Accepted Applicants


We are so excited to welcome you to the #HCFamily

To complete the admissions process, you will need to obtain HC Ready Status! Below are the steps to do so:

  1. Commit to your Enrollment Class
  2. Attain HC Ready Status
  3. Submit Your Final Official Transcript(s)


Step 1: Submit Your Post-Acceptance Documents

Following acceptance, you will receive your post-acceptance documents via email. Please electronically sign submit each of these documents. If you need the Admissions office to re-send your Post-Acceptance Documents, please notify your Admissions Coach or email

Step 2: Pay Your $250 Enrollment Deposit

To pay your Enrollment Deposit:

  • Log into your Dashboard.
  • In the upper right corner, click Review Application.
  • Click Pay to pay your Enrollment Deposit Invoice.


Step 1: Apply for Housing

You will need to complete and submit your housing application. For the best chances of getting your housing preference, we encourage you to apply to housing as soon as possible as housing is assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Your housing assignment will be tentative until you have completed all steps to be HC Ready. You can find your housing application in your application dashboard!

Step 2: Complete Financial Requirements

Now that you are an accepted student, it is time to apply for scholarships! Your scholarship application will be reviewed once you are accepted for admission.

Tuition Scholarship Application

  • Opens: September 1
  • Awarding Begins: December 1

Financial Program Application

  • Opens: February 1
  • Awarding Begins: March 1

Each application can be accessed from the Application Dashboard.

Pay Your Semester Balance

Once you have completed your steps to committing to Highlands College you will be given access to your Populi Account. This account will allow you to view your classes, see assignments, and access your finances. To enroll in classes, you will need to be financially cleared, which means that your semester balance needs to be paid in full.

  • Priority Deadline: July 1 or until we reach enrollment capacity for Fall 2024

Step 3: Submit Your Immunization Record Forms

Highlands College Immunization Record

You may submit your completed form by email at or by mail at the following address:

Highlands College
Attn: Admissions
3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243

Step 4: Submit Your Physical Examination Form

Highlands College Physical Examination Form

Please note that the Medical Examination form must be completed by a medical professional. This form may be submitted by email at or by mail at the following address:

Highlands College
Attn: Admissions
3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243

Step 5: Submit Your Major Program Application

Major Program Application

A distinctive part of the Highlands College education is our ministry training program which consists of leadership classes focused specifically on ministry and extensive hands-on ministry training in one of seven specific majors.

The Visual Media, Technical Arts, and Worship Arts Majors require an additional application for admission into the program following admission to Highlands College. Once accepted, please complete your major program application from within your Application Dashboard.

In the event you are not admitted into your desired program, you will be provided the opportunity to select another major. Declined admission to a major does not revoke your admission to Highlands College.

Accommodation Application

Through our Student Support Accommodations, Highlands College is able provide resources to students with documented disabilities

If you need accommodation, you will need to submit your accommodation application through your application dashboard. Once you do so, someone from the Student Success Team will contact you to confirm your next steps.


While applicants may submit an in-progress transcript for admission evaluation, before class registration is permitted, accepted applicants must submit a final, official high school transcript showing successful graduation. To be considered official, the transcript must be sent directly to Highlands College from the high school. Transcripts issued to the student are not considered official and cannot be used as proof of high school graduation.

Official transcripts are also required from all colleges and universities attended (once enrollment in the institution is concluded) when final grades are posted.

All official transcripts should be mailed directly to HC at the following address:

Highlands College
Attn: Admissions
3660 Grandview Parkway
Birmingham, AL 35243

For institutions that offer electronic submission of official documents, submit transcripts to

All high school graduates must request a transcript summary which includes GPA and graduation date and reflects the equivalency to a high school diploma. The applicant must request an electronic transcript to be emailed to

*This requirement does not apply to those who have completed the General Educational Development (GED) Certificate.