Jul 20, 2024  
2023-2024 SLCC General Catalog 

Policies and Procedures


Admission Policy

Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) welcomes students for admission to any course of study for which they are qualified, without regard to age, marital status, race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, or immigration status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran. Applicants will only be admitted to credit programs at SLCC if they have earned either a state-recognized high school diploma, a state-issued General Educational Development (GED) Certificate, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants who have not earned one of these credentials may only be admitted to college credit programs if the SLCC Placement, ACT, or SAT exams place the student into college-level coursework (ENGL 1010   (i.e., ENGL 1010   or higher and MATH 1010 /MATH 1030  or higher); exam scores must be less than one year old for math. 

Applicants without a high school credential or college-level test scores may participate in technical n-credit programs through the Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) at SLCC or not-for-credit in Continuing Education with no restrictions. Federal financial aid may not be available to individuals who start a program of study and do not have a state-recognized high school diploma or state-issued GED.

SLCC reserves the right to audit for accuracy self-reports of high school, GED, or associate degree or higher completion.  False information may result in denial of admission and/or financial aid.

Health Sciences degree programs have additional specific selective admission requirements as described under the “Admission to Health Sciences Programs” section.

Students under the age of eighteen who have not completed high school must comply with Utah Code Annotated, 53A-15-101. They can only be admitted to SLCC as a Special Status Student through the Concurrent Enrollment, and Early Enrollment programs or the technical credit programs through SLTC.

A student is considered “enrolled” at SLCC on the day the student is officially registered for class(es).

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Admission Procedure

Matriculated Students

A matriculated student is one who is working toward the completion of a degree, certificate of completion, or certain certificates of proficiency. Matriculation is a requirement for any student seeking Federal Financial Aid. To be considered a matriculated student, the applicant must submit an admission application and declare a program of study by the admission application deadline.

After an application has been processed, the student will receive a letter of acceptance containing an SLCC “student number” (S#). The student number will provide access to MySLCC college services including class registration, tuition and fee payment, and BruinMail email. Students generally receive this letter by mail to the address listed in their application within two weeks after the application is submitted.

Once admitted, all first-time, first-year students must complete orientation – that includes new students, former-concurrent students, and early high school graduate students. Students can attend an in-person orientation on campus or complete the orientation online. Both formats provide students with an overview of academic degree and program options, support services, student life and include tutorials on critical enrollment processes. Note: Returning and transfer students are encouraged to complete orientation but are not required to do so. Students can begin the orientation process via the semester checklist tab card in MySLCC.

Non-Matriculated Students

A non-matriculated student is not interested in pursuing a degree, or certain certificates of proficiency. Non-matriculated students applying to college credit programs must have earned a state-recognized high school diploma, state-issued GED, or associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution. Applicants who have not earned one of these credentials may only be admitted to college credit programs if the SLCC Placement, ACT, or SAT exams place the student into college level coursework (ENGL 1010  or higher and MATH 1010 /MATH 1030  or higher). To apply for this status, submit the admission application as a Guest Student, Senior Citizen Student, or Traditional personal interest by the admission application deadline. Non-matriculated students are not eligible to apply for graduation or receive federal financial aid.

Application Deadlines

Semester admission application deadlines may be found on the SLCC website under the Student Academic Calendar. These deadlines apply only to SLCC’s credit programs and will not affect the college’s technical credit programs. Students applying after the deadline are welcome to apply for a future term. It is important to note that class registration opens 10-12 weeks before the start of each semester and class availability is not guaranteed.

Transfer Students

Incoming transfer students must apply for admission. Transfer students who have earned credits at another college or university may be able to use that credit to meet general education or major course requirements in a SLCC program of study. Please be aware transcript evaluations are not immediate and may take several weeks. For more information see Transferring Credit.

Guest Student

A “Guest Student” at SLCC is defined as a student who is enrolled and completing a degree or certificate requirement at another college or university (primary institution) and wishes to attend SLCC with the intention of transferring earned SLCC credits to their primary institution. Guest Students are considered non-degree seeking/non-matriculated and are ineligible to receive financial aid or veteran’s education benefits at SLCC.

If a student has no previous earned college credit they do not qualify for the Guest Student program and a general admissions application for SLCC needs to be submitted.

Individuals seeking admission as a Guest Student must complete the Guest Student form for each semester of enrollment in order to obtain the required approvals for the requested classes. Guest Students are only allowed to register for up to 16 credits (cumulative) as a Guest Student here at SLCC. Individuals who apply for Guest Student status must also pay a non-refundable $40 admissions application fee.

International Guest Students/Other School Attendance (OSA) please see the SLCC International Student Services for the admissions policy.

When to Re-Apply

Application for admission is valid for three years, including the semester of admission, for all applicants. Students who wish to begin classes in a term different from the term they applied for must submit an Admission Application Update at no charge. Students who have an absence from the College greater than one year, but less than three years, will be required to submit, at no charge, an Admission Application Update to declare their semester of return and correct vital information. All Admission Application Updates must be submitted by the admission deadline for the semester. If the three-year admission eligibility period has expired, students must re-apply for admission by the desired semester’s application deadline.

Admission to Health Sciences Programs

Most SLCC Health Sciences programs have special admission requirements. Students must complete certain prerequisite requirements and courses with specific grades before applying to these programs of study. A select number of applicants will be admitted each year. A separate health sciences admission application form is also required, and most programs require additional testing, documents, and/or processes for applicants. For details, refer to Program Descriptions or visit the Health Sciences Admissions web page.

Admission to Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) Programs

Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC at SLCC) offers flexible entry programs as scheduled throughout the year. SLTC does not require a state-recognized high school diploma, state-issued GED, or associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution for admittance to career and vocational certificate programs. High school students may attend tuition free in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs offered through the SLTC. Additional information for enrolling in Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) courses/programs can be found at the Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) website or by contacting 801-957-4073.

Concurrent Enrollment

A Concurrent Enrollment class is a college-level class offered to high school students for dual high school and college credit. Through this program, students can enroll in certain general education and introductory level SLCC courses offered at their high school or on a SLCC Campus. Concurrent Enrollment courses taught at the high school are the same courses taught on SLCC campuses. Instructor qualifications, texts, assignments, exams, and grading requirements are all equivalent. Please be aware that Concurrent Enrollment grades earned are recorded on an SLCC official transcript and calculated grade-point averages.

Placement Testing may be required for some classes to meet prerequisite requirements. Students are required to apply for admission to the College and pay partial tuition of $5.00 per credit hour and course fees. For more information, please visit http://www.slcc.edu/concurrentenrollment

Early Enrollment

Academically qualified high school students can pay SLCC tuition and fees and attend regular and on-line SLCC classes while attending high school through SLCC’s Early Enrollment program. Early Enrollment is designed for motivated students who have completed the highest level of coursework offered by the high school, i.e., honors, Advanced Placement (AP) and/or Concurrent Enrollment courses, and is intended to supplement the high school curriculum. This program is independent of the Concurrent Enrollment programs offered by many local high schools. Written permission from parent(s) or guardian(s) and school officials is required, along with transcripts, qualifying test scores, orientation, and meeting with an advisor. Once admitted, students are also highly encouraged to complete a new student orientation. Students must apply for Early Enrollment by the deadline. Once admitted, students are also highly encouraged to complete a new student orientation. Early Enrollment and Concurrent Enrollment are the only Special Status programs for students enrolled in secondary education. To learn more about the Early Enrollment process and application deadlines, visit http://www.slcc.edu/earlyenrollment.

Early High School Graduates

All applicants to credit programs at SLCC must meet the high school credential requirement as outlined in the Admission Policy. Of the applicants who have met the high school credential requirement, those who are under the age of 19 who plan to attend SLCC before their high school class has graduated must follow the College policy and procedures for Early High School Graduates below. Applicants who currently attend high school and who wish to supplement their high school curriculum with college-level SLCC courses should apply through the Early Enrollment or Concurrent Enrollment programs.

Applicants who plan to attend SLCC before their high school class has graduated must complete an online admissions application and provide official proof of graduation (original diploma or sealed transcript) to the Office of Admissions.

Students who are homeschooled must submit a diploma, transcript, or statement with graduation date, signed by a home school official, stating graduation requirements have been met. Students must also submit a current district release form.

Students who earned a GED must submit their official GED Test Scores to the Office of Admissions. All sections of the GED must have passing scores.

Applicants 16 years or younger must also submit a signed Parent Permission Form, a copy of original official state ID or driver license, and an official documentation of graduation. Applicants under the age of 16 will not be able to submit the online admissions application.  Please call 801-957-4485 to schedule an appointment with an Admissions Advisor. To learn more about Early High School Graduates process and application deadlines, visit their website.

