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First-time College Students


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 meet at least one of the following criteria.

  1. An official transcript showing graduation with  the Alabama High School Diploma, as defined by the Alabama State Board of Education, the high school diploma of another state equivalent to the Alabama High School Diploma, or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public regionally and/or state accredited high school; or

  2. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to the Alabama High School Diploma, as defined by the Alabama State Board of Education, issued by a non-public high school and proof of passage of the Alabama Public High School Graduation Examination; or

  3. An official transcript showing graduation from high school with a high school diploma equivalent to the Alabama High School Diploma, as defined by the Alabama State Board of Education, issued by a non-public high school and  evidence of a minimum ACT® score of 16 or a minimum SAT® score of  790 on Critical Reading and Math

  4. An official transcript showing graduation from high school  with a high school diploma equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, as defined by the Alabama State Board of Education,  the high school diploma of another state equivalent to the Alabama Occupational Diploma, as defined by the Alabama State Board of Education,  or an equivalent diploma issued by a non-public high school, and evidence of a minimum ACT® score of 16 or a minimum SAT® score of   790 on Critical Reading and Math

  5. 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.