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Campuses Are Open. Know Before You Go.

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All Vol State campuses are open to help you. However, most everything you need to do - apply, make an appointment, advising, and other business - can be done online.

Apply Now for the Spring Semester

You can apply now for Spring Semester classes. They start in January. Visit www.volstate.edu/apply

We are once again doing in-person tours of the Gallatin campus. Participants will need to wear a mask and fill out the online screening form. To sign-up for a tour visit:

Federal Study Shows High Cost of a Gap Year

Vol State office with people wearing masks for COVID-19.

Students considering taking a gap year, time off from college due to the pandemic, may want to consider the eventual lost wages- up to $90,000 over their career. That’s according to a new study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. It said that there are sizeable hidden costs in taking even just a year off from college, including a wage gap wedge that could stick with the student throughout their career.

Vol State Offers College Degrees Entirely Online

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Thousands of students take online classes at Volunteer State Community College each semester. However, many people may not realize they can earn an entire degree without ever setting foot on campus. That’s an attractive option for adults. Online classes provide flexibility for students juggling family, work and their education.

“I’m a single parent holding down a job,” said Delovely Nunley of Lebanon. “I need college to fit into my schedule.”

Vol State Offers Two Fall Classes in Carthage

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Volunteer State Community College is offering two classes this fall at the Smith County Chamber of Commerce location in Carthage. Math 1010 will be held on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and Sociology 1010 on Thursdays at 6 p.m. Each class will be conducted via Zoom video conferencing. These are both general education classes that apply to many degree paths. Class size will be restricted for COVID-19 precautions. The Chamber classes can be especially helpful for people who have limited online capability at home.

Vol State Springfield Receives State Approval to Offer Degree Programs

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Volunteer State Community College's Springfield campus has received approval from the Tennessee Board of Regents to offer complete college degree programs in Robertson County starting this fall semester. The college has offered classes at the Springfield campus since 2011. Thus far, students have had to combine the courses offered in Springfield with other courses held online or on the Vol State Gallatin campus in order to obtain a degree.

Welcome to Vol State

Students on the Vol State campus in Gallatin, TN.

We’re getting ready for a big fall semester at Vol State. We’ve been visiting with new students attending Campus Connect orientation. We’re also working closely with adults who want to use the brand new TN Reconnect program this fall. It provides tuition-free classes for adults who don’t already have a college degree. If you’re interested, it’s time to get going! The first steps are to apply for the Reconnect program and then apply to Vol State. You can all of that at www.volstate.edu/reconnect