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Steps to College Enrollment

The College-Going Process

Whether you plan to enroll in a university, community college, or technical college, use the information and resources below to help you reach your goals. College – you can get there from here! 

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Applying to College

Here are answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions about applying to college.

College Application FAQs

The college application process can be complex, but you can do it. Here are a few answers to the most commonly asked questions about applying to college. 

College Entrance Exams

Most colleges require that you complete some type of college entrance exam in order to be admitted. Pre-tests allow you to become familiar with these tests before you have to sit for the real thing. Below are descriptions of some of the tests you may be asked to complete.

College Planning Timeline

 It’s never too early to start thinking about college. The milestones below were created by the Tennessee Department of Education to reflect desired knowledge about college and career readiness at various grade levels.

Know the Lingo

There are a lot of acronyms and confusing terms on the road to college. Here are a few that you might be wondering about. If there’s one you don’t see listed here, check with your college/career counselor for assistance.

Senior Milestone Toolkit

During the senior year, all Tennessee students should complete the Tennessee Promise Application, apply to college, and submit a FAFSA. Learn about how to get these three important tasks done!

Student Webinars and Videos

The Tennessee Higher Education Commission and the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation regularly host webinars to help students access and succeed in higher education. Check out our webinars and videos focused on helping you reach your college goals. 

TN transfer pathways

A college degree is valuable. So is your time and money. With the Tennessee transfer programs, you can begin your college studies at a community college or similar two-year program while earning an associate degree, and rest assured that your credits will transfer to a bachelor’s degree program at any public university and many private universities in Tennessee.

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