Transfer Credit

Transfer Students 

  • A student who has previously attended another regionally or Council on Occupational Education accredited postsecondary institution will be considered a transfer student.
  • Transfer students on academic or disciplinary suspension from another college or university must submit a written request to the College Admissions Committee for admission.
  • A student who has completed the baccalaureate degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution will be required to submit only the transcripts from the institution conferring the highest degree.
  • Transfer students with less than a baccalaureate degree must submit transcripts from all colleges attended and either high school transcripts with graduation date or proof of completion of GED. See General Admissions Procedures.
  • Transcripts will be evaluated after the student has been admitted to the college.
  • Evaluation of transfer credit is based on a student’s program of study at Wallace State. Only transfer courses that are applicable to a student’s program of study are considered for transfer credit.
  • Only official transcripts will be evaluated for transfer credit. Student copies will not be utilized for evaluation of official transfer credit.
  • A grade of “D” may transfer if the cumulative GPA is 2.0 or above at the time of admission.
  • The grade of “D” may only be applied to general education courses for the Associate’s Degree unless program restrictions or course prerequisites prohibit. See Course Descriptions and Abbreviations for specific prerequisite requirements.
  • All major required courses require a grade of “C” or higher for successful course completion.
  1. Transfer students whose cumulative grade point average at the transfer institution(s) is 2.0 or above on a 4.0 scale will be admitted on Clear Academic Status.
  2. Transfer students whose cumulative grade point at the transfer institution(s) is less than 2.0 on a 4.0 scale will be admitted only on Academic Probation. The transcript will read Student Admitted on Academic Probation.
  3. Applicants who have been academically suspended from another regionally accredited post-secondary institution may be admitted as a transfer student only after following the appeal process established at this institution for “native” students who have been academically suspended.   If the transfer student is admitted upon appeal, the student will enter the institution on Academic Probation. The transcript will read Admitted Upon Appeal – Academic Probation.
  4. An applicant who has been suspended from another institution for disciplinary reasons will not be considered for admission to WCCS until approved by the College Disciplinary Committee. Note: Applicants who have been academically suspended from another regionally accredited post-secondary institution must check with that institution for transferability of any course work completed during suspension

Transient Students 

  • A transfer student who attends another post-secondary institution and who seeks credit for transfer to that parent institution may be admitted to the College as a transient student.
  • The student must submit an application for admission, proof of identification, residency form, and an official letter from the institution that certifies that the credit earned at the college will be accepted as a part of the student’s academic program.
  • Transient Students are responsible for completing the transcript request to assure that transcripts are sent to the parent institution.
  • WCCS Students who seek to take classes as a transient student at another institution should contact the admissions office to request a Transient Authorization Form. Students must be in good academic standing. Students who owe a balance to the college will not be issued a Transient Authorization Form.

Accelerated High School Students 

  • A student who meets the provisions of state policy which allows students to enroll who have completed the tenth grade, who have a cumulative “B” average, and who have been recommended by the local principal may enroll. The student may enroll only in post-secondary courses for which high school prerequisites have been completed.
  • Exceptions may be granted by the Chancellor for a student documented as gifted and talented according to the standards included in Alabama Administrative Code §290-8-9- .12.
  • All Accelerated High School Students must complete an application for admission; submit a residency form, and a copy of a photo ID.

Dual Enrolled/Dual Credit High School 

Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit High School allows eligible high school students to enroll in college classes concurrently with high school classes, either on the college campus or at the high school, and receive both high school and college credit provided the student is in grades 10, 11, or 12 and has a “B” average; and has written approval of the Principal and Superintendent. All Dual Enrollment Students must complete an application for admission, submit a residency form, and a copy of a photo ID.