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Middle College

Roane State Middle College
Roane State Middle College

Incoming 1st Year Middle College Students:

We hope everyone is having a great summer! Below you will find dates for Middle College Orientation at each campus. Orientation will last from 9:00 - 11:30 local time at each site. We look forward to seeing everyone there!

  • Cumberland County - July 25, 2022: Room 102
  • Campbell County - July 26, 2022: Room 101
  • Oak Ridge Branch Campus - July 27, 2022: City Room A-111
  • Roane County - July 28, 2022: Yager Building Room 313

We will send out an agenda and more information as we get closer to the orientation meetings. If you have any questions please reach out to us in the Middle College office.

About Middle College: 

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.

How are Students Selected?

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. 

Required Scores/GPA:

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.

Donate to Middle College

Donations can be made through the Roane State Foundation.


If you are interested in participating in Middle College, please fill out our interest form or contact Aaron Jones, Middle College Director for more information.

Middle College Office
(865) 882-4538

Middle College Interest Form

Aaron E Jones
Click above for email address
(865) 882-4698
Middle College Director


Aaron E Jones • (865) 882-4698 • Click name for email address

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