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Parson Days 2.0 Welcome to your virtual student orientation!

Welcome to Snead State!

Parson Days look a bit different this year, but you'll find the same valuable information you need to get started this fall at Snead State. Keep scrolling to find step-by-step directions. By the time you've completed all of the steps, you'll be ready to register for fall classes when registration opens on July 15!

What is Parson Days?

Parson Days is the new student orientation at Snead State Community College. This year, Parson Days has gone completely digital. Everything you need to know about Parson Days will be found here. Parson Days is more than just registering for classes; It's about preparation. We want to take away the uncertainity of what to expect and equip you with the knowledge to navigate your college experience with confidence.

Mark Your Calendar!

Before we get started, we have some important dates for you.

Join us Saturday, July 25th, anytime between 10 a.m. and noon, for a Parson Days Parade. Drive by campus and pick up your Parson Days bag, see campus and say hello to some faculty and staff, from a safe distance of course! Just click on the picture to check out the route.

Have a question? Join us for live question and answer sessions!

Parent Q&A Sessions

Parents! We know you may have some questions about your student's experience, including registering for classes, how to pay, when to pay, FERPA regulations and more. Join our Vice President of Academic Affairs, Dr. Annette Cederholm, along with representatives from our security, financial aid and business offices for this informative session.

  • Tuesday, July 21st at 2 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 21st at 6 p.m.

You can also visit Zoom.us from an internet browser or Zoom app and click on “Join Meeting”. Enter meeting ID “895-346-6642” and password “1234”.

Parson Peers Student Engagement Q&A

Wondering about student life on campus? Join us for this fun Q&A! Sponsors from various campus organizations will be available to answer questions you may have. Not sure what organizations are on campus? Visit our website for more information.

  • Wednesday, July 22nd at 2 p.m.

You can also visit Zoom.us from an internet browser or Zoom app and click on “Join Meeting”. Enter meeting ID “895-346-6642” and password “1234”.

Student Q&A Sessions

Have questions? Let us answer them! Ask your questions and hear from students, admissions, faculty, financial aid and campus engagement.

  • Thursday, July 23rd at 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, July 23rd at 4 p.m.
  • Friday, July 24th at 9 a.m.
  • Friday, July 24th at 4 p.m.
  • Monday, July 27th at 9 a.m.
  • Monday, July 27th at 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 28th at 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 28th at 4 p.m.

You can also visit Zoom.us from an internet browser or Zoom app and click on “Join Meeting”. Enter meeting ID “895-346-6642” and password “1234”.

Step One

Confirm all of your admissions documents have been received.

OneACCS is the access point to your student records and information at SSCC. This is where you will register for classes, withdraw from classes, view admissions information, find financial aid records, access your grades, view/print/request academic transcripts, and many other things while you are a student. You need to check to make sure we have received your residency form, photo identification and your final high school transcript. The first step for you to complete is to sign-in to OneACCS using your student number, which is the same as your student email.

Your email address is your full student number AXXXXXXXX@snead.edu. This means your ACCS login will be your personal A number @snead.edu. Your default password is !SNEADMMDDYY with the MMDDYY being your birthdate. This does include in the exclamation point.

Trouble logging in? Please email jerri.gullion@snead.edu, and be sure to include your full name and your date of birth.

Check out this video for a quick how-to on signing in to OneACCS and checking your admission documents.

Step Two

Confirm all of your financial aid documents have been received.

Next up, be sure you have completed all of the financial aid requirements on your OneACCS account.

Questions about financial aid? finaid@snead.edu

Step Three

Check your major.

Now, let's check your major on OneACCS. Your advisor is determined based on your major. So, it's important we have the correct major listed for you.

Changed your mind about your major since you applied to Snead State? No problem! If you need to change your major, please complete the change of major form and email it to studentservices@snead.edu.

Step Four

Print your official STARS Guide.

Students at Snead State who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university in the state of Alabama will need to print and follow a STARS Guide. STARS stands for Statewide Transfer and Articulation Reporting System. This agreement will guide you through your first two years of classes at Snead State and will ensures the classes you take will transfer to the four-year college or university that you choose. To generate a STARS Guide for your major and four-year college choice, please visit the STARS Guide website and select the official STARS Guide. Be sure to have your STARS Guide on hand for your advising session in step 5.

Step Five

Sign up for an advising session.

Once you've completed the first four steps, it's time to sign up for an advising session. During your advising session, you'll have a virtual meeting with your faculty advisor to determine which classes you need to take this fall.

An advisor will be assigned to you based on your major. Once your information is entered, you'll be able to see the available dates and times for your advisor. You’ll need to schedule an advising appointment with an advisor from your major advising group. Be sure to have your STARS Guide on hand for your advising session.

