First-time College Students
Now is your moment. Beginning your education with STLCC means individual attention, access to nearly 80 unique programs and a world of possibilities after graduation - all without building a mountain of debt.
Do you have your high school diploma or GED, but have never taken a college class?
If this your first-time attending college since completing high school or earning a GED, and you want to earn a certificate or degree from STLCC, or transfer to a 4-year university, then you’re a first-time college student.
Follow these easy steps to register as a first-time student:
- Apply - Your first step is to complete our free "first-time college" application to become
a degree-seeking student.
(Tip: if you're not interested in earning a certificate or degree from STLCC, apply as non-degree-seeking selected courses.)
- Get connected - Activate your MySTLCC username and email by entering your student A number, last name and date of birth.
- Login to Navigate - Use your MySTLCC username and password to login. Navigate will keep you updated on important deadlines, events and activities.
- Submit your transcript - If you want to earn a degree or certificate at STLCC, you need to submit your final, official high school transcript. Contact your high school to have this sent to STLCC - Registrar's office.
- Apply for financial aid - Complete your FAFSA if you haven’t already done so using school code 002469. Then complete and file all financial aid documentation to STLCC for processing.
- Take a placement test (if needed) - Find your fit with our placement tests. If you don’t have an ACT or SAT score, or if your score doesn’t meet our criteria, you can determine your course placement eligibility through testing at our Testing Centers.
- Complete a registration workshop and register for classes - First-time college students must complete a New Student Registration Workshop (NSRW). NSRW consists of three steps – an informational presentation, academic advising, and registering for classes. You will start this process by viewing a series of NSRW videos and completing the corresponding quizzes. This will be followed by a one-on-one academic advising session, and completed with registration for classes.
- Apply for scholarships - Looking for additional funds to go toward your tuition? After you’ve registered for classes, take time to explore our wide variety of scholarships.
- Pay for your classes - After you’ve registered, you can pay for your classes in full by cash, check or credit card at the Cashier’s office on campus or online through Banner Self-Service. You are also able to spread out your maintenance fees over a period of time through a payment plan.
- Get ready for the semester! - Now that you’re officially enrolled, prepare for the semester. Pick up your STLCC OneCard, parking pass and Metro U-Pass, buy your books and register for Archer Orientation so you can rock your first semester at STLCC.
Contact Admissions and Enrollment Services
Admissions and Enrollment Services offices are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m and Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on all campuses.
Harrison Education Center