Bishop State Community College welcomes transient students from other colleges and universities. Below are the requirements for admission to Bishop State as a transient student:

  • A completed application for admission to Bishop State
  • A copy of the student’s unexpired driver’s license, learner's permit, state-issued ID, or other approved identification.**
  • Turn in a copy of the student’s unexpired driver’s license, learner's permit, state-issued ID, or other approved identification.**ID's may be submitted by emailing an attached copy to admiss@bishop.edu. Scanned pdf copies are preferred however, the Office of Admissions and Records will accept a picture file. The picture file must be clear and of appropriate size. It is best to take the picture on a dark, flat surface.
  • A completed copy of the student’s transient letter from their home college. Transient letters may be mailed or scanned and emailed. You may email letters to admiss@bishop.edu.

Once the student has submitted all required documentation and their admissions records are processed by the Office of Admissions and Records, the student will be considered unconditionally admitted and will then be allowed to register. Transient students do not need see an adviser.

Allow 3 to 5 business days for your application and to be processed. Process times may be longer during peak times such as registration. For questions please contact the Office of Admission and Records by emailing admiss@bishop.edu or you can call (251) 405-7005.

Please note the following:

  • Transient students cannot receive federal aid; Bishop State does not participate in Federal Student Loan Programs, therefore students are required to pay their tuition and fees out of pocket, out of state tuition rules apply. For further information on out of state tuition and fees please see the college catalog. All charges must be paid before the first day of regular registration, failure to do so will result in the student’s schedule being purged before 8:00 A.M. on the first day of regular registration.
  • Transient students who attend Bishop State two consecutive semesters must provide an official transcript from their home college prior to beginning the second term and must also provide an updated transient letter for the second term.
  • It is the responsibility of the student to request their Bishop State transcript be sent back to their home school at the end of the semester.

Approved identification includes:

  • Unexpired Alabama Driver’s License or instruction permit
  • Unexpired Alabama identification card
  • Unexpired U.S. Passport
  • Unexpired U.S. Permanent Resident Card
  • Resident Alien Card - Pre-1997
  • Unexpired Driver’s License or instruction permit from another state or possession that verifies lawful presence, dated 2000 and beyond
  • U.S. Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-151) prior to 1978
  • BIA or tribal identification card with photo
  • I -797 Form with an expiration date
  • A voter identification card from a state that verifies lawful presence

Bishop State Community College

Office of Admissions and Records
351 North Broad Street Mobile, AL 36603-5898
Phone: 251-405-7005
Email: admiss@bishop.edu