Senior Citizen Enrollment

Utah Residents who meet all requirements for residency for tuition purposes and have reached age 62 and over at the time of their application are able to audit regular credit classes at the reduced cost of $10.00 each semester. (This does not cover cost of books, supplies, parking, or special class/lab fees). Senior citizens desiring college credit must follow regular admissions and registration procedures and pay full tuition and fees.

An online admission application must be completed. Students must select the “Senior Citizen Option” student type to waive the application fee. Classes must be taken as an audit (non-matriculated, no college credit), course prerequisites must be met, and space must be available in the class. Students taking the course for credit have priority access to class seats. Senior Citizen audit status may not be combined with credit status within the same semester. Senior Citizen status is not available for School of Applied Technology, English as a Second Language or Continuing Education/Workforce programs.

To learn more about the Senior Citizen Enrollment process and application deadlines, visit https://www.slcc.edu/admissions/senior-enrollment.aspx.

Residency Classification for Tuition Purposes

The Office of Admissions classifies all applicants for admission as either residents or non-residents of Utah for tuition purposes following state laws as stipulated by the Utah Board of Higher Education at the time of application for admission. Students considered non-residents may apply for residency reclassification after applying for admission at Salt Lake Community College. Visit http://www.slcc.edu/admissions/residency.aspx for specific information regarding residency.

Appeals are granted for extenuating circumstances and are not guaranteed approval. For more information on residency appeals visit https://etcentral.slcc.edu/#/form/5199.

Undocumented students making an application under the Utah State Law HB 144 “Exemption from Non-Resident Tuition” may visit: https://etcentral.slcc.edu/#/form/5199 for additional information and requirements.

Western Undergraduate Exchange Program (WUE)

Students who are residents of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and Wyoming may be eligible to participate in the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Program. This program allows students to pay reduced out-of-state tuition while maintaining residency status in their home state. WUE tuition waivers are not available for all academic programs at Salt Lake Community College. Any time spent on the WUE does not count towards state requirements in obtaining Utah residency. For more information and WUE forms visit http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/wue.aspx.

Transferring Credit

Transfer of Credit from Other Institutions to SLCC

If you are transferring to SLCC, please visit www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation to learn how to have your prior credits evaluated.

The posting of transfer credit is completed in the order ALL official documentation is received. The formal process can take up to six weeks during peak registration periods. PLAN ACCORDINGLY and read all transferring instructions and guidelines carefully at http://www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation/transferring-guidelines.aspx.

All credit accepted will be recorded as part of a student’s academic history.  Notification will be sent to the student’s Bruin e-mail once the evaluation is completed or updated. Once transfer credit is posted it may not be removed. Some exceptions may include a lapse in attendance that requires re-application, new transcripts are submitted, and/or a re-evaluation of credit.

NOTE: Students wishing to transfer credits from schools outside the U.S. should submit a comprehensive report from a NACES accredited foreign credential evaluation service. Contact the Transfer Evaluation Office or International Student Services for a list of foreign credential evaluation services.

To be eligible for graduation from SLCC, students must take 25% of required credits directly from Salt Lake Community College.

Credit is awarded based on course equivalency at the time credit is transferred. Transfer course articulations are subject to change. Courses accepted for transfer will be awarded the same number of credit hours given for equivalent SLCC courses. If SLCC has no equivalent course, the transferred course will be awarded its original number of credit hours (based on a semester system). Transcripts are kept on file for one year. After one year, students requesting additional evaluation may be asked to submit new transcripts. Transfer credits that were not applied toward a degree within two years from date of evaluation may be subject to a re-evaluation.

Transfer of Credit from SLCC to Other Institutions

SLCC is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

SLCC credit from college level courses (numbered 1000 or above) is accepted by most colleges and universities in the United States. Utah’s public colleges and universities have established transfer of credit policies that outline how credit will transfer within the state system. SLCC courses numbered 1000 or above are accepted as general elective, general education,  or major credit by Utah’s public colleges and universities in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE). Most private and out-of-state institutions also accept SLCC courses numbered 1000 and above; however, there may be exceptions. Students should check with the institution to which they plan to transfer to determine exactly how SLCC credit will be accepted and applied to degree programs. The Utah Transfer Guide (https://utahtransferguide.org/) provides students an unofficial summary of how courses completed at SLCC will be accepted and applied to bachelor’s degree programs at Utah public colleges and universities.

SLCC offers Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Arts (AA) degrees designed to provide the first two years of most bachelor’s degree programs. Students who earn an SLCC AS or AA degree will satisfy all lower division general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree at Utah’s public colleges and universities. This policy does not apply to Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE), or Associate of Pre-Science (APS) degrees because these degrees do not contain all transfer general education requirements.

Students who complete all transfer general education requirements per USHE policy are awarded a Certificate of Completion in General Education. This Certificate satisfies all lower division general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree by Utah’s public colleges and universities. Some bachelor’s degrees require specific courses in general education, students should check with the institutions to which they plan to transfer to identify these courses.

Students can begin the first two years of lower division major requirements for most transfer bachelor’s degrees at SLCC. SLCC offers AS, AA, APE and APS degrees in more than 40 different majors. Many courses are “articulated” as equivalent to courses at the four-year institutions in Utah.

Students should consult an academic advisor or the academic department to select appropriate courses that apply to the bachelor’s degree at the institution to which they plan to transfer.

Completion of a transfer degree does not guarantee automatic acceptance into a specific major at other colleges and universities; some four-year major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. Ongoing planning is essential!

Most private institutions in Utah, including BYU, Westminster University, University of Phoenix, and Western Governors University have similar policies regarding the transfer of SLCC credits. However, there are a few exceptions that should be reviewed with an advisor at the receiving institution before enrolling in courses.

Transfer and Articulation Agreements

SLCC has established specific transfer and articulation agreements with the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) institutions and a variety of other private, public, and out-of-state institutions.

These agreements outline how general education and major courses transfer from SLCC to these other institutions. For a full list of institutions with established articulation agreements with SLCC, see the Transfer Center website at http://www.slcc.edu/student/transfer/index.aspx.

Transfer Tips

Start early to plan a transfer with these simple steps:

  • Meet with an SLCC Academic Advisor
  • Check out Utahtransferguide.org to view how courses transfer and apply to degree requirements.
  • Visit the Transfer Center, attend transfer activities such as the transfer fair or the transfer tables where visiting colleges come to SLCC campuses, and meet with a visiting advisor from the institution to which you are planning to transfer.
  • When planning to transfer out-of-state, get in touch with the college or university to learn about their transfer credit policies. Although SLCC’s college level credits will typically be accepted by most out-of-state institutions, there is no guarantee they will meet specific general education or major requirements. Keep the syllabus from each SLCC course for possible review of credit by an out-of-state school. Keep in mind completion of a transfer degree does not guarantee automatic acceptance into any specific major at other colleges and universities. Some four-year major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA.
  • All transfer resources and a calendar of transfer events can be found at http://www.slcc.edu/student/transfer/index.aspx.

Credit for Prior Learning (Prior Learning Assessment)

Salt Lake Community College recognizes that learners come from different backgrounds with a variety of experiences that result in rich learning. This knowledge may qualify for college credit. The learning must be determined to be college-level in order to be recognized for credit. Credit is not awarded for the experience alone but may be awarded for the learning gained during the experience. For more information visit www.slcc.edu/cpl

Students admitted and enrolled in courses are eligible to have prior learning assessed for credit at SLCC.

  • Credit for prior learning shall only be awarded for approved, lower-division credit-based courses.
  • Credit for prior learning shall be assessed only for courses approved in current curriculum.
  • Credit for prior learning shall not duplicate previously earned credit.
  • Credit for prior learning shall be recorded on the student’s SLCC as Credit for Prior Learning.
  • Credit for prior learning will not count toward full-time status for scholarship purposes nor eligible for financial aid purposes.
  • Credit for prior learning will count toward the maximum time frame to graduation for federal financial aid purposes.
  • Credit for prior learning is different than college credit transferred to SLCC. See Transcript Evaluation (www.slcc.edu/transcriptevaluation) to learn how to transfer credit is will evaluated.

Credit by Exam

Students may earn credit through the following examination programs: Advanced Placement (AP), Challenge Examinations, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and Subject Standardized Tests (DSST), other examinations as approved. Credit earned through these exams is not counted as in-residence credit.

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations

Advanced Placement Exams are administered in high school. High school students who earn scores of 3, 4, or 5 on an AP examination may be awarded college credit. SLCC awards credit for areas which apply to a SLCC certificate of degree graduation requirements. Official results must be sent directly from College Board to SLCC. Credit awarded for each examination is available online at Advanced Placement for Credit awarded for AP exams are online at www.slcc.edu/cpl

College Level Examination Program (CLEP)

CLEP is a national program of examination to evaluate and confirm the academic achievement of individuals who have reached a college level of education through either traditional or non-traditional means of study. For the most current listing of CLEP exams accepted by SLCC, please visit: http://www.slcc.edu/testing/clep.aspx.

