Orientation Information for New Students

Congratulations on your upcoming semester at SCTCC! Below is some information you'll find helpful.

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Career Advising


Policies covered in orientation

To view all policies at SCTCC: https://sctcc.edu/policies

Online Student Computer Requirement

Check your computer


Northway Building 1-112
Kerby Plante
Teri Johnson


Information for PSEO students

NOSR form

SAP Student Information

Filling out the Success Plan

  • Have your StarID or your SCTCC Tech ID number handy.
  • The plan will ask you to login to eServices to check your academic record. Find your GPA and calculate your completion rate.
  • If you have not attended SCTCC before, you do not yet have a GPA and can enter 0.
  • If you get stumped on any questions, do the best you can and you will go over the information with an advisor.
  • Make sure to click submit on the form to ensure an advisor can pull it up for you.

College Tips

Time Management, Study Guides and Strategies

Goal Setting

Learning Online

The Center for Academic Success Tips

Program-Specific Info

PSEO Advisor

Campus Information


  • Register your vehicle
  • Stop by Financial Services to get your permit
  • PSEO students will need to pay
  • All other students, parking fees are included in tuition and fees

Campus Maps

Campus Wi-Fi

  1. Wi-fi network: SCTCC Wireless
  2. Password: cyclones

Campus Services

Academic Advising Center

Northway Building 1-312

Mon–Thurs: 8:00AM–5:00PM
Friday: 8:00AM-4:30PM

Center for Academic Success (CAS)

Northway Building 1-112

Career Services

Northway Building 1-448

Accessibility Services

Accessibility Services Coordinator
320-308-5064 or 1-800-222-1009 - TTY users dial MN Relay at 711

Accommodations Specialist

TRIO Student Support Services

Northway Building 1-131A 320.308.5070

Veterans Services

Brian Volkmuth
SVO Faculty Advisor

Jason Wehry
Central Regional Coordinator, MN Dept of Veteran’s Affairs
(320) 493-8153

Anita Baugh
School Certifying Official

GI Bill® Web Site
Higher Education Veterans Programs
V.A. Education Benefits Toll Free Number: 1-888-442-4551 (1-888-GIBill-1)

Electronic Resources

IT Help Desk
Northway Building 1-215


Some common reasons you will need eServices for are below.

Check your DARS

  • Log in to eServices using your StarID
  • Select Academic Records.
  • Select Degree Audit Report.
  • Click the link for the appropriate major - DARS will open in a new window. Verify completed courses are listed, including transfer credits.


  • Log in to eServices using your StarID
  • Click the Courses and Registration tab.
  • Click the View/Modify Schedule tab from the menu on the left.
  • The courses you are registered for will be listed.
  • You can view the Last Dates to Drop/Withdraw from each individual course by hovering over the icon.
  • The Drop Date is the last day you can drop the course and not receive a W or be charged for the course. The Withdraw Date is the last day you can withdraw from the course to receive a W.
  • To drop/withdraw from the course click the icon.
  • Enter your eServices password, then click submit.
  • A message will pop up at the top of the page. If Dropping the course, the course will no longer appear in your schedule after you refresh the page. If Withdrawing from the course, the course will still appear with a grade of "W" entered.

Register for classes

  • Log in to eServices using your StarID
  • Click to Courses and Registration, then Course Search.
  • Search for courses at SCTCC by choosing the Subject from the drop down menu and entering the Course Number if you know it. Make sure that you have selected the correct semester.
  • The Search Results & Plan page shows your search results, as well as courses on your Wish List, Wait List, and Registered list.
  • Click on the Course Title for more information.
  • Add a course to your wish list by clicking the “Add” icon. Adding a course to your wish list does not ensure your seat in the course.
  • If a course is full, you might be able to add your name to the waitlist by clicking the “Waitlist” icon.
  • Once you have selected your courses, click the Continue to Review My Plan link, under the plan menu bar.
  • Check the box next to each course you wish to register for and click Select Course(s) to proceed to Register.
  • Enter the Access Code and enter your password
  • If you get an error message when trying to register, please see an advisor for help.
  • When successful, your courses are under the View/Modify Schedule tab on the left.
  • To print your schedule for your reference, click the Printable Schedule link the top right corner of your schedule.

Registration Dates

D2L Brightspace

Sign up for Star Alert



Access Starfish by logging into D2L Brightspace. The link is on the right-hand side.

  • The first time you login, close the welcome page to go to your Starfish homepage.
  • To change your Starfish profile information, click the “My Profile” link at the top of the page. You can upload a photo to put a face to your name by selecting the Upload Photo link. Your contact information (email, phone) can be changed as needed. Make sure to click Save.
  • Visit “My Success Path” on your Starfish page to find recommendations for improvement in your courses and referrals to campus support offices. You will receive email notifications for these items as well.
  • Flags urge you to review your current academic standing in a specific course - detailed notes from your instructor might be included. Read the notes, review your grades on D2L BrightSpace and follow up with your instructor to talk about how to improve.
  • If you have a flag, you might receive a phone call from your advisor to talk about your progress.
  • Kudos give acknowledgment of work well done! Keep up the good work!
  • The to-dos are usually suggestions by instructors or follow-ups after advising meetings. Read and take action on these items as needed.

Virtual Tutoring

To set up a virtual tutoring session, send an email to one of the following:

Virtual Advising

To set up a virtual advising sessions, email aac@sctcc.edu.


Financial Services

Northway Building 1-401
(320) 308-5961

Fill out the FAFSA
SCTCC code: 005534

Online Billing & Payment

  • Check your tuition balance online through eServices.
  • If you're paying your account in full, you can pay online with e-checks or Visa, Mastercard or Discover credit cards.

Workstudy info

Financial Aid forms

Apply for a loan

NBS payment plan

  • Log into your eServices
  • Click on Bills and Payments
  • Click on Enroll in a new payment plan

Disbursement dates

Direct Deposit

  • Login to eServices
  • On the left, click “Financial Aid”
  • Click “Direct Deposit Setup”

Tuition Deferred Payment Plans

A few things to know:

  • All your tuition must be paid by the end of the current semester, otherwise you won’t be able to register for a new semester.
  • There is a $29 processing fee for each deferment agreement.
  • You can’t enroll in a plan for previous tuition debt or if you aren’t currently enrolled

You can add funding to your payment plan for other expenses, such as charging book purchases.

Title IV Policy

If you are planning on dropping all classes, be aware of the Title IV policy - you may need to repay part of your financial aid.

Bookstore online purchasing


(320) 308-5980


ID Card - Cyclone Cash

You can use your ID card as a cash card and use it on campus:

  • Commons
  • BookStore
  • Computer Lab copier machine
  • College printers

You can also open a checking account through USBank and turn your ID/Campus Cash card into your bank card as well - all in one! Learn more about U.S. Bank by visiting www.usbank.com/stcloud.

Campus Life

Clubs and Organizations



Student Athletes Information

Videos referenced in eOrientation

YouTube Playlist

More training videos: