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TABLE OF CONTENTS




ABOUT THE COLLEGE

Is WCC an accredited college?
Wallace Community College is primarily accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associates in arts, science, and applied science degrees.  Students may contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or by phone at 404-697-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Wallace Community College.  Information regarding accreditations is included in the College Catalog and Student Handbook and on the College Web site.  Click here for a full listing of accrediting entities for the College.

Where are the College campuses located? 
Wallace Community College is a comprehensive community college that offers instruction and services at multiple locations, including the Sparks Campus in Eufaula; the Wallace Campus in Dothan; and the Center for Economic and Workforce Development.  Click here for additional information regarding College campus locations.  

What is the College’s mission? 
The Wallace Community College mission statement is as follows:

“George C. Wallace Community College, a comprehensive community college, seeks to provide accessible quality educational opportunities, promote economic growth, and enhance the quality of life of its constituents.”

The College fulfills its mission through a clearly defined set of programs and services.  These are outlined in the statement of vision, statement of values, statement of role and scope, strategic initiatives and related goals.  Click here for additional information regarding the College mission.  

Who are the key administrators at the College? 

Wallace Community College has a diverse leadership team which is comprised of the President of the College and five deans:

  • Dr. Linda C. Young,
  • President
  • Mr. Lynn Bell,
  • Dean, Business Affairs
  • Dr. Ashli Boutwell,
  • Dean, Institutional Services and Community Development
  • Mr. Tony Holland,
  • Dean, Instructional Affairs
  • Ms. Jackie Screws,
  • Dean, Student Affairs and Sparks Campus

You may click here for a directory of all College personnel.


ADMISSIONS/RECORDS

How do I get admitted to the College?

Students entering Wallace Community College for the first time
Students may enter at the beginning of each term, fall, spring, or summer semesters. Students are encouraged to make application in advance of the term they wish to enroll.

Application for Admission
All students must complete the Application for Admission and present either; (1) one primary form of documentation, or (2) two secondary forms of documentation. Applicants must submit the documentation in person at the Enrollment Services office on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or the Student Services Department on the Sparks in Eufaula.  Students may also submit documentation through the U.S. mail prior to registration for the first term of attendance.  Mailed copies must be notarized.  Applicants who fail to satisfy the admission requirements identified in this section will not be admitted to Wallace Community College. All information requested on the Application for Admission must be provided.

Applications may be obtained by the following means
  1. Online at http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/online_application.aspx, online applicants must also complete the Application Signature Page;
  2. Printable version http://www.wallace.edu/sites/www/Uploads/files/Admissions/admissionsapplication.pdf
  3. Paper copy in Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula

Acceptable forms of identification:
  • One primary form of documentation, such as an unexpired Alabama driver’s license; an unexpired Alabama identification card; an unexpired U.S. passport; an unexpired U.S. permanent resident card; OR
  • Two secondary forms of documentation, one which must be a photo identification card other than those specified above AND one additional form of identification such as a Certificate of Naturalization; a Social Security card; a certified copy of a U.S. birth certificate.

For admission to Wallace Community College, international applicants must provide:
  1. A VISA recognized and accepted by the United States Government.
  2. An official translated copy of the high school/college transcript (translations must be completed by an organization affiliated with The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services; see www.naces.org for information)
  3. 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; minimal TOEFL scores may be waived for students from the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada (verify from transcript), Dominica, England, Tanzania, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, The Gambia, the Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Malawi)
  4. A signed, notarized statement verifying adequate financial support
  5. Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance, including a repatriation benefit, which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment
International applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements identified above will not be admitted to Wallace Community College.

For admission to Wallace Community College, all male students between the ages of 18 and 26
must show proof of registration with the U.S. Selective Service in accordance with Section 36-26-15.1 of the Code of Alabama of 1974, as amended.