Credit is not awarded if duplicated by previous course work. 

The CLEP test is given by appointment only. A non-refundable fee (per test) is required at or before the time of testing. You must register, pay and print your ticket for the exam at https://clep.collegeboard.org/ prior to making an appointment. For specific information regarding the CLEP test or to make an appointment, contact Testing Services at 801-957-4500. Please be aware that CLEP results may take from four to six weeks to be returned and up to an additional two week to appear on transcript.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination Credit

Students who earn scores of 5, 6, or 7 on Higher Level (HL) International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations may be awarded up to eight semester hours of credit in each Higher-Level examination. Credit awarded for IB exams are online at www.slcc.edu/cpl

Military Credit

To receive credit for prior learning, former military personnel must meet with an academic advisor to discuss applicability of credit to program requirements, possible financial aid implications, and other factors that may impact attainment of the student’s educational goals. Military transcripts are required for prior learning assessment. See Veteran’s Services for additional services.

Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST)

Students can complete POST academy training at the SLCC Law Enforcement Academy or other institutions. Students who complete POST and are certified as a Utah Peace Officer may be awarded credit for CJ 1910 and CJ 1920.

Challenge Examinations

Students who feel that their experience or previous knowledge would enable them to successfully challenge (test out of) a course offered at SLCC may apply to take a challenge examination at Testing Services. Information about challenge tests is located on the Testing Services website at http://www.slcc.edu/testing/.

Experiential Language Credit

Because many students learn language skills outside the classroom, SLCC’s experiential language credit options allow students to demonstrate language abilities and, depending on the abilities assessment, receive college credit. Assessments include SLCC Proficiency Exam, Foreign Language Achievement Testing Services (BYU FLATS) and Avant Assessment (UU). Procedures and credit awarded are online at http://www.slcc.edu/cpl.

Other forms of Prior Learning Assessment include individual portfolio review, skills demonstration assessment, and industry certifications. See http://www.slcc.edu/cpl for more information.

Testing and Placement Assessment

Testing Services provides an accessible option for students who need to complete the SLCC Placement Process and CASAS exam. Additional services offered are GED, CLEP, challenge testing, academic and online testing, certification testing, accommodated testing and proctoring services for students earning credits from other schools. For more information, please visit the Testing Services at website www.slcc.edu/testing.

The SLCC Placement Process is an untimed self-guided placement, so students may take as much time as needed to complete the placement. The SLCC Placement Process is not graded on a pass/fail basis, scores are used for class placements. English placement is limited to one retest per semester and scores have no expiration date. Math testing is limited to one retest per semester and scores are valid for one year.  Students must wait 48 hours to retest English and three weeks to retest math and pay the $15 retest fee. Call 801-957-4500 for more information about taking the SLCC Placement Process.

Students who have taken the ACT or SAT recently (within the last 18 months) should submit an official copy of their scores to an Enrollment Services office for evaluation.

Testing for Non-High School Graduates Applying for Admission

Applicants will only be admitted to SLCC credit programs if they have earned either a state-recognized high school diploma, a state-issued General Educational Development (GED) Certificate, or an associate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution.

Applicants who have not earned one of these credentials may only be admitted to credit programs if the SLCC Placement Process, ACT or SAT exams place the student into college-level coursework (ENGL 1010 or higher and MATH 1010 or higher). Exam scores must be less than one year old for both English and math. If either or both scores are not valid (i.e., in score and recency), the student would need to complete The SLCC Placement Process. The scores needed to place into college-level coursework are as follows:

  • SLCC Placement Process: 1010 on the English section, and 1010 + on the Math section.
  • ACT: 18 + on the Reading section for English placement, and 19 + on the Math section.
  • SAT: 480 + on the Critical Reading section, and a 470 + on the Math section.

If a student is a non-high school graduate and does not achieve a college-level placement into both English and math, the student may retest one time on whichever section was not passed. Any student not passing will be given choices for study prior to retesting (see 3rd section) and the option to talk further with an academic advisor. If the student still does not achieve the necessary placement after retesting, the student may be referred to the Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) for assistance to develop academic skills or prepare to take the GED.

Options for Students Not Placing at College Level

For those non-high school graduate students who test but do not place at college-level in both English and Math, Testing Services will offer the following options.

  • The students may retest one time. A $15.00 fee will be charged.
  • The student will be given a list of websites which may help them prepare for a retest.
  • The student may go to Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) and enroll in College Academic Readiness courses or a technical certificate.
  • The student may consider taking the GED. Information will be supplied to the student about the necessary procedure.

English as-a-Second Language (ESL)

Students for whom English is not their native nor first language must satisfactorily complete English-as-a-Second Language classes or must prove their English proficiency. English proficiency can be demonstrated through approved SLCC placement process. All non-native English speakers need to take the placement process to determine English proficiency. For more information on ESL (English-as-a-Second-Language) classes, call the ESL Associate Dean at the Salt Lake Technical College at 801-957-3212.

Tuition and Fees

Important deadlines for undergraduate (UG) registration and payment of undergraduate (UG) tuition/fees will be available on MySLCC. Tuition and fees for the current academic year are found at http://www.slcc.edu/student/financial/tuition-fees.aspx

International students are charged an additional $40 administrative fee per term. Some courses will have a laboratory or special course fees attached. See current class schedule at http://www.slcc.edu/schedule

NOTE: A $50 Late Payment Fee will be charged after payment deadline to all student accounts with unpaid tuition and fees.

Salt Lake Technical College Program Costs and Fees

Cost information for students enrolled in courses and certificates in SLTC can be found at http://www.slcc.edu/satts/cost-financial-aid.aspx. Books and supplies are separate and are subject to change.

Non-Resident Tuition and Fees

Non-residents of Utah are required to pay non-resident tuition and fees. Living in Utah merely to attend SLCC does not constitute resident classification. To qualify as a resident, a student must present objective evidence of intent to become a permanent resident of Utah and abandon residence elsewhere.

The Utah Legislature passed HB 144, November 2002, amends the Tuition Waiver Policy. The revised policy exempts certain students from paying the non-resident portion of total tuition regardless of immigration status. To be eligible for exemption, the student must meet specified requirements including having attended a Utah High School for three years and having earned a diploma or equivalent in Utah.

At the time application for admission is made, students are classified as either resident or non-resident. Under certain circumstances, the classification of non-resident may be appealed. An Application for Resident Classification and information outlining the rules and regulations that determine resident status are available online at https://www.slcc.edu/admissions/residency.aspx.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Tuition and student fees are established by the Utah State Board of Higher Education and are subject to change without notice. Twelve credit hours per semester constitute a full load for tuition purposes.

Tuition is Due at the Beginning of Each Semester

Tuition is due at the beginning of each semester. Payment must be received by the deadlines published on the current academic calendar at http://www.slcc.edu/academiccalendar to avoid the $50 late fee. Students may review their accounts at any time online at https://my.slcc.edu/.

Notifications of monthly billing statement will be sent electronically to students’ SLCC BruinMail address.

NOTE: SLCC reserves the right to place financial holds on registration, grades, transcripts, and graduation for any student who owes the College money or who has had a check dishonored. Students may not register if money is owed.

Tuition Payment Options


Tuition Payment Plan

Students who need more time to pay their tuition in full should consider signing up for a Tuition Payment Plan which requires a non-refundable $30.00 application fee. After the application and first installment, additional installments are due by the 10th of the subsequent months. There are four installments for Spring Semester (January, February, March, and April), three installments for Summer Semester (May, June, and July), and four installments for Fall Semester (August, September, October, and November). Apply online at https://my.slcc.edu

Sponsored Students

Students whose tuition and fees are to be paid by another organization or agency (other than Financial Aid awards) will have their vouchers processed by the Accounts Receivable Office. Vouchers may be emailed to ARSponsor@slcc.edu or faxed to 801-957-3860. Sponsored students are responsible to make sure their account is paid in full prior to the tuition due date. Verification can be made by going to MySLCC or visiting a cashier location. Late fees may be applied to accounts with unpaid tuition balances.

Financial Aid Payments

A pending Financial Aid award does not remove a student’s obligation to pay tuition and fees by the published deadline. Financial Aid awards, if insufficient to cover tuition and fees, may result in an unpaid balance on the student account. Late fees may apply.

Dishonored Checks

Dishonored checks are paid at the Cashier Office and through the online payment system, SLCCPay+. Students are charged a $20.00 service fee per dishonored check, which must be paid within 15 days. After 15 days, an additional $20.00 check collection fee will be applied. If still unpaid 15 days after the check collection fee, additional dishonored check fees will be assessed in accordance with Section 7-15-1 Subsection 5 of the Utah Code Annotated. 

