Record Number to Graduate from Sandhills
Sandhills Community College will celebrate the end of another successful academic year with 675 candidates for graduation - the largest number of students to graduate in the college's 48-year history.
Commencement will be held on the Boyd Library Green at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 14.
Students graduating this year include those who have studied Automotive Technologies, Computer Technologies, Cosmetology and Esthetics, Education, Engineering Technologies, Golf Course Management, Health Sciences, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, Landscape Gardening, Management and Business Technologies, Nursing and Public Services.
Those choosing college transfer through the University Studies program will be awarded an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) or Associate in Science (AS). Some will transfer with a Transfer Core diploma.
Now is the time to begin the registration process to attend Sandhills Community College this summer or fall semester. Summer classes begin Tuesday, May 24. Fall semester begins on Monday, Aug. 15.
Sandhills has an "open-door" admission policy. This means that a high school graduate or anyone 16 years or older with a high school equivalency certificate (GED) or an adult high school diploma can attend Sandhills. It takes just five, easy steps to attend college at Sandhills.
Apply online or at Student Services in Stone Hall, request transcript(s) from past colleges or high school, take the Accuplacer assessment at the college, meet for pre-advisement and register for classes.
Students are not required to take standardized tests such as the SAT or ACT to enroll. However, the college can use those scores for class placement. SCC offers the Accuplacer, a placement assessment tool that is used to make sure that students begin at the proper level classes.
Those who are 18 years or older and do not have a high school diploma, GED or adult high school diploma should consider Adult Basic Education, GED certification or Adult High School classes that are offered through the college's Continuing Education Division. SCC GED graduates qualify for a $250 scholarship if they move into a curriculum program at the college.
All information about attending Sandhills can be found on the college website: www.sandhills.edu or contact the Admissions Office at (910) 695-3781 for curriculum program and class information.
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