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Apply for Admission

Apply for Admission

We are so excited that you're interested in applying to BSC!

Applying to BSC is quick and easy! You can apply through the BSC Online Application, the Common Application, or the Paper Application. The BSC Application and Paper Application are always free and the Common Application fee is waived if you apply before November 15th. After November 15th, a non-refundable application fee of $50 is required for the Common Application.

If you are an international student, please visit our International Student Admission page.


    Admission Deadlines

    Admission Deadlines are as follows:

      Deadline Notification
    Early Decision Nov. 1 Nov. 15
    Early Action Nov. 15 Dec. 15
    Regular Decision Feb. 1 Mar. 1
    Admission dependent upon availability after Feb. 1



    Everything you need to become a BSC student

    We know filling out forms and applications can be a bit overwhelming, so we’ve tried to make it as easy as possible.

    If you still have questions about course requirements you may want to check out general education core requirements in the BSC College Catalog or course equivalents for Alabama community colleges. Or feel free to call us in admission at 205/226-4696 or e-mail us at We want to make this process easy for you!

    Financial Aid:

    Financial Aid Resources - More information on tuition, fees, and financial aid resources.

    Supplemental Forms:

    Online Application Fee Payment Form - Use this secure option to pay your application fee online.

    Personal Statement - Dynamic PDF

    School Recommendation - Online Form

    Enrollment Fee Confirmation Form - Complete and mail this PDF form after you make your online fee payment.

    Online Deposit Payment Form - Use this secure option to pay enrollment or housing deposits online.

    Application for Readmission - Printable Form

    Transient Student Certification Form - Printable Form

    Student Leaders in Service Recommendation Form


    About your application


    This is the application form that can be filled out online via our online application or the Common Application, or printed from a pdf. If you use the BSC Online Application, you will be able to upload your resume and essay and send it electronically along with your application form.


    Please send us a personal statement or essay of 250-500 words. This personal essay helps us become acquainted with you as a person and student, apart from courses, grades, test scores, and other objective data. It will also demonstrate your ability to organize your thoughts and express yourself. Feel free to choose from one of the following topics or create your own.

    1. Tell us something about yourself that we wouldn't learn from reading your admissions application.
    2. Tell us about a time that you experienced failure. What did you learn from this experience?
    3. Reflect on a time when you challenged a belief or idea. What prompted you to act? Would you make the same decision again?
    4. Is there a time when you have been an agent of change or challenged the norm? What inspired you to act? If you had it to do it all over again, would you?
    5. Tell us about a place, person, event or trip that is particularly meaningful to you.

    High School Transcript

    We do need to see a high school transcript but will accept an unofficial copy submitted through email or uploaded on your application portal. You are also able to self-report your grades through an online form on that same portal.

    Official ACT or SAT Test Scores

    You are able to self-report your ACT or SAT test scores either through our application portal or by emailing copies to your admission counselor. We take your SAT or ACT scores into consideration when evaluating your application unless you submit a test-optional application.

    School Recommendation Form

    Please have your guidance counselor complete our school recommendation form. If you would like for your counselor to write your School Recommendation Letter, it can be submitted using this form as well.

    School Recommendation Letter

    BSC requires one letter of recommendation from a counselor, a teacher, coach or other school official.


    Confirmation of Enrollment Deposit Information

    This deposit will confirm your enrollment at Birmingham-Southern College. Your enrollment confirmation will not be processed until we have received both the deposit payment and all confirmation forms. This deposit is non-refundable.

    Residential student payment: $300
    Commuter student payment: $200

    Click here to enter our secure online payment site.