If you are in college for the first time and do not qualify as another student type — if, for example, you are not a veteran or a Tennessee Promise student — then you are an Other Degree-Seeking student. Other Degree-Seeking students have standard advising requirements. Your advising checklist is right here.
Purposeful Advising With Students (PAWS) is a module designed to help you choose a career goal that matches your interests. When it directs you to take an assessment, be sure to take the 60 question version in order to get the best results. PAWS must be completed before meeting with an academic advisor. They will ask you about your results and provide resources for additional exploration.
Students are required to meet with an advisor their first two semesters at Pellissippi State. To set an appointment with an advisor, log in to the Navigate mobile app (App Store or Google Play) or desktop platform within myPellissippi and follow these instructions.
When you meet with an academic advisor, you will discuss the type of degree you wish to earn and what you intend to do with it — like transferring to another college or joining the workforce. Your advisor can help you select the correct classes plus special options that may be available, like weekend or evening classes or degrees offered as part of a cohort. Be prepared by researching this information:
We not only have traditional class times during the day, we have lots of options to fit your schedule and your preferences: evening classes, online classes and even hybrid classes, which are offered partially online and partially on-campus.
Find out more about each option:
If you’re an education student, you have special advising requirements. All education students — in our Associate of Science in Teaching, Early Childhood Education and General Transfer Degree programs — go to one place for advising. Contact Cindy Sauer for all the details.
To enter Pellissippi State’s Nursing program, you must apply to the competitive program after you’ve been accepted to Pellissippi State. Additionally, Nursing students have unique advising requirements once they're accepted into the program. Most students must complete nursing prerequisite courses before they apply for the Nursing program. Speak to an advisor for more details.
The Volunteer Bridge program is a unique partnership between Pellissippi State and the University of Tennessee. UT chooses the students who participate and notifies them personally. These students start their academic careers at Pellissippi State and then transfer to UT.
If you’re a Volunteer Bridge student, you have special advising requirements. Contact Aaron Overall for more details.
Some Transfer degree programs are offered as Guided Pathway Cohorts, which means they are block-scheduled.
If you’re a cohort student, you have special advising requirements. All cohort students go to one place for advising. Contact Brock Evans for all the details.
If you have tried college before, with perhaps not-so-great results, Academic Fresh Start can help you start over by calculating your GPA and credit hours toward graduation only on courses for which you have earned a "C" or above. You have to meet certain qualifications and apply to take advantage of Academic Fresh Start.
Prior Learning Assessment, or PLA, means that you can earn college credit for your life experience, military service, previous career and even volunteer work.
If you’re interested in Academic Fresh Start or PLA, ask your advisor.
Once you’ve met with an advisor, he or she will send you instructions for how to register for classes in myPellissippi. Your advisor will send you instructions for how to register through myPellissippi. Once you’re registered for classes, remember to confirm your schedule and pay any fees before the appropriate deadline each semester.
Everyone must confirm their attendance. Even if you receive financial aid that covers tuition and fees you must confirm your schedule, or it will be deleted.