More than seven hundred people have already applied to Volunteer State Community College to take advantage of the new Tennessee Reconnect program. It provides community college education tuition-free for adult students who don’t have a degree. The college is hosting a series of Get Ready to Reconnect events to help people who are still considering TN Reconnect. The first will be an all-day event, at all Vol State campuses, on Tuesday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Gallatin campus will then have special hours every Tuesday from April 24 through May 15 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. All Gallatin events will take place in the Ramer Great Hall. The Springfield, Livingston and Cookeville events will take place in the main lobby of each campus.
There are three primary steps to take part in TN Reconnect at Vol State: apply to the college; fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and apply for TN Reconnect. There are eligibility requirements for TN Reconnect, with the most important being that a student cannot already have an associate or bachelor’s degree. The other requirements are listed on the Vol State website. All of those steps can be accomplished now by visiting the Vol State website. Interested adults will be able to do all of the above at the information sessions, and also take part in placement testing and academic advising.
Vol State has academic support programs to get students up to speed in math and English skills. Faculty and staff members are also experienced in working with adult students. The college has a number of delivery methods for classes, including day, evening, and online classes. That provides great flexibility for working students.
To apply for TN Reconnect at Vol State, and view complete eligibility requirements, visit www.volstate.edu/reconnect. People with questions can call 615-230-3447.