Southern Union Community College

Requirements for admission

Requirements for admission

STEP 1: Submit Your Application

Students seeking first-time admission to SU should complete an application for admission. You may submit a printed application by mail or in person to the Records Office on the campus you plan to attend. Download an Admission Applications.You can also complete an online applications.

STEP 2: Submit an Official Photo ID

Students must provide a notarized copy of an unexpired driver’s license or two forms of identification, one of which must be a Photo ID.

STEP 3: Submit Official Transcripts

Complete and send a records request form to each school/college you’ve attended requesting all official transcripts be sent directly to Southern Union:

Attention: Records Office
PO Box 1000
Wadley, AL 36276


No tests are required for general admission to Southern Union. However, first-time college students are requested to have the results of their ACT or SAT forwarded to the college to be used for advisement in placing students in appropriate courses and curricula. To additionally assist in advisement, first-time students without ACT or SAT scores or those with scores below the established guidelines are administered the COMPASS examination, published by ACT, in English, reading, and mathematics.

No appointments are necessary for the walk-in dates. Additional testing times are available and are scheduled upon request. Students desiring to take the placement test by appointment or students requesting special ADA test accommodations should call the appropriate campus to make arrangements to take the test:

  • Wadley Campus (256) 395-2211, Ext. 5416 (Robbie Whaley)
  • Valley Campus (334) 756-4151, Ext. 5204 (Robin Brown)
  • Opelika Campus (334) 745-6437, Ext. 5416 or 5488 (Testing Center)

Around Southern Union State Community College

Southern Union State Contact Information

Admissions Office Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:7:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Friday:7:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.


Main Phone Number:

(256) 395-2211


Address and phones numbers for the three different campuses:


750 Roberts Street
Wadley, AL 36276
256-395-2211

1701 Lafayette Pkwy
Opelika, AL 36801
334-745-6437321


Fob James Drive
Valley, AL 36854
334-756-415