Adjunct Faculty Frequently Asked Questions

Shelton State Community College’s Adjunct Faculty Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)  page was created to answer common questions adjunct faculty might have about various areas of the College. Please let us know if you have a question you believe should be included on the Adjunct Faculty FAQ page by sending an email to John Alexander at jalexander@sheltonstate.edu.


General Information

What kind of college is SSCC ?

Shelton State Community College is a broad-based institution with general education and technical/occupational programs. Because of its outstanding art, music, and theater programs, Shelton State has been named Alabama’s Community College of the Fine Arts. The C.A. Fredd Campus of Shelton State, designated as one of the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, plays a special role in extending the operations and activities of Shelton State to West Alabama’s culturally diverse population.  Furthermore, Shelton State has a nationally competitive intercollegiate athletic program with teams in men’s and women’s basketball, women’s softball, and baseball.  In addition, our cheerleading team competes nationally as well.

How do I know if the College will be closed due to inclement weather?

  • You will be notified by CampusCast if the College closes for any type of emergency or inclement weather. You can also obtain information about closures due to inclement weather through the College’s website, Facebook, Twitter, or local media.
  • CampusCast is the college’s emergency notification system that will allow you to receive instant notification should an emergency occur on our campus. You can receive alerts via email, text messaging, land-line and/or cell phone. An email is sent at the beginning of each semester that contains user login information and instructions about the importance of editing your contact information. If you do not know your login information, submit a HelpDesk ticket.

Is Shelton State Community College accredited?

  • Shelton State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, and the Associate in Applied Science degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404.679.4500 for questions about the accreditation of Shelton State Community College. http://www.sacscoc.org/. Please do not contact the Commission with other questions unless there is evidence that appears to support Shelton State Community College's significant non-compliance with the Commission's accreditation requirements or standards.
  • Contact information for the Commission on Colleges is provided to allow interested constituents to (1) learn about the accreditation status of the institution, (2) file a third-party comment at the time of the institution’s decennial review, or (3) file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, and educational support services, should be addressed directly to Shelton State Community College and not to the Commission’s office.

Is there a telephone number I can call if I have questions?

Shelton State Community College established the Telephone Help Line in an effort to serve your needs more efficiently.  The telephone number is 205.391.2220. A staff member will be available to answer the calls Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am until 5:30 pm and on Friday from 8:00 am until noon. Calls are answered in the order in which they are received.  If you are unable to speak with a representative, please leave a detailed message with your name, phone number, and the reason for your call.  Calls received after business hours will be returned the following business day.  More immediate answers might be discovered in this document.

 

What are the names and locations of the two campuses of Shelton State Community College?

The Martin Campus is located at 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35405. The C.A. Fredd Campus is located at 3401 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

 

Where do I get my parking hang tag?

The Cashier’s Office issues parking hang tags.  You will need your driver’s license number, vehicle tag number, and the type of vehicle you drive when registering your vehicle.  Hang tags are issued for the academic year beginning September 1 and expiring August 31 of the following year.  There is no cost for a hang tag, although your student account must be paid in full prior to receiving one from the Cashier’s Office.  There is no registration fee for visitors who receive a temporary parking permit.  There may be a $5 replacement charge for lost or stolen hang tags.

Where do I pay for a parking ticket?

Parking tickets are paid in the Cashier’s Office.  Please bring your ticket with you when you pay. See more at: http://www.sheltonstate.edu/admissions/registration_information/parking_information.aspx.

How do I appeal a parking ticket?

All individuals who are part of the Shelton State community or who utilize any of the campuses or facilities are subject to all policies and procedures related to campus access, parking and traffic.  If you believe you have been wrongly ticketed, however, you have the right to appeal.  Appeal forms are available on the web and available in the Cashier’s Office.  A completed form should be turned in to the Cashier’s Office to be reviewed by the Dean of Students for student appeals or an appointed committee for faculty and staff appeals.

Where do I get a photo ID?

  • You must present a government issued, unexpired, photo ID to receive a Shelton State issued ID.
  • Photo IDs are issued for the upcoming academic year beginning in August and expiring in August of the following year.  You may obtain a photo ID at no cost each year, provided that your student account is paid in full.  The replacement cost for a photo ID is $25.00.
  • Photo IDs are issued in the Cashier’s Office on the first floor of the Martin campus and in the Front Office of Building 100 on the Fredd campus. 
  • Badges for Nursing and Respiratory Therapy are also issued in the Cashier’s Office for $5.00 each.

Is there a Lost and Found?

If you have lost an item, check with the Office of Security, located in room 2836 on the second floor of the Martin Campus and room 130 of Building 100 on the C. A. Fredd Campus.

Where can I get something copied?

Students may use the copy machines in the library for a fee of ten cents per page; faculty and staff use the College’s Copy Center, located in the faculty office suite on the second floor of the Martin Campus and in the Front Office in Building 100 on the C. A. Fredd Campus.

Where do I get the Wi Fi code?

