Apply for Admission to Snead State Community College

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Snead State Community College has an open-door admission policy for all United States citizens and eligible Non-Citizens to assure accessibility and optimal higher education opportunities.  The College admits applicants on an ongoing basis and students may enroll in courses up to the last day to add a course for that particular semester.  

How to Apply:

1. Complete and submit the Online Application for Admission.

2. Print and sign the Signature/Residency Form.  This form may be delivered, mailed, or faxed to the Office of Admissions (256-593-7180).

3. Provide proof of identification.  According to Alabama Board of Education Policy 801.01, all students must provide at least one primary form of documentation  for admission to community colleges in Alabama.  Students may present in person or submit a legible copy via mail or electronic submission an unexpired, government issued photo ID.

Examples of a government issued photo ID include the following: an unexpired state-issued driver's license, an unexpired state-issued identification card, an unexpired U.S. passport, an unexpired U.S. permanent resident card, an unexpired military ID card.

5. All students should take the Compass assessment.  It is a mandatory placement program in math, English, and reading.  It is offered in the McCain Student Success and Career Center on the Boaz campus Monday through Thursdays from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Students wishing to take it at the Arab Instruction Site should call 256-931-3790.  Official documentation of ACT/SAT scores (20 or higher in math and 21 or higher in English) or successful completion of previous college level courses may exempt a student from taking the Compass.

6. All First Time Freshman applicants must ensure that the Office of Admissions at Snead State receives an official transcript documenting high school / GED graduation.  It is the student’s responsibility to request this from his/her high school or GED office.  Students who took their GED exam at Snead State may contact Tonya Shields at tonya.shields@snead.edu or 256-840-4165 to request that his/her official GED transcript be sent to the Office of Admissions.

7. All Transfer applicants must ensure that the Office of Admissions at Snead State receives official transcripts from all previous colleges that he/she has ever attended, as well as an official transcript documenting high school/GED graduation.  It is the student’s responsibility to request that these transcripts be sent to Snead State.  You may download the Transcript Request Form for your convenience.  Please note that some colleges charge a fee for transcripts. Students who have achieved a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree are only required to submit a transcript from the granting institution for admission to the college, but may need to submit other transcripts for evaluation of transfer credit.

8. All Returning Snead Students applicants must ensure that the Office of Admissions at Snead State receives official transcripts from all previous colleges that he/she has attended since last attending Snead State, as well as an official transcript documenting high school/GED graduation if not previously on file, and documentation of legal name change if name has changed since last date of attendance.  Note:  Students who have attended SSCC within the past year do not need to reapply.  Students who only attended SSCC as a Dual Enrollment or Accelerated student should apply as a First Time Freshman if they plan to attend SSCC after high school graduation. Students who have achieved a minimum of a Baccalaureate degree are only required to submit a transcript from the granting institution for admission to the college, but may need to submit other transcripts for evaluation of transfer credit.

9. All Transient applicants must submit a transient letter from his/her home college listing all courses that he/she is eligible to take at Snead State Community College.

10. All Dual Enrollment applicants must submit the appropriate approval from his/her high school personnel and submit the Dual Recommendation Form.

11. All Accelerated applicants must submit the appropriate approval form from his/her high school personnel.

If you have any questions, please email us at admissions@snead.edu.