In addition, if tuition remains unpaid due to a dishonored check, a $50.00 late fee may be added to a student account, plus a $25 collection fee and interest charges. A HOLD is placed on the student’s records, which can only be removed by paying off a past due balance in full. Students with holds will not be entitled to receive an official copy of grades, transcripts or diplomas, nor to register for future classes. Collection of dishonored checks may involve legal prosecution and recovery of legal costs if necessary.

Checks will not be accepted from students who have not resolved dishonored checks on their accounts. Students who have settled past dishonored checks may have check privileges reinstated unless they have two or more dishonored checks.

Collection Policy

SLCC pursues all financial obligations to the fullest extent of the law. This includes but is not limited to: HOLDS on registration, transcripts, grades, and graduation, liens against State of Utah tax refunds, referrals to collection agencies, and litigation. Any fee or financial obligation, if not paid when due, is subject to interest, collection, and/or attorney fees.


If a student decides not to remain enrolled in a class, it is the student’s responsibility to drop or withdraw from the class. Drops initiate a tuition refund. Withdraws result in tuition due and show on the academic transcript as “W”. Failure to officially drop/withdraw may lead to enforcement of the college collection policy (see above).

Students are required to pay for ALL classes they do not officially drop.

If the student withdraws after the last published date to drop, the action is considered a ‘withdrawal’ and no adjustment of tuition will be made.

If the student drops a class on or before the last published date to drop, the action is considered a ‘drop’ and the student is entitled to an adjustment or refund of tuition:

  1. When a student officially drops classes, adjustments are based on the drop date regardless of class attendance. Refunds/adjustments for students, who were awarded Financial Aid, will go to Title IV federal programs first (Pell, Direct Loans, FSEOG).
  2. Application fees are non-refundable.
  3. Tuition Payment Plan application fees are non-refundable.



Refund/Adjustment schedule for classes that follow regular semester beginning and ending dates:

Refund/Adjustment Period Percent Adjustment
Through 21st calendar day of semester 100%
After 21st calendar day of semester No Refund/Adjustment

Adjustment schedule for classes with beginning or ending dates that do not correspond with regular semester beginning or ending dates:

Refund/Adjustment Period Percent Adjustment
Through 20 percent of class taught 100%
Over 20 percent of class taught No Refund/Adjustment

Salt Lake Technical College Course Withdrawal/Refunds

For information on withdrawing and refunds for SLTC courses and programs, see http://www.slcc.edu/satts/docs/sat-student-procedure-guidelines.pdf.


NOTE: For information on registration appeals for exceptional circumstances, see Registration Appeal form at http://www.slcc.edu/student/forms/index.aspx

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid information is available online at www.slcc.edu/financialaid and from Student Affairs at Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Jordan, and Miller Campuses, Westpointe Center, and West Valley Center.

Please be aware that not all programs and/or classes offered at SLCC are eligible for financial aid. Please check with the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to determine if your program of study is eligible.

All students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Students should apply as early as possible for financial aid as the process can take several weeks to complete. The application process for financial aid can be started before applying for admission, but financial aid is only awarded to admitted students. Students must have earned a state-recognized high school diploma or a state-issued General Education Diploma (GED) to receive financial aid.

There are many sources of aid available to students including federal, state, institutional and private. Aid can be need-based or merit-based and is available in the form of grants, loans, jobs, scholarships, and tuition waivers. Further information on the type of aid and the eligibility criteria is available online at www.slcc.edu/financialaid.

Applying for Financial Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa with school code 005220.
  2. Complete the Student Information Form and submit it to the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
  3. Submit further documentation if verification is required by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. This may include Tax Transcripts from the IRS, Tax Returns, W-2 forms, or proof of untaxed income.
  4. Complete the admissions process to become a matriculated student in an eligible program at SLCC. Entering students who need financial aid must be enrolled in an eligible program and all matriculation requirements must have been met.

Application Priority Dates

Once students have completed an application for financial aid, it may take a few weeks to process applications and notify students. The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships has established the following priority dates for students entering each semester. Applications for Salt Lake Technical College are accepted throughout the year.

  Fall Semester    April 15
  Spring Semester    November 1
  Summer Semester    April 15
NOTE: Priority consideration will be given to students who have completed applications by these dates. Applications submitted after the priority dates will be processed in the order received. Only one application is necessary for the Fall, Spring and Summer semesters. Once a student registers for Summer semester, an additional form is required.

Determining Need

A student’s financial need is the difference between the cost of attendance at SLCC and the expected family contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA.

Level of need = Budget minus EFC & Resources

Several federal, state, and private sources of assistance are available to eligible students who demonstrate financial need. Some scholarships and waivers based on merit and achievement are also available.

In receiving financial aid, students and their families are expected to assume some responsibility for meeting the cost of education. The expected contribution from the student and family is determined by income, assets, number of dependents and other relevant information. Most financial assistance is awarded when costs of attending SLCC are greater than the ability to pay. To determine this, the College uses the guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education.

Students may obtain information from the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at the Taylorsville Redwood, South City, Miller, Jordan, Westpointe, or West Valley locations.

What Happens After Application?

Once the FAFSA results are received in the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, students will be contacted to provide any other information needed. When the student file is complete, it will be reviewed and processed by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

If eligible, the student will be offered aid and an email will be sent to the student’s SLCC BruinMail address to inform him/her of the amount of aid. If the student has indicated an interest in student loans on the FAFSA, a subsidized and/or unsubsidized Direct Loan may be offered. Students must also complete Loan Entrance Counseling. The student will be notified if a Master Promissory Note (MPN) needs to be signed. Aid is normally disbursed the week before classes begin. If tuition and fees have not been paid, the aid must be applied to the unpaid charges. If any funds remain after tuition/fees are paid, a check will be mailed to the student’s local address, or the student may set up other refund delivery options through the Cashier’s Office.

For further information or assistance in filling out the FAFSA, contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

SLCC Promise Program

The SLCC Promise Program is available to 3/4-time students who are Pell Grant eligible, but for whom the Pell Grant funds are insufficient to cover their base tuition and fees. There is no separate application for this program. All full-time Pell eligible students taking at least 9 credits will be considered for these funds. SLCC Promise funds will cover the difference between base tuition and fees and the amount of the Pell Grant.

Students who receive SLCC Promise funds must meet all conditions outlined in the acceptance form (sent to the student with their financial aid award notification). Students are encouraged to meet with their Academic Advisor and file a Degree Plan. Any other types of aid the student receives, such as scholarships or tuition waivers, may affect the amount of their SLCC Promise funds. SLCC Promise funds are credited to the student’s account after the drop period for the 12-week term.

Please contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships if you have questions about this program.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Students who receive federal or state financial aid funds are expected to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP). SAP includes a qualitative measure, as indicated by the cumulative GPA (CGPA), or competency achievement for clock hour programs, and a quantitative measure, determined by comparing attempted credits versus earned (or completed) credits within a maximum time frame, or determined by comparing scheduled hours to competency attainment in Salt Lake Technical College certificate programs. Determination of SAP considers the full record of students’ attendance at SLCC, regardless of whether they received financial aid during previous periods of enrollment.

Under certain circumstances, students may qualify for financial aid when repeating courses. If a student is unable to pass a class (grade of D- or higher), financial aid may be available until the course has been passed. Once a course has been passed, students may retake the course one time for any reason (improve grade, review information, etc.) and may qualify for aid again. However, retaking courses may impact a student’s eligibility for financial aid based on the 150% limit (see paragraph below).

Students may be allowed 150% of the published number of credit hours or clock hours required for graduation completion in which to complete their program of study. For example, a student whose program requires 65 hours may have approximately 95 attempted credit hours to complete the program; or in the case of clock hour programs, a student whose program requires 600 hours may have 900 clock hours to complete the program.

Calculation of maximum allowed hours is based on attempted hours, defined as all hours for which a student has enrolled, including all transfer hours which are relevant to the current program of study. Classes which receive a grade of withdraw (W), incomplete (I), or extension (EX) are considered attempted hours, as are all repeat courses.

Based on student need, a maximum of 30 remedial/developmental credits may be added to the published required number of credit hours. Transfer hours not applicable to program graduation will be subtracted from the number of credit hours required for graduation, thus a maximum time hour limit would be reduced accordingly. For example, if a student has 25 transfer hours and the program of study requires 65 for graduation, the maximum timeframe is determined by deducting 25 hours from 65 and multiplying the remainder by 150%. This would equal a maximum timeframe of 60 hours. This rule does not apply to clock hour programs.