The Wi Fi code is emailed to students and employees annually.  You may go to the Information Desk or the library on either campus or the SOAR Institute on the Martin Campus and get the code.

Who do I contact if I am having problems logging in to myShelton or Canvas?

Go to the website and submit a HelpDesk ticket or click the appropriate link:

How do I register for classes?

  • Go to myShelton at https://mysheltonssb.sheltonstate.edu.
    • Click Sign In.
    • Type in your User ID and PIN.
    • When logging in for the 1st time, you will get a message that your PIN has expired, you can create a new PIN if you wish.
    • You will be asked to create a security question; this question will be used if you forget your PIN.
    • Once you have logged in, click on the Student tab.
    • Click on Registration.
    • Click on Look Up Classes.
    • Select the appropriate term. Click Submit.
    • Find your subject and course number.
    • To register for a course, select the check box in front of the Course Registration Number (CRN) and click Register at the bottom of the screen (a C in front of the CRN identifies a closed class).

How do I change my name or address?

  • Your address can be updated on your myShelton account.
  • To change your name you must come into the Office of Admissions and Records and complete a Change of Name form.

Are my parents able to obtain my grades as well as any other information concerning my classes?

Parents are not able to obtain grades or any other course information unless you complete a Student Consent Form in the Office of Admissions and Records.  Once completed, it will allow whomever you list on the form to have access to your records for the amount of time specified on the form.

What is the difference between dropping a class, withdrawing from a class, and totally withdrawing from school?

  • You may withdraw or drop a single class, multiple classes, or your entire course schedule. If you withdraw from all classes, you will no longer be considered a student at Shelton State.  You will need to make sure you are aware of the impact of dropping courses (one or many) on your financial aid, your ability to register in subsequent terms, and your grade point average. 
  • You may make an adjustment to your class schedule during the drop/add period at the beginning of each term.  The drop/add dates are listed in the Academic Calendar and are communicated via social media and the website. 
  • Withdrawing from a class is removing a class from your schedule after the drop/add period and prior to the last day to withdraw. Please review the Schedule of Classes for the last day to withdraw each semester.
  • Withdrawing from all of your classes is totally withdrawing from school for the term. If you are withdrawing from the only course left on your schedule, you must first consult with an advisor in the Advising Center or a navigator in the SOAR Institute.  Students receiving financial aid must also consult with a staff member in the Office of Financial Aid.

If I decide to drop a class, is there a deadline?

  • The drop/add deadlines at the beginning of a term are listed in the Academic Calendar and are communicated via social media and the website. 
  • Please review the Schedule of Classes for the last day to withdraw each semester.
  • Please make an appointment to visit with your advisor or navigator prior to changing your schedule.

If I decide to withdraw from a class, what do I do?

  • Your financial aid or scholarships might be impacted by withdrawing from a course.  You are encouraged to meet with your advisor or navigator prior to changing your schedule.  
  • Please review the Schedule of Classes for the last day to withdraw each semester.
  • If you need to withdraw from a single course:
    • Go to myShelton at https://mysheltonssb.sheltonstate.edu.
    • Click Sign In.
    • Type in your User ID and PIN.
    • Once you have logged in, click on the Student tab.
    • Click on Registration.
    • Click on Add or Drop Classes.
    • Select the drop down box next to the course from which you wish to withdraw and drop the course.

Are grades mailed at the end of the semester?

No, but after all grades have been posted at the end of the semester you may view them by logging into your myShelton account.

How do I get a copy of my Shelton State Community College transcript?

  • You can visit the Office of Admissions and Records and request a copy of your transcript. Be prepared to show a photo ID. 
  • If a visit to the campus is not possible, you can send a written request to the Office of Admissions and Records that includes your name, student number, date of birth, dates of attendance, a daytime telephone number, and where to send the transcript. The letter must be signed by you in order for the request to be processed.

How do I have an official transcript from Shelton State mailed at the end of the semester?

  • You have many options:
    • The easiest and most efficient way is to log into your myShelton account and request the transcript be sent.
    • Transcript release forms can be obtained on the web by going to http://www.sheltonstate.edu/admissions/forms_requests.aspx.
    • You can visit the Office of Admissions and Records and request a copy of your transcript. Be prepared to show a photo ID. 
    • If a visit to the campus is not possible, you may send a written request that includes your name, student number, date of birth, dates of attendance, a daytime telephone number, and where to send the transcript. The letter must be signed by you in order for the request to be processed.

How do I apply for graduation?

You will need to complete an Application for Graduation Form and turn it into the Office of Admissions and Records.  The Application for Graduation Form can be obtained by going to http://www.sheltonstate.edu/admissions/forms_requests.aspx

How do I request Repeat Course Forgiveness, Academic Bankruptcy, or Scholastic Amnesty?

  • You must come to the Office of Admissions and Records on the Martin Campus and fill out a request form.  
  • All grades are still calculated in the completion rate for Financial Aid purposes.

