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High School Graduate from a Non-Public School

Submission of completed Application for Admission (Apply Online) .

Submission of an official copy of a high school transcript showing credits earned and date of graduation. The transcript of a home school applicant must be an official copy from an affiliated organization as defined by T.C.A. 49-50-801 or be accompanied by certification of registration with the superintendent of the local education agency which the student would otherwise attend. Applicants who cannot provide a satisfactory secondary school credential may substitute acceptable scores on the GED test or the American Council on Education (ACE) External Degree examination.

Submission of an official ACT score if the high school graduate is under the age of 21.

For first time degree-seeking students under the age of 21 and first time students under the age of 21 who are seeking an academic certificate, course placement will be determined by ACT scores. If ACT scores are older than three years, the student will be required to re-take the ACT. First time students who are 21 years of age or older and are degree-seeking or seeking an academic certificate will be subject to taking the Computerized Placement Assessment and Support System test (COMPASS). Consult the DSCC Testing Center page on this Web site for a testing schedule.

Unless exempted under Tennessee Code Annotated, proof of immunization with two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccines, administered on or after the first birthday, is required for attendance to all universities and colleges with an enrollment of greater than two hundred students. Non-exempt students who do not provide the required proof will be restricted to 11 credit hours.

The General Assembly of the State of Tennessee mandates that public or private postsecondary institutions provide information concerning Hepatitis B infection to all students matriculating for the first time. Tennessee law requires that such students complete and sign a waiver form that includes detailed information about the disease.