Three → Enrolling and going to classes
In session two, you completed an education plan and are now ready to select and enroll in classes. You can call the Advising and Resource Center (ARC) to make an appointment with an ARC advisor to enroll. The telephone number for the ARC is (660) 530-5831; office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Before you enroll online for classes, you need to learn about mySTAR, college's information portal and the place where you can enroll in classes, pay your bill, and check grades; access your student e-mail, groups, SFCC Online, library databases; and view campus news and events. Click on mySTAR Navigation for a guide to access and explore some of the features of mySTAR. It is very important that you access mySTAR on a daily basis because this is the primary communication tool between you and the college.
First time students must enroll with an ARC advisor. Returning students will then be able to enroll online using the following instructions. You may want to click on the printer icon in the upper right corner and print the following information to use while enrolling.
- Click on the mySTAR icon at the top right of this page.
- Enter student ID and password.
- Select the Student tab.
- Locate the Registration Tools channel and select Look Up Classes.
- Select the appropriate term and click Submit.
- Use the selection options to search for classes. Only the Subject field is required to search for classes.
- For Subject, select the appropriate category (example Speech, English, Mathematics, History, Sociology, etc.) You must select at lease one subject.
- For Course Number, type in the appropriate 3-digit number, such as 101, 102, etc. (leaving blank will return ALL courses in the subject area).
- For Campus, select the site at which you want to attend classes or if you want to view online classes, then select that option.
- Now click Class Search at bottom of screen.
- Click the box next to the class you want--make sure to check the Date Range to ensure you are selecting the class with the start and end time that you want.
- Scroll to the bottom of your screen and click Register; repeat this process for all courses in which you want to enroll
- Click on Return to Student Tab (upper left corner) to return to mySTAR.
When you are finished, return to the Student tab to view and print your tuition and fee charges.
- Locate the My Statement channel and click Statement and Payment History
- Use the links at the bottom of the page for more information
- Click Back to Student Tab at the top left to return to mySTAR
Paying for classes
By enrolling in classes, each student accepts responsibility for payment of all tuition and fees due to the college. Every student must make tuition payment arrangements according to the due dates that are based on when you have enroll in classes. Click on Tuition Payment Information to learn about payment deadlines and options.
Hopefully you submitted a Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FASFA) at the time you submitted your admissions application. If not, submit the FASFA now. It is recommended that you apply early to ensure that your aid will be in place for the semester in which you want to take classes. You will need information from the previous year's federal tax returns to complete the FASFA; apply as early as February 1. Click on how to pay for college for a link to the FASFA form and other information about SFCC scholarships.
A federal financial aid application is good for one academic year; you will need to apply each year you attend college.
If your FASFA has been processed, most likely you will be able to view the status of your financial aid by going to the Financial Aid Requirements channel in mySTAR. Here is a guide to help you understand the information in this channel: mySTAR FA.
Do you have A+ funds to pay for college? Students who attend A+ designated high schools and have met the criteria for the A+ program may use these funds at SFCC. Click on A+ for more information.
You can purchase textbooks and supplies from the SFCC Bookstore located on the Sedalia campus or order them online. Visit www.sfccmo.edu/bookstore (select the "24/7" link), call (660) 530-5840, or send an e-mail to email@example.com to place your order or for more information. The bookstore also has a book buy back program that helps you stretch your dollars. However, the buy back does not cover all textbooks; check the bookstores Web site for details on this program.
Adding and dropping classes
Prior to the first day of each term (first 5-week, 8-week, second 5 or 8- week, 16-week classes, etc.), you can add and drop classes in mySTAR by going to the Registration Tools channel on the Student tab and clicking on the Add or Drop Classes. To add or drop a class, use the options available in the Action pull-down list.
After the third day of the term, you will need the instructor's signature on the Petition to Change Registration form or you can can request the instructor to send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The procedure for adding and dropping online classes is different. Online classes require instructor permission once the class has started.
Before dropping one or more classes, there are several important factors to consider. Read about the impact dropping a class has in this handout "Stop Before You Drop."
Final semester grades are part of your permanent academic record and are posted to your transcript. Your grades will display in the Student Grades channel on the Student tab in my STAR. If you have a financial obligation to the college, you will not be able to view your grades until the obligation has been met.
To continue enrollment at SFCC, you must make satisfactory academic progress. Both grades earned and hours attempted and completed are considered. A 2.0 grade point average (GPA) is the minimum requirement for graduation. To maintain minimum satisfactory academic progress, students must meet the following cumulative GPA upon completion of the following number of credit hours:
- 12 hours--1.50 GPA
- 24 hours--1.75 GPA
- 36 hours--1.85 GPA
- 48 hours--2.00 GPA