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APSU, Volunteer State announce dual admission agreement

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College have made it easier to complete the work necessary to achieve a college degree.

Through a dual admission agreement, students who meet the admissions criteria can now complete an associate degree at VSCC and receive admission to APSU in order to work toward a bachelor’s degree. Students may also complete courses at APSU, which may be transferred back to VSCC to help fulfill associate degree requirements.

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. — Austin Peay State University and Volunteer State Community College have made it easier to complete the work necessary to achieve a college degree.

Through a dual admission agreement, students who meet the admissions criteria can now complete an associate degree at VSCC and receive admission to APSU in order to work toward a bachelor’s degree. Students may also complete courses at APSU, which may be transferred back to VSCC to help fulfill associate degree requirements.

“Student success is our most important mission, and this agreement provides a clear path, beginning at Vol State and continuing with APSU,” Dr. Beverly Boggs, associate provost for enrollment management at APSU, said. “Providing a seamless transition between colleges is important for our students and critical for the future of higher education in Tennessee.”

The dual admission program provides students at both institutions with enhanced advisement and transition support services. APSU will allow VSCC students to register for University courses during the normal enrollment period, as well as provide access to APSU academic advisors during registration, ensuring a seamless transition from VSCC to APSU. VSCC will also provide University students with assistance in selecting courses appropriate for transfer credit toward an associate degree.

The dual admissions agreement is applicable for VSCC students wanting to pursue any academic discipline at APSU. 

This partnership is aimed at supporting community college degree completion, an important component of the Drive to 55 campaign, recently launched by the state of Tennessee. The new campaign is focused on ensuring that at least 55 percent of Tennesseans have a certificate or degree beyond high school by 2025.

For more information about dual admissions agreements between Volunteer State Community College and APSU, visit apsu.edu/admissions, or call 931-221-7661.