Auditing Students

Applicants who are not enrolled for credit courses may register to audit courses with the approval of the Director of Records and Registration upon the recommendation of the division chairperson.

Fees for audits will be assessed on the same basis as fees for credit courses. Auditors are not required to prepare lessons or papers, or take examinations. They do not receive a grade. They are not required to take part in class discussions or laboratory or field work.

Note: Persons 60 years of age and over who are residents of Tennessee may audit classes at no maintenance charge, providing there is space available and sufficient fee enrollment after official registration is completed. Special or lab fees may be charged where required. Senior citizens will be required to submit an application for admission to the College, and are required to pay the $20. 00 application fee. Senior Citizens must verify their birth date, either with their driver's license or birth certificate.

Applicants seeking admission to audit a course, unless otherwise stated in the catalog, 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.

Applicant Age:

Applicants must be 21 years of age or older or their high school class must have graduated. If applicant is a high school graduate or has earned a HSE diploma, there is no age restriction.

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.


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