Campus Connect

Directions is Volunteer State Community College's New Student Success Orientation Program designed to teach you what you need to know about starting college, getting classes scheduled and paid for, buying books and just generally knowing what is going on. Beginning college can be exciting and scary at the same time. That is why we have designed a program that will ease the transition from high school or the work-force into Vol State. There is so much to know about how to make it from one step to the next - everyone needs at least a little help.

So, let's get started!

  • All students should first start out their college experience by visiting www.volstate.edu/Welcome. This gives students a step-by-step checklist to go by to help make your transition into the college smooth.
  • All students should first log in to their Vol State student email account by accessing the MyVOLSTATE portal. Log in information is located inside your Welcome Letter. Problems with logging in, please contact the IT Help Desk at 615-230-3302.

All new Vol State students who are seeking a degree or certificate are required to participate in DIRECTIONS and speak with an academic advisor before they can register. Checking your student email account will help clear up any questions you might have about Directions: New Student Orientation or any advising requirements.

Directions is Volunteer State Community College's New Student Success Program designed to teach you what you need to know about starting college, getting classes scheduled and paid for, buying books and just generally knowing what is going on. Beginning college can be exciting and scary at the same time. That is why we have designed a program that will ease the transition from high school or the work-force into Vol State. There is so much to know about how to make it from one step to the next - everyone needs at least a little help.

It is our intention that after participating in Directions you will come to Vol State equipped with the information you need to make a positive start on your academic future. Whether Vol State is the first step in your college career, or if we are your sole choice for achieving your ultimate career goal, understanding what is expected of you as a student and knowing what to expect of us as an institution is important. We hope that you achieve all of your educational aspirations and doing so starts now. (For information on campus policies and student rights please visit the Student Handbook online.)