Office of Admissions & Records
Shelton State Community College is a public, open-admission, comprehensive, community college whose primary mission is to provide accessible postsecondary education, training, and community educational opportunities.
Admission policies at Shelton State Community College are administered by the Student Services Division, which operates under the direction of the Dean of Students. The Office of Admissions and Records is responsible for interpreting and implementing Alabama State Board Policy as well as federal, state, and local laws and policies in regard to admission of students to the College and the maintenance of academic records.
Students Entering Shelton State Community College for the First Time
Students may enter at the beginning of each term with the fall, spring, or summer semesters. Students are urged to make application in advance of the time they wish to enroll.
Application for Admission
All students must complete the Application for Admission, submit the residency signature page, and present a valid photo ID, either; (1) one primary form of documentation, or (2) two secondary forms of documentation. Applicants must submit the documentation in person within the Office of Admissions & Records or through a notarized copy by U.S. Mail. All requested information on the application must be provided. Applications will not be processed until the three parts of the application are received; application information, signature page, and photo ID. You can check the status of your application by clicking on the Apply for Admission link on the myShelton sign in page. You will use the Login ID and PIN that you created at the time you submitted your application. Click here to sign in.
(Beginning this fall 2013, first time freshmen will be required to have placement scores on file, in addition to the requirements listed above, prior to acceptance.)
Acceptable forms of identification:
- One primary form of documentation such as an unexpired Alabama driver’s license; an unexpired Alabama identification care; an unexpired U.S. passport; an unexpired U.S. permanent resident card; OR
- Two secondary forms of documentation, one which must be a photo identification card other than those specified in a. AND one additional form of identification such as a Certificate of Naturalization; a Social Security card; a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate.
- For admission to an Alabama Community College System institution, all international applicants must provide: a VISA acceptable to the United States and an official translated copy of the student's high school/college transcript; a minimum score on an approved English as a Foreign Language exam as specified in the guidelines; signed, notarized statement verifying adequate financial support; and documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance which must be maintained during enrollment. An applicant who fails to satisfy the requirements of 1 or 2 will not be admitted to Shelton State Community College. Students enrolled in an Alabama Community College System institution prior to the implementation of this policy will not be affected by the requirements of this section.
- Applicants must submit the documentation identified in 1 or 2 in person or through a notarized copy by U.S. Mail prior to admission.
- For the protection of the public and to assist in maintaining state and local security, persons who are not citizens of the United States may not be admitted to any Alabama Community College System institution for the purpose of enrolling in flight training, or in any segment or portion of a flight training program, until appropriate certification and approval have been received from the Office of the Attorney General of the United States, pursuant to Section 113 of the Aviation Transportation and Security Act, regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, and all other applicable directives.
Students entering Shelton State Community College may be admitted by satisfying the following requirements in one of the following classifications:
- High school graduates who have never attended college should request that the high school mail an official transcript, with a graduation date posted and diploma type directly to the Office of Admissions and Records, Box 190, Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405. Transcripts should only be sent after the student officially graduates from high school. Click the following link for admission requirements for first-time freshmen.
- Applicants who hold the General Educational Development (GED) must have an official GED transcript sent directly to the Office of Admissions and Records from the test site or the Alabama State Department of Education. Click the following link for admission requirements for first-time freshmen.
- Applicants who have received an Alabama Occupational Diploma should request that the high school mail an official transcript directly to the Office of Admissions and Records, Box 190, Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405, and refer to “Admission of Ability to Benefit Students” under the Types of Admission section. Students with a qualifying ACT or SAT scores should refer to 1d under the “Types of Admission” section. Click the following link for admission requirements.
- Students who have received a Certificate of Attendance should refer to “Admission of Ability to Benefit Students” under the Types of Admission” under the Admissions Requirements section. Click the following link for admission requirements.
- Applicants who have not completed high school and who have not earned a GED certificate should refer to ““Admission of Ability to Benefit Students” under the Types of Admission” under the Admissions Requirements section. Click the following link for admission requirements.
- Students who transfer from another college must request that an official transcript from each college previously attended be mailed to Shelton State. Applicants who have completed a baccalaureate degree or higher and who do not plan to pursue a degree at Shelton State, are only required to submit an official transcript from the institution granting the highest degree. Click the following link for admission requirements for transfer students.
- Students who intend to remain at Shelton State for only a single term may enroll as transient (rather than transfer) students (see section on Transient Student Admissions below). Click the following link for admission requirements for transient students.
- High school students who are enrolling through Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit or Accelerated High School status must meet all eligibility requirements defined in the High School Students section. Click the following link for admission requirements for high school dual enrollment.
NOTE: Male applicants between the ages of 18 and 26 must document that he has registered with the U.S. Selective Service System in accordance with section 36-26- 15.1 of The Code of Alabama of 1974 (as amended).