Adult Learners

Are you juggling family, home, and work?  But something is still missing for a sense of balance.
Let Vol State help you find that perfect balance!

Volunteer State Community College can assist you with getting started to achieve your goal!
We recognize the tremendous experience of adult learners and are delighted with the level of diversity, experience, and academic excellence that you bring to our campus.  Our faculty and staff understand the many responsibilities and obligations that adults have and do their best to accommodate your needs.  Starting or returning to college is a huge step and we are here to help you with the process.

As an adult learner, you can join others who are:
•    starting college for the first time
•    returning to complete a degree or professional certificate
•    pursuing training to re-enter the workforce or seeking a career change
•    interested in career development
•    exploring interests for personal growth

Who is an Adult Learner?

An adult learner is a person deemed as an independent student defined as one of the following:
•    At least 24 years old    
•    Married     
•    A veteran
•    A member of the armed forces
•    An orphan
•    A ward of the court
•    Someone with legal dependents
•    An emancipated minor 
•    Someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

Four Convenient Locations

Classes are offered at four locations so you can build a schedule that works for you.
Online classes are also a great option for adult learners to maintain a flexible schedule.

  • Gallatin
  • Cookeville
  • Livingston
  • Springfield

Contact Us

The Office of Adult Learners and Veterans Affairs is located on the main campus at:

(615) 230-3447
150 Ramer Administration Building