October is College Knowledge Month in Minnesota, a time dedicated to high school students and others exploring their higher education options and submitting applications for admission to their chosen institutions. In recognition of College Knowledge Month, many colleges and universities waive their application fee for a week or the entire month. Some institutions, like South Central College, never charge an application fee.

South Central College (SCC) also has a number of activities planned throughout the month of October, including Explore SCC Sessions, MEA Open Houses, and events at area high schools.