Frequently asked questions about going to college

Why go to college?

It’s fairly simple: the more you learn, the more you earn. Generally speaking, people with a college degree earn more over their lifetime than those without one. Even without a degree, the knowledge and skills you get in your college classes can give you a competitive edge when applying for a job, starting a business, or changing careers.

I’m not sure what I want to study. Can you help?

Yes. Click or tap on the “Request information” button below. Complete the short form and one of our advisors will contact you.

How long will the application process take?

It takes just a few minutes to finish the online application. After completing it, you’ll get your welcome letter and registration instructions in the mail in a few days.

How much does it cost to go to SC4?

Tuition at SC4 is about a quarter to a third of the cost of most four-year institutions.

Is there financial help available?

Absolutely! Around sixty percent of SC4 students receive some form of financial aid.

What if I have trouble in a class? Or if I have special needs? Is there help available for me?

There sure is. We have one-on-one tutoring, accommodations for students with physical and learning challenges, a Math Center and a Writing Center, our TRiO Program, and much more. Learn more about the Achievement Center.

Can I start at SC4 and then transfer to a four-year college or university?

Yes! Many SC4 students plan to get started here, completing their Michigan Transfer Agreement general education requirements or a two-year associate’s degree, and then move on to complete a bachelor’s degree elsewhere. Let us show you how.

I’m still in high school. Is it possible to start taking college classes before I graduate?

It sure is. We have many high school students who also take college classes. Find out more about starting college as a high school student.

When do semesters begin and end at SC4? Are there breaks?

Take a look at our current Academic Calendar for all the details.

My parents have questions about college in general, and SC4 in particular.

We’d like to answer them!

Can I visit your campus?

We’d love to meet with you! Schedule a tour.

OK, I’m ready. How do I get started?

By clicking here.

Still have questions? Contact us!