Transient students are encouraged to take classes at Bishop State this summer! Transient students are students who return home for the summer after attending a 4-year college or university during the fall and spring semesters.

Transient students can take general education courses at Bishop State this summer and then transfer their earned credits to the 4-year institution they are attending for the fall. This helps students who are looking to get ahead in their classes as well as those who need to catch up or even repeat a course. Bishop State has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, so taking this opportunity will also save students - and their parents - money. Tuition and fees for a three-hour course at Bishop State will cost $492 (that equates to $164 per credit hour) this summer.

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Some of the courses we will offer include:

  • Natural Sciences - Biology, Human Anatomy, & Physiology Chemistry
  • Mathematics - Pre-Calculus (Algebra and Trigonometry); Calculus 1,2, and 3; and Elementary Statistics
  • Social Sciences - Western Civilization 1 and 2, History, Psychology, and Sociology
  • English/Humanities - English, Art Appreciation, Music Appreciation, and Reading

If you don't see a course you need, contact our Academic Advising Center at or call

Classes start on May 24 or June 29 - You get to choose!

  • Full Semester: May 24 – August 4
  • Mini Term 1: May 24 – June 28
  • Mini Term 2: June 29 – August 4

Classes are taught in both in-person and online formats by qualified instructors. Bishop State is a member of the Alabama Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

Ready to sign up for classes this summer? Click the button below to Apply Now. Once you are logged in, select "Transient" for your student type.

If you have questions or need more information about the application, contact our Admissions Office at or call 251-405-7005.

For information concerning your transient letter, contact the Registrar's Office at or call 251-405-7003.

Disclaimer: Students must be admitted to Bishop State Community College. Classes will be offered after a minimum of 10 students are enrolled in the class. Classes close after the maximum capacity is reached. Contact an advisor to ensure your course is available. Contact your transferring institution to ensure your credits will be accepted. Students transferring to public institutions in Alabama have automatic acceptance through the Transfer Alabama program.

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