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St Louis Community College Wildwood Admissions Essay

Apply to STLCC

Thank you for your interest in applying to St. Louis Community College. We have an open admissions policy, which means admission to the college is not based on minimum academic qualifications. However, to make sure students have the necessary aptitude and background for success, additional tests may be required for certain programs and courses.

You must be admitted to STLCC before registering for credit courses. To apply to STLCC, you'll need to complete our online application through Banner.

Prospective students can apply online at a computer workstation (KIOSK) at any campus Enrollment Center and a representative will guide you through completing an online admissions application.

If you need assistance with the online application, contact any campus Enrollment Services office.


October 1 - Applications open for spring and fall terms
First Monday in December - Applications open for summer term

Before You Apply

There are a three things you need to consider before submitting an application:

  1. What are you hoping to achieve while attending St. Louis Community College? Basically, what is your educational goal?

Do you plan to earn a degree or certificate from STLCC? This includes planning to continue at a four-year college/university after earning a degree at STLCC.

If this is your plan - choose a Degree-seeking application type.

- OR -

Do you plan to take one or just a few credit classes: while still attending high school; or to transfer to your home college (i.e. summer classes); or for personal/professional development?

If this is your plan - choose a Non-Degree-seeking application type.

  1. What type of student are you?

We've created unique application experiences to address the diverse needs of our students. During the online application process within Banner, you'll be asked to choose from the following application types.

Degree Seeking Application Types:
First-Time College student
International student (not a U.S. citizen)
Returning to STLCC
Transfer student

Non-Degree Seeking Application Types:
Dual Credit (currently in high school)
Dual Enrollment (currently in high school)
Selected Courses
Visiting student

Unclear on where you fit in? Learn more about application types.

  1. What's your major?

If you are degree-seeking at STLCC, you will be asked to choose a major. We encourage you to view our Programs and Academic Disciplines for help choosing a major.


Contact any campus Enrollment Services office. We are happy to help you on your educational journey!

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 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 or call 800-433-3243 to request a paper copy.
  3. Take Compass Placement Test (Find information at or 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 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

*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)