Returning Students

Welcome back! We are excited to have you return to Southern Crescent.


Admissions Process

The sections below will guide you step-by-step through the application process. We want to make this process as simple and easy as possible for you.


  Step 1: Submit an UPDATED Admissions Application

Apply

There are many ways to conveniently apply to our college:

Application fee waiver

Former student application fee is waived.

If you have any questions about the application or admissions feel free to email admissions@sctech.edu or contact us at 770-228-7348.

To check your online application status, follow the instructions on Online Application Status.

College Transcripts

If interested in transferable credit, you may send in all college transcripts recieved since last attending Southern Crescent. To request your college transcripts:

  • Please contact your other college for instructions.
  • Many colleges use online transcript services. Check with your college to find out.

NOTE: If the transcript is in a language other than English, provide official English translations of all secondary and post-secondary records and evaluations of those records by an approved independent evaluation service. Applicants must pay the costs of having their records translated and/or evaluated. At a minimum, applicants must have the equivalent of a high school diploma for most programs. If an applicant has an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree, a high school transcript is not required. After applicants submit this documentation, the Student Affairs Office will evaluate their application material.

Testing requirement will depend upon previous test scores and/or classes taken.

TCSG Procedure 6.2.2p: “Each college shall be responsible for the verification of the lawful presence in the United States of every successfully admitted student applying for Georgia resident tuition status as required by state and federal immigration laws.”

How can a student verify lawful presence?

  • Students who file a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and are eligible for federal student aid will have their lawful presence verified as part of the FAFSA process.
  • A clear copy of an original or certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory, A U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240). The copy must very clearly show the raised or written seal to be acceptable.
  • A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570).
  • A U.S. Certificate of Citizenship (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).
  • A current U.S. Passport.
  • Unexpired Georgia and select out of state Drivers licenses and state ID cards can be accepted under certain conditions. It must be a Real ID and not contain any of the verbiage listed in the table on the Admissions Policy page.  If the copy received has the top portion of the card cut off the document will not satisfy lawful presence.
  • A current military ID (service member only, not dependent). Documented using the Confirmation of Review of Military ID Worksheet – A photocopy is not acceptable.
  • A current, valid Permanent Resident Card (USCIS form I-151 or I-551). We require both the front & back sides of your Permanent Resident Card to be submitted. It must not expire before the first day of class of the term the student will start classes.
  • Students admitted on an F, J or M Visa will have their lawful presence verified through the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS).
  • Students admitted on any other Visa will have their lawful presence verified through the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program.

Complete the FAFSA

To receive any financial aid you must complete the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov).

  • Southern Crescent’s School Code is: 005621

This application is required for the Pell Grant, HOPE Grant, HOPE Scholarship, Student Access Loan, and other financial assistance programs.

Individuals may apply for financial aid BEFORE being before accepted to the College.

If you would like to learn more about what financial aid may be available to you, visit our Financial Aid page.

Complete a ‘HOPE Scholarship Evaluation Request Form’

If you are enrolling in an Associate’s Degree program please complete the “Hope Scholarship Evaluation Request Form”

The request form is not available for completion online. Download, print and submit to the Registrar’s Office at any SCTC location.

Acceptance Letter

Be sure to check your Online Application Stuatus to keep track of your application process. Statuses are updated as documents are received.

You should receive your acceptance letter in about 24-48 hours via email after you have been accepted.

Meet with Career Advisor

Meet with your Career Advisor to register for your classes.

You can find out how to contact your advisor on the Advisement page.

Attend Orientation (ROAR)

SCTC provides an orientation program to fully inform new and returning students on all areas of the College. The orientation session provides an opportunity for students to become familiar with the policies and procedures, and programs of study. It will also introduce students to the college administrators and student activities. Students are responsible for obtaining information presented at orientation sessions.

For details please visit the ROAR (Orientation) page.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Full payment of outstanding charges is due to the college the day before the semester begins.

For Tuition and Fees details/information, visit the Tuition and Fees page.