Enrollment Services Module
Every degree seeking student is required to take a placement test. If the student is under 21, then that test is the ACT. If the student is 21 or over and does not have transfer credit exempting him/her, that student can schedule an COMPASS placement test in the Testing Center. Just call the Advising Center first at (615) 230 - 3702 for more information.
All first time college students who are seeking a degree or certificate are required to meet with an advisor prior to registering for classes the first time. Every student should contact their advisor every semester to obtain help staying on track.
Students who have picked a program of study will be assigned a faculty advisor in their academic area. Faculty advisors are instructors who have expertise in your chosen field. Each student is assigned to a specific advisor, but if your advisor is unavailable, another faculty advisor will be happy to help. After completing Directions, you should contact your academic division to be connected to your faculty advisor. If you don't know in which Division your program falls, contact the Advising Center at (615) 230 - 3702 for help.
- John B. Wallace Allied Health Division (615) 230 - 3333
- Business Division (615) 230 - 3303
- Humanities Division (615) 230 - 3201
- Math & Science Division (615) 230 - 3261
- Social Science & Education Division (615) 230 - 3231
Students who have not decided on a program of study (undecided/undeclared) will meet with an advisor in the Advising Center. The primary focus of the Advising Center is to serve the advising needs of all non-degree, undeclared, and Adult-Special students. Further, assistance is provided to students with questions concerning transferring to a senior institution, in part, by maintaining transfer equivalency guides for use by students and faculty alike. The Advising Center is located in Suite 174 of the Ramer Administration Building. Students may visit during operating hours which are 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday or call (615) 230 - 3702. No appointment is necessary.
Based on ACT or COMPASS placement test scores, a student may need to take developmental classes in the subject areas of writing, reading and/or math. If a student has an 18 or below in any of the following subject areas of the ACT: math, English or Reading that student will need to take developmental studies classes. COMPASS scores can be discussed with students when they see an advisor. These classes do NOT count for college credit, but they will count towards hours taken for the semester for financial aid purposes only.