Is there an application deadline?
The application deadline for each term is the last day of drop/add and late registration.  You may refer to the registration page for specific dates (http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office.aspx)  

How do I obtain a copy of my transcript FROM WCC?
A copy of your official transcript may be requested electronically through your myWCC account at https://wcadmin.wallace.edu/cgi-bin/advlogin.mbr/login.  You may also print and fax/deliver a request for a transcript from the Web site at  http://wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office/how_to_request_a_transcript.aspx.  A transcript may also be requested in person at any College campus through the Enrollment Services office on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or the Student Services Department on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.

What is the process of becoming a student at WCC? 
Individuals interested in becoming a student at the College should adhere to the following process:
  1. Complete an Application for Admission to the College.  Applications may be obtained and completed online or printed from the College Web site and submitted to the Admissions office.  Paper applications may also be picked up on any College campus.  
  2. Take the College placement test, if required.  Students scoring 470 or above on the SAT® I mathematics, reading, writing, score 20 or above on the ACT® English, reading, or mathematics and enroll within three years of high school graduation may exempt applicable sections of the placement exam.     
  3. Apply for financial aid if you desire financial assistance paying for College.  Financial aid information may be found at the following link (http://www.wallace.edu/financial_aid.aspx).
  4. Attend SOAR, Student Orientation Advising and Registration (first-time college students only).  All first-time students who have completed the admission requirements in Step 1 will be invited to a SOAR session.  
  5. See advisor for registration to complete a course schedule (returning and transfer students). Pay for classes by the appropriate deadline.

How do I change my personal information (address, phone number, etc.)? 
You can modify your contact information through your myWCC account in the student information center at https://wcadmin.wallace.edu/cgi-bin/advlogin.mbr/login, under student information or in person at the Enrollment Services Office on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or the Student Services Department on the Sparks in Eufaula.

Does WCC admit international students?  
Yes, Wallace Community College admits international students.

For admission to Wallace Community College, international applicants must provide:
  1. A VISA recognized and accepted by the United States Government.
  2. An official translated copy of the high school/college transcript (translations must be completed by an organization affiliated with The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services; see www.naces.org for information)
  3. 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; minimal TOEFL scores may be waived for students from the following countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Canada (verify from transcript), Dominica, England, Tanzania, Grenada, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nigeria, Scotland, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, The Gambia, the Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Malawi)
  4. A signed, notarized statement verifying adequate financial support
  5. Documentation demonstrating adequate health and life insurance, including a repatriation benefit, which must be maintained during all periods of enrollment
International applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements identified above will not be admitted to the College.

How do I check to see if my transcripts were received by Wallace Community College? 

The status of your transcripts may be tracked in myWCC in the student information center under the student records/admission requirements tab.

How do I transfer credits from another college to Wallace Community College?  
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 of 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 a student has a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above, the “D” grade is accepted the same as for native students.

How can I get verification of my enrollment at the College? 
Verification of enrollment may be obtained from Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.

How do I get my grade report for the term? 
Student grade reports are available in myWCC in the student information center under the student records tab (https://wcadmin.wallace.edu/cgi-bin/advlogin.mbr/login).



REGISTRATION/WITHDRAWAL

How do I obtain a copy of the upcoming semester course schedule?
The course schedule is located online at http://wallace.edu/future_students/current_schedule_of_classes.aspx or in print at various locations on both campuses.  If in doubt, you may always visit Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula to obtain a copy of the course schedule.  

How do I register for classes at WCC? 
Registration information may be obtained online at http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office/how_to_register.aspx. First-time-college students must also attend a Student Orientation Advising and Registration (SOAR) session prior to registering for classes. New students will be provided information regarding registration during the SOAR session.   
 
How do I get authorized to register for courses on-line? 
Web authorization to register for courses online is obtained through your advisor.  First-time-college students are required to go through the registration process at least once with an advisor before being authorized to register on-line.

How do I obtain a copy of the WCC Catalog? 
The Catalog may be obtained online at http://wallace.edu/admissions/college_catalog/past_wcc_catalogs.aspx or in print in Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.

When do I register for classes? 

