Admissions and Records

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.

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 drivers license or other acceptable forms of identification, as well as your high school or GED transcript and any college transcripts.

For admission to courses leading to an associate degree, you must hold a High School Diploma or GED. For additional questions, please contact Admissions at

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

To enroll at Southern Union please click on the type of student that fits your situation to help you with the admissions process. 

10 Easy Steps to Enrolling for FIRST TIME college students

Are you a new college student who is ready to get started earning a college degree? Congratulations on your first step to a brighter future! We are proud you have chosen Southern Union to help you get started.


1. General Application. Using the link provided apply online! First time users may create an account. 

2. Submit Official Proof of Identification. The Admissions Office must receive appropriate identification to complete the admission process. For admission, applicants must present one primary form of identification. Applicants should submit the identification in person. Applicants can also email a copy of their identification to

Examples of primary forms of identification:

  • Unexpired Alabama Driver’s License or instruction permit
  • Unexpired Alabama identification card
  • Unexpired U.S. Passport
  • Unexpired U.S. Permanent Resident Card
  • Resident Alien Card - Pre-1997
  • Unexpired Driver’s License or instruction permit from another state or possession that verifies lawful presence, dated 2000 and beyond
  • U.S. Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-151) prior to 1978
  • BIA or tribal identification card with photo
  • I -797 Form with expiration date
  • Voter identification card from a state that verifies lawful presence

Within a week or two, you will receive your admission packet in the mail containing your A number (student number) and your student email address. Please check your student email for any notifications regarding your application. Your student email  account will be available by entering your email address and password.  If you have problems accessing your student email, please email and tell them you cannot log in to email and provide your name, email, A number, and birthday. 
3. Apply for financial aid.

4. Provide required records. Provide the following official documents to the Admissions Office: 

  • Official High school transcript indicating graduation date or Official GED scores
  • ACT or SAT scores, if taken within 3 years
  • Official college transcripts if dual/accelerated college credit earned while in high school

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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.)

9. Obtain Student ID. 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.

10. 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.

The Records Office maintains official student records, coordinates the course registration process, records course grades, monitors satisfactory academic progress, issues transcripts, and verifies degree and certificate completion. 

Admission Appeals

Academic Suspension Deadlines (1 year suspension)

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

Fall (2020-2021)
Last day to submit appeal application: December 7, 2020

Spring (2020-2021)
Last day to submit appeal application: April 27 , 2021

Summer (2020-2021)
Last day to submit appeal application: July 27

Spring 2019-2020 
04/27/2020 Last day to submit Appeal Application
04/29/2020 Appeal Committee Meeting

Summer 2019-2020

07/28/2020 Last day to submit Appeal Application
07/29/2020 Appeal Committee Meeting

Completed appeal applications may be submitted by email to

Application and Deadlines for Instate Eligibility

Application for Instate Eligibility

Deadlines for Instate Residency

  • Spring 2022 - 12-3-2021
  • Summer 2022 - 04-27-2022
  • Fall 2022 - 08-01-2022