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New Students

Nashville State Community College holds New Student Orientations before the spring and fall semesters. The New Student Orientations are for all first-time students/freshmen that have applied to the college under Associate Degree programs and Technical Certificates. Faculty advisors will be available to help with advising/registration at the end of the New Student Orientation Information sessions.

New Student Orientations on Nashville State Campuses

New Student Orientations for the spring semester have ended. Dates for fall semester orientations will be posted in June.

Online New Student Orientation

New students are encouraged to go to the online new student orientation: EmPower - Orientation for New Students Have your A# ready to begin the online orientation.

Advising for New Students

All first-time freshman (degree and certificate seeking students) are required to meet with an advisor prior to class registration regarding course selection, class registration, and career pathways.

Satellite Campus Advising
Click the link below for your campus’s faculty/staff contact info for advising:

Checklist for Attending Nashville State

Student Initial Course Placement

Prerequisites and Co-requisites for NSCC Courses
All entering students will be assigned to a placement level in English (Writing), Math, and Reading depending on their ACT, COMPASS, or SAT scores in those areas. Successful completion of Level 1 progresses students to Level 2. Students who completed all Learning Support competencies in those areas prior to Fall 2015 are categorized as Level 2.

Advising
When advising, use the learning support documents below to place students into an appropriate co-requisite experience to gain learning support competencies.

Advising for Learning Support English and Reading (PDF)
Advising for Learning Support Math (PDF)
Learning Support Advising Quick Sheet (PDF)

Levels for English

Level ACT English sub-score COMPASS Writing Skills SAT Critical Reading Placement
1 17 or below 76 or below 440 or below ENGL 1010 + ENGL 0815
2 18 or higher 77 or higher 450 or above ENGL 1010
 
Levels for Mathematics
Level ACT Math sub-score COMPASS Algebra SAT Placement
1 18 or below 37 or below Math: 450 or below MATH 1000 + 0815, MATH 1010 + 0825, MATH 1530 + 0835, MATH 1630 + 0845
2 19-26 38-83 Math: 460 or above MATH 1000 (for SAILS completers only), 1010, 1130, 1410, 1530, 1630, or 1710
3 27 or higher 84 or above Composite: 1220-1280 MATH 1720, 1830 or below
4 29 or higher 93 or above Composite: 1290 or higher MATH 1910 or below
 
Levels for Reading
Level ACT Reading sub-score COMPASS Reading SAT Critical Reading Placement
1 18 or below 82 or below 450 or below Designated college-level course + READ 0815
2 19 or higher 83 or higher 460 or above Any college-level course for which reading competency is a prerequisite
 

*** Main Campus*** New Student Orientations

Main Campus: 120 White Bridge Pike, 37209 (Map)
Clement Building, Room C-210

Open to all first-time students that have applied to the college. Have your A# ready: faculty advisors will be available to help with advising/registration at the end of the information session.

New Student Orientations for All New Students
Date Day Time / Location
June 7 Tuesday 11:00 am - Room C-210
June 9 Thursday 1:00 pm - Room C-210
June 21 Tuesday 11:00 am - Room C-210
July 12 Tuesday 11:00 am - Room C-210
July 14 Thursday 1:00 pm - Room C-210
July 26 Tuesday 11:00 am - Room C-210
 
New Student Orientations for Non-Traditional Students
What are new student orientations specifically for non-traditional students?
Date Day Time / Location
June 23 Thursday 1:00 pm - Room C-210
July 28 Thursday 1:00 pm - Room C-210

 
Please sign up early as Main Campus New Student Orientations fill up quickly: Reserve your seat.
 

*** Southeast Campus*** New Student Orientations

Southeast Campus
5248 Hickory Hollow Parkway, 37013 (Map)

Open to all first-time students that have applied to the college. Have your A# ready.

Advising: Contact 615-780-2760 to set up an advising appointment.

Southeast Campus New Student Orientations for Fall 2016 Entry
 
Date Day Time / Location
June 14 Tuesday 3:00 pm - Room 1459
June 22 Wednesday 10:00 am - Room 1459
June 28 Tuesday 5:30 pm - Room 1459
July 14 Thursday 10:00 am - Room 1459
July 19 Tuesday 5:30 pm - Room 1459
July 28 Thursday 11:00 am - Room 1459
Aug 5 Friday 12:00 pm - Room 1459
Aug 9 Tuesday 3:00 pm - Room 1459

 
Please sign up early as Southeast Campus New Student Orientations fill up quickly: Reserve your seat.

Questions?
Contact: Jamica Hines, Southeast Campus Coordinator
Phone: 615-916-5843
E-mail: Jamica.Hines@nscc.edu
 

*** Humphreys Co. Campus*** New Student Orientations

Room 102, Humphreys County Campus
695 Holly Lane, Waverly, 37185 (Map)

Open to all first-time students that have applied to the college. Have your A# ready: faculty advisors will be available to help with advising/registration at the end of the information session.

Humphreys County Campus New Student Orientations Printable PDF

Date Day Time
June 9 Thursday 9:00 am
June 16 Thursday 9:00 am
June 23 Thursday 9:00 am
July 14 Thursday 9:00 am
July 21 Thursday 9:00 am
July 28 Thursday 9:00 am
August 4 Thursday 9:00 am
August 11 Thursday 9:00 am
August 18 Thursday 9:00 am

 
Please sign up early as Humphreys County Campus New Student Orientations fill up quickly: Reserve your seat.
 

Questions?
Contact: Kim Zills, Humphreys County Campus Office Supervisor
Phone: 931-296-1739, ext 305
E-mail: Kim.Zills@nscc.edu
 

*** Clarksville Campus*** New Student Orientations

Clarksville Campus
1760 Wilma Rudolph Blvd., Clarksville, 37040 (Map)

New Student Orientations for the spring semester have ended. Dates for fall semester orientations will be posted in June.

New students are encouraged to go to the online new student orientation: EmPower - Orientation for New Students. Have your A# ready to begin the online orientation.

Advising
All first-time freshman (degree and certificate seeking students) are required to meet with an advisor prior to class registration regarding course selection, class registration, and career pathways. Advisors are available to help with advising/registration for classes.

Questions?
Phone: 931-472-3450
E-mail: Katherine.Ragan@nscc.edu
 

*** NSCC in Dickson *** New Student Orientations

Room 106, Dickson - Renaissance Center
46 Highway S., Dickson, 37055 (Map)

Open to all first-time students that have applied to the college. Have your A# ready.

Advising: Any student who would like to set up a separate advising session please e-mail Jenny.Heath@nscc.edu or call 615-740-5998 to make an appointment.

New Student Orientations for Summer 2016 Entry
Summer new student orientations will be one-on-one, by appointment. Please e-mail Jenny.Heath@nscc.edu or call 615-740-5998 to make an appointment.
 
New Student Orientations for Fall 2016 Entry
Date Day Time / Location
Apr 18 Monday 3pm - Room 106
Apr 25 Monday 3pm - Room 106
May 12 Thursday 3pm - Room 106
June 6 Monday 10am - Room 106
June 7 Tuesday 2pm - Room 106
 

 
Please sign up early as Dickson - Renaissance Center New Student Orientations fill up quickly: Reserve your seat.
 

Questions?
Contact: Jenny Heath, NSCC Dickson - Renaissance Center Technical Clerk
Phone: 615-740-5998
E-mail: Jenny.Heath@nscc.edu
 

Advising for New Students

All first-time freshman (degree and certificate seeking students) are required to meet with an advisor prior to class registration regarding course selection, class registration, and career pathways.

Find Your Advisor Online
You can find your advisor by logging on to myNSCC with your A# and password, then select the “Advising Resources” tab. In “Academic Profile” your primary academic advisor will be listed at the bottom left under “Advisors”. Find your advisor on myNSCC

You can then go to the Campus Directory to get your advisor's contact information. If you are a current student and do not have an advisor, please contact Records at 615-353-3218 or Admissions at 615-353-3215 and they will refer you to the appropriate department.

Satellite Campus Advising
Click the link below for your campus faculty/staff contact info for advising:

Faculty/Staff Appointments

To set up an appointment to talk with a faculty or staff member in your intended major, please contact the program faculty or secretaries for scheduling.

 

Dual Admissions

Nashville State has partnered with surrounding universities to offer Dual Admission programs. The purpose of the Dual Admission program is to offer a structured, guaranteed pathway for progressing from an Associate's degree directly to a Bachelor's degree. Students get personal contact with advisors at both institutions during the program.

Participating Universities:
Austin Peay State University
Lipscomb University
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
 

 

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