Admissions and Records

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Southern Union welcomes high school graduates, GED recipients, transfer or transient students from other colleges and universities, and former SU students. There are also opportunities for eligible high school students who meet SU admissions requirements to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes.

How to Apply:

  1. Submit an online application through our online portal.
  2. Submit a copy of your Official High School Transcript or GED Transcript.
  3. Submit copies of all Official College transcript(s). (Transfer students only!)
  4. Submit Dual Enrollment Form (High School students only!)
  5. Submit a Transient Permission Letter (Transient students only!)


Your application for general admission provides us with the information we need to get you started. Once you've submitted your application, the admissions office must receive a copy of your driver's license or other acceptable forms of identification, as well as your high school or GED transcript and any college transcripts. 


  Non-U.S. Citizens and Non-U.S. Permanent Residents are not eligible for conditional admission status. The following documents are required prior to registration. 

1. Submit an online application for general admission.

2. Completed International Student Application.

3. If you attended high school/college in the United States, an official transcript with a valid graduation date is required. High school transcripts must come directly from the institution. If you attended high school/college outside of the United States, transcripts must be translated into English and submitted by one of the following evaluators:

4.  Immunization/Medical Form 


If you have problems accessing your student email, please email and tell them you cannot log in to the email and provide your name, email, A number, and birthday. 

Apply for financial aid.

 Take the Accuplacer placement test, if needed. 

Click here to find out if you need placement testing.  If you have questions, speak with an academic advisor.

Secure your tuition payment method. Payment is due at the time of registration. 

  • To apply for federal financial aid visit Final approval for financial aid may take up to 6-8 weeks for processing once all documentation has been received by the school. Final processing of financial aid at Southern Union cannot occur until steps 1-5 have been completed.  Be sure to check your student email in case additional information is needed from you to finalize financial aid processing.
  • Students who do not receive financial aid will be required to pay tuition at the time of registration. Payments can be made by credit or debit card through the  mySUSCC portal. Choose the Student Tab > Student Account > Touchnet Bill+Payments, and log in using your "A" number and mySUSCC password. For detailed, step-by-step directions, check out this How to Pay Tuition and Fees PDF.  
  • Students will be dropped for non-payment before classes begin for the semester. Tuition payments should be made prior to that date.  For the Tuition & Fees Schedule and refund information, visit the Tuition & Fees page.

Schedule a meeting with an academic advisor. Sign-up for an individual advising appointment by clicking on the button below. Meetings can either be in-person or virtual. 

Schedule an Appointment

Virtual meetings: Virtual meetings will take place on Google Meet. Access to a webcam and microphone is helpful to utilize this service. To comply with FERPA regulations, students will be required to show a valid photo ID before each appointment. 

In-Person Meetings: In-person appointments will be available for certain dates. Masks and social distancing are required for an in-person appointment.  

New Student registration dates are published in the Student Handbook and Catalog and the  Academic Calendar on the website. High school transcripts should have previously been sent to the Records Office but for better service, provide an unofficial copy at the time of your advising meeting.  College transcripts for any dual/accelerated credit earned should also be provided by the student.

Verify payment has been receipted to your account. 

Verify with the Cashier’s Office that your payment has been received if paying cash or using a debit or credit card.  If using financial aid, verify that the tuition and fees have been paid in full (Some types of aid and scholarships do not pay 100% of the fees.)

Obtain Student ID and Parking Permit

Report to the Learning Resource Center on Opelika or Wadley Campus with a PAID class schedule during designated LRC operating hours to get your student ID. Students charging books to financial aid programs must present a valid SUSCC ID to charge books.

Southern Union has many designated student parking areas. You must have a Southern Union parking permit in order to park on campus. Click here for more information on how to purchase your parking permit. 

Obtain books for your classes. 

