Thursday, July 2, 2015

What is the Big Deal about Taking a Semester off?

Many people don't take classes in the summer, but what is the big deal with taking a fall or spring semester off? We bring this up because many students do take a fall or spring semester off...and sadly, many of those students will never return to college to finish their degree. The biggest risk is for students who stop taking classes twice in their college career. They have a very low rate of returning to college.

If you took classes last year it's time to register for  fall classes. Even if you just take one or two classes, the progress will keep you moving forward. We understand that community college students often juggle work, family and other time constraints. We offer classes at many different times and locations, including online.

See if you can work a fall class or two into your schedule. Why do we care? We judge our performance on how well you do- and that means you receiving a degree from Vol State. We want to prepare you for the next step- the workplace or transfer for a four-year degree. To do that you need to complete what you started at Vol State.

If you have run into problems we are here to help. Visit our Advising Center in Gallatin in the Ramer Building, Room 174. Or ask for advising help at the front desk of Livingston and Highland Crest. You can also call Advising on the phone at 615-230-3702.

Do yourself a favor. Commit to Completion.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Vol State Closed Friday, July 3

Vol State will be closed at all locations this coming Friday, July 3 for the holiday. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Be Part of Campus - Like us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter

We do our best to answer your questions and get you the information you need to be successful in college. Much of that you can see on our Vol State Facebook page. Visit it to Like us and then come back often to find out the very latest. We'll have everything from campus closings and delays to tips for free academic help with classes.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Instagram, although most of the info comes on the Facebook page. If you're new to Vol State - welcome!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spring Diplomas Ready for Pick-Up

Diplomas are ready for people who graduated this spring. You will need to pick them up at the Records Office in the Ramer Building in Gallatin, or you can have them delivered to you at Highland or Livingston. Call or stop by the front desks at those locations for details. Be sure to bring a picture ID to pick-up your diploma. You can call Records at 615-230-3680 if you have questions.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Language Center Open this Summer

Vol State Summer students can get free help with papers and assignments at the Language Center in Gallatin this summer. They're located in Room 157 of Ramer. The Language Center is open this summer until Thursday August 6. The summer hours are:
Monday: 12:30-4:00
Tuesday: 1:00-4:00
Wednesday: 10:30-2:30
Thursday: 1:00-4:00

Monday, June 8, 2015

Beat the rush - apply and register now for Fall semester!

Registration for Vol State fall classes is now open for new and readmit students. If you have already applied to Vol State you will register at Campus Connect orientation. Check your email for that information. If you are new to the college, you will need to apply first at We have a couple of new classes and programs for fall. Classes start August 24.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Summer Class Fees Due Thursday, May 21

Summer students: A reminder that summer class fees are due this coming Thursday, May 21. You can pay online, over the phone or in person. Here are details. There is still plenty of time to register if you want to take a class. First session starts May 30 and the second session on July 6.