Transfer To SCC

  • SCC welcomes students from other colleges wishing to continue their studies or pursue a new degree at SCC. 

    College Credit Transfer Information

    • To receive a degree, diploma or certificate at SCC, transfer students must complete at least 25 percent of their program semester hours through instruction offered by SCC. The remaining 75 percent may be any combination of transfer credit, American Council on Education (ACE) College Credit, Advanced Placement (AP), articulation from secondary and vocational/technical schools, CLEP, credit by examination, or experiential learning. Refer to the current SCC catalog for procedures and requirements for awarding of credit from any of these sources.

    • The Registrar evaluates credits from other institutions. The Registrar may seek input from the appropriate division dean or department head to determine the applicability of specific courses. The Vice President for Academic Affairs has final approval on the applicability of transfer credit to a specific program of study. In general, transfer credit is awarded when a course is
      • From a post-secondary institution accredited by a regional accreditation association, such as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)
      • Similar in content to the catalog synopsis of the corresponding course at Spartanburg Community College;
      • required, or permitted as an elective, in the program;
      • Graded at a letter grade of "C" or better, or a numerical grade of 2.0 or better (on a 4-point scale); and
      • Not a duplication of credits already earned. 

    • SCC reserves the right to determine whether a particular course meets the requirements and standards for college transfer. Although a course may be transferable, it may not necessarily apply to a particular major (degree, diploma, or certificate). Program displays in the Spartanburg Community College catalog include the general education, major, and elective requirements for each program of study at the college.

    • Spartanburg Community College does not use transfer credits in Grade Point Average (GPA) calculations. 


    Steps to Enroll for Students Transferring to SCC

    1. Apply to SCC

      We recommend that you apply at least 4 weeks prior to your start term to ensure timely completion of the admissions and registration process.

      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. 

      • Applicants who have earned an associate degree or higher from an accredited institution are not required to verify high school graduation or the equivalent provided official college transcripts are submitted indicating the highest degree earned.
      • Applicants who do not have a 2- or 4-year degree from an accredited institution must submit an official high school transcript.

      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 1-803-734-8500.

      Find out more details regarding transcript evaluations here.

    4. Take Entrance Test, if applicable

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

      • Previous college introductory courses and earned a "C" or better, as shown on your official college transcript, or
      • ACT and scored a minimum of 19 in Math and 19 in English, or
      • SAT and scored a minimum of 480 in Math and 480 in Critical Reading
    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

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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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