Friday, June 17, 2011

Vol State to Celebrate Opening of Highland Crest in Springfield with Registration Day

This fall, both Volunteer State Community College and Austin Peay State University will offer classes and degree programs at the new Highland Crest Campus in Springfield.
To get new students started, the two schools will hold an Open House Celebration and College Day from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Wednesday, June 22. A ribbon cutting ceremony, sponsored by the Robertson County Chamber of Commerce, will be held at noon. Lunch and bluegrass music will be provided for future students, guests and the public.

During the open house, students planning to attend Vol State at Highland Crest will be able to register for classes and meet with advisers. People considering college can talk to admissions and financial aid staff. Vol State will have 55 courses at Highland Crest in the fall semester.

APSU will offer bachelor's degree programs in professional studies and criminal justice/homeland security at Highland Crest. Courses will follow an eight-week term schedule.

At the open house, prospective students interested in enrolling at APSU will be able to apply for admission and speak with staff about financial aid, scholarships and registration. They also will be able to meet with faculty advisers from the two degree programs.

In addition, Vol State participates in a relatively new dual admissions agreement program with APSU. Called the Austin Peay Guarantee, the dual admissions agreement is applicable for Vol State students wanting to pursue any academic discipline at APSU. Both schools will have representatives at the open house to answer any questions about the Austin Peay Guarantee.

Highland Crest, located off William Batson Parkway one mile south of NorthCrest Medical Center, was the result of a referendum in 2009 in which voters approved the construction of Robertson County's first higher education facility.

For more information about the Highland Crest Open House Celebration and College Day, call 615-230-4839. For a list of Vol State classes, visit

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