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Welcome to Wallace Community College! We are happy that you are visiting our website.  We hope that you find all of the information you need to enroll here at WCC.

In keeping with the philosophy that capabilities of each individual student should be developed, Wallace Community College admits all students who have the capability to benefit from institutional programs and courses. This open-door policy grants admission to first-time college students, transfer students, transient students, audit students, early admission students, dual enrollment-dual credit students, international students, and students seeking readmission. The Admissions and Records Office is the unit responsible for administering all admissions policies and procedures for general admission to the College.

For admission to Wallace Community College, all applicants must provide the following:

  • 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;
Applicants must submit the documentation identified above in person or send a copy by U.S. Mail prior to registration for the first term of attendance.  Applicants who fail to satisfy the requirements identified above will not be admitted to Wallace Community College.

Admission Steps

STEP 1.  Apply for Admission.

Submit an Application for Admission. You may submit an application online or a printed application by mail or in person to the Admissions Office.  New applicants will need to create a user ID and password by clicking "Get One" on the login page.
 
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. Those applicants unable to present identification in person must submit a legible copy by mail or via electronic submission.

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 college transcripts.

  • Request official transcripts from each college/university you have attended.  All official transcripts must be sent directly to WCC.

STEP 5. Apply for Financial Aid.

STEP 6.  Take the ACCUPLACER Placement Test 

Wallace Community College requires a comprehensive assessment of students upon admission to the College and prior to enrollment in associate degree or certificate programs. All first-time students are assessed in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading through administration of the ACCUPLACER® and placed at the appropriate level as indicated by the assessment results. (Read More)

STEP 7A.  Attend SOAR (Student, Orientation, Advising, and Registration).
All new college students are required to attend a Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration event or SOAR.  You will receive information you need to understand the academic and personal transition to college, learn about resources at WCC, converse with various departments, meet with an academic advisor, and register for classes.

STEP 7B. Academic Advising/Registering for Classes (Read More)

  • If you are a first time student, you will visit an advisor to register during SOAR.
  • If you are a readmitted student, you will register for classes with your advisor or online.

STEP 8.  Pay Tuition and Fees.
All tuition and fees must be paid by the deadline that is given before each term begins.  Deadlines will be provided on the class schedule. Registration is not complete without this important step. (Read More)

STEP 9. Purchase Books and Supplies. 
Take your schedule of classes to the bookstore to purchase books.  Pell Grant and scholarship students who wish to charge books may purchase them the first day of class. Students also have the option of having books prepackaged prior to the first day of class. Visit the bookstore for details. (Read More)

STEP 10. Attend Class.