To ensure consistent progression toward graduation, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of 70% of cumulative attempted credit hours or clock hours with cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better or an “MC” (Master of Competency) for each course completed in the clock hour program. Academic progress will be monitored each term, or in the case of clock hour programs, at the 50% and 100% benchmark dates. Students who do not maintain a 70% completion rate with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 will be on a “warning status” if they do not complete the first half of the program by the 50% date. Once the courses, which make up the first half of the program are completed, a calculation will take place to determine if the student can finish within 150% of the program hours. If the student cannot finish with that time frame, based on their schedule and hours left to complete, their financial aid will be terminated. If extenuating circumstances can be shown to have caused the student to fail to meet this academic standard, the student may appeal (as described below).

The penalty for failure to achieve SAP is termination of aid for at least one term, or until the student has achieved satisfactory completion of 70% of cumulative enrolled hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. In clock hour programs, further aid will not be awarded until the student has completed an appeal and is approved by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee.

Academic renewal will not impact a student’s satisfactory progress. A copy of the complete satisfactory progress policy may be requested at the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.

Financial Aid Appeal Process

Students may appeal to the Financial Aid Appeal Committee for an extension of maximum allowed credit or clock hours, or for a waiver of satisfactory academic progress requirements based on documented mitigating circumstances. The appeal must be made in writing and must include supporting documents to substantiate the circumstances which brought about the appeal, and which were beyond the control of the student. Students who disagree with the Appeal Committee’s decision may ask that the documentation and the Committee decision be reviewed by the Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships and/or the Assistant Vice President for Student Enrollment Services. A maximum of three appeals is allowed.

Conditions Under Which Financial Aid May Be Withdrawn

  • Failure to meet satisfactory progress standards
  • Failure to meet conditions of financial aid probation
  • Misrepresentation or falsification of application materials for aid or for admission
  • Official or unrecorded withdrawal from the College
  • Violation of any institutional policy or regulation which could result in suspension or termination from the College
  • For Stafford Direct Loans, failure to complete a minimum of 6 hours with a grade of D- or higher.

Financial Aid Overpayment and Return of Title IV Funds Policy


An aid overpayment situation occurs when a student receives a Pell Grant and drops classes after funds have been disbursed. For example, if a student receives a Pell Grant based on full-time enrollment and then drops to nine credits, an overpayment will be calculated. Any refund will be credited back to the Pell Grant and the student will be required to pay back any difference between a full-time Pell Grant and a 3/4-time Pell Grant. These funds must be repaid prior to receiving aid for subsequent terms at SLCC or any other institution.

Students attending the Salt Lake Technical College courses or programs may have an overpayment if they were paid for a 25% interval, enrolled in classes, and do not attend classes.

Students attending Salt Lake Technical College courses or programs will owe an overpayment based on the difference between total credits for which they received funding and time they attended.

Return of Title IV Funds

Return of Title IV funds occurs when a student receives federal funds and then officially drops, withdraws, or ceases attendance without notifying the school. The amount of unearned Title IV aid must be calculated. This is determined by multiplying the percentage of term, or payment period for clock hour programs, not attended (based on calendar days including weekends and holidays) by the Title IV aid received. All types of Federal Aid–including loans–are used in this calculation. College Work-Study funds which have been earned will not be included. If a student attended more than 60% of the term, no return of funds will be required.

After the amount of Title IV aid to be returned is calculated, a determination of how much must be returned by the institution and how much must be returned by the student will be determined. Any funds returned by the institution are credited in the order of loans, (Unsubsidized Stafford Direct, Subsidized Stafford, Perkins, Direct, Direct PLUS) Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant and other Title IV aid. If the student has any loans (Perkins, Stafford Direct, and PLUS) which have been used in the calculation, this obligation will be due and payable by the terms of the promissory note. Any grant funds to be returned by the student will be reduced by 50%. For example, if a calculation determines that a student’s grant obligation is $300, the repayment will be $150.

Any return of Title IV funds required by a student must be paid prior to receiving additional financial aid at SLCC or any other institution. Any funds returned by the institution on the student’s behalf must be repaid, by the student to the College, prior to receiving grades or attempting to register for subsequent terms. A complete and detailed explanation of this policy, along with examples, is available at the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships.


For detailed information about scholarships, visit our website at www.slcc.edu/scholarships. Please note that you must apply for admission to SLCC prior to applying for scholarships.

Scholarship Application Cycles

  • Fall Semester/Full-year Scholarships:
    • Incoming Freshmen: November 15– February 1
    • Continuing Students: November 15– March 1
  • Spring Semester Scholarships:
    • September 15 – November 1
  • Summer Semester Scholarships:
    • March 2 – April 15

How to Apply

  1. Visit our online scholarship application site.
  2. Click “Sign in with Your School Account”.
  3. Use your MySLCC username and password to sign in.
  4. Complete and submit the General Application.
  5. Complete any follow-up items listed on the Dashboard.
  6. Check your BruinMail and visit the scholarship application site for updates on the status of your scholarships.

After Applying for Financial Aid

Scholarship applications will be reviewed after each deadline. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Students will be notified via BruinMail if they have been awarded. This process takes approximately 4-6 weeks. If awarded, scholarships will be applied to a student’s account approximately one week prior to classes starting for the semester, if all enrollment and other requirements have been met.


Once you have completed the Admissions process, you may register for classes through MySLCC. The Registration tab allows you to Add or Drop classes, view any holds on your account, and check your registration status.

A student is considered “enrolled” at Salt Lake Community College on the day the student is officially registered for class(es).

Enrollment Status

Student Full Time Three-Quarter Time Half Time Less than Half Time
Undergraduate 12+ credits per semester 9-11 credits per semester 6-8 credits per semester < 6 credit hours per semester

Eligibility for Federal Financial Aid is dependent on enrollment status. Full-time equivalent (FTE) calculations are equal to 15 credit hours per semester or 450 clock hours per semester.

Credit Hour Load in Excess of 18 Credit Hours

To register for 19 credits or more, permission must be obtained from the Director of Academic Advising. The form to request registering for 19 credits or more can be found at this link - http://www.slcc.edu/academicadvising/forms.aspx.


Classes may be added during the scheduled registration periods. Students hoping to add a class that is closed are encouraged to continue viewing seat availability through the MySLCC student portal. In order to attend a class, you must be officially registered.

Auditing Classes

Auditing a course allows a student to take a class without the benefit of a grade or credit for a course. A student who audits a course does so for the purposes of self-enrichment and academic exploration.

Tuition and fees will be assessed at the same rate for audited classes as those taken for credit.  Students are not required to attend class or take exams in audited courses. Audits appear as an AU on transcripts and don’t count toward your GPA. Financial aid and veterans’ benefits are not available for audited classes.

Students must declare intent to audit a course during the registration period. Students taking the course for credit have priority access to class seats.


The waitlist period mirrors the add period and ends at midnight on the last day to add classes. Waitlist students are instructed to attend the first day of class to receive further instruction from the faculty member. Faculty determine if the waitlisted students continue to attend class.

Students registering for a closed class with a waitlist option will be offered the opportunity to be put on a waitlist. Prerequisites must be met, and class schedules must be free of time conflicts to be eligible for the waitlist. Students on the waitlist are not officially registered in the class. Waitlist status may be viewed on the MySLCC Student Portal.

When a registered student drops a seat in a closed class, the first student on the waitlist will be notified through the SLCC BruinMail. (Caution: If the BruinMail is forwarded to another email account, the waitlist notification may be blocked by your carrier. It is therefore advised to not forward the SLCC BruinMail.) Once notified by email that a seat is available, the waitlisted student has 24 hours to register for the course. If registration is not finalized within the 24-hour period, the waitlisted student is dropped from the waitlist, and the next waitlisted student is notified by email that a seat is available.  Students are offered an open seat based on their waitlist position.


Classes may be dropped until the published drop deadline. Students dropping classes by the published deadline will receive a refund or adjustment of tuition. No entry is made on the student’s transcript for classes dropped by the published deadline.


Students may withdraw from classes until the published withdraw deadline. Withdrawal from class will be shown as a ‘W’ on the transcript and will not be calculated in the grade point average. No tuition refund or adjustment will be made for withdrawals. 

Registration Attempts

Registration attempts in the SLCC student database are limited to a manageable number during a semester. If students neglect to register within the allotted registration attempts during one semester, registration privileges will automatically be disabled for the semester. The use of developed technical programs, registration robot tools, and any other device is prohibited. Students caught using technical devices may be subject to disciplinary action.

Attendance on the First Day of Class

In order to maximize registration opportunities for all students, students are required to attend the first class meeting of any regularly scheduled class that meets once per week or at least the second class meeting of any regularly scheduled class that meets more than once per week. Students who are unable to attend the initial class meeting(s) must inform the instructor, preferably in writing, that they intend to attend subsequent classes/meetings and do not want to be dropped.

Students who fail to attend initial class meeting(s), and who fail to contact the instructor in advance of the absence, may be dropped from the course at the discretion of the instructor.

