Admission for First-Time Students
An applicant who has not previously attended any regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited postsecondary institution will be designated a first-time college student or a native student.

Admission to Course Creditable Toward an Associate Degree
To be eligible for admission to courses credible toward an associate degree, a first-time college student must meet on of the following criteria:
  1. The student holds The Alabama High School Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public regionally and/or state accredited high school; or
  2. The student holds a high school diploma equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma issued by a non-public high school and has passes the Alabama Public High School Graduation Examination; or
  3. The student holds a high school diploma equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma issue by a non-public school and has achieved a minimum ACT score of 16 or the equivalent score on the SAT; or
  4. The student holds the Alabama Occupational Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public high school, and has achieved a minimum ACT score of 16 or the equivalent score on the SAT; or
  5. The student holds a GED Certificate issued by the appropriate state education agency.
A student who meets one of the above criteria shall be classified as "degree-eligible."

The college may establish additional admission requirements when student enrollment must be limited or to assure ability-to-benefit. A college offering the Associate in Occupational Technology degree may apply to the chancellor for a waiver of certain admission requirements for students seeking entry into that degree program.

Admission to a Course not Creditable Toward an Associate Degree
An applicant to a course not creditable toward an associate degree and programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable to an associate degree may be admitted provided the applicant meets the above standards or provided the applicant is at least 16 years of age and has not been enrolled in secondary education for at least one calendar year (or upon the recommendation of the local superintendent) and have specifically documented ability-to-benefit.

A student shall be classified as non-degree-eligible and shall not be allowed to enroll in a course credible toward an associate degree unless appropriate conditions are met.

The college may establish higher or additional admission requirements for a specific program of service when student enrollment must be limited or to assure ability-to-benefit.

Unconditional Admission of First-Time College Students
For unconditional admission, applicants must have on file at the college a completed application for admission and at least one of the following:
  1. An official transcript showing graduation with The Alabama High School Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public regionally and/or state accredited high school; or
  2. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma issued by a non-public high school and proof of passage of the Alabama Public High School Graduation Examination; or
  3. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma issued by a non-public high school and evidence of a minimum ACT score of 16 or the equivalent score on the SAT; or
  4. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public high school, and has achieved a minimum ACT score of 16 or the equivalent score on the SAT; or
  5. An official GED Certificate.
All male students between the ages of 18 and 26 must show proof of registration with the U.S. Selective Service System in accordance with ยง 36-26-15.1 of the Code of Alabama of 1974 (as amended).

For admission to a course not creditable toward an associate degree, applicants with less than a high school diploma or GED must also have on file documented ability-to-benefit.

Conditional Admission of First-Time College Students
Conditional admission may be granted to an applicant who does not have on file at the college at least one of the following:
  1. An official transcript showing graduation with The Alabama High School Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public regionally and/or state accredited high school; or
  2. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma issued by a non-public high school and proof of passage of the Alabama Public High School Graduation Examination; or
    1. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to The Alabama High School Diploma issued by a non-public high school and evidence of a minimum ACT score of 16 or the equivalent score on the SAT; or
    2. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public high school, and has achieved a minimum ACT score of 16 or the equivalent score on the SAT; or
    3. An official GED Certificate.
If all required admissions records have not been received by the college prior to issuance of first semester grades, the grades will be reported on the transcript, but the transcript will read CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSIONS RECORDS. This notation will be removed from the transcript only upon receipt of all required admissions records.

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