Pre-registration for classes begins approximately a month and a half prior to the start of the next semester. Regular registration occurs immediately prior to the start of the next semester, generally one to two days before. See the Class Schedule at http://wallace.edu/future_students/current_schedule_of_classes.aspx for specific dates.

How do I register as a transient student?

A transient student must submit an Application for Admission and a transient letter from the institution which certifies and/or approves the courses to be taken at WCC. Once admitted, students are web authorized to register online through myWCC.  Students may also register in person at Counseling Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan and Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.

How do I withdraw from classes?  
If a student wishes to withdraw from a single class, he/she should visit Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula to obtain a withdrawal form.  If a student wishes to totally withdrawal from the College, he/she must visit Counseling Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan and Student Services on the Sparks in Eufaula.  Students who totally withdraw are required to complete an exit survey.
 
How do I change my major? 
Students wishing to change their major must contact Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula to complete a Change of Major form.
                                      
I took classes five years ago; do I need to do anything in order to register for the next term? 
Students returning to Wallace Community College after one or more terms of non-attendance, excluding summer term, are required to submit an updated Application for Re-admission and submit official transcripts from all postsecondary institutions attended since the last date of attendance at Wallace Community College.

Returning students are eligible for re-admission 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 re-admission by appeal to the Admissions and Academic Standards Committee. 

An application may be obtained online at http://www.wallace.edu/admissions.aspx or by visiting the enrollment Services Department on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or the Student Services Department on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.  

When is the last day to withdraw from classes without penalty? 
Students may withdraw without penalty one week prior to the beginning of final exams each semester. The exact date is listed on the Web calendar at http://www.wallace.edu/calendar.aspx.

How many hours are required for full-time status? 
Full-time status is 12 semester hours.

How do I contact my advisor? 
Students may obtain advisor information by accessing your myWCC account.  Advisor information is found under Student Information, View My Information.  You may also obtain your advisor’s name in person at Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.



GRADUATION

How do I apply for graduation? 
Student may apply for graduation by completing an Intent to Graduate Form.  Interested students may contact Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula or online at http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office/graduation_information.aspx.

How much does it cost to participate in the graduation ceremony?

Students interested in participating in the graduation ceremony must pay a graduation fee of $56 ($21.50 for the diploma and cover and $34.50 for the cap and gown.)  This fee is subject to change.  Current graduation fees are listed in the College Catalog and Student Handbook.  

How can I get a duplicate copy of my diploma? 
Students interested in obtaining a duplicate copy of their diploma may do so by contacting Enrollment Services on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or Student Services on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.  A Replacement Diploma Form must be completed to finalize the request.  Additionally, a fee of $21.50 must be paid to cover the cost of the diploma and cover (this fee is subject to change as cost dictates.)



FINANCIAL AID

What is Wallace Community College’s Financial Aid School Code?
The federal school code for Wallace Community College is 001018.

What types of financial aid are available at the College?
Wallace Community College participates in the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), and the Federal Work Study program.  The College also certifies Veterans for various benefits.  Additionally, the College offers institutional and privately funded scholarships, as well as Workforce Investment Act funds.  For a complete list of the financial aid available, please refer to the College Catalog and Student Handbook or the financial aid Web page at http://www.wallace.edu/financial_aid/about_financial_aid.aspx.

What scholarships and financial aid are available at WCC?
Wallace Community College awards Academic, Allied Health and Nursing, Athletic, Technical, Performing Arts and Diplomat scholarships that are awarded to student who excel academically, exhibit outstanding leadership skills or possess talent in the area of music or the arts.  WCC also offers Senior Citizen waivers for tuition to our students aged 60 or over if space is available in the class(es).  PACT (Prepaid Affordable College Tuition) is also a form of financial aid processed through the Financial Aid Office.  Any scholarships outside of those awarded by Wallace Community College are accepted as well. 

How can I check on the status of my financial aid? 

Students may check the status of their financial aid by accessing their myWCC account located on the WCC homepage.  This account can be utilized to check for records that are required by the Financial Aid Office as well as the amount of any aid that has been awarded.

How long does it take to process a FAFSA application on-line?

