Enrolling in college can be a scary thing, hence we have created a list of frequently asked questions designed to help you with this process. If you have a question that isn’t listed below, drop us an email at admissions@sfccmo.edu, and we will respond as soon as possible during operating hours. Click Academic Advising Zoom Room from 3-4 p.m. on Tuesdays through Thursdays if you have a quick advising question.


Applying to SFCC

  • I want to start classes, where do I start?

    Your first step is to apply online; you can click here to start: https://www.sfccmo.edu/admissions-financial-aid/admissions/what-kind-of-student-are-you/. You should read the student types and apply as whichever type of student best fits your needs. When starting the application, you should click “First Time User Account Creation” to make a new Login ID and pin. The Login ID should be unique from anything anyone else has created before you. Your PIN can be your six-digit birthday. Keep this Login ID and PIN just in case you need it for the future. Please do not use an old high school email on this application. Once you’re finished, we will email you with your next steps!

  • I applied for a previous semester but didn’t take classes, do I still have to apply?

    Yes, but if you remember your old Login ID and PIN, you can log in to your old application, then click “Add New.” Choose the correct term that you’d like to enroll in now, and it should auto fill all your previous responses!

    If you don’t remember your old Login ID, you can click “First time user account creation” and create a new, unique Login ID and PIN.

  • What is my student ID number?

    Your student ID number is a unique identifier for you, that is used in place of your social security number. It is listed on the emails and letters we send you in the top right corner. If you cannot find your Student ID Number, email admissions@sfccmo.edu with your full name, date of birth, last four of your social, and address on file and we will respond with your Student ID Number.

  • When can I enroll in classes?

    Once you finish all items that Admissions needs from you, you will be accepted! Then, you can make a Navigator appointment to enroll in classes.

Getting Admitted

  • Do I need to send a copy of my high school transcript to you?

    High school transcripts are not required for admissions; however, we might need it for other reasons, such as: if you are an A+ student, if you are a student athlete, if you are planning on taking Anatomy at SFCC, and some scholarship requirements.

  • What are placement test scores?

    Your placement scores are used to place you in the level of math, writing or reading that is right for your skill level. You may take either the ACT, Accuplacer or the SAT to determine your placement scores. You may email testing@sfccmo.edu to schedule the Accuplacer exam.

  • What if I’m not satisfied with the courses I place into?

    If your placement scores do not place you into the course that is required for your degree, you will begin at the level in which you placed and work your way through each course to the required one. Students may retest every seven (7) calendar days. There is a $15.00 fee for each retest.

  • I’m a transfer student; do I still need to take the placement test?

    If you have an official college transcript from a regionally accredited institution documenting the following coursework, you do not need to take a placement test

    • A grade of C or higher in any SFCC equivalent course with a MATH subject prefix.
    • A grade of C or higher in an SFCC equivalent course with an ENGL subject prefix, excluding ENGL 106.
  • Do I have to send my college transcript if I never completed or don’t want the credit?

    Yes, if you are a degree-seeking student, SFCC requires official transcripts from all colleges attended. Transcripts must come directly from the college and can be sent via mail, email add-drop@sfccmo.edu, fax 660-596-7472, or electronically to the Academic Records and Registrar office.

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Common Holds (things that prevent enrollment)

  • How do I know what holds I have?

    Log on to your mySFCC, under Academics, scroll down to the “Academic Profile” box, click “Holds.”

  • What is a Social Security/Name Verification Hold?

    This hold either means the social security number or name you entered on your application doesn’t match our previous records. To satisfy this hold, please send a copy of your driver’s license and social security card to the Academic Records and Registrar office in person, via mail, email add-drop@sfccmo.edu, or fax 660-596-7472. If your name has changed, a SSN/Name Change form will need to be completed and submitted with the required supporting documents.

  • What is a Date of Birth Hold?

    This hold means your date of birth entered on your application doesn’t match our previous records. To satisfy this hold, you can send a copy of your driver’s license or birth certificate to the Academic Records and Registrar office in person, via mail, email add-drop@sfccmo.edu, or fax 660-596-7472.

  • What is a Missing College Transcript hold?

    This hold means our records indicate you have previously attended another college. SFCC requires official transcripts from all colleges This hold can be placed even after being accepted into the college. If you have never attempted credit from that institution, you will need to request that institution to send our Academic Records and Registrar office a Letter of Nonattendance. This can be sent via mail, email add-drop@sfccmo.edu, or fax 660-596-7472.

  • What is a Campus Judicial Officer Hold?

    This hold is placed because you indicated that you have been arrested for, charged with, or convicted of, a felony. Our SFCC policy requires you to now provide a national background check and meet with the Campus Judicial Officer to review your felony history prior to enrollment in classes. To request a background check, go to https://portal.castlebranch.com/TB16 and order a background check for $15.00. After receiving notification your background check is ready for review, please contact one of the sites below to schedule your appointment with a campus judicial officer. Meetings usually take just a few minutes.

    • Sedalia (660) 596-7297
    • Boonville Kemper Campus (660) 882-3090
    • Truman Regional Education Center (Clinton) (660) 383-1600
    • Lake of the Ozarks (573) 348-0888
    • Whiteman Air Force Base (660) 563-3358

After you’re accepted

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