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Admission for Veterans

If you are now serving, or have ever served, in the U.S. military, or if you are a military-connected family member pursuing Veterans Affairs educational benefits, you are a Veteran student. We are grateful for your military service and the personal sacrifices that have accompanied it. Pellissippi State is a certified veterans friendly campus through the state of Tennessee’s Veterans Education Transition Support Act, and we have Veterans Services to help you with any questions you have about college.

Find out more about our Online degree programsCareer ProgramsTransfer/University Parallel Programs or Certificates to help you enroll at Pellissippi State.

1. Apply to attend Pellissippi State

  • Complete the application here.
  • Submit official high school transcripts, GED/HISET scores or home-school transcript.
  • If you’ve attended college at another institution, submit your official college transcripts.

2. Log in to myPellissippi

  • When you apply to Pellissippi State, write down the Username (login ID)
    that you created when completing the Admissions application.
  • To get your Pnumber (student ID), wait three days after applying, then use this QR code
    or go to to look up your Pnumber and college email.
  • Log into your myPellissippi account—your personalized portal to vital College resources.
  • Contact the HelpDesk if you get stuck. Text 865.518.4457, or call 865.694.6537.
  • Check your myPellissippi alert box regularly for updates on your application and items that
    require action.
  • You will receive all college communications through your Pellissippi State email. To log in, use the same user name and password that you use to log into myPellissippi

3. Submit test scores or take the entrance exam

  • Test scores can be submitted via the Secure Document Upload for Students and Parents, or students can request their high school counselor send it to the College directly.
  • Submit ACT/SAT scores if test was taken within the last five years.
  • Students who do not have valid scores may choose to take an entrance test or be automatically placed into learning support courses.
  • Students with college-level transfer credit in English and math are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores or take an entrance test.
  • Students with an unweighted 3.6 GPA or higher are not required to submit ACT/SAT scores or take an entrance test.

Contact Us

Hardin Valley Campus
Ben Atchley Veterans Success CenterEducational Resources Center, Room 123

Rachael CragleVeterans Services Director865.539.7219

Kelsy FrittsVA School Certifying Official865.539.7368

Start Strong Center

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Text: 865.270.6400
Phone: 865.694.6400

FAFSA School Code 012693

Locations and Office Hours

Hardin Valley CampusGoins Administration Building, Room 102Mon – Thurs: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.Friday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Consumer Information

4. Apply for Financial Aid

  • All degree-seeking students should apply for financial aid.
  • You (and your parent if you are a dependent) should create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at using your FSA ID.
  • Enter the Pellissippi State school code: 012693.
  • Complete the Pellissippi State Scholarship Application.
  • Check myPellissippi to ensure that Pellissippi State has received your FAFSA and that there are no outstanding documents you need to submit.
  • 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.

5. See an advisor and register for classes

  • First-time, degree-seeking students should meet with an advisor before registering for classes.
  •  To schedule an appointment, use the Navigate student mobile app to schedule an appointment for “Advising – New Student.”
    If you have questions about how to use Navigate, please email
  • Register for classes in myPellissippi as soon as possible to get the best selection.

6. Attend New Student Orientation

  • New Student Orientation is required for all new degree-seeking students.
  • To sign up, visit
  • After you have signed up, watch for an email from your orientation leader in your Pellissippi State email. Your orientation leader is a current student who will be your guide through your “new panther orientation experience.”

More information about New Student Orientation can be found here.

7. Confirm attendance and pay tuition

  • Pay tuition and fees in myPellissippi, by mail or in person at Student Account Services in the Goins Building on the Hardin Valley Campus. Even if you are receiving full financial aid, you must confirm your schedule in myPellissippi. Pay attention to payment and confirmation deadlines or your class schedules could be canceled.

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.