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Admissions - Tennessee Promise

Before you apply, complete the questionnaire on the Admissions home page! That will give you the correct application type!

Tennessee Promise is a last-dollar scholarship and mentoring program that covers community college tuition and fees for graduating high school seniors. Students who participate in the program are paired with mentors and must be enrolled in an associate degree program full-time (at least 12 credit hours). Tennessee Promise students almost must complete and submit 8 hours of community service each semester and maintain a 2.0 GPA. If you fail to meet any of these requirements, you will lose the Tennessee Promise scholarship.

 

August-November

  1. In fall of your senior year of high school, you must apply for Tennessee Promise at www.tennesseepromise.gov.

The application deadline for the scholarship programs ends on November 1 of your senior year.

 

October-February

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov by January 16 of your senior year. Be sure to list Pellissippi State as your chosen college.

Just a note: When you file the FAFSA, you may be randomly selected by the Department of Education for verification. If this happens, the DOE requires Pellissippi State to verify the financial information you submitted. After you submit the FAFSA, if you’ve been selected for verification, Pellissippi State will notify you through your myPellissippi account. If you are selected for verification, submit any additional paperwork as soon as you can so that your financial aid is not delayed.

 

  1. When you file the FAFSA, also apply to attend Pellissippi State.

As part of the application process, you’ll need to provide proof of immunization, proof of U.S. citizenship, your ACT or SAT scores, and a copy of your high school transcript. You may be required to provide other documentation as well. Check your myPellissippi account regularly for all requirements.

Application deadlines are listed in the Loading... and in Important Academic Dates.

 

  1. Check myPellissippi often during the enrollment process.

Within 48 hours of completing your application to Pellissippi State, you will receive an email with information about myPellissippi. myPellissippi is your personal online account with Pellissippi State, and it is where we will send all of your notices about applying for financial aid, paying fees, confirming attendance, registering for classes and even seeing your grades and requesting transcripts.

The first time you log in, you will need to change your password. Your first password is always a capital “P” followed by your student ID number and the “#” sign. This password will only work once. The first time you log in, change your password to something unique and memorable. If you have issues, call HelpDesk at 865-694-6537.

 

  1. Attend the first mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting at your high school.

 

Early Spring

  1. Attend the second mandatory Tennessee Promise meeting at your high school.

 

Summer

  1. RSVP to attend a New Student Orientation at Pellissippi State.

Be sure to select a Tennessee Promise session.

 

August

  1. Complete and report your first 8 hours of community service by August 1 of your first semester of college.

 

  1. If you were selected for FAFSA verification, complete all required documentation by August 1 of your first semester of college.

 

  1. Confirm your schedule and pay tuition & fees.

Once all of previous steps are completed — including registering for classes — all students must confirm their schedule and pay tuition and fees. After any financial aid awards you receive appear on the confirmation screen in myPellissippi, you must confirm your schedule and pay any remaining tuition and fees. If your financial aid covers the cost of tuition and fees, you still must confirm your schedule. Students who do not confirm their schedules run the risk of having their schedules deleted. 

If you were selected for FAFSA verification and are not able to complete verification by the Schedule Confirmation and Fee Deadline, you will need to set up a payment arrangement with the Cashier or risk being dropped from class.

 

  1. Maintain Tennessee Promise

Tennessee Promise students are required to complete community service for each semester they attend college. If you do not complete and submit community service hours to tnachieves.org by the deadline, you will lose Tennessee Promise. Deadlines are specific for each semester:

  • Fall Semester — July 1
  • Spring Semester — December 1
  • Summer Semester (eligible for TN Promise funding for full-time students only) — April 1

Tennessee Promise students must maintain a full-time enrollment (at least 12 credit hours) and a 2.0 GPA. If you withdraw from class, or simply stop attending class, and drop below 12 credit hours, you will lose Tennessee Promise. Any other financial aid you may receive could also be affected.

Always talk to Financial Aid before you withdraw from or stop attending a class.

If your enrollment drops below full-time, or if you have an official or unofficial withdrawal date due to a documented personal hardship or medical reason, you may submit an appeal to keep Tennessee Promise to the Institutional Review Panel. A dependent or independent student whose appeal is based on financial reasons must provide all supporting documentation attributable to the student. A student cannot appeal for missing the GPA requirement. To appeal, students must submit an appeal form in myPellissippi and provide professional documentation that supports their appeal. If documentation is not provided, your appeal will be denied.



Admissions & Enrollment Services

admissions@pstcc.edu
Fax: 865.539.7660
Text: 865.270.6400

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Hardin Valley Campus: 865.694.6400
Goins Administration Building, Room 101
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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