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UPDATED JULY 6, IN-PERSON SERVICES NOW AVAILABLE

Regardless of the challenges we are all facing, Southern State is committed to fulfilling our mission and serving you in the best way possible. The obstacles are many and thankfully, you have chosen a resourceful education partner. From July 6th - August 14th, in-person services will be expanding, using general safety guidelines, of course. Services will also continue to be offered remotely during this time via video conferencing, phone, and any other means we could find to stay connected.

Above all, we want to remind you that your health and well-being are most important to us. Please take the time to read the Responsible RestartOhio Guidelines. We thank you for your patience as we recognize that new delivery models, amidst all the challenges you may be facing in your personal life, make this a tough situation. Again, we are doing everything possible to keep services and instruction uninterrupted and keep your learning on track, but we know you have questions. Here are some that others have asked:

What are the campus operational hours?

The College has entered a new phase of operation with expanded in-person services, using general safety guidelines, of course. General access to the campus will resume on the following schedule. Appointments outside these times can be made directly with the particular service or individual as their schedule permits.

Campus Operational Hours | July 6 - August 14

  Central Campus
(Hillsboro)
Brown Campus
(Mt. Orab)
Fayette Campus
(Washington CH)
Monday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed
Tuesday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Closed
Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Friday Closed Closed Closed

Are services such as Admissions, Financial Aid, Advising, Tutoring, Counseling, Disabilities, and Registration available?

These services can be accessed by telephone, email, Zoom (virtual meeting), or in-person following the above campus operational hours. Appointments can be requested by telephone, email, or scheduled in real time using the NAVIGATE app. If you are not yet using the NAVIGATE app, it is available on both iPhone and Android devices.

  Name Email Phone
Disabilities Molly Clevenger mclevenger@sscc.edu ext 2604
Tutoring Jackie Potts jpotts@sscc.edu ext 2882
Registration Fran Roberts froberts@sscc.edu ext 2613
Financial Aid Cindy Bloom cbloom@sscc.edu ext 2610
Admissions Lauri Bolitho lbolitho@sscc.edu ext 2607
Advising Misi Griffith mgriffith9@sscc.edu ext 2825
Counseling Tom Payton tpayton@sscc.edu ext 2713
Business Office Jeanna Morgan jmorgan@sscc.edu ext 2652

How will this impact College Credit Plus (CCP)?

View the College Credit Plus Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis Guidance for Students & Families.

How can I make a payment?

There are three ways you can make a payment:

  • How to make a payment using the web.
    Go to: www.sscc.edu > 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, following the campus operational hours listed above.

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: financialaid@sscc.edu or call 937-393-3431 ext. 2610

Can I still register for Fall Classes?

We are looking forward to reserving your space in classes for the next term and we are so glad you will be back. 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, studentsuccess@sscc.edu, or through NAVIGATE.

Are you still accepting admissions applications at this time?

Absolutely, and invite your friends to complete one too! Complete yours today by visiting https://www.sscc.edu/admissions/apply.shtml.

Are you still accepting Practical Nursing applications at this time?

The Nursing Department will be available to accept Practical Nursing applications on the following days:

  • Wednesday, July 15, 9am - 3pm
  • Tuesday, July 21, 11am - 5pm
  • Tuesday, July 28, 11am - 5pm
  • Tuesday, August 4, 11am - 5pm
  • Wednesday, August 5, 9am - 3pm
  • Monday, August 10, 9am - 3pm
  • Tuesday, August 11, 11am - 5pm
  • Wednesday, August 12, 9am - 3pm
  • Thursday, August 13, 11am - 5pm

For more information on the Practical Nursing application process, visit the Practical Nursing Program page.

Will placement testing still be offered?

On-site placement assessments are on hold for a bit. We hope the distancing provisions around COVID-19 will be dropped as soon as possible and when they are, you will be the first to know. We are currently registering students for remote placement assessments. Complete the Future Placement Assessments form and we will contact you to schedule testing. The remote testing is just an option and as soon as the provisions have been dropped we will start to offer on-site testing again. To schedule an appointment with an Academic/Career Advisor to register for an upcoming semester please email studentsuccess@sscc.edu 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 following the above campus operational hours. High school transcripts can also be sent via email or mail. Whatever is easiest for you, here's our contact information. Email transcripts to admissions@sscc.edu 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 lbolitho@sscc.edu.

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.