Summer 8 Week Term Starts June 11!


We can help!

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

We are located in the Student Union Building (304) on the Phil Campbell campus and the Victor P. Poole Administration Building (100) on the Shoals campus. You are welcome to call our team of Admissions & Enrollment Counselors if you have questions or need assistance:

Applying to NWSCC

You can submit applications for admission 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 NWSCC to release records to parents, grandparents, spouse, guardians, or other specified individuals, they must complete and submit the Release of Personal Information (FERPA) form. Information regarding FERPA can be found at the following link.

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.) in order to be accepted to the college. For more information about studying at NWSCC on an F1 visa, contact the college’s PDSO, Dr. Amber McCown at

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 Transcript Questions to:

Dr. Amber McCown
Executive Director of Enrollment Management

Sherri Hester

Becky Wilson
Assistant Director of Admissions

Dr. Crystal Reed
Dean of Students