Registration for Classes

Once a student has been admitted to GSCC, the student may enroll in those courses for which he or she is qualified, but only during a time designated by the College as a registration period. (The Gadsden State calendar, which appears in this catalog and online, provides registration dates). A schedule of courses to be offered along with the appropriate schedule of important dates for each term is published online prior to the time of registration. For additional information about these lists, schedules, and the registration procedure, students should access the Gadsden State website www.gadsdenstate.edu or contact the Records Office (256.549.8210).

Before a student can enroll in English Composition I (ENG 101) or in a credit-level mathematics course, he/she must take the appropriate placement test, which assesses the student’s preparedness for such courses, or provide documentation of eligibility as follows:

English

  • Placement into ENG 101
    • ACT English sub-score of 18 or above, or
    • High School GPA of 2.75 or higher and A or B grade in English IV, or
    • WritePlacer (Accuplacer) score of 5
       
  • Placement into ENG 101 and ENG 099
    • ACT English sub-score of 17, or
    • High School GPA of 2.75 or higher AND grade of C in English IV, or
    •  WritePlacer (Accuplacer) score of 4, or
  • Placement into ENR 098
    • WritePlacer (Accuplacer) score of 3 or below

Mathematics

  • Math Placement based on ACT math sub-score of 20 or higher (See Math Placement Guidelines Chart in Appendix K for further information)
  • Placement into MTH 100 or MTH 110/MTH 109 LS or MTH 112/MTH 111 LS
    • ACT math sub-score of 18 or 19, or
    • High School GPA of 2.75 or higher and A or B grade in Algebra II, or
    • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra (EA) score of 60-79 for MTH 100
    • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra (EA) score of 80-120 for MTH 110 or 112
    • Accuplacer Next Generation score of 253-266 for MTH 100
    • Accuplacer Next Generation score of 267-300 for MTH 100 or 112
       
  • Placement into MTH 100 and MTH 099
    • ACT math sub-score of 17, or
    • High School GPA of 2.75 or higher and C in Algebra II, or
    • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra (EA) score of 50-59
    • Accuplacer Next Generation score of 243-252
       
  • Placement into MTH 098
    • Accuplacer Elementary Algebra (EA) score of 20-49
    • Accuplacer Next Generation score of 200-242

See Appendix K for English and Math placement charts or speak to assigned Advisor.  

Faculty Advisors are available to assist students in the selection of appropriate courses for any instructional program offered by the College. The names of advisors are listed with the programs of study in this catalog. Any student undecided about a program of study or enrolled in a general program of study should see his/her assigned advisor for general studies. Faculty Advisors will assist students with registration and the fee-payment process and provide general information about financial aid and scholarships.