First-Time College Student: A student who has not previously attended any college after high school graduation or completion of a GED is considered a first-time freshman. For unconditional admission and to be classified as degree eligible, applicants must have on file at the institution a completed application for admission, in-state residency certification, the primary form of identification, and one of the following:
- Official high school transcript with posted graduation date from a public, private, or home school program equivalent to the Alabama High School Diploma, as defined by the Alabama State Board of Education
- Official GED certificate issued by the appropriate state education agency
First-time college students may be conditionally admitted pending receipt of official final high school transcripts. Failure to submit an official transcript with posted graduation date by the end of the first semester of enrollment will prevent future registration and release of official WCCS transcripts.