First Time Freshman | SCC

First Time Freshman


New to college? Here’s how to apply to SCC and start building a better tomorrow—right here in your own backyard.

Apply as a freshman if you’ve never taken a college class or if you took dual-credit, SEEK, or dual-enrolled classes in high school. If you’ve taken college classes, apply as a transfer student.


Explore programs and careers.

Review your ACT scores and/or retake the ACT.

October 1: FAFSA opens (SCC School Code: 001997)

Attend College Fairs



Health Sciences programs


Optional Scholarship Opportunities


Registration opens for summer and fall classes! Contact your Admissions Counselor to enroll.


Review Financial Aid Award Letter and accept scholarships.


Celebrate National College Decision Day on May 1!

It's not too late to apply to SCC!

Work Ready KY Scholarship Application opens.

After Graduation

  • Complete your admissions file
  • Attend new student events
  • Check your SCC student self-service account
  • Set up a payment plan, if needed

How to Apply

Applying to SCC is easy, and we’ll be with you at every step of the way. Just follow these four steps:

  1. Submit the Application for Admission. It’s free, and it only takes about 15 minutes to complete.
  2. Send us your final high school or GED transcript. Note: Homeschool transcripts must be notarized.
    • Did you take dual-credit courses? Send us those transcripts too!

  3. Submit your ACT or SAT scores or the results of placement testing.
  4. Explore financial aid. Our generous scholarships, grants and loans make a great education even more affordable. Here’s how.

  5. Complete SmarterMeasure to plan for college success.
    • Username: somersetcc
    • Password: success

  6. Attend Orientation. Schedule an in-person orientation or complete it online.

And that’s it! You’re on your way to the future of your dreams.

If you have questions along the way, give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to helping you reach your goals!

What is SmarterMeasure?


Username: somersetcc
Password: success