FAQ

Open enrollment statement:

Salt Lake Community College is an open enrollment institution. Meaning that there is no minimum ACT or GPA requirement to be admitted.

Application

Salt Lake Community College's net price calculator can give you an estimate of how much students similar to you paid to attend Salt Lake Community College as well as help estimate how much financial aid you may receive.

The only requirement for admissions is to have earned either a state-recognized high school diploma or a state-issued General Education Diploma (GED). Salt Lake Community College is an open enrollment institution which means that there is no minimum ACT or GPA requirement to be admitted. 

If you are currently working towards your GED, you could be eligible to start a program within the School of Applied Technologies and Technical Specialties.

Online admissions applications are generally processed 1 to 2 business days after they have been submitted. An admissions letter with your SLCC Student ID Number and other instructions as to what to do next will be sent via US Mail the next business day.
To apply as an international student, please contact the International Student Services department.

Your SLCC Student ID Number will be mailed to you via US Mail within 3 days after the application has been submitted and the admissions fee paid. At this point you can also retrieve your Student ID Number by entering your name, birthdate, and the last four digits of your social security number* on the SLCC website. You can also obtain your SLCC Student ID Number by presenting photo ID to any SLCC Student Services Office.

*You must have included your social security number on your admissions application for the Student ID retrieval link to work.

Scroll down to the “Forgot Password” section and submit your username/email address to receive a password reset email. If you don’t know your username/email address, please contact the Admissions Office for help with activating your account or resetting your password for the admission application portal.
Please contact the Admissions Office for help with activating your account or resetting your password for the admission application portal.
SLCC is currently not requiring the $40 application fee for Summer and Fall 2021, and Spring 2022. If you paid the fee prior to these terms, the fee is valid for 3 years. If you do not attend classes in the semester of your original application, or if you stop attending classes for a period of 3 semesters or longer, you will need to submit a free Admissions Application Update.

Next Steps

  1. Apply for Financial Aid
    • Scholarships & Tuition Waivers
      • See webpage for deadlines and how to apply.
    • Financial Aid
      • See webpage for FAFSA assistance and deadlines.
    • Undocumented students who graduate from a Utah high school may be eligible to apply for both SLCC scholarships and several private scholarships. For more information about scholarship opportunities for undocumented students, contact the Dream Center.
  2. Sign up for Orientation
  3. Placement Testing
  4. Register for Classes
    • How to Register: You register online, through MySLCC: Click on the Register Tab and use the ‘Add/Drop Classes’ link.
    • Class Schedule: You can find the schedule of classes being offered in MySLCC; go to the “Registration” tab and click on the link titled Banner. Select the term you’re interested in attending, and ‘Browse Classes.’
    • For help, visit the registration tutorials online.
FAFSA processing can take up to 2-6 weeks depending on the number of files being reviewed. Once you have been awarded aid, the Financial Aid Office will send you an award notification to your BruinMail account. This email will detail your aid package including type of aid, award amounts, credit hours the award is based on, and additional steps may be required to process aid.
If you are not feeling ready to take the placement exam, you can prepare with practice tests and lessons from sites like, PurplemathKhan Academy, and other college resources. A list of these resources can be found on our Testing Services website.

Classes

SLCC offers over 120 degrees (2-year associates) and certificates (3 months to 1 year). All these programs are divided within our 8 areas of study which include: For more information on our programs, check out our Catalog
There are a lot of resources available to help you learn more about different academic or career programs at SLCC:
  • Visit our Choosing a Major webpage.
  • Career Services
    • Meeting with a career coach can help you explore different programs, majors, and career fields, along with opportunities and partnerships SLCC has within the community. Focus 2 Career is a free online career and education exploration assessment you can take.
There are a few ways to learn about your certificate or degree course requirements:
  • Refer to our Academic page to help you discover and map out completion of a certificate or degree. Here you will find step by step information on how to get started, what first 5 classes are suggested for your Area of Study & the career coach and academic advisor who can help you plan out courses.
  • The Academic Catalog is another place to learn about specific program requirements. Use the catalog to learn how many credits are required to complete your certificate or degree. Here you will find a list of programsgraduation maps and course descriptions to help you plan your coursework.
  • DegreeWorks is a web-based checklist that helps you and your academic advisor to track your progress towards graduation and map out your educational plan. Access DegreeWorks from MySLCC to view your Academic Audit & calculate your GPA. Use the What-If function to view other potential degree options. 
When registering for courses on Banner, select SLCC Online as your Campus.

