Non-Degree Seekers

A student who enrolls in up to 7 semester hours per semester for personal enrichment and who is not seeking a formal academic award. Reach out to Admissions if you have any questions. We are currently accepting applications for All 2024 semesters. Apply today!

Summer 2024 Start Date: May 22nd

Fall 2024 Start Date: August 20th 

The Application Process

Follow these steps to begin the general admissions application process. Lawson State is currently accepting applicants for the Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters.
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Complete your free general admissions application.  Click here to view our General Admissions Table and see what you must submit to complete your general admissions process.

Step 2: Submit Required Admissions Documents

Log back into your Lawson State Application portal to view the required admissions checklist items. These documents must be submitted to the Admissions & Enrollment Services Office to complete your general admissions process. Contact the Office of Admissions & Enrollment Services for questions.

Step 3: Submit Official Transcripts

Submit your final high school transcript by mail, ATTENTION: ADMISSIONS, or email to

If you earned your GED, follow these instructions to request your official GED score report.

If applicable, please submit official transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities. Students with a Conferred Bachelors degree, need only submit an official transcript from degree-granting institution. 
Log back into your Lawson State Application Portal and check that you have completed all of the admissions requirements. You will receive an admissions communication confirming your acceptance status. 

Understanding Your Admissions Status:

  1. Conditional Acceptance: Students who have not submitted all required documentation will be admitted as conditional status. Failure to provide documentation by the end of the first semester will prevent a student from future registration and official transcript release. Required admissions documents can be viewed by logging back into your admissions application portal. 
  2. Unconditional Acceptance:  Students who have submitted all required documentation will be admitted unconditionally.


Next Steps

Once you've been accepted, follow these steps to complete the enrollment process.
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Explore the different payment options available to finance your education.
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Once accepted, connect with an advisor and begin the class registration process.
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Complete your My Lawson New Student Orientation modules and schedule to attend Lawson New Student Connection Days on campus.


Get in Touch with Admissions

Reach out to us with any questions, comments, or concerns as you move through the application process.


Bessemer Campus
Student Services Building A
1100 Ninth Avenue SW
Bessemer, AL 35022

Birmingham Campus
Academic Success Center, 1st Floor
3060 Wilson Road SW
Birmingham, AL 35221

Office Hours

Mondays - Thursdays
8:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

8:00 A.M.- 5:00 P.M.

Contact Admissions

Bessemer Campus Phone

Birmingham Campus Phone


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