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Middle College Orientation Dates


Please see the Orientatation Dates page.

Shirt Sponsors

We’re proud to build community connections as we gain our t-shirt sponsors. Funds donated beyond t-shirt production costs are used for MC scholarships, providing support for 5 students in 2017-2018. This year we’ve doubled our sponsorships as many Cumberland donors jumped in. We welcome all who are interested in supporting our students. For more information, please contact the RSCC Foundation, Sarah Grant in the Middle College office, or donate online.

See the Shirt Sponsorship page for more information.

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 degree. 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.

Curious about others' experience with classes, learning to balance High School with College and more? Watch some interviews!


How are students selected?

Candidates for Middle College are rising juniors in partnered school systems, identified by their high school guidance counselors and administration based on scores from the Pre-ACT test. These students must have also completed Algebra II before their junior year in high school.

Qualification for the Middle College program may vary by school systems.

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.

Can students still participate in high school activities?

Yes. Middle College classes will primarily be scheduled in the morning, allowing students to return to their high schools in the afternoons for activities such as sports, yearbook and band.

Are scholarships offered?

Beginning Fall 2019, incoming Middle College students can qualify for $1,000 per semester for four semesters to help offset tuition.

To qualify, students must have a 3.0 high school GPA. To retain the scholarship, students must maintain at least a 3.0 college GPA in each semester. If a student's GPA falls below a 3.0 in any semester, the scholarship will be discontinued for that student.

Success Stories / News

Middle College students have amazing stories to share. You'll love to see what they have been doing lately.




If you are interested in participating in Middle College, please contact David Lane, Middle College Director for more information.

Middle College Office
(865) 882-4538

David R. Lane
Click above for email address
(865) 354-3000 ext. 4223
Middle College Director


Sarah M Grant • (865) 354-3000 ext. 4307 • Click name for email address

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