Office of Student Records 



Lori W. Chisem, Registrar   

T. A. Lawson State Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award the Associate degree. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of T. A. Lawson State Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500), or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

It is the policy of the Alabama Community College System, its Board of Trustees, and Lawson 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, age or any other protected class as defined by Federal and State Law, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program, activity, or employment.

Email: for all general questions.

Email: for all Records questions

The Office of Student Records / Registrar  primarily stores and maintains student academic records. This office provides transcripts of students academic records (official and student copies), facilitates registration each semester for credit classes, verifies and certifies student enrollment status. In addition, the office processes grade changes, certificates and degrees, and changes in student information. Specific registration information is distributed before each semester begins.

Office of Student Records:  Hours of Operation:

Student Services "A" Building, Suite 192 (Bessemer Campus)
Academic Success Building, First Floor; Suite 130 (Birmingham Campus)
Normal Hours:  8:00 a.m.  - 6:30 p.m. Monday - Thursdays;  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Fridays.
Mini-Term 2 Hours (after first week):  8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Mondays & Tuesdays only; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Wednesday - Fridays.
Summer Hours:  7:30 a.m. -6:30 p.m. Monday - Thursdays beginning June - July of each year.  Office Closed on Fridays.

Lawson State Community College complies with the provisions of the Family Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended.  For complete FERPA information, see the Ferpa Annual Notification.

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Lawson State Community College has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide degree and enrollment verifications. The National Student Clearinghouse can also be contacted by mail at 13454 Sunrise Valley Drive, Suite 300, Herndon, VA 20171.