How to begin at Sinclair

Ready to take classes at Sinclair? Follow the steps below to find out how to register for classes for the first time. All steps can be completed at any Sinclair location!

Apply for admission. Complete the paper application or online at:


Verify your username and set your password at:

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

Use the online Course Schedule Planner at to select your courses. If the Sinclair course(s) has prerequisites:

  • Send a copy of your unofficial transcript from your current or former college or university to; please include your Sinclair course selection.
  • Take the ACCUPLACER placement test. College-level ACT, SAT or Compass score within the last two years may also be used for placement.

Register for classes and pay tuition.


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:

Go to your first day of classes!


Note: This process is tailored for students who do not plan to pursue a full credential program.

  • If you plan to begin a credential program for a certificate or a degree, follow the steps on the New Student page.
  • If you'd like more information on Sinclair's Workforce Development non-credit training opportunities, visit the Workforce Development website.

Questions? Contact us at 937-512-3000 or


  • Affordable tuition
  • More than 170 degree and certificate programs
  • Easy transfer to a four-year institution
  • Multiple learning locations and online courses—even entire programs
  • Award-winning faculty and services
  • Career-oriented, pre-college and life-long learning opportunities