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ADMISSIONS

First Time Freshmen

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit official high school or GED transcript documenting graduation.
  • Submit official college transcript if attended as a dual enrollment student prior to graduating high school.
  • Provide appropriate placement scores, such as an ACT of 18 or higher in English and 20 or higher in reading and math or college placement scores.

Transfer Students

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit official college transcripts from all previously attended colleges.
  • Submit official high school or GED transcript documenting graduation.
  • Provide appropriate placement scores unless college-level transfer credit is available for math and English.

Transient Students

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit a transient letter listing specific approved courses for the appropriate term.
  • Note that transient students are not eligible for federal financial aid.
  • Email transient@sheltonstate.edu for more information.

Re-Admitted Students

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit official high school or GED transcript documenting graduation if not previously submitted.
  • Submit official college transcript(s) if other colleges were attended after attending Shelton State.
  • Take the required placement testing if placement scores are more than three years old, and credit was not earned.

Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit

Dual enrollment for dual credit students receive college credit with Shelton State as well as with their current high school.

 

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Print and submit Signature/Residency page following application completion.
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Complete the Dual Enrollment for Dual Credit Permission Form.
  • Provide a copy of your current high school transcript.
  • Minimum overall 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade
  • Courses must be above 100 level. PED classes are not eligible for dual enrollment.
  • Meet all prerequisite requirements as listed in the SSCC College Catalog. Students must submit appropriate ACT/SAT scores or complete placement testing.

Note:  Learn more about the Career Technical Education Dual Enrollment Scholarships.

Accelerated High School

Accelerated High School students begin college courses prior to high school graduation.

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
  • Print and submit Signature/Residency page following application completion.
  • Submit an unexpired, government issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Complete the Accelerated High School Permission Form.
  • Provide a copy of your current high school transcript.
  • Minimum overall 3.0 GPA
  • Enrolled in 11th or 12th grade
  • Meet all prerequisite requirements listed in the catalog. Students must submit appropriate ACT/SAT scores or complete placement testing.
  • Complete all high school prerequisites. For example, an accelerated high school student cannot take college English courses until all high school English courses have been completed.

International Student

International Student Application Deadline

Fall 2018 – August 1, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

Spring 2019 – December 3, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

 

For admission to an Alabama Community College System institution, an international applicant must provide and comply with the following:

  • Submit Shelton State application online.
    • Select one of the following categories: International Freshman, International Transfer, or International Transient.
    • International students in this country with an F- 1 visa from another institution may be accepted for full-time study at Shelton State Community College. Students must complete and return the Transfer Recommendation of Student’s Immigration Status prior to admission. The student must maintain the recommended hours required by the host institution while in transient status.
  • Submit Signature/Residency page.
  • Schedule an appointment with the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO).
  • Submit an unexpired, government-issued photo ID by mail or email.
  • Submit a valid VISA and passport to include identification page, expiration date page, and VISA page.
  • Submit an official translated and evaluated copy of the student’s high school/college transcript.
  • Submit ACT, SAT, or College Placement test scores.
    • International students must take the designated placement assessment before being admitted to the College. International students MUST then register for the appropriate English and reading courses during the first and each successive semester until all English and reading requirements are met.
  • Submit English Language Testing Scores.
    • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) – minimum score must range from 5.5-6.0
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – a total score of 61 on the Internet-based test, a total of 173 on the computer based test, or a total score of 500 on the paper-based test
      Note: English as a Second Language exam may be waived for students from the following countries: Australia, Bahamas, Bermuda, Canada (verify from transcript), England, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Scotland, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Grenada, Belize, Dominica, Malawi, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and Nevis, Nigeria, Tanzania, The Gambia, Tobago and Trinidad, Zambia, and the Virgin Islands. All other waivers must be submitted to the Chancellor for approval with substantial documentation.
  • International Freshmen complete the First Time Freshman International Student Checklist.
  • International Transfer Students complete the Transfer International Student Checklist.
  • The final decision for acceptance of international students who have met the preceding conditions will be made by the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO).
  • For information about International Student Orientation and tuition and fees, visit International Students.