If I request Repeat Course Forgiveness, Academic Bankruptcy, or Scholastic Amnesty, are the grades removed from my transcript?

  • No, the grades still appear on the transcript but are removed from the calculation of the overall grade point average.
  • All grades are still calculated in the completion rate for Financial Aid purposes.

How do I change my myShelton PIN?

  • You can change your PIN by logging in to your myShelton account, choosing the Personal Information tab, and choosing the option to change your PIN. 
  • The myShelton PIN/password is different from the one you may have created for financial aid (FAFSA).

What do I do if I forget my myShelton PIN?

Go to the myShelton login page, and select Forgot PIN to reset your PIN/password.

How do I schedule or reschedule my S.T.A.R.T. Up day?

Contact the Office of Recruiting at startup@sheltonstate.edu.

I’m filling out my FAFSA, what is Shelton’s school code?

005691

I need to submit my 1098-T form with my tax information. How do I obtain my 1098-T form?

  • To access your 1098-T form,  you need to:
    • Go to myShelton at https://mysheltonssb.sheltonstate.edu.
    • Click Sign In.
    • Type in your User ID and PIN.
    • Once you have logged in, click on the Student tab.
    • Click on the Student Account box.
    • Click on Tax Notification.
    • Enter Tax Year in box (example – 2012) and click Submit.

How can I contact my instructor?

Your syllabus will have contact information for your instructor. You may also refer to the College’s online directory. If you are unable to contact your instructor, contact the Division Chair or appropriate dean.

Where can I get something printed?

Students may print documents in any computer lab, either library, the SOAR Institute on the Martin Campus, or the Learning Center on the C. A. Fredd Campus.

How do I know if the College will be closed because of a holiday?

Please check the current semester calendar for holiday closures.

How do I locate a classroom or office?

  • On the Martin Campus there are maps posted throughout the building. There is also a map with the building layout on the College’s website.
  • On the C. A. Fredd Campus, there is a poster in Building 100 with an aerial view of the campus. 
  • You may also inquire at the Information Desk on either campus.

How much does it cost to have an official transcript sent to another college or an employer?

It is a free service provided by Shelton State Community College.

How do I send my transcripts to Shelton?

Ask your high school or previous college to send your transcript to Shelton State Community College, 9500 Old Greensboro Road, Box 190, Tuscaloosa Al 35405.  Your previous institution may charge a fee. If you are having a transcript sent from another college or university, please check their website to see if they require a fee for processing.

How do I know which courses from my previous college(s) will transfer to SSCC?

  • Once you have applied for admission, you will need to request an official transcript from each college to be mailed to Shelton State.  
  • An evaluation will be done on each transcript in accordance with your chosen program of study. 
  • Previous course work will be posted to your Shelton State transcript and can be viewed on your myShelton account.

How do I change my program of study (often called major)?

  • We strongly encourage you to meet with your advisor or navigator before changing your program of study (commonly referred to as a major).
  • Program of Study Change forms must be turned in to the Office of Admissions and Records.
  • Remember, in order to remain eligible for financial aid, the maximum time frame for completing a program is 150% of the required length of the program; this includes all attempted hours, transfer hours, and developmental courses taken. 

I have a hold on my account and cannot register for a certain class, who should I call?

  • For information about your hold, please see your advisor or your navigator.
  • If you do not have an assigned advisor or navigator, visit the Advising Center.

Who do I contact if I can’t access my myShelton account?

How do I pay my tuition?

  • Tuition can be paid in person in the Cashier’s Office at the Martin Campus or online.
  • To make a payment online go to myShelton at https://mysheltonssb.sheltonstate.edu.
    • Click Sign In.
    • Type in your User ID and PIN.
    • Once you have logged in, click on the Student tab; be sure to log on under the semester for which you wish to pay.
    • Click on Student Account.
    • Click on Account Summary.  This tab will show you the amount owed on your account.  If you believe this amount does not accurately reflect your financial aid and/or scholarships, please call the Cashier’s Office at 205.391.2335 to have your account reviewed.  Write down the amount owed; you will need to know this for the next step.
    • Click on Credit Card Payment. You will be sent to our secured server to enter your credit card information.
    • Select the appropriate term. Click Submit.
    • Enter the payment amount.
    • Click Submit.
    • Enter credit card information.
  • Payment deadlines are posted at www.sheltonstate.edu.

How do I print my class schedule?

  • Go to myShelton at https://mysheltonssb.sheltonstate.edu.
    • Click Sign In.
    • Type in your User ID and PIN.
    • Once you have logged in, click on the Student tab.
    • Click on Registration.
    • Click on Concise Student Schedule.
    • Select the appropriate term. Click Submit.
    • Print the schedule.

How do I receive mental health counseling services?

As part of a pilot program with Druid City Hospital (DCH), students have access to a licensed counselor who will provide mental health counseling services. Students must schedule an appointment for a session on or off campus by calling 205.759.7890. Walk-in appointments are not available. Students in need of emergency attention should call 911.