Special High School Programs

Special High School Programs

Each of these classifications apply to students currently enrolled in high school but wish to complete college coursework prior to high school graduation.

Early Admission of Student

Volunteer State Community College invites high school principals to occasionally nominate gifted students for admission at the end of their junior year in high school.

Students will not be permitted to register for classes until all admission requirements have been satisfied. Prospective students seeking early admission at the College must meet the following requirements:

Application:

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.

Citizenship:

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.

High School Credentials:

All applicants seeking early admission status at Volunteer State Community College should request an official transcript be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from their current high school. Faxed or student issued copies of transcripts are not considered official.

Letter of Permission:

Applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions at Volunteer State Community College a letter from the applicant's parent and high school principal or counselor granting permission for the student to participate in the early admission program. The letter of permission from the high school should include the specific course(s) in which the applicant has permission to enroll.

Entrance Examination:

All early admission applicants must submit scores from the American College Testing program (ACT) or another approved examination with a composite of 22 or above. Information about this examination may be obtained from high school counselors or from the Testing Office at Volunteer State Community College. An ACT code number of 4037 has been assigned to Volunteer State Community College. Official scores on the ACT should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from ACT. ACT scores included on an official high school transcript are sufficient to meet this requirement. SAT scores may be submitted in lieu of ACT scores.

Applicant Grade:

Applicants must have achieved a minimum of senior status in high school.

GPA Requirement:

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3. 2 GPA on a 4. 0 scale in the subject area for which they wish to enroll.

Interview:

Applicants will be admitted only if, in the opinion of the Director of Admissions, or his representative, the applicant can clearly profit from this kind of placement. In most cases a personal interview with the student and parent(s) is required.

Draft Registration:

All male applicants, born in 1960 or later, who have attained the age of 18, must have proof of draft registration before registering for classes at Volunteer State Community College. If a male applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of admission, the applicant must provide proof of registration with Selective Service upon turning 18 years of age if still enrolled at Volunteer State Community College.

Immunization:

Please visit our immunization page for detailed information about the types of vaccinations required.

Admission of Dual Enrollment Students

College level courses, for which credit may be granted, are offered to qualified high school students and may be conducted on the high school campus. Successful completion of these courses will allow the award of both college credit and high school credit. Appropriate policies must be in place at the local board of education for the College to enter into an agreement with the area high school to offer dual enrollment courses.

Applicants will not be permitted to register for classes until all admission requirements have been satisfied. Admission as a dual enrollment student will be made on a term-by-term basis dependant on continued permission to enroll from the applicant's high school.

Prospective students seeking admission as a dual enrollment student at the College must meet the following requirements:

Application:

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 $10.00 with their initial application for admission.

Citizenship:

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.

High School Credentials:

All applicants seeking admission as a dual enrollment student at Volunteer State Community College should request an official transcript be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from their current high school. Faxed or student issued copies of transcripts are not considered official.

Letter of Permission:

Applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions at Volunteer State Community College a letter from the applicant's high school principal or counselor granting permission for the student to participate in the dual enrollment program. The letter of permission should include the specific course(s) in which the applicant has permission to enroll and the high school credit which will be granted. A complete Hope Dual Enrollment Grant application which includes the aforementioned information may substitute for a formal letter. A letter of permission or a complete Hope Dual Enrollment Grant application must be submitted each semester an applicant wishes to enroll as a dual enrollment student.

Entrance Examination:

All dual enrollment applicants must submit scores from the American College Testing program (ACT) or another approved examination with scores sufficient to meet the placement requirement for the course in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Information about this examination may be obtained from high school counselors or from the Testing Office at Volunteer State Community College. An ACT code number of 4037 has been assigned to Volunteer State Community College. Official scores on the ACT should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from ACT. ACT scores included on an official high school transcript are sufficient to meet this requirement. SAT scores may be submitted in lieu of ACT scores.

Applicant Grade:

Applicants must have achieved a minimum of junior status in high school.

GPA Requirement:

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3. 0 GPA on a 4. 0 scale in the subject area for which they wish to enroll.

Draft Registration:

All male applicants, born in 1960 or later, who have attained the age of 18, must have proof of draft registration before registering for classes at Volunteer State Community College. If a male applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of admission, the applicant must provide proof of registration with Selective Service upon turning 18 years of age if still enrolled at Volunteer State Community College.

Immunization:

Please visit our immunization page for detailed information about the types of vaccinations required.

Admission of Academically Talented and Gifted Students

Academically talented and gifted applicants enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in public or private high schools in Tennessee may, with the recommendation and approval of the high school principal and the Director of Admissions, enroll in college courses and receive college credit. The applicant must have a 3. 2 grade point average (on a 4. 0 scale) and the college placement recommendations must be a part of the applicant's planned Individual Education Program that has been established by the multi-disciplinary team process.

Applicants will not be permitted to register for classes until all admission requirements have been satisfied.

Prospective applicants seeking admission as an academically talented and gifted student at the College must meet the following requirements:

Application:

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 $10.00 with their initial application for admission.

Citizenship

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.

High School Credentials:

All applicants seeking admission as an academically talented and gifted student at Volunteer State Community College should request an official transcript be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from their current high school. Faxed or student issued copies of transcripts are not considered official.

Letter of Permission:

Applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions at Volunteer State Community College a letter from the applicant's high school principal or counselor granting permission for the student to participate in the academically talented and gifted program. The letter of permission should include the specific course(s) in which the applicant has permission to enroll.