Students are required to log into online classes within the first five days of the term. Students who do not log in within the first five days of the term or who do not complete required coursework during that time may be dropped to make space for other students.

Administrative Drops for Non-Attendance

Students enrolled in classes of high demand or limited availability may be dropped for non-attendance at the instructor’s discretion. Students who receive an Administrative Drop for Non-attendance will receive a tuition refund or adjustment of tuition. See the Student Academic Calendar for specific calendar dates. Students may be dropped for non-attendance by the instructor, although it is ultimately the responsibility of the student to drop class(es) not attended.

Registration Appeal

A Registration Appeal may be an option if you have experienced extenuating circumstances that prevented you from completing a course or doing a drop/withdraw within the published deadline (see Academic Calendar). These circumstances may include but are not limited to: medical conditions, death, military or employment conflict.

Appeals for courses to be dropped with tuition refunds/adjustments must be received within one year of the semester the course(s) were taken. After one year, courses with E grades (failing) may only be considered for a withdrawal status; account adjustments and refunds will not be granted. Appeals will not be approved for courses older than five years or for undergraduate courses that are graded A through D-, or Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) courses graded MC or NM.

To appeal, complete the Registration Appeal Form and include a personal written statement along with appropriate supportive documentation. Registration Appeals submitted without merit or supporting documentation will be denied. Further guidelines for submitting appeals are included on the Registration Appeal Form.

Registration Appeals will not be granted for academic concerns. If there are concerns within the class, students are to follow the process as outlined in the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities.

Academic Renewal Policy

Students admitted to Salt Lake Community College may petition to have poor grades and credits discounted from the GPA calculation of previous coursework. To petition, the student must have an interruption in their education at SLCC of at least five consecutive years and meet the policy requirements. The Academic Renewal Policy allows a returning student the opportunity to improve academic standing at SLCC. For information on how to apply, see the Academic Renewal form at http://www.slcc.edu/registrar/policies.aspx.

Grades and Reports

Grading Policies

Students who complete credit courses will be awarded letter grades with quality points used in GPA computation for work undertaken at SLCC.

Performance is graded as follows:

Grade Points Quality
A 4.0 Superior Grade
A- 3.7  
B+ 3.4  
B 3.0 Above Average Grade
B- 2.7  
C+ 2.4  
C 2.0 Average Grade
C- 1.7*  
D+ 1.4  
D 1.0  
D- .07 Lowest Passing Grade
E 0.0** Failing Grade

*C- or lower is unacceptable in classes requiring a grade of C or better.
**All E grades are designated with the last date of attendance.

Not used in GPA computation are:

Grade Designation
W Withdrawal1
P Passing Grade
I Incomplete Grade2
AU Audit
EX Extension3

1 Withdrawal from class after 20% of the term. Not calculated in GPA.

2 Incomplete grades may be given by an instructor to students who are unable to continue in class because of extenuating circumstances (such as serious illness, death in the family, or change of employment) with proper documentation. Students must be passing the course at the time of the Incomplete grade request. A substantial portion of a course (70%) must be completed before an Incomplete is given; however, the final decision is based on the instructor’s discretion. Upon receiving an Incomplete grade, the student must work directly with the instructor to create a contract indicating required work and time limits for completing the course. The contract should specify (a) required work to be completed and/or tests to be taken, and (b) time allowed for requirements to be completed. The student does not re-register for the class but should work directly with the instructor to complete the contract. If the student fails to fulfill the contract within one year of when the Incomplete was received, the Incomplete grade will be changed to “E” (failing).

3 EX grades are allowed only in specific open-entry classes. In order to complete the course, the student must re-register for the class and pay applicable tuition and fees.


Regular and prompt attendance is expected at all classes. Regular attendance and consistent study habits are necessary for success in college. Faculty members have the prerogative of lowering grades for excessive absence.

Repeat Courses

Students may repeat a course in which low grades are received, however they should be cautioned that repeating courses might affect federal financial aid, and the time it takes to complete a program of study. Repeated courses are automatically processed on the student record and marked with an “E” (exclude) in the repeat column on the transcript. Courses marked with a repeat are excluded from the GPA calculation, however all grades remain on the student transcript. The highest grade received in the course will be marked with “I” (include) in the repeat column on the transcript and is calculated in the student’s cumulative GPA. Only one repeated course for the same course may be included in the total credit hours earned toward graduation, unless otherwise stated under the program of study requirements listed in the catalog.

Students who repeated courses prior to 2002 will need to complete a Repeated Class Notification form which may be faxed to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records at 801-957-4961.

Salt Lake Technical College Competency Grades

Salt Lake Technical College courses are graded on mastery of competency leading to a certificate.

Grading system prior to July 1, 2010

4 Skilled
3 Moderately Skilled
2 Limited Skill
1 No Skill
P Passed an administrative block
W Withdrawn

 Grading system after July 1, 2010

MC Mastered Competency
NM Competency Not Mastered
TC Transfer Competency
TT Transfer Tested
W Withdrawn

Academic Standards

Salt Lake Community College is committed to providing the best educational experience for student academic success. For students experiencing academic difficulty, SLCC will actively intervene by providing support services to help them reach their academic potential and maintain an expected level of academic performance at the college.

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to remain in good academic standing and graduate from SLCC. Cumulative GPA is recalculated after final grades are posted at the end of each academic term (semester). If at any point in time a student’s cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, they will be required to participate in academic advising and planning activities as described below.

  1. Good Academic Standing: Students whose cumulative GPA is at or above 2.0 are in Good Academic Standing. In addition to this standard, students in programs with specialized academic standards (such as the School of Applied Technology or Health Science programs) are also subject to those standards. Students assisted by Veterans Services, International Student Services, the Accessibility & Disability Services (formerly Disability Resource Center), the Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, TRIO or other support services may have additional resources and guidelines and should consult directly with these offices as well.
  2. Academic Warning: Students whose cumulative GPA falls below 2.0 are placed on Academic Warning. A notice will be sent to students explaining that they are being placed on academic warning, and they are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor
  3. Academic Probation: Students whose cumulative GPA remains below a 2.0 for a second consecutive semester are placed on academic probation, and a registration hold is placed on their account. A notice will be sent to students informing them of the academic probation and registration hold. Students must meet with an academic advisor to develop a Pathway to Academic Success Plan to return to good academic standing. Students may register for the semester once they meet with an academic advisor.
  4. Continued Academic Probation: Students whose semester GPA is above 2.0, but whose cumulative CPA remains below 2.0 for three or more consecutive semesters will be placed on continued academic probation and will remain on continued academic probation until they are in good standing or move to academic suspension. Students on continued academic probation will have a registration hold each semester. Student must meet with an academic advisor each semester they are on continued academic probation to review their plan and register for the semester.
  5. Academic Deceleration or Suspension: Students who are on academic probation or continued academic probation and whose semester and cumulative GPA is below 2.0 will be placed on academic suspension and will have a registration hold. Academic suspension lasts at least one semester. Students on academic suspension may not re-enroll until they submit an appeal that will be reviewed by a cross-functional care management team. If the team approves the appeal, the student will meet with an academic advisor to develop a success plan to return to good academic standing.

Additional Requirements for Financial Aid

Students receiving federal financial aid must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and successfully complete at least 70% of the credits they attempt each semester to maintain financial aid eligibility. Students who fall below the 2.0 cumulative GPA or the 70% completion rate will be place on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Warning by the Financial Aid office for the next term attended. During this warning term, students will remain eligible to receive federal financial aid. At the end of the term, student must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and a 70% cumulative completion rate to remain eligible for future federal financial aid. Students on SAP warning must meet with an academic advisor and complete a Satisfactory Academic Progress appeal to continue to receive federal financial aid. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships will review the appeal to determine if the student will receive continued aid.


Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduation from SLCC, students must:

  • Be a current matriculated, degree or certificate seeking, student.
  • Complete all requirements for a certificate, or degree as outlined in the General Catalog. Graduation requirements will be determined using the catalog year in effect when a student was most recently admitted to the College (please note that no student can graduate under the requirements of a catalog more than six years old). Please contact your assigned Academic Program Advisor if you have questions about completion of program requirements.
  • Maintain an SLCC cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.00 or higher.
  • Complete all incomplete (“I”) grades.
  • Complete at least 25% of required credit hours at SLCC.
  • Clear all financial and other holds.
  • Apply for graduation by the deadlines posted in the Academic Calendar. A separate application must be submitted for all stand-alone awards. Applications are good for 1 year.

For graduation information visit http://www.slcc.edu/graduation.

Diploma Name Change

The student’s name will be listed on the diploma as it is declared on the SLCC student record.  If a student would like to change their name, they must present official documentation along with a Change of Personal Information Update Form to the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records.

Changes and corrections can also be made by submitting a clear copy of the appropriate documentation in person, via fax or US Mail.  Please include your SLCC Student ID number and a brief explanation of the requested information change or correction. 