To sign up for an advising session, you'll need to include your full name, date of birth, your student number and your email address. Remember, if you don't have your student number, you can email your full name and date of birth to studentservices@snead.edu, and we'll be happy to help you!

Step Six

Met with your advisor? Now, let's register for classes!

Once you have printed your STARS and met with your advisor, it's time to register for classes! We have a great video that shows you step-by-step how to add classes to your fall schedule. If you have any questions or run into trouble trying to register for classes, just email studentservices@snead.edu. Be sure to include your student number in the email!

First, you'll need to login to OneACCS. Then, follow the steps in our video below to register.

Step Seven

Pay for classes.

Once you've registered, you can view your balance on your OneACCS account. Here, you can pay for classes online, in person at our business office or by signing up for a payment plan. You should secure payment for classes when you register. The College sets certain dates on the academic calendar when your classes must be paid for so they aren't dropped. These are called drop dates.

Drop Dates for Fall 2020:

Aug. 5th and Aug. 13

You can view your balance and make a payment by logging into your OneACCS account. Once you've logged into OneACCS, follow these steps:

  • Select Snead State Community College from the drop-down menu.
  • Click on students.
  • Select view account and make payments.
  • Click on account detail for term.
  • Select Fall 2020. The field Account Balance net of Authorized Financial Aid will display account balances after all anticipated financial aid has been applied.

Check out our step-by-step video on paying for your classes below! Questions about paying for your fall classes? You can email businessoffice@snead.edu.

Step Eight

Buy your books!

The last step in our Parson Days checklist is buying your books and materials from the Snead State Bookstore. We've included another step-by-step video below about buying your textbooks and materials for your fall classes.

Questions about books or materials? You can email sm8017@bncollege.com.

Keep scrolling! There's a few things we need you to complete before the first day of classes.

But first, please take this survey and let us know about your Parson Days experience. By completing the survey, you'll be entered for a chance at a book scholarship!

Check Your Student Email

It's very important to login to your student email account as soon as possible.

  1. You will access your student email account by visit snead.edu and selecting student webmail at the top.
  2. Your email address is your full student number (A#) followed by @snead.edu | Axxxxxxxx@snead.edu
  3. The default password is !SNEADMMDDYY (with the MMDDYY being your six-digit birthdate). You must include the exclamation point in the password.

If you have trouble logging into your email account, please email jerri.gullion@snead.edu. Please be sure to include your A# and your date of birth in the email.

Login to Blackboard

Blackboard is an online learning management software that we use to deliver online classes to our students. In addition to online courses, it's also used in on-campus courses. The first official day of classes is Monday, Aug. 17th. Courses will not show up on Blackboard before this date. On your first day, please be sure to read your syllabus thoroughly and complete your attendance verification during the first week of class.

  1. You will access Blackboard by visiting snead.edu and selecting Blackboard at the top.
  2. Your username is your A#.
  3. Your default password is your 6-digit date of birth in the MMDDYY format.

Be sure to check out our short video below about Blackboard! Having trouble logging into Blackboard? Email DL@snead.edu. Please be sure to include your A# and your date of birth.

Did you have an IEP or 504 in high school?

We are committed to providing programs and services that are accessible to students with disabilities. The college fully supports and complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. We work with faculty and staff to coordinate appropriate accommodations and services for eligible students. If you have a disability, you aren’t at a disadvantage. Snead State’s Disability Support Services (DSS) provides a broad array of services and technologies to make our campus – and a Snead State education – accessible for everyone.

The ADA office is currently located in the Academic Success Center. Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Student Services Office as early as possible prior to enrollment to discuss needed accommodations. Visit the ADA section of our website for more information.

Need more information? You can email ADA@snead.edu. Check out our video below to learn more about our accessibility services.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour

Now that you've registered, are you ready to see where your classes are? You can take a virtual campus tour by clicking the link below.

Follow us!

We post a lot of information and photos on our social media. Keep up with what's happening on campus and be the first to know when it comes to closings and more!

Finally, there's some important documents we don't want you to miss!

Important Documents

These are some important documents we wanted to share with you.

Students will receive a jump drive in the mail or at the Parson Parade. There's a ton of important information on this jump drive. Please be sure to review these documents before the first day of classes. You can also find links to each of the items on the jump drive below.

102 Elder Street, P.O. Box 734 | Boaz, AL 35957 | (256) 593-5120

Snead State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Snead State Community College. Snead State Community College is committed to student success by implementing a Quality Enhancement Plan, which is a compliance component for accreditation with SACS-COC.

It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and Snead State Community College, a postsecondary institution under its control, that no person shall, on the grounds of race, color, disability, sex, religion, creed, national origin, or age, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity or employment.