Frequently Asked Questions
Students are welcome to stop by Salt Lake Community College’s Student Express on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus anytime. Student Express, located on the second floor of the Student Center, can provide the information to help students get enrolled and oriented to SLCC. The Student Express staff can provide you information about admission, registration, testing, general requirements and answer other common questions such as:
- Where is SLCC?
- Where can I get an application for admission?
- How many years are required for residency tuition?
- Is a high school diploma required for admission?
- What can I do with a 2-year degree?
- Can I take classes at SLCC while I attend another school?
- Do I need to complete orientation?
- Is there an admission deadline?
- When do classes begin?
- Where do I find scholarship information?
- Where can I find out about student activities?
- What is the University Center?
- Where do I buy books?
- Where do I find the College Catalog?
- Where do I find the class schedule?
- What is continuing education?
- What programs are available at SLCC?
- How do I get financial aid?
- What is MyPage?
- How do I sign up for a MyPage account?
- How do I obtain my academic record or transcript of my grades?
2. Where can I get an application for admission?
The online Application for Admission is the fastest and easiest way to apply to the College.
3. How many years are required for residency tuition?
Residency requirements and exemptions are as follows: a student is eligible for resident tuition after 12 months of continuous residency in Utah or after 60 continuous semester hours at a higher education institution within the state. Students must also establish domicile in the state of Utah.
4. Is a high school diploma required for admission?
Beginning Summer Semester 2012, applicants will only be admitted to credit programs at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) if they have earned either a state-recognized high school diploma, a state-issued General Education Diploma (GED), or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.
Applicants who have not earned one of these credentials may only be admitted to credit programs if the Accuplacer, ACT or SAT exams place the student into college-level coursework (ENGL 1010 or higher and MATH 1010 or higher).
Applicants without a high school credential or college-level test scores may participate in noncredit programs through the School of Applied Technology (SAT) or Continuing Education with no restrictions.
Beginning July 1, 2012, federal financial aid will not be available to individuals who start a program of study and do not have a state-recognized high school diploma or state-issued GED.
5. What can I do with a 2-year degree?
SLCC offers a variety of degree options. According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employees with an Associate’s degree earn, on average, 20 percent more than employees with only a high school diploma.
Students in SLCC Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs are highly recruited by business and industry. Job placement for graduates of the most common CTE programs are consistently well over 90 percent. In fact, many are hired before they graduate and then complete their education at company expense.
Many students who earn a two-year Associate’s degree at SLCC transfer their credits to four-year colleges or universities. SLCC has established transfer and articulation agreements with Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions and a variety of other private, public, and out-of-state institutions.
6. Can I take classes at SLCC while I attend another school?
Yes! Many students prefer taking some of their general education classes here because of the small classes and lower tuition costs. Any SLCC course that is numbered 1000 and above will transfer to other Utah colleges or universities, both public and private. SLCC also has transfer articulation agreements with BYU Hawaii, BYU Idaho, Brooks Institute of Photography and California State University Bakersfield.
7. Do I need to complete orientation?
New students must complete a mandatory new student orientation to be eligible to register for courses. Transfer and returning students are also highly encouraged to attend; early participation in orientation will allow students to register up to ten weeks before the open registration period. Orientation programs are designed to help students get started and take advantage of the services, facilities, and opportunities available at SLCC. Visit New Student Orientation for more information on dates, times, and locations of orientation programs. Visit Academic Calendar for class registration dates.
8. Is there an admission deadline?
SLCC has application deadlines for the fall and spring semesters; deadline dates are published in the Academic Calendar. Application deadlines apply only to SLCC’s credit programs and will not affect the College’s School of Applied Technology and other non-credit programs—including Continuing Education courses and workshops. Students applying after the deadline are welcome to apply for a future term. No exceptions will be made to the admission application deadline.
9. When do classes begin?
For important registration dates, visit the Academic Calendar. For more information, call the Contact Center 801-957-4297.
10. Where do I find scholarship information?
The College offers several different scholarships and tuition waivers. For more information or Financial Aid office locations please call 801-957-4410.
11. Where can I find out about student activities?
MyPage is the College’s portal for announcements and campus events, and is a gateway to all College services – including registration and tuition payment.
12. What is the University Center?
The University Center extends your educational choices by offering degrees and programs at SLCC's Taylorsville Redwood Campus through cooperating institutions. These are programs that would be otherwise unavailable in this geographic area. Bachelor's Degrees, an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Ornamental Horticulture, and even Master’s programs are available to students who have been granted admission by the sponsoring university.
13. Where do I buy books?
You can purchase books and supplies from any of SLCC’s four Campus Bookstore locations.
14. Where do I find the College Catalog?
Current and archive versions of the College General Catalog can be found at the Catalog online.
15. Where do I find the class schedule?
The Class Schedule is available online in the printable and searchable formats: class schedules online.
16. What is continuing education?
Continuing Education, headquartered at the Miller Campus, focuses on programs designed to meet the needs of business, industry, agencies, and professionals in their fields. Programs range from on-going, career-oriented programs to customized training focused on development of a particular skill. Continuing Education focuses on on-site delivery of programs and courses.
17. What programs are available at SLCC?
SLCC has numerous areas of study. The College offers more than 100 degree programs, as well as continuing education, apprenticeships and other options to help students achieve their educational objectives.
18. How do I get financial aid?
Questions regarding Financial Aid can be found on the SLCC website or by visiting a Financial Aid office in person. Call 801-957-4410 to find the nearest location.
MyPage is the College’s portal for announcements, campus events, and is a gateway to all College services – including registration and tuition payment. Check it out for daily updates on campus events and students activities. MyPage also provides online chat groups to all students, faculty and staff.
20. How do I sign up for a MyPage account?
You receive a MyPage account when your application for admission is processed. Your acceptance letter includes information about obtaining your MyPage username and password.
21. How do I obtain my academic record or transcript of my grades?
The permanent record or transcript of your academic achievement is maintained by the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records. Transcript requests cost $5.00 and can be requested by fax, mail, or in person. Please see Transcript Requests for more information.
If you have general questions about the College, call the Contact Center at
801-957-4073 or visit Contact SLCC.
Thanks for taking the time to find out more about Salt Lake Community College.