2022-2023 TN Path to College Events Registration is Now Open for TN Schools! Register Here!


Student Success Course

In the Fall of 2015, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Tennessee Board of Regents, and Tennessee College Access and Success Network collaborated to produce the Student Success Course. The Student Success Course focuses on college access and success content relevant to 11th and 12th-grade students. The course is designed to be a hybrid course—there are lessons with video content and assignments for students to complete in a computer lab as well as lessons for teachers to use in the traditional classroom setting.

Resource Guide

The course is aligned with Tennessee Department of Education standards and has been broken up into four topical modules: College 101, Getting In, Gearing Up for College, and College Skills and Success. You can access the complete resource guide as well as video content by module by clicking on the links below.

Student Success Course Resources

Please use our free resources and lesson plans below. We encourage you to use the course materials and suggested curriculum to implement the Student Success Course in your school.

Module 2: Getting In and Paying for College

Section 1: The Admissions Process

Admissions Process Video: La’Ken and Jordan

Navigating the Admissions Process


Section 2: Paying for College

Paying for College

All About Jonathan from TSAC YouTube

Federal Financial Aid with Jonathan

NOTE: Since the creation of this video, the maximum Pell grant amount has increased to $6,495.

State Financial Aid with Jonathan

NOTE: The FAFSA Filing Deadline for TN Promise is February 1.

Institutional and Private Aid with Jonathan

Financial Aid Packages 101 with Jonathan

Module 3: Gearing Up for College

Module 4: College Skills and Success

newletter signup

Newsletter Signup

Stay up to date with the latest news, resources, and more.
newletter signup

Newsletter Signup

Stay up to date with the latest news, resources, and more.