Senior Citizens Students
Persons 65 years of age and over who are domiciled in Tennessee may take classes for credit at a reduced fee of 50% per credit hour with a maximum fee of $75.00 providing there is space available and sufficient fee enrollment. All admissions requirements must be met and the $20.00 application fee will be charged.
Applicants seeking admission as senior citizen students at the College must meet the following requirements:
A completed application for admission to Volunteer State Community College is required.
- Application Fee:
Applicants are required to submit a one-time nonrefundable fee of $20. 00 with their initial application for admission.
Applicants who are not citizens of the United States or Permanent Residents should refer to the section entitled Admission of International Students. Applicants with permanent residency status wishing to seek admission to the College must submit a photocopy of both sides of the permanent residency card (also known as the Form I-551 or “green card”), visa, or other immigration authorization. A PASSPORT IS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE IMMIGRATION AUTHORIZATION.
- Placement Testing:
Unless otherwise exempt by ACT scores, transfer credit, etc., all special undergraduate students who have not previously completed a math or English course at the college level with a grade of “C” or better will be required to take the placement test when registering for a math or English course. Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to complete a specialized placement test.
Applicants with transfer credit who have not been assessed at a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institution or completed any college-level courses in English composition and/or college-level math with a grade of “C” or better will be assessed according to the College's assessment and placement procedures. Transfer applicants with valid (less than three years old) ACT scores may be placed using those scores.
- Applicant Age:
Applicants must be 65 years of age or older and must verify their birth date with their driver's license or birth certificate.
Please visit our immunization page for detailed information about the types of vaccinations required.