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Frequently Asked Questions

I am interested in attending Roane State, but do not know where to start. Can I speak to or meet with someone concerning my admission?

Yes! For any questions or concerns about enrollment, you are encouraged to contact the Student Enrollment Office at (865) 882-4554, or call toll-free at (866) GO2-RSCC, ext. 4554.

I’m ready to apply/reapply; where do I begin?

When you’re ready to apply, simply fill out the online application for admission. After submitting your online application, you are then encouraged to review your personalized admissions checklist to see what items and procedures are needed for your admittance.

What immunizations do I need to enroll, and how do I obtain records of them?

For details concerning any proof of immunizations, please consult the Immunization Requirements webpage.

How do I go about submitting high school/prior college transcripts? Does Roane State request them or do I?

The student is responsible for providing Roane State with all prior academic transcripts, both high school and college. To request any transcripts, students should contact the high school or college in question to discuss the requesting methods honored at that particular institution.

Can I schedule a campus tour?

If you’d like a private campus tour, please contact your campus of interest, see the individual campus page for contact details. Typically, campus tours will be provided at major on-campus events for prospective and new students, such as Open House or New Student Orientations.

How much will it cost to attend Roane State?

For our current tuition and fee rates, please refer to our online fee sheet.

What programs and majors are offered at Roane State?

RSCC offers a wide selection of degree and certificate programs. To see which program best suits your interests, please review our Academic Programs and Majors for additional information.

Do Roane State classes transfer to four-year colleges and universities?

Degree-seeking students anticipating either an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) have curricula designed to transfer to a senior college or university. For convenience, students should review the University Transfer Program section of the current Roane State Catalog.

What programs can I look into if I do not want to complete four years of college?

Roane State offers a wide variety of Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees, as well as certificate programs; to look into these programs in detail, simply refer to our Academic Programs and Majors and select “Career Pathways.”

What ACT or COMPASS scores do I need in order to avoid taking Learning Support classes?

ACT/COMPASS scores are required for admission, but are used specifically for academic placement. Because these scores are only valid for three years, students with outdated scores should be retested. 

For students under 21-years old, academic placement depends on the ACT subsection scores in English, Math, and Reading Comprehension. If a student’s scores are below an 18 in English, 19 in Math, or a 19 in Reading, he or she will be required to enroll into Learning Support classes.

Students 21 and older must take the COMPASS Placement Exam. To avoid having to take Learning Support classes, COMPASS students must have a minimum of a 77 in the English subsection, 38 in the Math subsection, and an 83 in the Reading subsection.

What does it mean to be considered a full-time student?

A full-time student is one who is enrolled for a minimum of twelve credit hours per semester.

I need to schedule my new student orientation; where do I begin?

To sign up for a new student orientation session, please refer to NSO’s webpage for scheduling dates, locations, and options.

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