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RSCC can aid in the intellectual development of anyone who wants to take advantage of a high-quality, low-cost, state-supported educational experience. The following sections describe in detail the costs and procedures for admission to Roane State Community College.

The information included in this section of the catalog is provided to guide you through these steps. If you have questions which are not explained, please contact the Student Enrollment and Recruitment Office at (865) 882-4554 or 1-866-GO2-RSCC, ext. 4554. College tours may be scheduled at the Student Enrollment and Recruitment Office or at any off campus location.

Roane State Community College subscribes to the “open door” policy for admissions; however, prospective students must meet the admission requirement for the student classification for which they are seeking admission. If ACT or SAT scores and/or placement assessment results indicate any academic deficiencies, enrollment in certain courses could be limited. Regular admission is granted to those students whose ACT or SAT scores and/or placement results indicate there are no academic deficiencies.

The following general requirements apply, and more specific requirements are found under “General Student Classifications.”

  1. Students must graduate from an approved high school, home school or receive a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma and submit to the Admissions Office an official high school transcript or an official copy of HSE scores. Transcripts for graduates from Tennessee public high schools must provide evidence that the student passed the required Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) or Gateway. NOTE: The high school transcript must be a regular or honors diploma. A special education diploma or certificate of attendance DOES NOT meet this requirement.
  2. Students must file an application for admission.  The application form must have all appropriate spaces completed. Knowingly supplying false information on the application may result in denial of admission or disciplinary action if already admitted.
  3. All students must complete the Certificate of Immunization form or provide proof of two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccines if born in or after 1957 and proof of two doses of the Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine if born in or after 1980.
  4. All students must complete and sign the Hepatitis B Health History form.
  5. All freshman applicants under 21 years of age must submit ACT or SAT scores. Information on the ACT may be obtained from the high school counselor, the Testing Center at RSCC, or by writing to American College Testing, Inc., P.O. Box 168, Iowa City, Iowa 52242. Roane State Community College’s ACT Code Number is 039850. This number should be used to request that scores be sent to RSCC.
  6. Students who have graduated from a Tennessee high school and who have not earned one credit in American history while in the high school program are required to complete 6 semester hours of American history during their first 30 hours of regular enrollment at Roane State. This requirement does not affect the student who enters the college with a HSE diploma.
  7. Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or lawful presence in the United States.

All correspondence concerning your admission file except college transcripts should be addressed to:

Admissions and Records Office
Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, Tennessee 37748

A candidate for admission should request application forms early enough to allow ample time for required materials to be forwarded to the Admissions and Records Office.

When all required documents have been received, the applicant will be sent a letter indicating that he/she has been accepted for admission or he/she will be advised by letter that further action is necessary in order to establish eligibility for admission. Applicants will be also advised when to appear for testing, advising, and registration.

The Student Right to Know Act, 34 CFR 668.41, requires all institutions who participate in financial assistance programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and who award athletically-related student aid to publish the freshmen rate of athletically-related financial aid and the graduation rate or completion rate for all first-time, full-time, degree or certificate seeking freshmen who entered college by fall of 1996 and subsequent years. This information is available upon request from the Admissions and Records Office.

ADDITIONAL ADMISSION AND RETENTION REQUIREMENTS ARE IN EFFECT FOR ALLIED HEALTH SCIENCES AND NURSING PROGRAMS. PREFERENCE FOR ADMISSION WILL BE GIVEN TO RESIDENTS OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.

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