5 steps to successfully apply to Bishop State

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Thank you for your interest in applying to Bishop State Community College! Please follow the 5 steps below to successfully apply to the College and become a Bishop State Wildcat!


  1. Apply to Bishop State
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
  3. Take placement test
  4. Meet with an academic advisor
  5. Register for classes


1. Apply to Bishop State

Potential new students must submit the following information for the application to be complete.

Allow 24-48 hours for your application to be processed. Process times may be longer during peak times — including during registration as well as at the beginning and the end of a semester.


2. Apply for Financial Aid


3. Take Placement Test

The placement test is required of all new students applying for admission to the college. All students who attend Bishop State will be placed in English and Mathematics courses using placement guidelines enforced by the Alabama Community College System (ACCS). This is not an admissions test. No student will be denied admission to the College based on the placement test scores.


4. Meet with an academic advisor

Students must meet with an academic advisor before they will be allowed to register for classes. The Academic Success and Progress (ASAP) Center is available to provide students with guidance and advice on the classes they should take before registering for class. They also provide ADA Accommodations for students with documented disabilities. Visit the ASAP Center’s webpage to learn more about the services they provide and to contact one of the advisors. You can also contact them at asapcenter@bishop.edu for more information.


5. Register for classes

Bishop State welcomes students and their parents to Wildcat Welcome – our new student orientation. This allows students and parents to meet key players in the student’s college education, ask any questions they may have, and complete the registration process all at one time. It is important that all of the previous steps have been completed for your Wildcat Welcome session to go smoothly. The next new student orientation dates are scheduled for:

  • Thursday, November 29 @ 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, November 29 @ 5 p.m.
  • Friday, November 30 @ 9 a.m.

Register for your Wildcat Welcome session.

There are additional dates for you to keep in mind:

  • 2019 Spring registration walk-in dates are January 8 & 9
  • Spring 2019 classes begin January 10
  • Late registration is January 10 & 11

Be sure to check out the New Students page under the Student Services tab to learn more about Bishop State and the different services and resources we have available. Also, check out our many student organizations and make plans to GET INVOLVED at Bishop State!



Information can be faxed, mailed, scanned into PDF format and emailed, or submitted in person to:
Bishop State Community College
Office of Admissions and Records
351 North Broad Street
Mobile, AL 36603-5898
Phone: 251-405-7005
Fax: 251-690-6998
Email: admiss@bishop.edu

** Approved identification includes:

  • Driver’s license
  • Non-driver’s state-issued ID
  • Military ID
  • Passport
  • Birth certificate and social security card (this option requires both forms of ID be presented)