Entrance Examination:

All dual enrollment applicants must submit scores from the American College Testing program (ACT) or another approved examination with scores sufficient to meet the placement requirement for the course in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Information about this examination may be obtained from high school counselors or from the Testing Office at Volunteer State Community College. An ACT code number of 4037 has been assigned to Volunteer State Community College. Official scores on the ACT should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from ACT. ACT scores included on an official high school transcript are sufficient to meet this requirement. SAT scores may be submitted in lieu of ACT scores.

Applicant Grade:

Applicants must be in the 9, 10, 11, or 12 grades in a public high school, private high school, or independent home school in Tennessee.

GPA Requirement:

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3. 2 GPA on a 4. 0 scale in the subject area for which they wish to enroll.

Draft Registration:

All male students, born in 1960 or later, who have attained the age of 18, must have proof of draft registration before registering for classes at Volunteer State Community College. If a male applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of admission, the applicant must provide proof of registration with Selective Service upon turning 18 years of age if still enrolled at Volunteer State Community College.

Immunization:

Please visit our immunization page for detailed information about the types of vaccinations required.

Admission to the Advanced Studies Program

The Advanced Studies Program is designed for students who have completed the junior year in high school and who qualify to enroll in selected courses at Volunteer State Community College during the summer term prior to completing the senior year in high school. Courses taken at the College in the summer term (not to exceed 12 semester hours of academic work) must be chosen by the student in consultation with his/her high school counselor in order to supplement, and not overlap, the student's total high school program and to ensure academic success. Courses taken in the summer between the junior and senior year will, after high school graduation, count as regular college credit.

Applicants seeking admission to the advanced studies program at the College must meet the following requirements:

Application:

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 $10. 00 with their initial application for admission.

Citizenship:

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.

High School Credentials:

All applicants seeking admission to the advanced studies program at Volunteer State Community College should request an official transcript be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from their current high school. Faxed or student issued copies of transcripts are not considered official.

Letter of Permission:

Applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions at Volunteer State Community College a letter from the applicant's high school principal or counselor granting permission for the student to participate in the advanced studies program. The letter of permission should include the specific course(s) in which the applicant has permission to enroll.

Entrance Examination:

All advanced studies applicants must submit scores from the American College Testing program (ACT) or another approved examination with scores sufficient to meet the placement requirement for the course in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Information about this examination may be obtained from high school counselors or from the Testing Office at Volunteer State Community College. An ACT code number of 4037 has been assigned to Volunteer State Community College. Official scores on the ACT should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from ACT. ACT scores included on an official high school transcript are sufficient to meet this requirement. SAT scores may be submitted in lieu of ACT scores.

Applicant Grade:

Applicants must complete their junior year in high school and be qualified to enroll in selected courses at Volunteer Sate Community College during the summer term prior to completing the senior year in high school.

GPA Requirement:

Applicants must have a minimum of a 3. 0 GPA on a 4. 0 scale, and must rank in the upper 25 percent of their class.

Draft Registration:

All male students, born in 1960 or later, who have attained the age of 18, must have proof of draft registration before registering for classes at Volunteer State Community College. If a male applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of admission, the applicant must provide proof of registration with Selective Service upon turning 18 years of age if still enrolled at Volunteer State Community College.

Immunization:

Please visit our immunization page for detailed information about the types of vaccinations required.

Admission of Joint Enrollment Students

A high school senior with a maximum load of two high school academic courses who has written approval of the principal will be permitted to enroll jointly at Vol State and take a maximum college load of 12 hours per semester. Under special circumstances, a high school senior carrying a full high school load, with written approval of the principal, will be permitted to register for one course per semester.

Applicants will not be permitted to register for classes until all admission requirements have been satisfied. Admission as a joint enrollment student will be made on a term-by-term basis dependent on continued permission to enroll from the applicant's high school.

Applicants seeking admission as a joint enrollment student at the College must meet the following requirements:

Application:

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 $10. 00 with their initial application for admission.

Citizenship:

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.

High School Credentials:

All applicants seeking admission as a joint enrollment student at Volunteer State Community College should request an official transcript be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions from their current high school. Faxed or student issued copies of transcripts are not considered official.

Letter of Permission:

Applicants must submit to the Office of Admissions at Volunteer State Community College a letter from the applicant's high school principal or counselor granting permission for the student to participate in the joint enrollment program. A letter of permission must be submitted each semester an applicant wishes to enroll as a joint enrollment student.

Entrance Examination:

All joint enrollment applicants must submit scores from the American College Testing program (ACT) or another approved examination with scores sufficient to meet the placement requirement for the course in which the applicant wishes to enroll. Information about this examination may be obtained from high school counselors or from the Testing office at Volunteer State Community College. An ACT code number of 4037 has been assigned to Volunteer State Community College. Official scores on the ACT should be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from ACT. ACT scores included on an official high school transcript are sufficient to meet this requirement. SAT scores may be submitted in lieu of ACT scores.

Applicant Grade:

Applicants must have achieved a minimum of senior status in high school.

Draft Registration:

All male applicants, born in 1960 or later, who have attained the age of 18, must have proof of draft registration before registering for classes at Volunteer State Community College. If a male applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of admission, the applicant must provide proof of registration with Selective Service upon turning 18 years of age if still enrolled at Volunteer State Community College.

Immunization:

Please visit our immunization page for detailed information about the types of vaccinations required.