Wallace Community College welcomes students of all ages and at all stages of completion.
Adult learners are students aged 25 and older.
For more information visit the Adult Learner page here.
Admission of Students to Corporate and Continuing Education Courses. Students should refer to General Information and Instruction at Other Locations preceding this section.
The dual enrollment/dual credit program is one that offers high school students the opportunity to take college-level courses while receiving high school credit for the same course. Dual enrollment is a great way to make the transition into a successful college experience. Depending on the school system, students can participate in dual enrollment while in grades 10, 11, or 12. Each school system has different policies regarding dual enrollment.
Early Admission For Accelerated High School Students. Students are eligible for early admission if they desire to take courses for college credit only and if they meet all of the following criteria:
- Successful completion of the 10th grade;
- Completion of an Application for Accelerated and Dual Enrollment and the Statement of Eligibility for Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit and Accelerated High School Students certifying that students have a minimum cumulative B average and recommending that they be admitted under this policy; and
- Enrollment only in postsecondary courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed (for example, students may not take English Composition until all required high school English courses have been completed). High School students must take the ACCUPLACER® exam and place in eligible courses.
- Students may enroll in academic, career and technical, or health-courses in accordance with guidelines of the Alabama Departmentof Postsecondary Education.
- Enrolled students must pay tuition and fees as required by the institution.
- Exceptions – Exceptions may be granted by the Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education for students documented as gifted and talented according to standards included in the Alabama Administrative Code § 290-8-9.12. Exceptions apply only to requirements 1 and 3 above.
- Students Not Attending Public School – This policy is applicable to students who are not attending public school, but who are enrolled in private school or church school pursuant to §16-28-1 of the Code of Alabama, or who are receiving instruction from a private tutor pursuant to §16-28-5 of the Code of Alabama.Exceptions may be granted by the chancellor of the Department of Postsecondary Education for students documented as gifted and talented according to standards included in the State Plan for Exceptional Children and Youth. Exceptions apply only to requirements 1 and 3 above.Accelerated high school students who later enroll as regular students at Wallace Community College automatically receive credit for hours earned under this accelerated high school program if the credits are applicable toward their degree program. Students attending other colleges, however, must request in writing that official transcripts be mailed to those institutions if they desire to receive credit earned through this program. College credit earned through this program may not substitute for high school credit.
Unconditional Admission of First-Time College Students. Applicants who have not previously attended a duly accredited postsecondary institution are designated first-time college students or native students.
For unconditional admission and to be classified as degree eligible, applicants must have on file at the institution a completed application for admission and at least one of the following criteria.
- An official high school transcript showing graduation.
- An official GED® Certificate issued by the appropriate state education agency.
Conditional Admission of First-time College Students. Conditional admission may be granted to applicants if the College has not received proof that they have not satisfied one of the admission requirements identified above.
If all required admission records are not received by Wallace Community College prior to issuance of first-term grades, the grades are reported on the transcript; however, the transcript will read CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSION RECORDS. This notation is removed from the transcript only upon receipt of all required admission records. Students shall not be allowed to enroll for a second semester unless all required admission records have been received by the College prior to registration for the second semester. The responsibility for providing all required documents rests with the student.
Admission to Health Education Programs. Students must meet all requirements for general admission to the College. Certain health education programs may have additional standards for admission and progression. Students should refer to the Instructional Programs section in this catalog and/or contact the specific program director or chairperson for additional information.
For admission to Wallace Community College, international applicants must provide the following documents:
- A visa acceptable to the United States.
- A certified original evaluated and translated copy of the high school and/or college transcript (translations must be completed by an organization affiliated with The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services; see www.naces.org for information).
- A minimum score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) exam (500 on the paper-based test, or 173 on the computer-based test, or 61 on the Internet-based test, or a minimum score ranging from 5.5 on the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) as determined by the college). Minimal TOEFL scores may be waived for students from the following countries: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Australia (Australian English), Bahamas, Barbados, Belize (Belizean Kriol), Bermuda, the British Indian Ocean Territory, the British Virgin Islands, Canada (Canadian English), the Cayman Islands, England, the Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey (Channel Island English), Guyana, Ireland (Hiberno-English), Isle of Man (Manx English), Jamaica (Jamaican English), Jersey, Montserrat, Nauru, New Zealand (New Zealand English), Pitcairn Islands, St. Helena, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Singapore, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, the Turks and Caicos Islands, the United Kingdom, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the United States.
- A signed, notarized statement verifying adequate financial support.
- Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance, including repatriation benefit, which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment.
- A current and valid passport or other official documentation to verify lawful presence.
- A medical health history with proof of vaccinations.
- Payment of I-901 Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) Fee.
International applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements identified above will not be admitted to Wallace Community College. Documents must be submitted by the applicable drop and add period.
