Southern Union State Community College

Student Resources

This page contains information on student resources and college services that are available to Southern Union students.

Student Resources Links (links to external sites)
STARS Guide
Alabama Virtual Library
Homework Alabama
BN Online Bookstore


Student Resource Services
Tutorial Services
 Academic Boot Camp


Financial Aid Forms
Financial Aid Appeal Form
Federal Work Study Form


Admission Forms
Application for Readmission
Accelerated High School Form
Dual Enrollment Form


Student Records/transcripts

Students may view and print thier unofficial transcripts in the mySUSCC web portal under the Student Information Center/Student Records/Unofficial Transcripts.  Official transcripts may be requested in the same area under the Request Transcript link.  SUSCC does not charge for official transcripts.


Computer Lab Services
The LRC has computers that are available to students during the day and a supervised computer lab that offers a quite place to work and study. (Students must present an ID to use lab.)


Proctored Exams
Southern Union's Assessment Center can proctor online test and assignments. If you need to have an exam proctored please contact the Assessment Center at (334) 745- 6437 ext. 5416 or 5488 or by email at rwhaley@suscc.edu.


STARS--A Transfer Guide for Students Transferring to colleges/universities in Alabama
Are you worried that the courses you complete with Southern Union will not transfer to your chosen college or university in the state of Alabama?  Put those worries to rest by following the STARS (Statewide Transfer Articulation and Reporting System) Guide while at SUSCC.

This Articulation Agreement helps to guarantee that course work will transfer to colleges and universities within Alabama.

To use STARS, you should know your major and the college or university to which you intend to transfer.  Using the Internet, go to http://stars.troy.edu/get_the_guide.html, enter the system, and follow the directions. What you will find is a complete listing of required courses and options for your chosen degree divided into five sections labeled Areas I through V.  There is no guesswork. Specific courses and directions are provided for your use.

Please pay special attention to Area V, Pre-Professional, Major, and Elective Courses. This section provides special information as well as providing an Area V link to the colleges and universities that offer your chosen major. Select your college/university, click on Area V, and review any special recommendations or requirements. Use your browser to print the information provided.


Course Forgiveness
Any course for which the student has previously registered may be repeated.  When a course is repeated one time, the last grade awarded (excluding grades of “W”) replaces the previous grade in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. The grade point average during the term in which the course was first attempted will not be affected. The official transcript will list the course and grade each time it is attempted.

When a course is repeated more than once, all grades for the course - excluding the first grade - will be employed in computation of the cumulative grade point average. A course may be counted only once toward fulfillment of credit hours for graduation.

This policy applies to Southern Union State Community College courses only. Implementation of forgiveness does not guarantee that other institutions will approve such action. This determination will be made by the respective transfer institutions.

A student may request forgiveness by completing a “Request for Course Forgiveness” form in Student Records. Southern Union transcripts will include two GPAs: a semester GPA and a cumulative GPA. The transcript will carry an appropriation notation that the cumulative GPA may not include grades for all courses attempted. Course Forgiveness will not be granted for terms prior to the initiation of this policy (Fall Term, 1998).

A course forgiveness form can be found here.

Academic Bankruptcy
A student may request in writing to the Registrar to declare academic bankruptcy under the following conditions:

  • If fewer than three (3) calendar years have elapsed since the term for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, the student may declare academic bankruptcy on all course work taken during that one term provided the student has taken a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of course work at the institution since the bankruptcy term occurred. All course work taken, even hours completed satisfactorily during the term for which academic bankruptcy is declared, will be disregarded in the cumulative grade point average.
  • If three (3) or more calendar years have elapsed since the most recent term for which the student wishes to declare bankruptcy, the student may declare academic bankruptcy on all course work taken during 1-3 terms provided the student has taken a minimum of 18 semester credit hours of course work at the institution since the bankruptcy term occurred. All course work taken, even hours completed satisfactorily, during term(s) for which academic bankruptcy is declared, will be disregarded in the cumulative grade point average. When academic bankruptcy is declared, the transcript will reflect the term(s) of its implementation, and the transcript will be stamped “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY IMPLEMENTED.” If more than one term is affected, the term “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY” will be reflected on the transcript for the other terms affected by the bankruptcy.

** A student may declare academic bankruptcy only once and the process is not reversible in subsequent terms. Academic Bankruptcy form

Transient Letter (Southern Union Students)
Southern Union students wishing to take courses at another postsecondary institution and receive transfer-credit, must receive a Transient Form from an Advisor.  Transient forms must be picked up from an advisor and may not be electronically transmitted.