Southern Union State Community College

Dual Enrolled / Accelerated High School

Ten Easy Steps to Enrolling for ACCELERATED HIGH SCHOOL Students
Are you a highly motivated high school student with a 3.0 or better grade point average who would like to earn college credit while still attending high school? Southern Union can assist you in getting started now with earning credits toward your college degree.

  1. Talk with your high school counselor to determine classes you may take for accelerated college credit.

  2. General Application. Apply online. Or download and print the Application for General Admission. Complete and return by mail or in person to the Admissions Office on any SUSCC campus. Your student email account will be available following application to the college. Please check this email for any notifications regarding your application.
  3. Submit identification. The Admissions Office must receive appropriate identification when you apply for general admission. Click here for guidelines for submitting appropriate identification documents. 

  4. Provide official high school transcript as documentation of required 3.0 grade point average. Transcripts must be mailed to Admissions Office at P. O. Box 1000, Wadley, Alabama  36276

  5. Provide Accelerated Enrollment form with approved courses listed and form signed by high school counselor or principal. Obtain form from high school counselor or principal’s office or click here to print the Accelerated High School Enrollment form.

  6. Secure tuition payment method. Payment is due at time of registration. 

  7. Schedule class(es) online or on-campus.  Following completion of steps 1-5, you may schedule classes online through mySUSCC during published registration dates.

  8. Verify payment. Provide payment online at time of scheduling class or report to Cashier’s Office to submit payment. Students attending class on-campus should also obtain a parking decal from Cashier’s Office before the first day of class. 

  9. Obtain Student ID. Report to Learning Resource Center on Opelika or Wadley Campus with PAID  class schedule during designated LRC operating hours to get your student ID.

  10. Obtain books for your classes. Students may choose to purchase books through the campus bookstore.

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You Are Just a Few Steps Away From Enrolling as a DUAL-ENROLLED HIGH SCHOOL Student
Are you a highly motivated high school student with a 2.5 or better grade point average who would like to earn college credit while also earning high school credit? If your school has a dual-enrollment agreement with Southern Union, we will be proud to assist you in getting started with your college degree.

Southern Union offers dual-enrollment opportunities for high school students on their own high school campus or on any SUSCC campus.  Dual-enrollment credit means that the course you take through the college will count towards credits for your high school diploma as well as earn college credit for your future.  If a course you wish to take is not required for high school credit, you can pursue accelerated college credit while you are still in high school.  If you are interested, discuss your plans with your high school counselor to determine what is the best solution for your needs.  Once you have determined the best solution for you, follow the steps below for enrolling to begin your college career!

Dual-enrollment on your high school campus

Dual-enrollment on SUSCC's campus

Accelerated High School 

DUAL ENROLLMENT AT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL

1. Determine your eligibility for dual enrollment:

  • Discuss dual-enrollment or accelerated credit options with your high school counselor to determine if you are eligible to enroll for dual-enrollment credit at Southern Union. (High school counselors may refer to the Dual Enrollment Policies and Procedures Handbook for more information.)
     
  • ACT Exemption Scores.  Students registering for any college-level academic course must have appropriate exemptions from ACT or SAT scores or have appropriate scores on the state-approved placement assessment (currently ACCUPLACER) in order to determine academic preparedness.
    • Any student who has completed the ACT college placement exam and received a score of 18 or higher in English, a 20 or higher in Reading and/or a 20 or higher in Math score will be exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER placement test. 
    • If you do not have exemption based on ACT/SAT scores, schedule an ACCUPLACER placement test with the Assessment Center by selecting a campus and scheduling your test.  Find more resources and information about the ACCUPLACER on the Assessment Center webpage.

2. Now that you have discussed your readiness with your counselor and parents/guardians, it is time to apply to the College:

  • General Application. Apply online. You can also download and print the Application for General Admission. Complete and return by mail or in person to the Admissions Office on any SUSCC campus. 
     
  • Submit identification. The Admissions Office must receive appropriate identification when you apply for general admission to complete your application. Click here for guidelines for submitting appropriate identification documents.  
  • If a dual enrollment student does not possess one of the items of identification as listed in the guidelines,  a student may provide a certified copy of their birth certificate to establish U.S. citizenship and a printout of the student information profile sheet from iNow signed and dated by their high school principal to establish current residency and identification. The profile sheet must show the student’s home address and include the student’s photo.

After completing the above steps, a SUSCC student email account will be created and your student email (gmail) account will be available.  Student email is the official means of communication between students and various offices at the College.  Please check this email for any notifications regarding your application. Click here to learn how to sign in to SUSCC student email.

3. Now that you have a student account, you should submit the following to complete your file:

  • Provide official high school transcript as documentation of required 2.5 grade point average. Transcripts must be mailed to Southern Union State Community College, Admissions Office, P.O. Box 1000, Wadley,  AL 36276.
     
