For years, Roane State has offered dual studies courses, which allow students to earn some college credit. Middle College goes a step farther by allowing students to earn a college degree while in high school.
Through Middle College, selected sophomores in local school systems as well as home schools can graduate from high school and Roane State with an Associate of Science with a concentration in General Studies. The program offers students an opportunity to complete 60 hours (four semesters) of college credit, more courses than most students can typically take through dual studies alone. Middle College students can graduate high school as a college junior. Middle College graduates still qualify for freshman level scholarships at the university.
Middle College is an opportunity for motivated students to start college early and get a head start on their degrees, all while preserving their high school experience.
Candidates for Middle College are rising juniors and are recommended by their high school counselors and administration based on scores from the Pre-ACT or ACT National test. These students must have also completed Algebra II before their junior year in high school. Individual high schools may have additional criteria that must be met.
ACT or Pre-ACT English: 18
ACT or Pre-ACT Math: 21
ACT or Pre-ACT Reading: 19
Unweighted GPA: 3.0
Students who do not have the benchmark scores may take the ACT Residual at Roane State. Students must apply to Roane State and receive a student ID number (R number) to register for the ACT Residual.
Different admission standards apply to the AAS Mechatronics Middle College Program. See the link at the left.
Middle College Office
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(865) 354-3000 ext. 4268
Middle College Director
Susan Pearson • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4268 • Click name for email address
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