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Checklist for new A+ Students

To guarantee funding by the start of classes, complete the steps below before the priority deadlines. Priority dates are June 30 (fall semester); Nov. 30 (spring semester); and April 30 (summer semester).

  1. Apply for Admission as a Regular Student
    1. Application available at www.stlcc.edu or at the campus Admissions/Registration office.
    2. Request your final high school transcripts with the A+ stamp be sent to the campus Admissions/Registration office.
    3. Submit official college transcripts to the campus Admissions/Registration office if coursework was completed in high school through a dual enrollment program.
  2. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) using STLCC code 002469
    1. Application available at www.fafsa.ed.gov or call 800-433-3243 to request a paper copy.
  3. Take Compass Placement Test (Find information at www.stlcc.edu/compass or www.act.org/compass/student.) Students are required to complete the placement test. All or part of the assessment may be waived if you have:
    1. An ACT reading score of 18 or above to waive the reading test.
    2. An ACT English score of 18 or above to waive the writing test.
    3. An ACT math score of 23 or above to waive the math test.
  4. Meet with Academic Advising and Financial Aid
    1. Get help planning and selecting courses.
    2. Complete an Academic Audit form to verify courses are eligible for A+ funding.
  5. Enroll as a Full-Time Student*
    1. You must register for a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester to receive funding for fall and spring terms, six credit hours for summer term (optional enrollment).
    2. Register online at www.stlcc.edu or visit the campus Admissions/Registration office.
  6. Visit the Financial Aid Office
    1. Verify approval/finalize payments.
    2. Check the status of your aid in Banner Self-Service at www.stlcc.edu/selfservice.

*Exceptions to the full-time requirement:

  • A student whose documented disability requires that he/she take a reduced course load may be eligible to receive funding with less than full-time status under Title II requirements of the ADA; however, a minimum of six hours is mandatory. Approval of this accommodation will be made by the campus access office.
  • Students enrolled in all hours available for program during a given semester
  • Students participating in a required internship
  • Students enrolled in prerequisite coursework requiring less than full-time enrollment (applicable to limited programs)