to you in the mail, contact the Office of Admissions or call (708) 210-5718.
To receive in-district tuition at South Suburban College, all new students must provide proof of established residency within Community College District 510 at least 30 days prior to initial term registration. Classification of residency remains in effect for the entire term.
A total of three documents (one from each category shown here) will be required to verify in-district residency. Each document must list the student’s name and residential address (not a Post Office box), and at least one of the documents must be dated within the last 30 days.
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Most registrations are completed through “My SSC” (Portal). This allows students to have 24 hour access even during college closed periods. Registration is the process of enrolling for classes by entering your selection of courses by days and times into the computer and making full payment of all tuition and fees. Payment can be made via: cash, checks, Visa, Discover, Master Card or FACTS deferred payment plan.
Students will be allowed to change their class schedule only through the add/drop period for the term. This process must be completed through your “My SSC” (Portal).
Students wishing to withdrawal from a class are required to meet with a counselor to discuss the academic impact of withdrawing from classes with the instructor and possibly the Financial Aid office prior to withdrawing from classes. The student must then bring the completed Official Withdrawal form to Registration to be processed.
Free tutoring services are available through the college’s Academic Assistance Center. The Academic Assistance Center is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) for Regular/Level 1 and Advanced/Level 2. CRLA is a member of CAS (Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education). Equipment for our Special Needs Population and speed reading are available.
The Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a one-credit hour course that can help you be more successful; it allows students to get the information they need to succeed. OCS 121 is required for students who test into two or more developmental courses from the Compass Placement Test and/or plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.
If you can not reach your son/daughter through conventional means (text, cell phone, etc.), call the Campus Police at (708) 596-2000 ext. 2235. They will send an officer to your child’s location.