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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).

Apply for Admission

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

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Submit a Copy of your High School Transcript

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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Transfer Students: Request College Transcript

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

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Complete FAFSA

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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Take the Placement Assessment

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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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.

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Register for Classes

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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Make Payment Arrangements

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

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Online Courses

CRDW 1100 Student Canvas Orientation: All first-time students are expected to complete the Canvas Orientation. Please contact your advisor or Angel Mootispaw at amootispaw@sscc.edu for more information or if you have questions.

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Complete the New Student Orientation (now offered online ONLY)

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

Child Care is available through the YMCA Patri-Tots Learning Center on Central Campus. For information call 1.937.509.7044.

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Disabilities Accommodations

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.

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

There is no fee or deadline to submit the application for admission.
If you are a student in grades 7-12 and interested in College Credit Plus (CCP) please complete the College Credit Plus Application for Admission.

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 Records Office, 100 Hobart Drive, Hillsboro, OH 45133.

Complete FAFSA

Students should complete the FAFSA at www.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.

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

CRDW 1100 Student Canvas Orientation: All first-time students are expected to complete the Canvas Orientation. Please contact your advisor or Angel Mootispaw at amootispaw@sscc.edu for more information or if you have questions.

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.