Transient Students

A regularly enrolled student of another institution who desires to take only a limited number of hours during a term and who is not presently working toward a degree at Volunteer State Community College may be admitted as a transient student.

Transient applicants may choose to apply to be admitted to a degree or certificate program. At that time, the applicant must meet the appropriate admission requirements for that status. Coursework completed as a transient student may be applied to a degree or certificate if said coursework is applicable.

Applicants seeking admission as a transient student at the College must meet the following requirements:


A completed application for admission to Volunteer State Community College is required.


Applicants who would like to be eligible for a state public benefit (in-state tuition) are required to verify their US citizenship or lawful presence with the college.  To learn more, please visit our citizenship page.

Placement Testing:

Unless otherwise exempt by ACT scores, transfer credit, etc., all transient applicants will be subject to placement testing for courses having placement prerequisites. The placement test is designed to measure skills in reading, writing, and math. Applicants whose native language is not English may be required to complete a specialized placement test.

Applicants with transfer credit who have not been assessed at a Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) institution or completed any college-level courses in English composition and/or college-level math with a grade of "C" or better will be assessed according to the College's assessment and placement procedures. Transient applicants with valid (less than three years old) ACT scores may be placed using those scores.

Transient Credentials:

Applicants for admission as a transient student must submit a complete official transcript to the Office of Admissions from the applicant's current higher education institution. Faxed or student issued copies of transcripts are not considered official. In every case credentials must include a complete record of credits earned and a complete record of grades.

Applicant Age:

Applicants must be 16 years of age or older.

Draft Registration:

All male applicants, born in 1960 or later, who have attained the age of 18, must have proof of draft registration before registering for classes at Volunteer State Community College. If a male applicant is under the age of 18 at the time of admission, the applicant must provide proof of registration with Selective Service upon turning 18 years of age still enrolled at Volunteer State Community College.


Please visit our immunization page for detailed information about the types of vaccinations required.