Southern Union State Community College


Southern Union welcomes high school graduates, GED recipients, transfer or transient students from other colleges and universities, and former SU students. There are also opportunities for eligible high school students who meet SU admissions requirements to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes.

Your application for general admission provides us with the information we need to get you started. Once you've submitted your application, the admissions office must receive a notarized copy of your drivers license or other acceptable forms of identification, as well as your high school transcript and/or any college transcripts.

For admission to courses leading to an associate degree, you must hold a High School Diploma or GED. Students who hold a high school diploma equivalent to the Alabama High School Diploma but not issued by a public high school must contact Catherine Stringfellow, Registrar, for more information.

Applying at SU is as easy as 1 -2- 3:

STEP 1: Submit Your Application

Students seeking first-time admission to SU should complete an application for admission. You may submit a printed application by mail or in person to the Records Office on the campus you plan to attend.  For a complete list of all steps a new student should follow in order to apply for admission to the College and register for classes, click here. Download an Admissions Application here or complete an online application

STEP 2: Submit an Official Photo ID

For admission, applicants must present one primary form of identification.  Examples of primary forms of identification:

  • Unexpired Alabama Driver’s License or instruction permit
  • Unexpired Alabama identification card
  • Unexpired U.S. Passport
  • Unexpired U.S. Permanent Resident Card
  • Resident Alien Card - Pre-1997
  • Unexpired Driver’s License or instruction permit from another state or possession that verifies lawful presence, dated 2000 and beyond
  • U.S. Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-151) prior to 1978
  • BIA or tribal identification card with photo
  • I -797 Form with expiration date
  • Voter identification card from a state that verifies lawful presence

Applicants should submit the identification in person. Those applicants unable to present identification in person must submit a notarized copy of the document to the Records Office.

STEP 3: Submit proof of high school graduation/GED completion 

  • Submit proof of high school graduation through official high school transcripts which indicate the date of graduation
  • official GED transcripts

STEP 4: Submit Official Transcripts (if applicable)

Request official transcripts from each college/university you have attended.  All official transcripts must be sent directly to Southern Union:

Attention: Records Office
PO Box 1000
Wadley, AL 36276

Requesting Records (transcripts) from SUSCC

To request your educational records or transcripts from Southern Union, login to the mySUSCC webportal.  Choose Student Information Center,  Student Records and then Request Transcript.  For login information for mySUSCC, visit the Online Services section of the website.


Special requirements may apply to international students seeking admission. Students must submit an International Student Application, official transcripts, an I-20 Form, TOEFL scores, declaration of responsibility statement, proof of insurance, and all appropriate admissions forms no less than 3 months prior to semester of anticipated enrollment.  Click here for additional information and the International Student Information Packet.


If you have previously applied for general admission to Southern Union but did not enroll, or have previously been enrolled but have not attended Southern Union for one or more terms, you are required to update your information by completing a readmission form.   This form may be mailed to the address located on the form, emailed to the Records Office, or you may visit any campus to complete a readmission application in person. Students who have experienced a lapse in enrollment for six or more consecutive semesters are required to update transcripts from any postsecondary institution previously attended. Click here for a list of steps for the Returning Student.


Students who have attended another college previously are considered transfer students. Transfer students must submit an application for general admission to Southern Union, request official transcripts from previous college(s) to be sent to the Admissions Office, and official high school or GED transcripts. Click here for more details about applying as a transfer student.


If you are enrolled at another post-secondary institution and are interested in earning credit for transfer back to that college or university, you may be interested in enrolling as a transient student at Southern Union. Transient students must submit an application for general admission and an official transient form from your current college/university which certifies that the credit earned at Southern Union will be accepted as part of your academic program. You are not required to submit transcripts of previously earned credits from other post-secondary institutions. However, your transient letter of permission from your current college must be submitted to the Admissions office before registration. Once your application to Southern Union and official transient form has been received by the Admissions office, you will be granted access to register online for your approved courses. Click here for a list of steps to take to attend as a Transient Student.


High school students who have completed the tenth grade, have a cumulative "B" average, and are recommended by the local principal may enroll at Southern Union as an accelerated high school student. This program allows eligible high school students to earn college credit. Students must meet the entrance requirements of Southern Union and can only enroll in courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed. Under the Accelerated High School program, high school students do not earn high school credits for completing college courses. Normal tuition rates apply to students enrolled in this program. Click here for a list of steps to take to enroll at SUSCC as an Dual Enrolled/Accelerated High School Student.


The Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit High School program allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes and receive both high school and college credit. The student must be in grade ten, eleven, or twelve, have a 2.5 cumulative GPA for academics and career techincal programs, and obtain written approval of the Principal.  Qualified students must meet the entrance requirements of the college, and normal tuition rates apply for dual enrollment students.   The Dual Enrollment Handbook contains more details about dual enrollment at Southern Union.  For high school counselors, the Dual Enrollment Policies and Procedures Handbook is a guide you can use to advise your students about the program.

Now that you have decided you wish to enroll at Southern Union,  you will find a list of steps to take to enroll at SUSCC as an Dual Enrolled/Accelerated High School Student.  For more information on eligibility in the accelerated high school/dual enrollment programs, contact Eddie Pigg at 334-745-6437, extension 5513 or and for information on the application process, contact the Registrar at 256-395-2211, ext 5155 or at

List of Dual Enrollment Agreements | 03.07.17

Admissions Office Hours of Operation, Fall and Spring:
Monday – Thursday: 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Admission Office Hours of Operation, Summer:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: College closed