Under normal circumstances, the FAFSA application will be processed and sent to the schools listed on the application within five business days.  Wallace Community College’s Financial Aid Office will correspond only with students who have placed our school code (001018) in the first position of the school codes choices.

How do I appeal my financial aid suspension? 

Students may appeal the suspension of aid by completing the Request for Appeal – Suspension for Completion Rate/GPA form. Documentation of medical issues or extenuating circumstances is also required.  The Request for Appeal form can be located on WCC home page by clicking the current students tab, then selected Records and online forms.  The Director of Financial Aid will review all applications. After reviewing the documentation and the student file, the Director may place the student on financial aid probation, allowing aid to be reinstated or aid may remain suspended.  Students will be notified in writing of the decision and requirements.



BUSINESS AFFAIRS

What are the tuition and fees for WCC? 
A tuition and fees chart may be found in the Wallace Community Catalog and Student Handbook, the current Schedule of Course Offerings and on the Website at http://www.wallace.edu/student_services/business_office/tuition_and_fee.aspx.

Where can I purchase books and how much do they cost?  

Books may be purchased at the Bookstore in Cunningham Hall on the Wallace Campus in Dothan and in the Bookstore in Building A on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula. A link on the home page tells you how much your books will cost http://www.wallace.edu/about_wcc/consumer_information/textbook_pricing.aspx .

When and where do I pay my tuition? 
Tuition deadlines are published in each term’s Schedule of Course Offerings. Tuition can be paid online, at the Business Office in Grimsley Hall on the Wallace Campus in Dothan or at the Bookstore/Business Office in Building A on the Sparks Campus in Eufaula.

How can I get a refund?
Refunds are generated according to drop date or withdrawal date and will be mailed to the student’s address on file.

How long does it take to get a refund from the College? 
Refunds are mailed within three to four weeks following the end of the refund period.

How can I get a 1098 printout for my taxes? 
1098T’s are mailed by January 31 of each year.



ONLINE
ASSISTANCE

How do I access Blackboard?
All currently admitted students have access to the Blackboard learning management system. To access Blackboard students will need to use a web browser to access http://courses.wallace.edu/

Your Username for Blackboard will be your student number and your password will be your date of birth in six digits (mmddyy). Additional help with logging into Blackboard may be found on the distance education page http://wallace.edu/future_students/distance_learning.aspx

All students are encouraged to complete the eLearning Training program located under the My Courses module in Blackboard.

This help document shows students how to access eLearning Training:
http://video.wallace.edu/bb/Accessing_eLearning_Training.pdf

How do I access the myWCC online account?  
Instructions for accessing the myWCC system can be found here: http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office/mywcc/help.aspx   

You will need a PIN to access myWCC, the Student Information Center (Registration, Grades, Payments, etc.) go to http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office.aspx and click on "Online Registration".

If your SSN and DOB do not work please contact the Admissions Office at 556-2468 and ask to have your registration log on password reset.

Does WCC offer online courses? 

Online Courses Information
Wallace Community College offers online courses that do not require weekly attendance on-campus. However, these courses do require attendance at select exams including mid-term and final exams. These exams are administered by the instructor of record for the course and must be taken on-campus.

You may contact the individual course instructor for further information on course exam requirements. You will find the instructor’s last name listed in the course schedule. Course schedules are linked on the College’s website at http://www.wallace.edu/ 

To send an Email to an instructor, find his/her contact information by last name at http://www.wallace.edu/about_wcc/consumer_information/faculty_directory.aspx 

If you need further assistance feel free to E-mail the Center for Instructional Excellence at cie@wallace.edu or call 334-556-2464.

