Northwest-Shoals to host Special Open Registration for fall semester

MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will host a Special Open Registration on August 1, 2, and 3. Fall semester classes begin on Thursday, August 15.

According to NWSCC President Dr. Glenda Colagross, the College wants to give prospective students with full-time jobs the same opportunity as traditional students. “Many of our students hold a full-time job while enrolled at the College,” said Colagross. “We want to make it as easy on them as we can to get their classes. Also, this will give them a chance to complete any other requirements prior to the start of the fall semester.”

NWSCC will remain open until 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 1, and will open from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 3. During this time, NWSCC will help new and current students apply and register for the fall semester. The night and weekend open registration will offer one-stop assistance in the registration process with admission to NWSCC, course advising, financial aid, placement testing, and with payments through the cashier’s office.

On the Shoals Campus, the night and weekend open registration will take place in the Victor P. Poole Administration Building (building 100) with the exception of placement testing (held in building 127).

On the Phil Campbell Campus, night and weekend open registration will take place in the Wallace Administration Building (building 301).

For those who have not yet applied for admission to NWSCC, they can apply online at Students who have not already applied for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately. The FAFSA can be submitted online at, and the NWSCC school code is 005697.

For more information, please contact Dr. Crystal Reed, Assistant Dean of Student Success at or visit

About Northwest Shoals Community College:
Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to more than 3,500 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit