Nashville State Community College provides opportunities for high school students to begin college while still enrolled in high school. There are three major programs offered to high school students: Dual Enrollment, Joint Enrollment and Dual Credit.
Who is eligible for dual and joint enrollment?
High school students can begin taking college courses now if they meet the following requirements:
Who is eligible for dual credit?
High school students who are taking or have taken the required high school courses in order to take a Dual Credit Assessment.
See additional program and requirement details below.
Meghan Oliver, Director of High School Programs
Dual Enrollment is the enrollment of a high school student in one or more specified college courses for which the student will be awarded both high school and college credit. High school students can take college courses at their high school (where available), on any NSCC campus, or online. Courses will not be expected to count toward the student’s high school diploma unless the student has made prior arrangement with the high school, umbrella school and/or local board of education. The student is responsible for obtaining verification of transfer credit to their chosen university.
To enroll in the Dual Enrollment program applicants must:
Download an Dual-Joint Enrollment Application now.
For more information on Dual Enrollment courses, contact the NSCC Director of High School Programs at 615-353-3269, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Lottery Grant, visit College Pays.
For more information on Metro Nashville Public Schools' Middle College High School program, read more here.
A high school student can earn Dual Credit in a CTE (Career and Technical Education) Course. The student will take their regular high school course or courses, then come to Nashville State on Dual Credit Day to take an assessment.
If the student passes the assessment with a 75% or better, he or she has proven competency in a particular area, and will earn advanced standing credit in which they can use upon enrolling at Nashville State.
Steps to earning Dual Credit: