Information for Students

We are doing everything possible to keep services and instruction uninterrupted and keep your learning on track, but we know you have questions. The information below will hopefully answer those questions.

How do I apply for HEERF III / ARP Student Aid Funding for Students?

The Summer 2022 Emergency Grant application is closed; the HEERF III/ARP emergency student aid funds have been exhausted. Students who have financial needs or faced with unexpected expenses as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic can contact their academic advisor at for information on local services and resources. Students who submitted an Emergency Grant application prior to May 21, 2022 will be notified via email when the application has been reviewed.

What are the Campus Operational Hours?

Campuses are open 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.

If it is more convenient for you, please continue to seek any assistance that you need through email when possible. If you don't know who to contact, please call the main college phone number, (937) 393-3431, or view the staff directory.

What if I'm sick or have been exposed to COVID-19?

All questions and concerns related to COVID-19 should be directed to the COVID-19 Coordinator, Susan Morris, by phone (937) 509-7828 or email

Use the Student Process Map for COVID19 Concern and COVID19 Close Contacts to assist with determining the process to resolve transmission threats to our SSCC community.

For more information on symptom monitoring, testing, and guidelines for suspected cases, exposure, and close contact visit the Response Procedure webpage.

Given what is currently know about COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, CDC is shortening the recommended time for isolation for the public. The guidelines have been adopted by ODH and we will implement these guidelines at SSCC. This information will be updated on the SSCC website and published in next week's newsletter.


  • People with COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), follow that by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.
  • People who are exposed to COVID19, who are unvaccinated or vaccinated, but not up-to-date or have NOT received the booster in the timeline recommended, follow a 5 day quarantine and test. If test positive or develop symptoms, then follow the guideline for People with COVID19 (refer to 1.).

The change is motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.

There are some specifics that are outlined in the following document from ODH.

What to do if you have COVID 19 reguarless of symptoms or vaccination status.

What to do if you were exposed to someone who has COVID 19 and your COVID 19 vaccines are up-to-date.

What to do if you were exposed to someone who has COVID 19 and you are unvaccinated or your vaccines are not up-to-date.

Impact on Student Clinical Activities

At Southern State Community College, the health, safety and well-being of our students, faculty, staff and their families is of the utmost importance. If you are registered this fall for an onsite course, you will be expected to follow specific guidelines established by the CDC, Ohio Department of Health, local health departments and the College. Please review the Impact on Student Clinical Activities guidelines and keep them in mind as you prepare for clinical activities.

STUDENT Request for Facial Covering Exemption

This form is used to initiate a request for an exemption from wearing a facial covering at the college due to a health condition. Please complete the Request for Facial Covering Exemption Form. Once submitted, you may be contacted for additional information. Please note that an exemption based on the submission of this form is considered temporary in the case that the request requires medical documentation to support a permanent exemption. Medical information obtained during this process will require your consent in accordance with the Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA, and is confidential and only notification of approved accommodation will be shared with persons needing to know.

Healthy CONNECT Pledge

SSCC's goal is to connect you to a healthy future by overcoming fear and nurturing good lifestyle choices needed to eliminate COVID-19 transmission. As a SSCC student, staff or community member, we ask you to take care of yourself and your community and pledge your compliance to the expectations outlined in the pledge. Take the SSCC Healthy CONNECT Pledge!

Travel During COVID-19

SSCC will be observing the CDC guidelines for travel, therefore all employees and students should plan accordingly. The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is no longer issuing a travel advisory for those entering Ohio after traveling to states reporting positive testing rates of 15% or higher. Instead, ODH has revised its travel guidance to encourage Ohioans to carefully review Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance when considering travel.

This change means the state-by-state list will no longer be updated. Even as more individuals are vaccinated across the United States and in Ohio and testing availability continues to improve, travelers should still practice appropriate public health measures to slow the spread of COVID-19, such as wearing masks, practicing physical distancing, and washing your hands.

Wear a Mask. Stay 6 feet apart. Avoid Crowds. Get a Vaccine.

CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated, because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, follow CDC's recommendations for unvaccinated people traveling internationally or domestically. For all travel, take preventive measures to protect yourself and others, such as wearing a mask for the duration of your trip. Masks are required on planes, buses, trains, and other forms of public transportation traveling into, within, or out of the United States and in U.S. transportation hubs such as airports and stations.

Updated CDC guidance related to domestic travel during the COVID-19 pandemic includes recommendations and requirements based on vaccination status. In a nutshell, it looks like this:

Domestic Travel Recommendations and Requirements

CDC Travel Resources

For domestic and international travelers, the complete CDC travel recommendations can be found here. Topics will assist you whether you are planning domestic or international travel with: safer travel ideas; requirements and health notices; when it's a "no go" or those that are prohibited from entry into the US; what to do after travel; cruise ship travel; and communication resources and FAQs. Check Travel Planner for state, local, tribal, and territorial government restrictions before traveling.

