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, programs comprised exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree or career pathways programs as defined under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and by the federal Pell Grant Ability-to-Benefit criteria, provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Be at least 17 years of age; Written consent from the appropriate secondary administrator is required if the student is under age 17 AND
  2. Have not been enrolled in secondary education for at least one calendar year; AND
  3. Demonstrate college and career readiness (appropriate scores on the ACCUPLACER® Inventory); AND
  4. Must provide, if attended, official high school and college transcripts.

Educational programs composed exclusively of courses not creditable toward an associate degree and are available to the general public include Cosmetology, Esthetics Technology, Masonry and Welding Technology. Non-graduate/non-GED students may be eligible for federal Title IV aid. Students who are applying for veterans benefits are required to provide transcripts from all colleges attended including a military transcript.