Admissions Information

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

For admission to courses leading to an associate degree, you must hold a High School Diploma or GED. Students who hold a high school diploma equivalent to the Alabama High School Diploma but not issued by a public high school must contact Amber Lovelace for more information at or 256-395-2211 ext. 5183.

Requesting Transcripts from Southern Union State Community College

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


Applying at SU is as easy as 1 -2- 3:

STEP 1: Submit Your Application

Students seeking first-time admission to SU should complete an application for admission. You may submit a printed application by mail or in person to the Records Office on the campus you plan to attend.  For a complete list of all steps a new student should follow in order to apply for admission to the College and register for classes, click here. Download an Admissions Application here or complete an online application

STEP 2: Submit an Official Photo ID

For admission, applicants must present one primary form of identification. 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

Applicants should submit the identification in person. Applicants can also email a copy of their identification to

STEP 3: Submit proof of high school graduation/GED completion

  • Submit proof of high school graduation through official high school transcripts which indicate the date of graduation
  • official GED transcripts

STEP 4: Submit Official Transcripts (if applicable)

Request official transcripts from each college/university you have attended.  All official transcripts must be sent directly to Southern Union:

Attention: Records Office
PO Box 1000
Wadley, AL 36276


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Admissions Office Hours of Operation, Fall and Spring:
Monday – Thursday: 7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.
Admission Office Hours of Operation, Summer:
Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday: College closed