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ADMISSIONS INFORMATION:

Information for prospective students is located here: http://www.wallace.edu/future_students.aspx

INFORMATION ON PREPARING FOR ONLINE COURSES:

You will first need to visit the distance education webpage and complete the eLearning Training program. The direct link is: http://www.wallace.edu/quick_links/distance_education.aspx   
Direct login to Blackboard: courses.wallace.edu

Other resources are located on the current students page linked here: http://www.wallace.edu//current_students.aspx

How do I access my student email account?  
Student Email login information can be found by clicking on this link: http://video.wallace.edu/WCC/Student_Email.pdf

Student Email login page is found by clicking on this link: http://mail.student.wallace.edu/webmail/src/login.php

In summary, your login information is:

Name: first initial, last name, last four of your social security number – altogether, all small letters. (example: jjones9999)

Password: Key in your date of birth in 6 digits (mmddyy). Example, January 1, 1970 would be 010170

your email address is your first initial, last name, last four of your SSN @student.wallace.edu

for example: Jane Smith with SSN 123456789 would be jsmith6789@student.wallace.edu

If your password is not working, you will need to contact the Admissions office to have it reset.

You may contact the Admissions office by phone at 334-556-2468.

I forgot my PIN number; how can I obtain it?  
You may find information about your WCC PIN Number by visiting this webpage. http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office/pin_help.aspx
 
You will need your PIN to access myWCC, the Student Information Center (Registration, Grades, Payments, etc.) go to http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office.aspx and click on "Online Registration".

Your username is you social security number (or student number) and your pin is your date of birth in six digits: mmddyy.

Instructions for accessing the system can be found here: http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office/mywcc/help.aspx 

To access the system click here: http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/registrars_office/mywcc/online_agreement.aspx   (you must scroll to the bottom of the page and click "I Agree".

If your SSN and DOB do not work please contact the Admissions Office at 556-2468 and ask them to reset your registration log on password.



DUAL ENROLLMENT


Can I take college courses while still enrolled in high school?
Yes, high school students can take college courses in a program called dual enrollment.  Dual enrollment classes allow high school students to take college level courses and receive BOTH college AND high school credit for the same course.  The program builds upon the skills a student has learned in high school, yet the student gets a "head start" toward earning a degree or certificate.  

There are two avenues of dual enrollment--Academic Transfer and Career-Technical courses.  Academic transfer courses are classes such as English, history, psychology, mathematics, or sciences for students who plan to obtain a degree.  Career-Technical courses offer students an opportunity to get ahead in their education by taking courses to obtain a skill, such as welding, drafting, auto tech, auto body repair, criminal justice, medical assisting, air conditioning/refrigeration, industrial maintenance, or carpentry.  

Students taking Academic Transfer courses cannot obtain financial assistance at this time; however, the Alabama Workforce Development Grant offers tuition, fees, and books for students wishing to take Career-Technical courses as dual enrollment students.

For additional information, contact your high school guidance counselor or Lynn Lamere, dual credit coordinator, at 334-556-2627 or llamere@wallace.edu.



ACADEMIC INFORMATION


What instructional programs do you offer?  
Wallace Community College offers seven different program options with associated programs of study. These include the associate in arts degree, associate in science degree, associate in applied science degree, certificate programs, non-degree academic transfer, non-degree technical transfer, and selected enrichment courses. Additional information on each of these may be found in the College Catalog and Student Handbook under “Programs of study” located in the index in the back of the catalog. The following is a list of programs primarily designed to prepare students for immediate employment:

1.   Practical Nursing
2.   Child Development
3.   Criminal Justice
4.   Emergency Medical Services
5.   Medical Assisting
6.   Physical Therapist Assistant
7.   Radiologic Technology
8.   Respiratory Therapist
9.   Cosmetology
10. Cosmetology – Nail Technology
11. Emergency Medical Technician
12. Medical Transcription
13. Phlebotomy
14. Accounting Technology
15. Business Computer Applications
16. Office Administration
17. Supervisory Management
18. Automotive Body Repair
19. Automotive Technology
20. Air Conditioning/ Refrigeration
21. Cabinetmaking
22. Carpentry
23. Drafting/Design Technology
24. Electrical Technology
25. Nuclear Technology
26. Industrial Systems Technology
27. Electrical Technology
28. Plumbing
29. Small Engine Repair
30. Welding Technology

What courses are required in the programs of study?
Each WCC program of study has a list of courses required for their completion.  The courses for each program may be found in College Catalog and Student Handbook under “Programs of study”.  A copy of the Catalog may be viewed at http://www.wallace.edu/programs/Catalog.pdf.