Office of the Registrar and Academic Records
Salt Lake Community College
PO Box 30808
Salt Lake City, UT  84130
Fax:  801-957-4961
Email: records@slcc.edu

Salt Lake Technical College Program Graduation Requirements

To be eligible for graduating from certificates through Salt Lake Technical College at Salt Lake Community College, students must successfully complete their program requirements prior to the SLCC graduation date. Students meeting these criteria will be notified by mail.

General Education Certificate of Completion

The General Education Certificate of Completion is designed for students who plan to transfer to another institution in the Utah System of Higher Education (USHE) without finishing an Associate of Arts (AA) or Associate of Science (AS) degree at Salt Lake Community College. The AA and AS degrees already include all transfer general education requirements in the General Education Certificate of Completion. Students planning to finish an AA or AS degree at SLCC, are encouraged to complete the degree rather than applying for the General Education Certificate of Completion. Completing an AS or AA degree will support students and reduce challenges with financial aid eligibility. Students who decide to continue school after receiving a General Education Certificate of Completion, into an Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Associate of Pre-Science (APS), Associate of Pre-Engineering (APE), or Associate of Pre-Science (APS) at SLCC, must complete an admissions update specifying the intended degree, before receiving additional financial aid.

Recognition for High Achievements

The College recognizes the high achievement of students by presenting an Academic Excellence Certificate with one of the following distinctions:

  • President’s List - Students who complete 9 or more credit hours during a semester and achieve a GPA of 3.8 or higher.
  • Dean’s List - Students who complete 9 or more credit hours during a semester and achieve GPA between 3.5 and 3.79.
  • Pride in Academics - Recognizes underrepresented students who have completed thirty or more credit hours while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher.
  • Students who complete coursework with a cumulative grade-point average between 3.5 and 3.79 will be awarded Honors at graduation. Students who complete coursework with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8 or above will be awarded High Honors at graduation.

Salt Lake Community College Posthumous Degree Policy

All degrees and certificates of awarded by Salt Lake Community College may be issued posthumously if the following conditions are met.

  1. The deceased student has completed a minimum of 80% of both program and credit-hour requirements for his/her major field of study.
  2. The deceased student is in good academic standing and has earned a minimum grade-point average of 2.0.
  3. The deceased student must have been enrolled at the College within the past two years.

A deceased student not eligible for a posthumous degree or certificate at the discretion of the College. Visit http://www.slcc.edu/graduation/posthumous-degrees.aspx for further information.


The permanent record (transcript) of a student’s academic achievement is maintained by the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records. The official transcript includes all courses taken at SLCC, grades received, GPA, and degrees earned. It also displays the signature of the Registrar, the SLCC seal and the date issued. Transcripts can only be issued if all outstanding financial obligations to SLCC have been met. SLCC does not issue unofficial transcripts. However, a student may view their unofficial transcript online at no charge.

For more information on how to order official transcripts: http://www.slcc.edu/registrar/transcripts.aspx

International Students

SLCC welcomes 250 international students from 60 countries. SLCC is authorized to issue the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) form I-20 for “F” and “M” student non-immigrant visa applicants. Future international students must complete an international admissions application and meet all international admissions requirements to be accepted to the College before being eligible for receiving the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Form I-20.

Deadlines for International Admission

Students applying from Outside of the United States:

  Fall Semester June 1
  Spring Semester November 1
  Summer Semester April 1

Students Transferring from Schools within the United States:

  Fall Semester July 17
  Spring Semester December 4
  Summer Semester April 30

International Admission Requirements

Please visit www.slcc.edu/isa for up-to-date admissions requirements and information. Contact International Student Affairs directly with questions about the international application process via email at: international.affairs@slcc.edu or via phone at: 801-957-4528.

SLCC Veterans Services

Personalized Veteran services are available at Taylorsville Redwood and South City campus Veteran Service Centers. Limited services may be available at other SLCC locations. For veterans, service members, and dependent students attending SLCC, available services and resources include:

  • VetSuccess On Campus Counselor
  • VITAL Counselor (VA Health Care)
  • VITAL Peer Mentor
  • Veterans Upward Bound (Free Math and English Tutoring Program)
    • Located at both Redwood Road and South City Veterans Service Centers
    • Online free tutoring service available
  • Veterans Accessibility Advisor
  • Computer Lab and free printing at the Taylorsville Redwood & South City Campuses
  • Priority Registration
  • Graduation Cap and Gown are provided by SLCC Veterans Services
  • VITAL = Veterans Integration to Academic Leadership/Peer Mentor.

Procedures and Policies for Using GI Educational Funding

Applying for and Verifying VA Educational Benefit Eligibility

To be eligible to receive your GI Bill® benefits at SLCC, a Veteran student must:

All previous instructions are reviewed with students by a VITAL Peer Mentor. All other VA or SLCC policies and procedures questions can be answered by a Peer Mentor who can assist students with other needs as well.

SLCC Veterans Services assists veterans and dependents in obtaining their VA educational benefits, tracks students’ academic progress, and reports enrollment details to the VA, but cannot decide student eligibility for or percentage of VA benefits.

SLCC degree programs (AS, AA, APE, APS, and AAS) are deemed approved for VA educational benefits.

Many Certificate programs in Salt Lake Technical College (SLTC) are also approved. Direct all questions about program eligibility to the SLCC Veterans Services office at veterans@slcc.edu or 801-957-4289. Students starting in a SLTC certificate program who bring prior learning for assessment must have the assessments completed prior to starting courses. Students starting in a SLTC certificate program who bring prior learning for assessment must have the assessments completed prior to starting courses.

Visit www.slcc.edu/veterans for details.

Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities

The reputation of the College and the college community depends in large part upon the behavior and academic achievement of its students. Students enrolled at the College are expected to conduct themselves in a mature, dignified, and honorable manner. 

The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities governs the behavior of our student body. The Code states the specific authority and responsibility of the College in maintaining social discipline, outlines the process for legitimate grievances, and establishes the proper procedures to be followed to ensure “due process,” to protect accused students from unfair imposition of penalties and sanctions. The primary objective for the administration of discipline under the Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities is to foster ethically responsible students and protect the campus community.

The College has the responsibility and authority to establish procedures and regulations for orienting and assisting students, and for controlling disruptions that would deter the College from furthering its mission.

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Salt Lake Community College recognizes its responsibility to support and uphold the basic freedoms and citizenship rights of all students within the context of the entire educational setting, including experiences both inside and outside the classroom.  All students have the following rights:

  1. Rights in the Pursuit of Education
  2. Right to Freedom from Discrimination: Diversity Statement
  3. Right to Freedom from Harassment
  4. Right to Access Records (FERPA)
  5. Student Right to Know
  6. Right to Freedom of Association, Expression, Advocacy, and Publication
  7. Right to Accommodation for Individuals with Disabilities
  8. Rights of Students in the Judicial Process
  9. Rights of Students as College Employees

Just as students have rights, they also have responsibilities. Salt Lake Community College recognizes its responsibility to support and uphold the basic freedoms and citizenship rights of all students, and it expects students to be responsible for the following:

  1. Uphold and follow all codes of conduct, including this Code, relevant codes and bulletins of respective schools, professional programs or professional societies, and all rules applicable to conduct in class environments; including distance education courses and programs and College-sponsored activities, off-campus clinical, field, internships, athletics, in-service experiences, and activities utilizing College technology or other College approved activities.
  2. Obey all applicable College policies and procedures and all local, state, and federal laws.
  3. Respect the learning environment which includes, but is not limited to, attending class, completing class assignments, and coming to class prepared.
  4. Plan a program of study appropriate to their educational goals. This may include selecting a major field of study, choosing an appropriate degree program within the discipline, planning class schedules, and meeting the requirements for the degree.
  5. Use of College property and facilities in support of their education while being mindful of the rights of others to use College property and facilities.
  6. Maintain and regularly monitor their College accounts including e-mail and student finance (bursar) accounts.
  7. Uphold and maintain academic and professional honesty and integrity.
  8. Be responsible for their behavior and respect the rights and dignity of others both within and outside the College community.
  9. Be accountable for all applicable responsibilities, including those associated with academic programs. While this Code applies to all students, some academic programs have additional student responsibilities associated with them that may be based upon accreditation standards and professional standards, as well as compliance with federal and state laws. It is the responsibility of the student to inquire with their academic department regarding any additional responsibilities that may apply to them.

Code Availability

The Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities is available from the SLCC home page within the A-Z listings.

Unscheduled College Closures

SLCC normally remains open, running on schedule even during inclement weather. However, in cases of unusually severe weather or other unanticipated conditions, it is possible the College schedule may change: one or more sites may be closed or may open late, classes may be canceled, staff offices may be closed, or evening classes may be dismissed early. For information about any unscheduled College closure, check the College homepage or call the Information Hotline at 801-957-INFO (4636). Information is posted to the homepage and is available on the hotline as soon as any decisions affecting class status are made. The information is updated whenever conditions change.

