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The admission steps below will guide you through the process of becoming a Roane State dual enrollment student. If you ever need any help, please let us know. Contact information is provided below.

Note for Returning Dual Enrollment Students

If you have previously taken a RSCC dual enrollment class:

  • Apply for dual enrollment grant
  • Register for classes

If you have skipped two consecutive semesters (summer excluded), you must submit a readmit form:

  • Contact Admissions and Records at RSCC (865) 882-4765 or (865) 882-4736.

1 Apply for Admission

On the Admission Login Page, there is a first-time user account creation step necessary unless you have previously completed this step.

  • Go to the Online Application
  • Create a Login ID/Create a PIN/Verify PIN
  • Choose 05-Dual Studies Application under drop-down menu
  • Select term for Admission
  • Fill in name and click Fill Out Application

Please select all icons on the checklist and complete the required information for each. You may exit at any time and finish later if necessary. Click Application is Complete when all checklist items have been completed.

A hepatitis form is embedded in the online admission application. If you did not print the form as you completed the application, go to the Hepatitis B form from the Records office.

Print the form and complete the required information. Check the appropriate option, include a parental signature and mail the form to the address posted at the bottom of the document. RSCC recruiters will be at the high schools during the beginning of the semester and may schedule days to pick up completed paperwork. You may also take the completed form to a RSCC admissions office on any campus/center.

2 Apply for Scholarships

Tuition and Fees
Students are assessed tuition based on the number of semester hours in which they enroll. The fees for 2011-2012 are $129 per semester hour. All fees are subject to change under the direction of the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) and will be posted on the RSCC Web page (http://www.roanestate.edu/?5505-Tuition-and-Fees) as changes are made. In addition to tuition, fees are assessed based on student participation. All dual studies students pay a technology fee, which is currently $15 per credit hour. Students who attend classes on a RSCC site must pay an access (parking) fee of $5, in addition to other campus fees; those who attend classes at the high school are exempt from the additional fees.

Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant
Students who meet the dual studies criteria may apply for the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant (TDEG) available at postsecondary institutions; it is funded from the proceeds of the state lottery to assist high school students with college tuition. This is not the HOPE Scholarship, which is lottery money used to fund scholarships for college-age students. In other words, there are two pools of money funded by the lottery.

  • If taking one class per semester: A student can use the $300 Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant (TDEG) toward the cost of one class. Using the grant has no affect on future HOPE scholarship funds.
  • If taking two classes per semester: A student can use up to $300 of HOPE scholarship funds toward the cost of a second class per semester. The $300 will be deducted from the HOPE scholarship funds that the student receives when starting college.

The TN Dual Enrollment Grant is awarded to Tennessee residents who are high school juniors or seniors. As of November 2007, students no longer are required to receive both high school and college credit in order to receive grant funds. The grant pays up to $300 per semester for two semesters per academic year. To be eligible to renew the grant, you must achieve at least a cumulative GPA of 2.75 for all postsecondary courses attempted under the TN Dual Enrollment Grant.

The acceptance of the lottery-funded grant is optional. Students may choose to pay all fees. Fees not paid by the grant may be paid online, by phone at (865) 882-4515, or you may go to the business office on a Roane State campus or center.

First Class Scholarships
During the 2010-2011 academic year, RSCC agrees to pay the difference in tuition/fees for each dual enrolled student who takes a 3-hour course at a high school. Tuition/fees required for a 3-hour course conducted off campus is $399. The lottery pays $300; RSCC pays $99. Students attending class on a RSCC campus must pay $19 for a 3-hour course and $20 for a 4-hour course in additional fees. Students taking a 4-hour class or more than one 3-hour course are also responsible for additional charges. Courses requiring labs may have a lab fee depending on the lab facility. Questions regarding fees may be directed to the bursar’s office at (865) 882-4515.

Local Donor Programs
In an effort to assist dual studies students in paying the balance of tuition/fees not covered by the TN Dual Enrollment Grant and the First Class Scholarship, local donors continue to be identified by the college. To date the following scholarships are available though funds are being solicited in all counties. As monies are made available, the Dual Studies department will inform the high school administration. Some county systems and donors provide students the required textbooks for dual studies courses.

County Tuition/Fees Textbooks Provided By
Anderson No assistance No assistance
Campbell No assistance No assistance
Cumberland No assistance Cumberland Schools
Fentress All tuition/fees paid Community Bank
Loudon No assistance No assistance
Morgan *1 additional class No assistance
Roane No assistance No assistance
Scott All tuition fees paid Scott/Oneida Schools

*Tuition for a second class may be awarded based on a first come, first served with a donor maximum of $5,000.


Additional Tuition/Fees
Some students opt to take more than one course per semester. These students should make sure all fees are paid on time. Payment will be accepted by cash, personal check, money order, or by VISA, American Express or MasterCard credit or debit card at any RSCC site or can be mailed to the Roane County Campus.  Telephone authorizations by VISA or MasterCard are accepted at the Roane County Campus (865) 882-4515 or you may pay by accessing RaiderNet if you have been admitted as a RSCC student. Click on RaiderNet and log into your account. Go to Student Account Summary, and use the RaiderPay feature. For more information, call (865) 882-4515.

The computer system will delete students from the system who have not paid fees promptly. Be sure to check your RaiderNet account for account balances. If you are deleted from the system for non-payment, and you do not re-enroll with payment, you will not receive college credit even if you attend class and complete the assignments

Financial Assistance: Dependents of State/UT/TBR
Dependents of the State, University of Tennessee (UT) or Tennessee Board of Regents employees are eligible for fee waivers:
25% fee waiver for dependents of public school teachers and state employees
50% fee waiver for dependents of UT/TBR employees
Please contact the Human Resource Office at your institution of employment for appropriate paperwork. Submit the fee waiver with the First Class Registration application.

3 Register for Class(es)

Register for Dual Enrollment Courses
Each semester, you must register for the course(s) in which you plan to enroll. This application is in addition to the online admission application.

Once you have been accepted as a college student, the Admissions and Records Office will process your course registration and enroll you in the requested course(s). Please print the First Class registration form (please make this a link) and submit your completed form to your high school counselor or college recruiter. All forms must indicate a course name and if you do not know the CRN, please indicate the time/day of the class. CRNs for courses offered at the college may be located on the Web at http://www.roanestate.edu/schedule . Dual enrollment courses conducted on a high school campus are not included on the online list of classes. The Student Enrollment Office (865-882-4555) can enroll you in the course if the course name and day/time are indicated, based on your high school information.

To check the status of your registration process, go to www.roanestate.edu and click on RaiderNet at the top of the page. If you do not have a RaiderNet account established, choose to Setup Your RaiderNet Account Here. Directions to establish a RaiderNet account are provided on the Web site. The first time you sign on, you will use your Social Security number, but this number will be replaced with your new student ID number. Your PIN number will initially be a six-digit number composed of your birth date (month/day/last 2 digits of birth year). Please change your password. If you have difficulties accessing your account, there is a help desk available during college operating hours at (865) 882-4595.


It is your responsibility to go to RaiderNet on the Roane State Web site to confirm that paperwork is processed and to know if fees are due. Not paying college fees automatically drops you from the course(s).

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