What is the College’s attendance policy? 
Students are expected to attend all scheduled class meetings and laboratory sessions for their courses. The grades of students who miss scheduled exams, unscheduled quizzes, and deadlines for submitting assignments may be negatively affected by their absence. Because of unique circumstances not all missed assignments, exams, or quizzes may be made up. Examples of excused absences include serious illness, a death in the immediate family, military obligations, or official College business. The specific attendance policy for each class will be found in the course syllabus provided to you on the first day of class, where it will also clearly state the penalties for absences. Attendance policies applicable to a specific instructional program may be more restrictive than the College policy. More information on attendance may be found in the College Catalog and Student Handbook under “Attendance policy”.


WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT


What programs and services are offered at Center for Economic and Workforce Development (CEWD)? 
For a complete listing of workforce development courses, visit www.wallace.edu//community_services/workforce_development.aspx. For additional information, please call 334-556-2203.


COUNSELING AND TESTING

When are you giving the COMPASS placement exam?
The COMPASS placement exam is administered several times each term and dates vary.  Specific dates for the current term may be found at http://www.wallace.edu/admissions/placement_testing.aspx.

What services are available for students with special needs/disabilities? 
It is the policy of Wallace Community College to provide reasonable accommodations for environmental and program accessibility for individuals with a disability as defined in Section 504 of t he Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and The Americans with disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA).  Students are responsible for reporting their needs to the ADA Compliance Officer and providing proper documentation of their disabilities at least six weeks before a term begins.   Support services may vary depending on the disability and/or courses being taken.  For detailed information on available services and eligibility, contact the ADA Compliance Officer on the Wallace Campus at (334)556-2294 or on the Sparks Campus at (334)687-3543, extension 4270.   
 
What types of counseling services are available?
Counseling services are an ongoing process that assists with personal, academic, and financial aid concerns. The counseling services for Wallace Community College students are offered through Wallace Community College's student development division and through the federal Student Support Services program for those students who qualify. Students are made aware of the available counseling services through the College Catalog and Student Handbook and through orientation classes. Procedures for personal, academic, and financial counseling are as follows:

ACADEMIC
Students having difficulty with academic coursework are encouraged to seek assistance from their individual instructors. Students with special problems may be referred to a College counselor, the Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar, or the Coordinator of Student Services. Students with disabilities are referred to the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at their respective campus location. The mathematics department, Wallace Campus, has math tutors available for day and evening students. Additional tutorial services are available for qualified students through the federally funded Student Support Services program.

FINANCIAL
Students encountering financial problems are referred to the Director of Financial Aid or other financial aid personnel who will assist them regarding scholarships, grants, and college work-study. Students needing further assistance should be referred to a College counselor for possible community resource referral.

PERSONAL

Personal counseling is an ongoing process at Wallace Community College.  Two counselors are available for students on the Wallace Campus. There is also a counselor with the Student Support Services program for students qualifying for their services. On the Sparks Campus at Eufaula, students have access to the Coordinator of Student Services. Each campus has an open door policy for students and appointments may be scheduled.

Administrators/faculty/staff may refer any student encountering personal difficulty that affects their academic pursuits to a College counselor, Director of Enrollment Services/Registrar, or the Coordinator of Student Services.  If any student requires more extensive personal counseling than the counselors are able to provide, the counselor will refer the student to an appropriate agency or other source of help.  Referral resources include such agencies as The Clearing House, Spectra Care, The House of Ruth, etc. A Resource Manual is available in the Counseling Offices and the Student Affairs department at each campus.


NURSING AND ALLIED HEALTH


What nursing and allied health courses are available at the College? 
WCC offers a number of nursing and allied health programs.  Information regarding each may be found at the following site http://www.wallace.edu/programs_of_study/health_sciences.aspx.