Timing is Everything

Finally, you may face the dreaded question of when to postpone your travel...

Check these common scenarios to see if you or your travel companions should postpone your travel. This list does not include all possible situations. Talk to your healthcare provider before you travel if you are unsure whether any of these situations apply to you or your travel companions. CDC will continue to update this information here as we learn more about COVID-19.

Don't travel or cross borders while sick.

Don't travel while infectious with Covid-19 even if you dont have symptoms.

If you are not fully vaccinated, do not travel, and self-quarantine by seperating yourself from others.

Postpone your travel until you get your test results.

Be prepared! Getting trip cancellation insurance might help ensure you are able to make a last-minute cancellation or change your itinerary without losing money on flights, cruises, train tickets, or pre-paid lodgings.

How do I report my absence?

The same way you always have. Contact your instructor.

Contact or (937) 509-7828 for COVID-19 related issues.

Are Student Services such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Tutoring, and Registration available?

These services can be accessed by telephone, email, Zoom (virtual meeting), or in-person from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. Appointments can be requested by telephone or email.

  Name Email Phone
Disabilities Molly Clevenger ext 2604
Tutoring Jackie Potts ext 2882
Registration Fran Roberts ext 2613
Financial Aid Kaylynn Bell ext 2515
Admissions Lauri Bolitho ext 2607
Advising Misi Griffith ext 2825
Counseling Tom Payton ext 2713
Business Office Jeanna Morgan ext 2652
How will this impact College Credit Plus (CCP)?
How can I make a payment?

Payments may be made as follows:

  • How to make a payment using the web.
    Go to: > My Records> Login> Account Information> My Balances By Semester> Make a Payment
  • How to make a payment using the automated Pay By Phone line:
    You will need to know your student ID number and the amount you want to pay.
    Call 1-800-628-7722.
    Press # to Make a Payment and follow the prompts.
  • Address to Mail a payment:
    Southern State Community College
    PO Box 880
    Hillsboro, Ohio 45133
  • How to make a payment in-person.
    Payments can be made at the Business Office, located in Hillsboro at the Central Campus, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. After hours payments can be made at Drop Box located outside the Student Services window at the Central Campus.
Are there any implications to my financial aid because of COVID-19?

As long as you remain in your course, your financial aid should be uninterrupted. However, the financial aid department has established virtual solutions to continue meeting your needs and answering your questions. Emails are easiest for our team to address, but if you would like to call, you are welcome to do so. Financial Aid Questions: or call 937-393-3431 ext. 2515

Can I still register for Classes?

Registration for the 2022 Summer Semester is now open! Registration for the 2022 Fall Semester begins on March 14th. As a current student, you are able to register online through the MySSCC/MyRecords portal when the appropriate registration period opens. The Advising Center Staff are working in-person and remotely, and are ready to assist you through your registration planning and process. In-person appointments will follow the campus operational hours listed above. Contact the Advising Center at 800.628.7722 ext. 2825 or

Are you still accepting admissions applications at this time?

Absolutely, and invite your friends to complete one too! Complete yours today by visiting

Will placement testing still be offered?

Due to the distancing provisions around COVID-19 we are offering remote placement testing and limited on-site placement testing options. If you are needing to take the placement assessment please complete the Placement Assessments Form and we will contact you via email or phone to schedule testing. To schedule an appointment with an Academic/Career Advisor to register for an upcoming semester please email or contact the Advising Center at 937-393-3431, ext. 2825.

How can I get my high school or college transcript delivered to the Admission's Office?

High school transcripts can be delivered in-person to the Admission's Office from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday. High school transcripts can also be sent via email or mail. Whatever is easiest for you, here's our contact information. Email transcripts to or mail to Attn: Admissions Office, 100 Hobart Dr., Hillsboro, OH 45133.

Official College transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to the SSCC Records office. Mail to Attn: Records office, 100 Hobart Dr., Hillsboro, OH 45133. In-person delivery of college transcripts won't be accepted unless they are in a sealed envelope from the college.

If you have any questions about admissions or the status of your application please contact Lauri Bolitho, Admissions Assistant, at 937-393-3431, ext. 2607 or email

What if I don't have internet access or a laptop?

We are offering a limited number of free wireless hotspot devices and/or laptops to students who do not have Internet access or a laptop at home. Reserve yours today by visiting the Wireless Hotspots & Laptops at Home webpage.