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New Student Checklist

As a newly admitted Southern State student, there's a lot to do. Here's a list of the most important things to do after you're admitted. For a printable version view the New Student Checklist (PDF).

Campus visits are offered at any of our campus locations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - 4:00pm by appointment.

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Apply for Admission at sscc.edu/admissions OR contact Admissions 937.393.3431 x2607

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A high school transcript or GED certificate is required in order to receive Financial Aid. Send final transcript to the Office of Admission.

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Official college or military transcript must be sent to Admissions; 100 Hobart Dr.; Hillsboro, OH 45133

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The Free Application for Federal Student Aid can be completed at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 937.393.3431 x2610 for more information.

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Placement assessment or ACT scores are required of all degree-seeking students. Taking the placement assessment before meeting with an advisor is strongly recommended. Contact the Testing Center at 937.393.3431 x2607 to schedule your assessment.

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All full-time and/or degree-seeking students must meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. Contact the Advising Center at 937.393.3431 x2825, studentsuccess@sscc.edu, or download the "Navigate Student" app from the App Store or Google Play.

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Visit the SSCC website, for important registration deadlines including registration, dropping/adding classes, or withdrawing. Meet with your Advisor to register for classes.

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Payments or payment arrangements can be made in the Business Office, 937.393.3431 x2652

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Visit Online Courses. This page states requirements that all online students must meet, provides instructions for getting started in an online course, and offers guidelines to help students decide if online learning is right for them. Students may also register for CRDW 1100 - Student Canvas Orientation.

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All first-time students are expected to complete the new student orientation that will be offered online ONLY. Information about the online orientation will be provided to you. Please contact Jim Barnett at 937.393.3431 x2677 or email jbarnett11@sscc.edu for more information or if you have questions.

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Child Care is available through YMCA Patri-Tots Learning Center on Central Campus and North Campus. For information, 937.393.3431 x2629.

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If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact Molly Clevenger, Disability Services Coordinator at 937.393.3431 x2604 or mclevenger@sscc.edu.

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Southern State Community College does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: James Bland, Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management | Title IX Lead Coordinator 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133 | jbland@sscc.edu | 800.628.7722, Ext. 2510 or Mindy Markey-Grabill, Executive Director of Human Resources | Title IX Coordinator 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133 | mmarkey@sscc.edu | 800.628.7722, Ext. 2550.

Schedule a Visit

Visiting a Southern State Campus is one of the best ways to CONNECT you to SSCC!

Campus visits are offered at all four of our campus locations; Brown County Campus, Central Campus, Fayette Campus, and North campus, and are offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am - 4:00pm by appointment. During your tour you will receive information about everything from admissions and financial aid to academics, as well as getting a look at the actual campus. Click the link below to register for a campus visit.

Register for a Campus Visit

Apply for Admission

Southern State makes it easy to apply for college! We have no mandatory grade point averages, specific test requirements or other intimidating admission guidelines.

Complete an Application for Admission

Complete the application for admission either online or print the form and mail or drop it off at Southern State’s Office of Admission. There is no fee to submit this form and there are no deadlines for application.

Submit a Copy of your High School Transcript

Have a copy of your high school transcript or GED certificate sent to the Admissions Office, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133. A high school transcript or GED certificate is required in order to receive financial aid.

Transfer Students: Request College Transcript

If you have attended another college, contact the Records Office of the previous college(s) and have an official college transcript(s) sent to the SSCC Admissions Office, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133.

Complete FAFSA

Students should complete the FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov/. Use Southern State Community College School Code = 012870.

Note: Financial aid is NOT automatically renewed each year. Students must reapply each year to be considered for financial assistance. FAFSA results received prior to July 1 will be considered for priority aid (SEOG and college Work Study). Scholarship applications received by March 15 will receive priority processing as well.

Additional Note: Classes taken that are not required in the student's major will not be covered by federal financial aid.

For more information visit the Financial Aid Office webpage or call at 937.393.3431 x2610

Take the Placement Assessment

Placement assessment is required of all degree-seeking students. Current assessment dates, times, and locations are available on the Placement Assessment webpage. For Accuplacer Prep, please visit the Accuplacer Prep webpage to view instructional videos and worksheets. Taking the placement assessment before meeting with an advisor is strongly recommended.

*Transfer students who have completed English and/or math at a previous institution may be exempt from this requirement.

Meet with an Advisor

All full-time and/or degree-seeking students must meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes. Contact the Advising Center at 937.393.3431 x2825, studentsuccess@sscc.edu, or download the "Navigate Student" app from the App Store or Google Play.

The office is located in room 404.10 on Central Campus and operates from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. However, advising services are offered on all Campus Locations.

Register for Classes

Visit the Registration webpage to access the current Registration Guide for helpful resources and information on registering for classes. For important registration dates, visit the Academic Calendar. Meet with your Advisor to register for classes.

Make Payment Arrangements

All Tuition & Fees must be paid in full before registration is complete. Payments may be made as follows:

  • Online by accessing your MyRecords account. (24/7 service)
  • Automated phone system - 1-800-628-7722 Press # when prompted - Have your id number and payment amount ready. (24/7 service)
  • Mailed to PO Box 880 Hillsboro, Ohio 45133.
  • In person - At the Business Office located in Hillsboro at the Central Campus.
  • By phone - 1-800-628-7722 Ext. 2652

Online Courses

Visit the Online Courses webpage to view the requirements that all online students must meet for online courses, instructions for getting started in an online course, and guidelines to help students decide if online learning is right for them. Students may also register for CRDW 1100 - Student Canvas Orientation.

Attend a New Student Orientation
(now offered online ONLY)

New Student Orientation is the best way to start your college career off right! New students are expected to participate in the mandatory orientation that will be offered online ONLY. You must be registered for classes to participate in online orientation. If you need to schedule classes or make changes to your current schedule please contact the Advising Center at 1-800-628-7722, Ext. 2825 to schedule an appointment. Information about the online orientation will be provided to you. Please contact Jim Barnett at 937.393.3431 x2677 or email jbarnett11@sscc.edu for more information or if you have questions.

Disabilities Accommodations

Southern State's Office of Disability Services' mission is to provide reasonable accommodations to those who qualify, along with sharing knowledge, and access to resources to promote diversity and empowerment.

If you need accommodations due to a disability, please contact Molly Clevenger, Disability Services Coordinator at 937.393.3431 x2604 or mclevenger@sscc.edu.