Enroll for the 2023 Summer or Fall Semesters.


We can help!

Whether you plan to enroll in college for the first time, transfer to Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) from another institution, return to school after time off, or are a current NW-SCC student, we can help!

We are located in the Wallace Administration Building (301) on the Phil Campbell campus and the Victor P. Poole Administration Building (100) on the Shoals campus.

Applying to NW-SCC

You can submit applications for admission electronically via MyNW-SCC or by clicking the “Apply Now” button below.

For additional information, see the program descriptions in our Catalog and/or contact the specific program director/chairperson.

We look forward to helping you throughout your educational journey!

Your Admission Checklist

If a student wishes to allow NW-SCC to release records to parents, grandparents, spouse, guardians, or other specified individuals, they must complete and submit the Release of Personal Information form.

International Students

International students should complete the online application at the link above and provide additional required documents (e.g. transcripts, financial affidavit, visa, etc.) to the Admissions Office on the Shoals Campus.

Admissions Policies

Northwest-Shoals Community College has an open-door admissions policy for all U.S. Citizens and eligible Non-Citizens. We provide higher education for individuals who meet minimum admission requirements as set forth by the policies of the Alabama Community College system.

The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, age, sex, disability or national origin. However, the College reserves the right to individually review an applicant’s admission application based on whether that admission would be prejudicial to the general welfare of the College.

Acceptance or admission to the College does not mean acceptance to certain health education programs such as Nursing, Practical Nursing, Emergency Medical Services, Medical Assisting Technology, Radiology and Sonography. These programs may have additional standards for admission and progression.

Any and all elements of admission requirements are subject to change without prior notice.

For more information, please see the college catalog.

Contact Us

Shoals Campus: (256) 331-5363
Phil Campbell Campus: (256) 331-6219
E-Mail Admissions

Email or Fax Transcript Requests to:
Shoals Campus: (256) 331-5366
Phil Campbell Campus: (256) 331-6292

Dr. Amber McCown
Executive Director of Enrollment Management

MaLea Milstead
Assistant Director of Enrollment Management/ Registrar
(256) 331-5297

Becky Wilson
Assistant Director of Admissions

Dr. Crystal Reed
Dean of Students