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How to begin at Sinclair

Ready to get started at Sinclair? Follow the steps below to find out how to begin your degree or certificate. All steps can be completed at any Sinclair location!

Apply for admission. Complete the paper application or online at: sinclair.edu/applynow

Apply for financial aid at: fafsa.ed.gov

  • Use Sinclair code: 003119
  • Complete your FAFSA as early as possible to ensure your financial aid is processed in time to pay for your classes.
Apply

Verify your username and set your password at: my.sinclair.edu

  • It is important to begin checking your Sinclair email for important registration and financial aid updates.
Check

Take the ACCUPLACER placement test.

  • College-level ACT, SAT or Compass score within the last two years may also be used for placement.
  • If you have transfer credit from another institution, have your official transcript(s) sent directly to: Registration & Student Records, Sinclair Community College, 444 W. Third Street, Dayton, Ohio 45402-1460.
Take

Meet with an academic advisor to develop your My Academic Plan (MAP).

Meet

Attend New Student Orientation in person or online.

Attend

Register for classes and pay tuition.

Register

Visit a Sinclair location to get your student ID and purchase your books.

  • Student ID (Tartan Card)—Bring a photo ID and a copy of your class schedule.
  • Buy your books at the Sinclair Bookstore or online at: bookstore.sinclair.edu
Visit

Go to your first day of classes!

Go

Download the New Student How to Begin Checklist pdf.

Questions? Contact us at 937-512-3000 or newstudentenrollment@sinclair.edu

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