What are the admission requirements for the nursing and allied health programs?
Students entering the nursing and allied health programs are required to have a high school diploma or GED and meet other requirements outlined for the specific program.  Specific admission requirements for each program may be found at the following site   http://www.wallace.edu/programs_of_study/health_sciences.aspx.

When do I apply for the nursing program?

WCC has several nursing program options, licensed practical nursing (LPN), associate degree nursing (ADN), LPN to ADN and the AND to Bachelor’s degree Mobility.  The application process for each may be found by clicking the following links


CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY


How do I sign up for WCC Alert?  

Students may sign up for WCC Alert by following these steps
Go the Security page on the Wallace Home Page (www.wallace.edu)
Click on the Wallace Alert Symbol. 
Click the “Click here to sign up for this system” tab and follow the instructions.

How do I find out about the College’s crime statistics? 
Each year, Wallace Community College prepares a "Campus Security and Crime Report" and distributes it to the College community. The report, which is issued by October 1, contains detailed information on campus police and security personnel, drug and alcohol abuse policies, sexual harassment policies, crime prevention, crime prevention tips, information on reporting criminal activity, and timely warnings regarding campus emergencies. The report also includes statistics concerning crimes on campus. A complete report of crime statistics may be found at http://ope.ed.gov/security/

How do I get a parking decal for my car? 

Students may obtain a parking decal by visiting the college switchboard on the Sparks or Wallace Campus.  The make, model and tag number of the vehicle that you are registering will be needed to complete this process.


ADULT EDUCATION AND GED TESTING

Where are the GED (Adult Education) classes taught?
Free classes are available throughout the year at several locations in Dothan, Abbeville, Ashford, Clayton, Eufaula, and Headland. Class schedules include morning, afternoon, and evening sessions.  Classes are available to adults age 17 and older who are no longer enrolled in high school.  For additional information, call (334) 556-2373 or 1-800-543-2426, extension 2373.

How do I register for GED (Adult Education) classes? 
To enroll in the GED program, one must first attend orientation.  For an orientation schedule in Ashford, Abbeville, Headland or Dothan, call (334) 556-2373 or 1-800-543-2426, extension 2373. For an orientation schedule in Clayton or Eufaula, call (334) 619-3000 or 1-800-543-2426, extension 4239.

When is the GED test administered? 
A test date will be assigned to the student when he/she registers for the GED test.

How do I get my GED test scores? 
GED results will be mailed to the student in approximately 4 weeks from the date of the test.  Additional copies may be obtained by calling 1-800-392-8086.


STUDENT LIFE/ACTIVITIES


When and where can I obtain my student identification card?
Student ID drives are typically held during the first full week of the semester. On the Sparks Campus, students may have an ID issued in the Administration Building while Wallace Campus students will be issued an ID in the LRC. For detailed information on the College’s student ID policy and for updated schedules, please visit our ID page.  

What student activities are available at the College? 
The Office of Student Life offers student activities, programs, and services that promote leadership, academic support, and social and cultural experiences. Such activities include, but not limited to, Welcome Week festivities, a Fall Festival, Deck the Halls, Spring Fling, and Black History Month celebrations, all held on both campuses. For a detailed look at our activities, please visit our calendar of events.

How can I get involved in student activities?
Please contact Ryan Spry, Director of Student Life, for more information on how to join a campus organization or get involved in student activities. Mr. Spry may be reached at rspry@wallace.edu or 334-556-2587.

What athletic programs are available at the College? 
Wallace Community College participates in men’s baseball and women’s softball programs. Both programs are affiliated with and under the jurisdiction of the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NCJAA). For additional information on our athletic programs, please contact Mackey Sasser, Athletic Director, at msasser@wallace.edu or 334-556-2416.


STUDENT HONORS AND RECOGNITION


Will I be recognized for academic achievements? 
Wallace Community College is proud to recognize outstanding students who excel in academics, athletics, or extra-curricular activities at an Honors Day ceremony, typically held each year in April.  Ceremonies are conducted on each campus.   


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