International Students

Welcome to Vol State written in various languages

Volunteer State Community College (VSCC), commonly called Vol State, is a public, comprehensive community college located in Middle Tennessee offering associates degrees, certificates, continuing education, as well as English for Speaker of Other Languages (ESOL) classes. The College welcomes applications from individuals living outside the United States, promoting diversity and international education to prepare students for global competition.

Vol State offers numerous options for those who seek two-year degrees and for student who wish to pursue certification. International students can take advantage of the Tennessee Transfers Pathway, which allows them to pursue a bachelor’s degree after successful completion of the Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. Vol State has four degree-granting locations with international students from China, France, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Vietnam, and other countries.

Admissions Requirements

There are several admissions classifications for international applicants:

  • F-1 or M-1 Visa (Degree Seeking)
  • F-1 Visa (ESOL)
  • F-1 Visa (Transient)

See the Admissions Requirements for International Students page for detailed information.

Campus Experiences

Students from different countries, including the U.S., can enjoy international experiences by participating in events held on campus such as Hispanic Fiesta, Hispanic Family Night, International Culture Day, International Week activities, international guest speakers, and Vol State International Student Association (VISA) club activities. Vol State ranked in the top 40 colleges in the nation in 2012 for our study abroad program.