Admission Classification

Accelerated: A secondary education student who is earning college credit while still in high school. Accelerated credit may not substitute for high school requirements.

Audit: An applicant who wishes to enroll for classes only on an audit basis.

Dual Enrollment/Dual Credit: A secondary education student who is earning college credit while still in high school. Dual enrollment credit may be applied toward high school and college.

First Time: A student who has no prior postsecondary experience.

International: A student who is a citizen of another country.

Returning (Readmit): A student who has previously attended Northwest-Shoals Community College as a credit student and is returning after a break in continuous enrollment.

Transfer: A student who previously attended another college or university

Transient: A student enrolled at another college or university who is taking classes at Northwest-Shoals Community College for the express purpose of transferring credit to the home college or university.