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Application Process

We welcome all prospective students who are interested in applying for admissions into SCIT. The application process has three (3) basic steps that an applicant needs to take to enroll at SCIT. All the steps can be completed in one day or spread throughout a couple of days, depending on the applicants' availability. Applications are accepted on a continual basis. However, it is recommended the applicant apply as soon as possible to ensure a spot in our limited class sizes. The following are the steps applicants need to take to apply.

Step 1: Complete Admissions Application

Applicants must first complete an Admissions Application, which is available at the SCIT Admissions Office. Applications are accepted on a continual basis*. More information.

*Applications may only be submitted by those who are at least 17 years of age and possess at least a high school diploma or a GED. See the admissions entrance requirements for more information.

Step 2: Pass SCIT's Entrance Exam

SCIT administers a short entrance exam in order to assess an applicants' knowledge of foundational material expected from all incoming students. Applicants can take the exam at any time during normal operating hours at SCIT's Admissions Office.

Step 3: Complete an Interview and Tour the Campus

Applicants need to complete an interview with an admissions representative so that we can inform and discuss with them about the education opportunities SCIT offers so that they may decide if their program of interest meets their academic goals. Applicants are also given a tour of the campus, classrooms and instructional labs.

Financing Your Education

We are committed to helping you finance the cost of your education. SCIT participates in a variety of financial aid programs, including Federal Title IV Student Grants and Loans. During the Application Process, you will have the opportunity to speak with a Financial Aid Officer to discuss your eligibility for financial aid and the financing options available to you for your particular needs. Learn more about applying for financial aid and the various financial aid programs offered by our institution.


Newly admitted students are scheduled to attend an orientation session prior to the beginning of classes. At orientation, students will be introduced to the various SCIT Student Affairs offices including the Student Services and Career Services Offices. We will also review a few of the colleges' student related policies, including those related to academics and leaves. Students are also welcome to ask any last minute questions before beginning the program. Although orientation is not mandatory, it is highly recommended for all students to attend the session to both learn about the colleges' policies and meet with fellow students and colleges staff.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Southern California Institute of Technology does not discriminate based on any legally recognized basis (“protected classes”) including, but not limited to: race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform servicemember status; or any other protected class under federal, state or local law in any of its programs, activities or employment practices. Any person who believes that he or she has been or is being subjected to discrimination based on the protected classes specified above may submit a written complaint to the President of the school and or may file a written complaint directly with the U.S. Department of Labor, Civil Rights Center, 200 Constitution Avenue N.W., Room N-4123, Washington D.C. 20210. Students applying to or enrolled in the school who receive WIOA financial assistance who believe they have been subjected to discrimination based on the protected classes specified above may additionally submit a written complaint to the Orange County Workforce Development Board, 1300 S. Grand Ave Building B, 3rd Floor, Santa Ana, CA 92705.