New to Vol State? Tips Here to Get You Started.

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It's not too late to apply for the Spring Semester. Classes start January 19, so you will need to apply right away at

The college has hundreds of courses to choose from in more than 100 areas of study. Vol State Online offerings come in three versions. Online asynchronous classes don’t have regular class meetings, allowing students to set their own schedule during the week, with due dates for assignments. Virtual synchronous classes have regularly scheduled online class meetings with instructors via Zoom or other video platforms. The third type, hybrid classes, offer limited in-person class sessions, combined with online coursework. Vol State will have limited on-site face-to-face classes this spring on all four campuses, primarily focusing on courses that feature hands-on class work. New students can apply now at semester begins January 19.  

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Vol State students have a variety of free online academic support available, including math tutoring and help with papers, speeches and other assignments. Details can be found here:

New students can get help navigating the online learning system and tips from online support coaches throughout the semester. The college even offers free laptops for students who need them. Vol State is committed to helping students do well in online classes. Visit

Are you new to online classes and Zoom? We have free help sessions to get new Vol State students prepared. They will be held in January. Two types of workshops are offered: eLearn 101: How to Be Successful in Online Classes and Zoom 101: How to be Successful in Virtual Classes. Book your session now:

If you want to build new career skills using the tuition-free TN Reconnect program, now is the time to apply. The primary eligibility requirement is that you not already have a college degree. Visit this page for everything you need to do to apply with TN Reconnect:

Students who are taking a break from their university can apply to take spring classes. We have hundreds of general education courses that can be used for credit at many universities. For a list of what classes we have available visit this link. 

To meet with an Admissions Advisor online or on the phone visit 

To support you through the enrollment process, Vol State also has virtual sessions for Admissions, Financial Aid, Academic programs, Advising, and Dual Enrollment. This is your opportunity to learn and ask questions from the comfort of your home. Sessions will be offered weekly and continue throughout the summer. Registration is required:  

New students can also visit any of our four campuses to get help with spring applications and registration. Vol State has instituted procedures to make the campuses as safe as possible. These procedures include asking everyone on campus to wear a mask and fill-out a screening form before coming to campus. For more information on what we are doing to keep our campuses safe visit