Military and Veteran Students

  • SCC welcomes U.S. military service members, veterans and their families!

    Established in1963, SCC is a public, two-year community college that offers associate degree and certificate programs in over 100 areas of study, in addition to career training, professional and personal development classes offered through SCC Corporate & Community Education. SCC has campuses in Spartanburg, Gaffney, Duncan and Union. For the past 5 years, SCC has been listed as a Military Friendly School by G.I. Jobs Magazine, ranking SCC in the top 15 percent of all colleges, universities and trade schools nationwide committed to the needs of military students.

    SCC's Star Program - Green Zones for Military Students and Family Members

    Star Program LogoIf you need assistance or just want to talk to someone about challenges you are having, SCC has many faculty and staff members ready to help or listen. Please visit any one on our Star Program list, indicated by the label on office doors. They can provide you with the resources you need. 

    Upstate Warrior Solution - UWS is a non-profit organization serving Upstate veterans, active duty, National Guard, and Reserve warriors and their families. The vision of UWS is to restore our warriors with a sense of purpose, and to empower the community to be responsive to our warriors and their families. Veterans are welcome to call our office at (864) 977-1288 or stop by to receive assistance. Resources are also available at


    Join SCC's Student Veterans of America (SVA)!

    SCC SVA LogoSVA provides military veterans, current service members, dependents, and supporters with a supportive environment for networking and camaraderie. The emphasis is to foster relationships within and outside SCC to address student veterans’ needs, facilitate student success, and to increase students’ access to the multitude of available resources. To join, contact SCC Recruiting at or (864) 592-4288. For more information about the National SVA, visit

    SCC's Warrior Lounge
    The Warrior Lounge at SCC is located on the central campus, Powers Building, Rm. D-3. This room is dedicated exclusively to our veteran students and serves as a study area and meeting room. The Warrior Lounge is the meeting place for the SVA, and is manned by an SCC student ambassador who is a veteran. Please stop by the Warrior Lounge, introduce yourself and take advantage of this quiet space devoted to our veterans. 

    Paying for College or Career Training 

    VA Benefits - If you are seeking a certificate or degree program, SCC’s Veteran Affairs Office will walk you through the education benefits process. Contact, call (864) 592-4810 or visit 

    Veteran Scholarships Forever – Veterans and their spouses who are seeking non-credit career training, can apply for this scholarship. Contact SCC Corporate & Community Education at or call (864) 592-4910 for details.

    Steps To Enroll

    1. Apply to SCC

      Apply online or at any SCC campus location. A non-refundable $25 application fee is required to submit an application. Application fee payment details.

      Once you’ve applied, log into your
      My SCC Portal account, and access your SCC email account. See instructions here.
    2. Request Financial Aid

      Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after you file your IRS tax return. Instructions for applying for financial aid

      See Important Dates for Financial Aid.

      You do not have to wait to complete the financial aid process before proceeding with the following enrollment steps.
    3. Submit Transcripts

      Submit your official high school, GED or college transcripts to the SCC Admissions Center: PO Box 4386, Spartanburg, SC, 29305. Unofficial transcripts will not be accepted. 

      Official college transcripts can be requested through the Parchment Exchange website. IMPORTANT: Please email electronic transcripts to

      GED transcript information can be obtained at or by calling 1-800-734-8500.

      You may also qualify for experience credit called through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) so please share any military experience you have that may serve as credit for courses at SCC.

    4. Take Entrance Test

      Visit the Admissions Center and complete the placement skills assessment (Accuplacer), unless you have already taken one of the following -

      • ACT and scored a minimum of 19 in Math and 19 in English
      • SAT and scored a minimum of 480 in Math and 480 in Critical Reading on the SAT
    5. Confirm Acceptance, See Advisor & Register

      Confirm your acceptance into the College by visiting or calling the SCC Admissions Center at any SCC location

      Once accepted, an Academic Advisor will assist you with advising and registering for classes.
    6. Pay Tuition & Fees

      Follow up with the Financial Aid Office and the Business Office to confirm that your tuition and fees are paid.

      Don’t get deleted!
        If you have not paid your tuition by the specified deletion dates, you will lose your class schedule and have to pay $75 to re-register.

      Once tuition and fees are paid, obtain your parking decal at the Business Office, have your SCC student ID made in the Admissions Center, and purchase books for classes at The Book Inn.

      Congrats! Now you are ready for classes!


  • Spring Term Begins
    January 9, 2017

    Enroll Now!

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  • Admissions Center

    AddressSCC Central Campus, Student Services Building
    Mail to: PO Box 4386, Spartanburg SC 29305

    Phone: (864) 592-4800

    Toll Free: (866) 591-3700

    Fax: (864) 592-4564

    Mon - Thu | 8:00am-6:00pm

    Friday | 8:00am-5:00pm


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