State Fair Community College

Student Types

First-time Freshmen

Students who have never attended a college or university since graduating from a high school or homeschool program or obtaining their high school equivalency are considered first-time freshmen. Students with only Dual Credit are considered first-time freshmen.
  1. Complete an Online Application.
  2. Official high school or homeschool transcripts*
    For students who wish to show proof of A+ qualification and/or completion of a high school biology course for a pre-requisite, you must submit an official high school or homeschool transcript.
  3. Official college transcripts*
    For students who earned dual credit while in high school, you must submit all official college transcripts.
  4. Official Placement Scores*
    All students must complete the free COMPASS exam or show proof of placement from ACT, SAT, or ASSET tests or earned grade in College Math and English. You can make arrangements to take a placement exam with the Testing Center, if needed.
  5. Official documentation of Articulated Credit, Advanced Credit, or CLEP tests*, if applicable.
  6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need information from the previous year's federal tax returns to complete the FASFA. Click on how to pay for college for a link to the FASFA form and more information about financial aid and SFCC scholarships.

GEM – Air Force

Active duty military members seeking to complete Community College of the Air Force credits are considered GEM students. GEM students are considered non-degree seeking and not eligible for financial aid at SFCC; if you wish to use financial aid or receive a degree or certificate from SFCC, you must choose another student type.

To become a GEM Student, complete an Online Application.

International Students

Students who are not legal residents of the United States are considered International Students. International students must meet the federal government requirements through the Student Exchange and Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to be granted an I-20 and have paid the SEVIS- I-901 fee. Permanent residents do not complete the International Student application but rather another application type. For specific requirements, please see International Students.

Non-Degree Seeking Students

Students who want to take classes at SFCC for personal interest or who are not interested in receiving a degree or certificate from SFCC are considered Non-Degree Seeking. Non-degree seeking students are not eligible for financial aid at SFCC; if you wish to use financial aid, you must choose another student type.

To become a Non-Degree Seeking Student, complete an Online Application.

Returning Students

Students who have previously attended or attempted credit at SFCC are considered Returning Students. If you have not completed an application or attended classes within the last two years, then you must submit a new application for admission.
  1. Complete an Online Application.
  2. Official high school or homeschool transcripts*
    For students who wish to show proof of A+ qualification and/or completion of a high school biology course for a pre-requisite, you must submit an official high school or homeschool transcript.
  3. Official college transcripts*
    You must submit official transcripts from all colleges where credit was earned or attempted, including dual credit earned in high school. You do not need to request your SFCC transcript.
  4. Official Placement Scores*
    All students must complete the free COMPASS exam or show proof of placement from ACT, SAT, or ASSET tests or earned grade in College Math and English. You can make arrangements to take a placement exam with the Testing Center, if needed.
  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need information from the previous year's federal tax returns to complete the FASFA. Click on how to pay for college for a link to the FASFA form and more information about financial aid and SFCC scholarships.

Transfer Students

Students who have attended or attempted at least one semester of credit at another college are considered Transfer Students. This does not include students with only dual credit earned in high school. Use the Transfer Articulation tool to see how your courses will transfer to SFCC. If you do not see your college listed, contact the Office of Academic Records and Registrar at (660) 530-5829.
  1. Complete an Online Application.
  2. Official high school or homeschool transcripts*
    For students who wish to show proof of A+ qualification and/or completion of a high school biology course for a pre-requisite, you must submit an official high school or homeschool transcript.
  3. Official college transcripts*
    You must submit official transcripts from all colleges where credit was earned or attempted, including dual credit earned in high school. You do not need to request your SFCC transcript.
  4. Official Placement Scores*
    All students must complete the free COMPASS exam or show proof of placement from ACT, SAT, or ASSET tests or earned grade in College Math and English. You can make arrangements to take a placement exam with the Testing Center, if needed.
  5. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You will need information from the previous year's federal tax returns to complete the FASFA. Click on how to pay for college for a link to the FASFA form and more information about financial aid and SFCC scholarships.

Visiting Students

Current students of another institution wishing to take classes at SFCC are considered Visiting Students. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid at SFCC; if you wish to use financial aid, you must choose another student type.

To become a Visiting Student, complete an Online Application.

* Please send all official documents to:
State Fair Community College
Office of Admissions
3201 W. 16th St.
Sedalia, MO 65301

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