Students using financial aid to purchase books and supplies may charge these through the campus bookstore following a 24 hour waiting period after scheduling classes. Books for financial aid recipients are sold during a designated schedule each semester which is posted in the financial aid office or bookstore. Students must present a valid SUSCC Student ID to charge books to financial aid

Records Office Forms and Information: 

Requesting Transcripts from Southern Union State Community College

For information on how to request educational records or transcripts from Southern Union, please refer to the following website: Transcript Requests


Course Forgiveness Policy When a course is repeated more than once, all grades for the course - excluding the first grade - will be employed in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. A course may be counted only once toward fulfillment of credit hours for graduation. Course forgiveness does not influence aid nor transfer GPA. When a course is repeated one time, the last grade awarded (excluding grades of “W”) replaces the previous grade in the computation of the cumulative grade point average. The grade point average during the term in which the course was first attempted will not be affected. The official transcript will list the course and grade each time it is attempted. This policy applies to Southern Union State Community College courses only. Implementation of forgiveness does not guarantee that other institutions will approve such action. This determination will be made by the respective transfer institutions.

A student may request forgiveness for courses by completing a “Request for Course Forgiveness” form. Once you have completed the form, you can submit it in person, by mail, or by email to

Course Forgiveness Form


Academic bankruptcy is the removal of one to three semesters of grades from the calculation of a student’s cumulative grade point average (GPA). The following applies to any request for academic bankruptcy:

1. Academic bankruptcy is initiated by a written request from the student to the registrar/records official.

2. Upon receipt of the student’s request, the college will inform the student that an award of academic bankruptcy may impact his/her financial aid status.

3. Academic bankruptcy may only be declared once and may be applied to no more than three (3) semesters, which do not have to be consecutive.

4. The bankrupted courses and grades remain on the transcript but are not calculated in the student’s cumulative GPA.

5. None of the coursework taken during a semester for which academic bankruptcy is declared, including hours completed satisfactorily, will be used to fulfill degree requirements.

6. To be eligible for academic bankruptcy, the student must have completed 12 semester credit hours or coursework at the college since the most recent semester for which the academic bankruptcy is being requested. A grade of “C”, “S”, or higher is required in each course in 12 semester credit hours in the post-bankruptcy period.

7. When a student receives a declaration of academic bankruptcy, a permanent notation of “ACADEMIC BANKRUPTCY” will be reflected on the transcript for each semester affected.

8. Approval of the academic bankruptcy status at a college does not guarantee other institutions will honor that status. This determination will be made by the respective transfer institution(s).


Academic Bankruptcy Form

Once you have completed the form, you can submit it in person, by mail, or by email to

Admission Appeals

One Semester Appeals

Southern Union has developed an intervention program to assist students who are on a one term academic suspension. If you choose to appeal your suspension and participate in the intervention program, you will be permitted to re-enroll at Southern Union.

To appeal your suspension and take advantage of this opportunity, contact your assigned academic advisor to enroll in the Intervention for Student Success Program:

Wadley - Tiffanie Character,, 256-395-2211 ext. 5154

Opelika - Academic Division- Jeremy Taunton,, 334-234-6475 ext. 5305

                Health Science Division- Chiquita Brooks,, 334-745-6475 ext. 5547

                Technical Division- Amanda Harkins,, 334-745-6475 ext. 5411

Valley - Robin Brown,, 334-756-4151 ext. 5204.

One Year Suspension Appeals

Deadlines for one year suspension appeals

All academic suspension appeals must be completed by the dates below:

Fall 2022
To be considered for readmission for the Fall 2022 Semester, the academic suspension appeals application and supporting documentation must be received by August 1, 2022.

Spring 2023
To be considered for readmission for the Spring 2023 Semester, the academic suspension appeals application and supporting documentation must be received by December 6, 2022.

Summer 2023
To be considered for readmission for the Summer 2023 Semester, the academic suspension appeals application and supporting documentation must be received by April 27, 2023.


Academic Suspension Appeals Application (1 year)

Completed appeal applications may be submitted by email to

Application and Deadlines for Instate Eligibility

Eligibility for in-state tuition is determined in one of three ways: legal residency, substantial connections, or non-resident request. Residency is determined at the time of admissions acceptance. If you are currently classified as out-of-state but feel you may be eligible for in-state tuition, please see the application for in-state eligibility below.  

Application for Instate Eligibility

Deadlines for Instate Residency

  • Spring 2023 - 11-28-2022
  • Summer 2023 - 05-04-2023
  • Fall 2023 - TBA
Admissions & Records Office Hours, Fall &  Spring:
Monday – Thursday: 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Admission & Records Office Hours, Summer:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: College closed