Fall 2020 Class Options

Nashville State Releases Fall 2020 Class Options

A Letter from the President

June 29, 2020

Dear Nashville State Community,

Nashville State’s priority remains the safety of our students, faculty, and staff. Therefore, we are adjusting our Fall 2020 course schedule to reduce the time required on campus while still maintaining quality in academic programs and student learning outcomes. With that in mind, we have developed five different ways you can take classes this fall:

Fall 2020 Course Delivery Options

  • Online: Traditional Online courses
    • No required class times
    • Assignments have due dates: students sign-in to complete assignments at times convenient to their schedule
    • May require proctored testing: a student may be required to come to campus to take an exam
    • Students are expected to navigate material independently: instructors will be available to answer questions
    • Students need access to technology to access the course material
  • Virtual: Online courses using free video conferencing, typically Zoom
    • Has assigned days and times students are expected to attend virtual class meetings
    • Virtual class meetings are “live,” they are not pre-recorded
    • Students will not be expected to come to campus for any reason; there are no classroom meetings or proctored exams
    • Students need access to a device with video and audio capability, and high-speed internet
  • Virtual/Flex: Students choose to attend virtually through videoconferencing services or participate in a traditional face-to­-face classroom experience
    • Has assigned days and times students are expected to attend either face-to-face or virtually
    • Classroom seating is limited due to social distancing requirements
    • Faculty and students work together to determine participation in the face-to- face classroom meetings
    • Students need access to a device with video and audio capability, and high-speed internet
  • Hybrid: Combination of virtual instruction and on-campus face-to-face meetings
    • Has assigned days and times students are expected to attend
    • Instructors will confirm day(s) class meets on campus
    • Face-to-face meetings may include class instruction or proctored testing
    • Students need access to a device with video and audio capability, and high-speed internet
  • On-campus, Face-to-Face: Courses taught in a traditional classroom
    • Limited to programs with significant “hands-on” components.
    • Classroom seating will follow safety guidelines
    • Students need access to technology to access the course material

If you qualify for ADA accommodations through the Access Center, please note that accommodations still apply to each course structure listed. For more information about your accommodations, please contact the Access Center accesscenter@nscc.edu

Online Delivery Options

Download Online Delivery Options Chart

View list of formats available by course.

Registered Students:
For students who have already registered for fall classes: you may have a class that has been adjusted to a different format. Please log in to your myNSCC and review your schedule. If you need assistance changing your schedule, please contact the Student Success Center at 615-353-3655 or email StudentSuccess@nscc.edu.

New and Returning Students:
It is not too late to apply to Nashville State. Fill out a free application. If you have any questions, please contact us at recruiting@nscc.edu. The deadline to apply for Fall 2020 is August 14, 2020. New students that have been admitted to Nashville State and have not attended a New Student Orientation, please sign up for a session. Appointments can be made live via zoom or in person, following safety guidelines.

Paying for Classes
Information on financial aid, including how to complete a FAFSA, and information on TN Promise, TN Reconnect and additional scholarships can be found at the following link. There will be no tuition or fee increases for the 2020-2021 academic year (view tuition costs). If you have any questions, please contact us at financial.aid@nscc.edu

We understand that you may have questions, and we are here to help you every step of the way. Please contact us at virusinfo@nscc.edu

We will not let a pandemic stop our purpose! Nashville State stands ready to provide flexible, quality instruction for our career and transfer programs. We are Nashville State Strong!

Sincerely,

Dr. Shanna L. Jackson
President