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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.

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Go to the page for First Time Students then click on “Apply to SFCC ONLINE” and follow the instructions, OR use the printable form. Download and print the SFCC Admission Form (Adobe PDF document) and apply by mail.

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An international student with a nonimmigrant visa seeking an F-1 visa must apply for admissions on a full-time, degree-seeking basis. Go to the International Students page and follow the instructions.

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Yes, high school and GED students can enroll at SFCC. Follow the directions on how to apply for admission. Learn more about programs for high school students and GED students.

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Yes, SFCC does accept the GED.

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Yes, you can. You should visit with your academic advisor to determine the best program to follow. Visit the Welcome and Advising page for information on how to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

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Yes. Students who audit a credit course do not earn a grade or college credit. Audited courses do not count toward a certificate or degree. Standard prerequisites, tuition and fees apply.

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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.

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Students applying for federal financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. For complete information regarding financial aid and scholarships, go to the financial aid page or contact the Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268.

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Whether you’ve received a work-study award as part of your financial aid packet or you are hoping to earn a little cash while you go to school, the Student Employment Office will get you started. Contact the Student Employment Office at 505-428-1285 for more information.

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Yes, SFCC awards numerous scholarships. Specific scholarship descriptions and eligibility criteria are provided throuth the Financial Aid web pages. Go to the Scholarships page or call the Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268.

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SFCC offers numerous support services to students. Go to the Student Services menu link and scroll down to Student Support for a listing of all support services available.

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Yes, SFCC offers services to qualified students with disabilities. SFCC follows the guidelines outlined in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and provides for reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with documented disabilities. Go to Student Accessibility Services for more information on services available.

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Find out SFCC’s current tuition and fees from the Tuition and Fees page.

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