Changes in Laws, Rules, and Policies

  1. Although every effort is made to assure accuracy of information in this catalog, students and others should note that laws, rules, and policies change periodically. Often, such changes alter the information contained in this publication. It is not possible in a publication of this size to include all rules, policies, and other information which pertain to students or Salt Lake Community College. The most current and complete information can be obtained from appropriate departments and divisions. Changes may be implemented without prior notice and without obligation and, unless specified otherwise, are effective when made. Nothing in this catalog shall be construed, operated as, or have the effect of an abridgment or a limitation of any rights, powers, or privileges of the Utah State Board of Higher Education, SLCC’s Board of Trustees, or SLCC’s President. This catalog does not constitute a contract, or the terms and conditions of a contract, between students and the College. The relationship of students to the College is one governed by statute, rules, and policy adopted by the Utah Legislature, Board of Higher Education, Board of Trustees, the President, and their duly authorized designees.
  2. Advisors are available to assist students in creating course plans for academic programs. They are not authorized to change established policy. Students are solely responsible for assuring their academic programs comply with College policy. Any variance with established policy must be confirmed by the respective authority.
  3. SLCC has the right to terminate or modify programs and/or program requirements, content, and the sequence of program offerings from semester to semester for reasons it deems sufficient to warrant such action.
  4. Course offerings are based on reasonable projections of faculty, faculty availability, facilities, and curriculum considerations. They are subject to change based on changes in circumstances.
  5. Accreditation, approvals, and certification of SLCC are based on the institution’s status at the time of publishing this catalog. They are subject to review and modification from time to time.
  6. SLCC disclaims liability of any kind for injury or illness of students as a result of participation in activities connected with the College. Every reasonable effort is made to provide safe conditions for conducting all activities.

Student Email (BRUINMAIL) Policy

All Salt Lake Community College students are issued an email account (BruinMail) for use throughout students’ College career and beyond. Accordingly, BruinMail is considered an official channel for communication between the College and students. BruinMail services are provided to students of Salt Lake Community College in support of the teaching, learning, and outreach mission of the College, and the administrative functions to carry out that mission. BruinMail may not be used for unlawful activities.


A College assigned student BruinMail account shall be the College’s official means of communication with all Salt Lake Community College students. The College reserves the right to send official communications to students by BruinMail with the full expectation that students receive and read emails in a timely fashion.

Assignment of Student Email

Official College email accounts, known as BruinMail, are available for all registered and admitted students. Official College communications will be sent to students’ official College BruinMail address.

Students are expected to check their BruinMail account frequently and consistently to stay current with College-related communications. Students must ensure sufficient space in accounts to allow for email delivery. Students are required to recognize certain communications as time critical. Students will not be held responsible for an interruption in the ability to access a message if system malfunctions or other system-related problems prevent timely delivery of, or access to, said message (e.g., power outages or email system viruses).

Course Related Use of Email

Faculty may assume a student’s official College BruinMail is a valid mechanism for communicating with a student. Faculty must exercise caution when including sensitive data, such as grades, in email messages. This policy will ensure all students may comply with course requirements communicated via BruinMail from course instructors.

Forwarding of Mail

Students who “forward” the BruinMail account to a private (unofficial) email address outside the official College network address do so at their own risk. The College is not responsible for any difficulties that may occur in the proper or timely transmission or access of BruinMail forwarded to any unofficial email address. Any such problems will not absolve students of the responsibility to know and comply with the content of official communications sent to official BruinMail email addresses.

Use of a private account requires students to keep the account active and available to receive messages. Some commercially available accounts, such as Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo!mail, etc., may be automatically blocked if specified storage limit is exceeded or may be automatically closed without regular login activity. Students who choose to forward the SLCC BruinMail to a different account are responsible to ensure receipt of official College communications forwarded to the personal account. Salt Lake Community College is not responsible for lost or deleted email due to account closures or storage restrictions.

Student Right to Know

In accordance with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act (P.L. 101-542, amended by P.L. 102-26), Salt Lake Community College conducts an annual study of persistence and graduation rates of full-time freshman who have not previously attended college. Results of this yearly study and information regarding security issues are published online at www.slcc.edu/disclosures. A printed copy is available from Enrollment Services.

Student Privacy Rights

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their education records. These rights are:

THE RIGHT to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the College receives a request for access. Students should submit written requests identifying the record(s) they wish to inspect to the Office of Risk Management. The Office of Risk Management will notify the appropriate records custodian, who will make arrangements for access and notify the student of the time and place where the records may be inspected.

THE RIGHT to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Students may ask the College to amend a record that they believe is inaccurate or misleading. They should write to the Office of the Registrar, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it is inaccurate or misleading. If the College decides not to amend the record as requested by the student, the College will notify the student of the decision, and advise the student of the right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the student when notified of the right to hearing. See Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities for detailed hearing information.

THE RIGHT to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception which permits disclosure without consent is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official is a person employed by the college in an administrative, supervisory, academic, research, or support staff position (including law enforcement personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom SLCC has contracted (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official SLCC committee, such as a disciplinary or grievance committee. A school official also may include a volunteer or contractor outside of SLCC who performs an institutional service of function for which the school would otherwise use its own employees and who is under the direct control of the school with respect to the use and maintenance of PII from education records, such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent or a student volunteering to assist another school official in performing his or her tasks. A school official typically has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibilities for SLCC. Upon request, the College may disclose education records, without the student’s consent, to officials of another school in which a student seeks enrollment.

NOTE: SLCC contracts with the National Student Clearinghouse to provide verification of student enrollment and degrees; or certificates earned. The National Student Clearinghouse is considered a “school official” acting with “legitimate educational interests.”

THE RIGHT to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by SLCC to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA is:

Family Policy Compliance Office
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C., 20202-4605

Personally identifiable information or records relating to a student will not be released to any individual, agency, or organization without the written consent of the student as described in FERPA regulations. Directory Information may be released upon request unless the student specifically withholds permission to do so.

Directory information includes:

Student’s name
Telephone number
Date of birth
Major field of study
Dates of attendance
Enrollment status
Degrees and awards received
Most recent previous educational agency/institution
Participation in recognized activities/sports
Email address
Student photograph

To Withhold the Release of Directory Information

Students or alumni must complete a Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form to withhold release of directory information. The form is available at the Office of the Registrar and Academic Records webpage: http://www.slcc.edu/student/forms/index.aspx

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

SLCC values inclusive learning environments and strives to make all aspects of the College accessible to our students. If a student has a disability and believe they need accommodations to improve access to learning materials or the learning environment, contact the Accessibility & Disability Services (formerly Disability Resource Center); call at 801-957-4659, email at drc@slcc.edu, or visit www.slcc.edu/drc.

Student Pregnancy

Salt Lake Community College is committed to creating an inclusive and accessible environment for pregnant and parenting students. The College will not exclude a student from participating in any part of an educational program based on the student’s pregnancy, childbirth, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or recovery.

If you are pregnant or become pregnant and believe you need accommodations to access your coursework or learning environment, please contact the Disability Resource Center (DRC).

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action

It is the policy of Salt Lake Community College to comply with all federal, state, and local authorities requiring nondiscrimination, including, but not limited to, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Executive Order No. 11246, 45 CFR Part 90, the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Utah’s Executive Order, issued December 13, 2006.

The College is fully committed to policies of equal employment and nondiscrimination and works to prevent any form of exclusion from participation in, denial of benefits, or subject any individual to discrimination, harassment, or prejudicial treatment on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, religion, protected veteran status, expression of political or personal beliefs outside of the workplace, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Inquiries concerning the above, including the application of Title I, Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, or Section 504* may be referred to the SLCC Director of Equal Employment Opportunity at 801-957-4561.


Title I - Americans With Disabilities Act
Title VI - Civil Rights Act
Title VII - Civil Rights Act
Title IX - Educational Amendments of Rehabilitation Act
Section 504 - A Section of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report

Safety and well-being of students, visitors and employees is a high priority at SLCC. The full support and cooperation of the entire college community is required to allow for the pursuit of knowledge in a safe and secure environment. The Crime Awareness and Campus Security Report issued to faculty, staff, and students is designed to comply with the Student Right-To-Know and Campus Security Act of 1990 (34 CFR 668.47) and amendments.

It is annually updated to provide current information to all students, employees, or any applicant for enrollment or employment at the College. This report includes information about campus law enforcement, reporting of criminal activity, crime awareness and prevention, and campus crime statistics.

To obtain copies, call the SLCC Public Safety Department at 801-957-4270 or visit www.slcc.edu/disclosures.