Admission of Non-Graduate/Non-GED Students. In keeping with the mission of the Alabama Community College System, applicants with less than a high school diploma or GED® may be admitted to courses not creditable toward an associate degree or programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree, provided they meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 17 years of age; and
- Have not been enrolled in secondary education for at least one calendar year; and
- Demonstrate college and career readiness (appropriate scores on the ACCUPLACER® or ASSET® in certain cases);
Educational programs composed exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree and are available to the general public include cosmetology, cosmetology nail technology, and welding technology. Non-graduate/non-GED students are not eligible for federal Title IV aid.
Admission of Students Seeking Readmission. Students returning to Wallace Community College after one year of non-attendance are required to submit an application for readmission and official transcripts from all regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited postsecondary institutions attended since the last date of attendance at Wallace Community College.
Returning students are eligible for readmission only if they are in good standing for the last term of attendance. Students who are not in good standing or who have not served designated suspension periods may request readmission by appeal to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee.
Admission to the Senior Adult Scholarship Program. Students who are 60 years of age or older and who are eligible for the Senior Adult Scholarship program must meet institutional admission requirements.
Unconditional Admission of Transfer Students. Applicants who have previously attended other duly accredited postsecondary institutions are considered transfer students. To be classified as degree eligible, transfer students must submit to the College an application for admission and official transcripts from all duly accredited postsecondary institutions and official high school transcripts. Applicants who have completed the baccalaureate degree are required to furnish only the transcript from the institution granting the baccalaureate degree.
Transfer students must disclose all postsecondary institutions previously attended. Failure to do so may result in disapproval of the application for admission or expulsion from the College.
Conditional Admission of Transfer Students. Transfer students who do not have on file official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended, if required, and an official high school transcript may be granted conditional admission. No transfer students are allowed to enroll for a second term unless all required admission records have been received by Wallace Community College prior to registration for the second term. The responsibility for providing all required documents rests with the student.
If all required admission records are not received by Wallace Community College prior to issuance of first-term grades, the grades are reported on the transcript; however, the transcript will read CONTINUED ENROLLMENT DENIED PENDING RECEIPT OF ADMISSION RECORDS. This notation is removed from the transcript only on receipt of all required admission records.
Initial Academic Status of Transfer Students. Transfer students whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale are admitted on CLEAR academic status.
A transfer student whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is admitted only on ACADEMIC PROBATION. The transcript will read ADMITTED ON ACADEMIC PROBATION.
Applicants who have been academically suspended from a duly accredited postsecondary institution may be admitted as transfer students only after appeal to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. If transfer students are admitted upon appeal, they will enter the College on ACADEMIC PROBATION. The transcript will read ADMITTED UPON APPEAL—ACADEMIC PROBATION.
GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR TRANSFER OF CREDIT
Course work transferred or accepted for credit toward an undergraduate program must represent collegiate course work relevant to the formal award. Course content and level of instruction must result in student competencies at least equivalent to those of students enrolled in the College’s undergraduate formal award programs. In assessing and documenting equivalent learning and qualified faculty members, the College may use recognized guides that aid in the evaluation for credit. Such guides include those published by the American Council on Education, the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, and the National Association of Foreign Student Affairs.
Courses completed with a passing grade at other duly accredited institutions are accepted for transfer as potentially creditable toward graduation requirements. Transfer grades of D are accepted only when the transfer student’s cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above at the time of admission. If students have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, the D grade is accepted the same as for native students.
Transfer students who desire to have course work completed at international colleges or universities evaluated for transfer credit must submit an evaluation provided by an organization affiliated with The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (www.naces.org).
Students who attend another postsecondary institution and seek credit for transfer to their parent institution may be admitted to Wallace Community College as transient students.
STEP 1. Apply for Admissions
Submit an Application for Admissions. Complete an online application.
STEP 2. Submit an official Transient Permission Form to the email address: email@example.com. All Transient Permission Forms must be signed by the dean, registrar, and/or advisor at the parent institution and must contain the specific course(s) students have been approved to take at Wallace Community College.
STEP 3. Register for classes
Transient students are only allowed to register for courses listed on the Transient Permission Form.
STEP 4. Pay Tuition and Fees via online using a credit card or financial aid.
Remember, all tuition and fees must be paid by the first day of classes. Registration is not complete without full payment.
STEP 5. Purchase Books and Supplies
Barnes & Noble is offering Wallace Books+, a program that helps reduce the cost of materials, while also ensuring students conveniently receive all the required course materials before the first day of class.
STEP 6. Attend your online classes
Admission of Audit Students. Students may apply for admission to credit courses on a noncredit basis as auditors. Auditors must meet the same admission requirements as regular students and must complete course prerequisites. Students may change from audit to credit or credit to audit only during the official drop and add period.