Transfer

Additional Transfer Guidelines

If you would like to have your previous college transcripts evaluated for possible placement or graduation purposes, you must follow these steps.
  1. Apply to attend Salt Lake Community College
  2. Order your official transcripts from your previous school and submit them electronically (best option), by mail, or in person.
  3. Complete the Request for Transcript Evaluation Form.
Find the full list of instructions on our Transcript Evaluation website. Transcripts are evaluated based on the program of study you select when applying to SLCC and can take up to six weeks or longer during peak registration periods.
Yes, SLCC credits do transfer to all Utah universities/colleges, when the class is passed with a C or above. There may be a few Certificate or Applied Associate credits that may not transfer and it is best to check with the institution you plan to transfer to beforehand. Knowing where you want to transfer can help you make the best choices for classes and programs while at SLCC.

If you have taken courses at another institution, submit an official transcript at slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation when you apply to SLCC. Your classes will be evaluated so you receive the credit you have earned.

High school students who have AP test scores will send an official copy of the scores from the testing company to SLCC. Former and concurrent enrollment students returning to SLCC will need to complete the Admissions Update form in MySLCC.

High School (Concurrent Enrollment, Early Enrollment, Withdrawal and Home School)

Concurrent Enrollment allows high school juniors and seniors who are enrolled in a participating public or private high school to earn college credit from SLCC by taking classes at their high school. A minimum GPA may be required by your school and some courses may require qualifying ACT or SLCC Placement test scores.
9th through 12th graders who are enrolled in a participating public or private high school may participate in concurrent enrollment. A minimum GPA may be required by your school and some courses may require qualifying ACT or SLCC Placement test scores. 
You must be a 9th through 12th graders who is enrolled in a participating public or private high school in order to participate in concurrent enrollment. You will need an email address and the approval of your parent or guardian. You will also need your 7-digit state SSID number. Your social security number is optional but is strongly recommended
Your state SSID number is a 7-digit number that begins with the number 1 or 2. If you do not know your SSID number, ask your high school counselor or administrator for it.
Early Enrollment allows eligible high school juniors and seniors to attend Salt Lake Community College prior to high school graduation to earn credits that may apply to both high school and college graduation. Students pay regular college tuition for the courses and will not be eligible for financial aid or scholarships through SLCC.
Submit the online admissions application and select the Early Enrollment Student Type. Gather all the required documents pertaining to you, print and upload them to your Admissions Application Portal. The required documents must be submitted in order to be considered for admissions: 
  • Driver License number or State ID number (number needed on application). 
  • ACT or Accuplacer (CPT) scores, ACT scores must be official (math scores are acceptable if taken within one year of application, English is acceptable within two years). 
  • High school transcript - must be official (in a sealed envelope). 
  • Parent Permission Form 
  • Permission letter from the high school counselor, principal, or vice principal (must be on letterhead). The letter must state the student is currently enrolled in high school and has permission to attend SLCC early. 
  • Students in a home-schooled setting must complete the Verification of Home School Status, which can be found under Forms
  • High school age students not attending high school (dropped out) must obtain a letter from the school district stating the student has been released. The Verification of Official Withdrawal form is available under Forms

You must demonstrate current college level proficiency by placing in ENGL 1010 and MATH 1010 or 1030. Math test scores must be within 18 months to be accepted. English scores do not expire and are accepted at any time. ACT and SLCC Placement Process scores (SLCC or other UT institutions) are accepted for placement.  

*Note: Test scores must be official so make sure they are on your high school transcripts or request transfer scores to be sent directly to us. Contact us at 801-957-4214 for the email address currently accepting test scores.  

In addition to the SLCC Admissions application, you will need to submit a copy of your UT Driver’s License or State ID, ACT or placement test scores, a copy of your high school transcript, the parent permission form, and a permission letter from your high school. For more information see our Early Enrollment Required Documents Checklist.

If you are under 18 and have graduated early from home school, you will need to complete the SLCC Admissions Application and choose the Early High School Graduate student type. You will also need to provide your homeschool diploma or a statement that your graduation requirements have been met, and a current school district release form.

If you are under 17, you will also need a Parent Permission Form. For more information, please visit our Early High School Graduate Admissions page.

Eligible students in a home-school setting must complete the SLCC Admissions Application, submit a copy of your UT Driver’s License or State ID, ACT or placement test scores, a copy of your high school transcript, the parent permission form, and the Verification of Home School Status. For more information, please visit our Required Documents Checklist.

If you are under 18 and have graduated early from home school, you will need to complete the SLCC admissions application and choose the Early High School Graduate student type.  You will also need to provide your homeschool diploma or a statement that your graduation requirements have been met, and a current school district release form.

If you are under 17, you will also need a Parent Permission Form. For more information, please visit our Early High School Graduate Admissions page.

High school age students not attending high school (dropped out) must obtain a letter from the school district stating the student has been released from compulsory attendance. The Verification of Official Withdrawal form can be used in place of the letter.