Degree status is granted to students who have declared an intention to pursue a particular degree or certificate by following a prescribed program and sequence of study.
Non-degree status is granted to applicants who wish to take courses for their own purposes without intending to seek any degree or certificate. A high school diploma is not required for admission, but age requirements may apply.
SFCC offers the following types of degrees:
The Associate in Arts degree is intended to prepare students to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at four-year institutions. The AA gives emphasis to those majoring in the Arts, Humanities and Behavioral and Social Sciences. Visit the Academics index page of our website for a list of education options.
The Associate in Science degree is intended to prepare students to transfer to bachelor’s degree programs at four-year institutions. The AS gives emphasis to those majoring in Engineering, Technology and the sciences with substantial undergraduate requirements in mathematics and the natural sciences. This program also allows students to develop a degree plan with an emphasis in the biological sciences. Students work closely with their transfer institutions and their SFCC advisors to ensure the best transition to four-year institutions.
The Associate in Applied Arts degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions.
The Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions.
Certificates are one-year programs intended to prepare the student for employment.
You can drop or withdraw in the following ways:
Through your MySFCC account
By submitting a written request to the Welcome and Advising Center
By faxing your request to 505-428-1468
The Welcome and Advising Center
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508NOTE: Verbal requests, whether made in person or by phone, cannot be processed. Do not assume that you are automatically dropped or withdrawn from a class for nonattendance or nonpayment. Official drops or withdrawals from class(es) must be
In order to transfer credits from another institution to SFCC, you should request official transcripts be sent directly to:
SFCC Records Office
6401 Richards Ave.
Santa Fe, NM 87508
Once the transcripts arrive at the Registrar’s Office, they will be evaluated to determine courses that transfer to SFCC for the program of study you have selected. The Declaration of Major form is also available online and can be printed, completed and mailed to the above address. Also, for more information on transfer credits, visit the Registrar’s Office page.
Students may fulfill course prerequisites by:
- Completing the required course with a grade of “C” or better
- Demonstrating proficiency on a placement test
- Submitting qualifying ACT, SAT, AP or CLEP scores
- Submitting transcripts from another institution that demonstrates completion of an equivalent course with a grade of “C” or better
- You may be permitted to waive a prerequisite based on demonstrated mastery of skills. A student must petition the appropriate department chair or designee for permission to waive a prerequisite.
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