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What to Know about Your Admission

Welcome to SLCC! Your admissions application fee is good for 3 years, but we might need an update every now and then—especially if you're one of the following student types:

  • Concurrent Enrollment Students and Early Enrollment Students who have applied to SLCC in the last 3 years should submit a free Admissions Application Update through MySLCC to become a degree-seeking student. This way, you can stay in the Bruin Family.
  • Traditional Students who haven't taken class in 1 full year (3 semesters) but have applied to SLCC in the last 3 years should also submit a free Admissions Application Update through MySLCC. This way, you can pick up right where you left off.
  • International Students have a different admissions process; your application fee is good for 1 year and your deadlines are usually a little bit earlier than traditional or concurrent enrollment students. Details about deadlines can be found at International Student Services.

Have You Applied for Financial Aid?

Financial Aid doesn’t end with the FAFSA, but it’s still the best place to start! Finish your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as early as possible. At SLCC, we give priority to students who complete applications by April for summer and fall semesters, and by November for the spring semester.

Other types of financial aid include scholarships, work study, loans, grants and SLCC Promise.

Complete Your Placement Process

Completing your Placement Process will help us choose the classes that fit you best. It’s free, and available daily at Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Jordan, Westpointe and West Valley campuses.

No appointment is needed, but don’t forget to bring your photo ID and your SLCC Student Number. (Hint: your S Number came in your admissions letter. If you haven’t received that yet, it’s in the mail!)

Are you a transfer student? You may not need to complete the placement process, but we’d still like to see your transcripts. Request a transcript evaluation, and do it early—the evaluation can take 2-4 weeks.

Get Oriented

This one’s a must! All first-time, first-year students must stop by campus for the in-person orientation. You choose when and where. Plan to meet advisors and students from your Area of Study, receive helpful information about career and major exploration, and learn about registering for classes.

To sign up for orientation:

  1. Visit MySLCC.
  2. Click on “First Time Users” to create your MySLCC account.
  3. Once you have logged into MySLCC, select the “Semester Checklist” tab.
  4. Register for orientation.

Understand Your Educational Path

What's your Area of Study?

Choosing your Area of Study is the first step to success at SLCC.

  • Arts, Communication and Digital Media
  • Business
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Construction, Manufacturing and Applied Technologies
  • Health Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Science, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Social & Behavioral Sciences, Education and Human Services

Which degree type is right for you?

What do you want out of SLCC? Knowing your goal will help you choose which type of degree to earn. We offer 7 types of credentials. See which one fits you best.

Credential Goal
AS – Associate of Science Degree

Transfer to a four-year college or university.

Best for students seeking a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree.

AA – Associate of Arts Degree

Transfer to a four-year college or university.

Best for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree.

APE – Associate of Pre-Engineering Degree

Transfer to an engineering major at a four-year college or university.

Best for students seeking a Bachelor of Science (BS) in engineering.

AAS – Associate of Applied Science Degree

Entry-level employment in your desired field.

Best for students seeking employment upon graduation.

You can probably still transfer to a four-year school with this degree, but it is not designed for direct transfer.

CC – Certificate of Completion

High-wage employment in a specialized field here in Utah.

Best for students seeking employment upon completion.

CP – Certificate of Proficiency

Improve or refine skills in a specific area, often for a raise or promotion.

Best for students already working in their desired field or in one to which it relates closely. Some certificates are stackable.

CA – Certificate of Achievement

Complement existing credentials, increase marketability for entry-level jobs and facilitate personal enrichment.

Plan with Advisors

Stay on track! Meet with different types of advisors at SLCC to develop an educational plan, a career plan and a tuition plan. Having allies will help you graduate successfully.

Register for Classes

Check out the academic calendar to see when you can sign up for classes.

Once registration opens, how do I sign up?

  • Create your MySLCC username and password.
  • Visit, hover over MySLCC, click on MySLCC.
  • Don’t know your Student Number? Retrieve it online.
  • Already know your Student Number? Visit “First Time Users” and enter your info.
  • Once you’re logged in, select the “Registration” tab.

What if a class is full?

  • You can sign up for the waitlist.
  • Then, keep checking your BruinMail.
  • If a seat opens up, we’ll send you an email.
  • Register within 24 hours of receiving your email.
  • If you wait more than 24 hours, your spot will go to the next person on the waitlist.

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