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.