  • Provide Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Students form with approved courses listed and form signed by high school counselor or principal. Obtain dual-enrollment form from your high school counselor or principal’s office or click here to print the Dual-Enrollment form.  
    • Dual enrollment for dual credit eligibility for students enrolled in private, home school/private tutor, parochial, or church/religious secondary educational entities must be documented in writing by an appropriate school official.  Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.

4. Your high school will schedule a day for the "Done-In-A-Day" team from Southern Union to visit your high school campus.  During this visit, the team will:

  • Assist you in registering for the appropriate course (es).
  • Collect tuition/fees payment which has previously been turned in to the high school counselor or designeed.  All checks should be made payable to Southern Union State Community College.

 

Dual-enrollment on SUSCC's Campus

1. Determine your eligibility for dual enrollment:

  • Discuss dual-enrollment or accelerated credit options with your high school counselor to determine if you are eligible to enroll for dual-enrollment credit at Southern Union. (High school counselors may refer to the Dual Enrollment Policies and Procedures Handbook for more information.)
     
  • ACT Exemption Scores.  Students registering for any college-level academic course must have appropriate exemptions from ACT or SAT scores or have appropriate scores on the state-approved placement assessment (currently ACCUPLACER) in order to determine academic preparedness.
    • Any student who has completed the ACT college placement exam and received a score of 18 or higher in English, a 20 or higher in Reading and/or a 20 or higher in Math score will be exempt from taking the ACCUPLACER placement test. 
    • To schedule an ACCUPLACER placement test, select a campus and schedule your test.  Find more resources and information about the ACCUPLACER on the Assessment Center webpage.

2. Now that you have discussed your readiness with your counselor and parents/guardians, it is time to apply to the College:

  • General Application. Apply online. You can also download and print the Application for General Admission. Complete and return by mail or in person to the Admissions Office on any SUSCC campus. 
     
  • Submit identification. The Admissions Office must receive appropriate identification when you apply for general admission to complete your application. Click here for guidelines for submitting appropriate identification documents.  
  • If a dual enrollment student does not possess one of the items of identification as listed in the guidelines,  a student may provide a certified copy of their birth certificate to establish U.S. citizenship and a printout of the student information profile sheet from iNow signed and dated by their high school principal to establish current residency and identification. The profile sheet must show the student’s home address and include the student’s photo.

After completing the above steps, a SUSCC student email account will be created and your student email (gmail) account will be available.  Student email is the official means of communication between students and various offices at the College.  Please check this email for any notifications regarding your application. Click here to learn how to sign in to SUSCC student email.

3. Now that you have a student account, you should submit the following to complete your file:

  • Provide official high school transcript as documentation of required 2.5 grade point average. Transcripts must be mailed to Southern Union State Community College, Admissions Office, P.O. Box 1000, Wadley,  AL 36276.
     
  • Provide Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Students form with approved courses listed and form signed by high school counselor or principal. Obtain dual-enrollment form from your high school counselor or principal’s office or click here to print the Dual-Enrollment form.  
    • Dual enrollment for dual credit eligibility for students enrolled in private, home school/private tutor, parochial, or church/religious secondary educational entities must be documented in writing by an appropriate school official.  Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.

4. Your high school will schedule a day for the "Done-In-A-Day" team from Southern Union to visit your high school campus.  During this visit, the team will:

  • Assist you in registering for the appropriate course (es).
  • Collect tuition/fees payment which has previously been turned in to the high school counselor or designeed.  All checks should be made payable to Southern Union State Community College.

 

 

  • Provide Dual-Enrollment form with approved courses listed and form signed by high school counselor or principal. Obtain dual-enrollment form from your high school counselor or principal’s office or click here to print the Dual-Enrollment form.  

    Dual enrollment for dual credit eligibility for students enrolled in private, home school/private tutor, parochial, or church/religious secondary educational entities must be documented in writing by an appropriate school official.  Approval from secondary school officials indicates that the student has demonstrated both academic readiness and social maturity.
     
  • Arrange tuition/fees payment method. Tuition/fees are calculated based on the number of credit hours in which the student enrolls. Payment is due at time of registration.  
     
  • Schedule class(es) online or on-campus. Following completion of steps 1-5, you may schedule your approved class online through mySUSCC during published registration dates.
  • Verify payment. Provide payment online at time of scheduling class or report to Cashier’s Office to submit payment. Students attending class on-campus should obtain a parking pass at Cashier’s Office before the first day of class.
     
  • Obtain Student ID. Report to Learning Resource Center on Opelika or Wadley Campus with PAID  class schedule during designated LRC operating hours to get your college student ID .
     
  • Obtain books for your class. Students may choose to purchase books through the campus bookstore.