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Steps to Enroll

Enroll at Pellissippi State

Enrollment Checklist for New Students

Everyone is welcome to take classes at Pellissippi State! To begin the process, follow each step below in order to ensure a seamless experience with your enrollment. If you would like to see a list of majors within our Career Communities, click here.

1. Apply to attend Pellissippi State

  • Complete the application here.
  • Order each item that applies to you:
    • Completed High school or homeschool transcript
    • GED/HISET scores
    • Any prior institutions attended, including dual enrollment (if not at PSCC)
    • ACT/SAT test scores
    • Advanced Placement (AP) test scores from College Board
    • International institution transcripts (evaluated and translated)
    • Military Transcripts (Veterans only)

*To be considered official transcripts, they must be sent by the institution directly to Pellissippi State.

**All applications will result in an account creation. Proceed to step 2.

2. Activate your accounts

  • To get your Pnumber (student ID), wait three business days after applying, then go to to look up your Pnumber, college email and password.
  • Log into to set up a new password and multifactor authentication.
  • Log into your myPellissippi account—your personalized portal to vital College resources.
  • Contact the HelpDesk if you get stuck. Call 865.694.6537 or email

3. Check your accounts

4. Entrance testing

  • Testing may not be required if:
    • ACT/SAT test scores are less than 5 years old
    • College level transfer credit in English and/or Math
    • High School GPA is 3.6 or higher unweighted
    • TOEFL, IELTS, or Michigan Test taken within last 5 years (Non-native English-speaking students only)
  • Students who do not have valid scores may choose to take an entrance test or be automatically placed into learning support courses.
  • If a test is required, log in to myPellissippi (check alert box) and email Start Strong at or use the live chat to verify which test to sign up for, as well as the password for the test.

More information about Entrance Testing can be found here.

5. Apply for financial aid

  • Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at (up to 3 business day wait).
  • Once the email is received from the Department of Education, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using your FSA ID.
  • Enter the Pellissippi State school code: 012693.
  • Check myPellissippi to ensure that Pellissippi State has received your FAFSA and that there are no outstanding documents you need to submit (may take up to 2 weeks to appear in account).
  • If you are planning to receive TN Promise, Hope Scholarship or TN Reconnect, log into the TSAC student portal to ensure you have Pellissippi State listed as your designated school.
  • If you are planning to use Veteran benefits, please go to to apply. For any questions, call the VA Education Center at (888)442-4551.
  • Interested in PSCC scholarships? Complete the Pellissippi State Scholarship Application. For questions, email

More information about Financial Aid can be found here.

6. Meet with an advisor to register for classes

  • First-time, degree-seeking students should meet with an advisor before registering for classes.
  • To schedule an in-person or virtual appointment, use Navigate Student (mobile app or desktop version) to schedule an appointment. You will select Advising and then your Career Community. For example, if you are a Business student, you would select “Advising – Business.”
    • If you have questions about how to use Navigate, check out our Navigate FAQ sheet.
    • Unsure of what career community your major of choice falls under? Click here to find out.
  • Once an appointment is made, watch your PSCC webmail for communication from the Advisor.

More information about Advising can be found here.

7. Complete student orientation

8. Confirm schedule and pay tuition

  • Every student planning to attend must confirm their schedule in myPellissippi
  • Pay tuition and fees in myPellissippi or in person at Student Account Services in the Goins Building on the Hardin Valley Campus (no cash accepted.)
  • While confirming your schedule, if you do not see Financial Aid and are taken to a payment screen, follow up with Start Strong at
  • If you are using a fee waiver, discount form or have a third party sponsor to pay all or part of your fees, submit documentation to
  • If you click “No, I will not attend”, your classes will be dropped.
  • Out of State Tuition – submit a copy of your TN Driver’s License through the Secure File Upload link in myPellissippi.

More information about confirmation can be found here

Questions? Send us an email or live chat with us! We’re here to help you through the enrollment process, every step of the way.  Please have your Pnumber available for all interactions.

You’ll find that becoming a student at Pellissippi State is easy — and uniquely based on your educational background and goals. Contact our Start Strong Center for all of your questions about admissions, records, financial aid and registration.