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​Welcome to SCC's STEM Academy homepage!

What is SCC's STEM Academy?

  • SCC's STEM Academy is an academic support for students pursuing majors, degrees and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).  
  • Membership is optional and totally voluntary.

What are some of the benefits of joining STEM Academy?

  • Summer Research & Enrichment opportunities only open to STEM Academy students at SCC.
  • Scholarship dollars and awards only open to STEM Academy students at SCC.
  • STEM Pre-selection eligibility: The ability to "pre-select" your STEM courses early and receive priority registration in those courses (NOTE: Only open to STEM Academy students who meet all program requirements each semester).

How Do I Join SCC's STEM Academy?

What are the requirements to join SCC's STEM Academy?

For New Students just beginning coursework at SCC:

  • SCC is your Home Campus
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA overall on your high school transcript
  • Placed into a transfer-level STEM Math course (Math 160/170/180 or 219)
  • Counseling appointment required during your first semester @ SCC
For Continuing Students at SCC to join STEM Academy:
  • SCC is your Home Campus
  • Must have completed at least 10 units of Math/Science coursework within the last year at SCC
  • Maintain a 2.7 GPA minimum
  • Complete a majority of your STEM classes at SCC
  • Counselor appointment required during the semester you join STEM Academy, and every semester thereafter

What are the requirements to ensure I am eligible of "STEM Pre-selection" priority registration?

To remain eligible for STEM Pre-selection (i.e., priority registration in your STEM classes at SCC for each upcoming term), you must complete the following program requirements each semester:

  • Join STEM Academy and maintain program requirements each semester (see above)
  • One 45-minute Counselor appointment required per semester
  • Create a "Transferology" account (go to and create a free student account. For more details, click here)
  • In addition to the steps above, participate in at least ONE additional STEM activity offered during the present semester that is STEM Academy-approved.

What are the current STEM Academy-approved STEM activities being offered this semester?

To remain eligible for STEM Pre-selection, you must create a "Transferology" student account AND complete one of the following approved activities during Fall 2017:

  • "Transferology Workshop" - Monday, October 16th at 3:00pm in room L-219
  • "Undergraduate Research Experience (URE) Workshop" - Thursday, November 2nd at 1:00pm in room E-304
  • Participate in at least 2 STEM Club meetings this semester
  • Be a Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leader
  • Participate in at least 5 sessions of Supplemental Instruction (SI)
  • "Discover Chapman Day" - Sunday, November 12th from 11:00am-4:00pm @ Chapman University campus
For more information, please visit a STEM Counselor in the SCC Counseling Center, room D-106.