Serving Veterans at SCC

  • 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 Logo If 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 Logo SVA 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 Jessie Schlosser with SCC Student Life at (864) 592-4424. For more information about the National SVA, visit

    SCC's Warrior Lounge

    The Warrior Lounge at SCC is located on the Giles campus, Powers Building, Rm. D-3. This room is dedicated exclusively to our veteran students and serves as a study area and meeting room. If you are a veteran, please stop by the Warrior Lounge 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

    The Honorable Rufus H. Foster, Jr. KNOW(2) Scholarship - For Cherokee county residents who qualify, this scholarship covers any tuition amount remaining after all other traditional financial aid options have been exhausted. Veterans have some exceptions. Please call (864) 206-2700 for information.

    Steps To Enroll

    1. Apply to SCC

      Apply now or visit any SCC campus location.

      Once you ve applied, log into your
      My SCC Portal account, and access your SCC email account. See instructions here.

    2. Complete Residency Form

      The residency certification form must be completed prior to being accepted. It can be found as a step in the online application under the Residency section or on our website

      A copy of your driver s license or state issued ID must be submitted with the form.

    3. Apply for 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.

    4. 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 803-734-8347.

      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.

    5. Complete Entrance Assessment

      Meet with an admissions specialist at SCC to determine if you should complete the placement skills assessment, or see if you are eligible for other options in placement requirements.

      View details of all options for placement requirement

      Download chart of placement requirement options (PDF)

    6. Acceptance and New Student Orientation

      Confirm your acceptance by visiting with an admissions specialist at any of our five campuses.

      Log into your MySCC Portal to complete the online New Student Orientation (NSO). For more information email

    7. Meet with an Enrollment Advisor

      Visit the admissions office to meet with an advisor to discuss your educational goals and create your schedule for your first semester at SCC, then get your student ID.

    8. Pay Tuition & Fees

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

      Your balance can be viewed on your MySCC Portal account along with financial aid rewards.

      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, purchase books for classes at The Book Inn.

      Buy Books: Visit Book Inn, the SCC book store, with your printed schedule to buy books.

      Parking Permit: Register your car for a free parking decal at the SCC Business Office.

      Congratulations! You are officially a SCC student!