Start Strong Center

The Start Strong Center brings together Admissions, Records, Financial Aid and registration services in one convenient location. We are committed to ensuring you have the best experience on your journey at Pellissippi State. The Start Strong team is ready to assist with all of your questions about Pellissippi State, the application process, federal and state financial aid including the FAFSA and other necessary applications, transfer credits and program requirements. We believe that your success begins with our office. 

International student

Admissions

We're here to help you discover your passion, reach your dreams and find your path to success! Pellissippi State offers dozens of associate degrees and certificate options, whether you're looking to enter the workforce or transfer to another institution. Our Admissions coaches are ready to answer your questions and help you discover why Pellissippi State is the best fit for you!

Dual enrollment student

Financial Aid

We can help you find the financial assistance you need to attend college. Our Financial Aid coordinators have information on grants, scholarships, work study programs and, if needed, loans. We will help you meet deadlines and resolve any financial issues you might encounter while you’re in college.

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Records

The Start Strong Center handles student academic records, from enrollment applications to transcripts to graduation applications. We're here to not only maintain and protect student records, but to serve students and employees with records related to admission, enrollment, graduation and more.

Veteran student

Advising

Once you've gone through the admissions process, you'll get to meet with an academic advisor. Advising can help you start your college experience on the right foot, and can help keep you on track to achieve your academic goals and graduate! Our advisors will help you clarify your academic goals, provide accurate information about your degree and certificate options, and assist you in the development of an academic plan.

Meet With Us

We’re here to help you start strong at Pellissippi State! Whether you have questions, need more information or just want to speak with someone to learn more about why Pellissippi State is the right choice for you, we would love to meet with you.

Chat en vivo disponible en español TODOS los miércoles por la tarde a partir de las 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Para acceder al chat en vivo, envíe un mensaje de texto a 865-270-6400. Cuando inicie su chat, si desea hablar con alguien en español, comience su chat con “Hola” 

Contact Us

Start Strong Center
StartStrong@pstcc.edu
Phone: 865-694-6400
Text: 865-270-6400

Hours of Operation
Closed Monday, July 4
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (phone open until 5 p.m.)
Friday: 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. (phone open until 4:30 p.m.)

Phones and chats are unavailable each Friday from noon-1 p.m. for a weekly staff meeting.

Virtual Walk-In Queue
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Just getting started? Meet with us and explore why Pellissippi State is the right choice for you!

Blount County Campus
Click here to schedule an appointment
Walk-ins welcome Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (last walk-in taken at 4 p.m.)
Advising Walk-In Day: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. (last walk-in taken at 3:30 p.m.)

Division Street Campus
Click here to schedule an appointment
Walk-ins welcome Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Hardin Valley Campus: Start Strong Center
Just getting started? Click here to schedule an appointment with an admissions coordinator
Questions about admissions, financial aid, registration and/or records? Click here to schedule an appointment with the Start Strong Center
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.; Wednesday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Magnolia Avenue Campus
Click here to schedule an appointment
Walk-ins welcome Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Strawberry Plains Campus
Click here to schedule an appointment
Walk-in meetings are not currently available at this time.

NOTE: This is not an academic advising appointment to register for classes. For assistance making an advising appointment, please e-mail advising@pstcc.edu.

Meet with us online and explore why Pellissippi State is the right choice for you! Virtual meetings are for all campuses.

Virtual walk-ins
Virtual walk-ins welcome Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Hours subject to change based on availability.

Click here to schedule an appointment to meet with us virtually

NOTE: This is not an academic advising appointment to register for classes. For assistance making an advising appointment, please e-mail advising@pstcc.edu.

Click here to view schedule and sign up for an upcoming campus tour.

Masks are recommended (but not required) during the tour.

Take a virtual tour of the Hardin Valley Campus:

Private group tours may be scheduled year-round with a three-week advance notice. Group visits are offered to middle schools and high schools, as well as community-based organizations serving grades 8-12. 

Click here to schedule a group tour.

Hours are subject to change without notice. Please call 865-694-6400 to verify hours before coming. 

Need disability accommodations? Email accommodations@pstcc.edu at least one week prior to your scheduled information session or meeting.

Chat en vivo disponible en español TODOS los miércoles por la tarde a partir de las 2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Para acceder al chat en vivo, envíe un mensaje de texto a 865-270-6400. Cuando inicie su chat, si desea hablar con alguien en español, comience su chat con “Hola”