You can check the status of your admission application online at www.dscc.edu or you can call the One Stop at 731.286.3350.
Yes. Go to www.dscc.edu and click the Apply Now.
You will receive information in the mail from Records about logging into MyDSCC. After you receive your Username and Password , you can view which admissions requirements have been completed and which requirements are still needed , find the name of your advisor , view the schedule of classes for the upcoming term , register for classes and view any holds that might prevent you from registering.
DSCC does not publish a catalog. You can view the catalog and student handbook at www.dscc.edu.
The deadline to apply for admission is the last day to register or add a class: however , you are strongly encouraged to apply early so that you will have the best selection of classes. Admission applications for international applicants are different: please contact the Admissions Office at 731.286.3350.
When a LPN-RN Fast Track program is being offered, packets are developed that include all the information related to the program and the application process. You may obtain a packet by going to the DSCC nursing website under Programs or by contacting the Division of Nursing secretary at 731-286-3390 in the Dyersburg area or 901-475-3182 in the Covington area.
To be considered for admission to nursing, you must met all eligibility criteria. These includes completion of all pre-college learning support courses, cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above (nursing curriculum courses only), submission of an application, and completion of the standardized preadmission test. Points are calculated for applicants meeting eligibility criteria. The applicants with the highest points are selected. Points are awarded for the following: cumulative GPA based upon nursing curriculum courses (your GPA x 2); HESI score (your score / 10); and science courses (A&P I, A&P II, & Microbiology) with an A or B (1 point for each grade B or above). Points are tallied and your total points are used to rank you among the other applicants. All applicants' points are tabulated the same.
If you are interested in our traditional daytime RN program, you will need to take the HESI exam. If you are already an LPN, you may be eligible to apply for the Fast Track program and will need to take the NLN ACE exam. However, if you are an LPN but prefer the traditional daytime program, you will need to take the HESI test.
DSCC does not have a pass or fail score for the HESI. However, the higher the score, the more points you accumulate toward your total points for admission.
The HESI exam may be taken as many times as desired. However, there must be at least six (6) months between testing dates. The highest score will be used for point calculations.
The HESI exam can be retaken as many times as desired but there must be at least six (6) months between testing dates. The score is good for three years. The ACE exam score is also good for three years. The ACE can only be taken twice.
The HESI test is a computer generated test; therefore, you will see your results at the completion of the test. The NLN ACE exam is a paper/pencil exam. After NLN scores the exam, the results are sent to the Division of Nursing. A copy is placed into your file and the original is mailed to you. This takes anywhere from 2-4 weeks after the testing date.
Submit a written request for transfer along with a letter of recommendation from the director of the previous nursing program verifying your good standing to the Nursing Admission and Retention Committee.
Submit all official transcripts and appropriate course descriptions from the previous school of nursing. Nursing courses over three years old must be repeated. Nursing courses will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer admission is based upon space availability. You must also meet the same requirements as students seeking readmission. See the "Readmission and Transfer into the Nursing Program" section in the college catalog.
All emergency messages should be directed to the Office of Records at 731.286.3350 or the director of the center where the student is in class. Efforts will be made to contact the student.
The ACE (NLN Acceleration Challenge Exam) is the exam used for admission into the LPN-RN Fast Track program. The exam dates are posted on the testing page of our website at www.dscc.edu and is also included on the LPN-RN Fast Track nursing website. A score of 75 is required for admission. The exam can only be taken twice.
The ID you use in order to enter MyDSCC is assigned by our administration system. The ID assigned to you is the first initial of your first name followed by the last name (up to 8 characters). Duplicate ID's are resolved by adding a number to the end of the ID. For example, Joan Smith would be assigned the ID 'jsmith'. John Smith would be assigned the ID 'jsmith1'. For help with this, please contact the helpdesk at 731-288-7780.
The DSCC Catalog and Student Handbook is published yearly and is available online at www.DSCC.edu. Students can also contact the Office of Student Services for more information at 731-286-3240.
No. It is a felony if a weapon of any type (Shotguns, Bows, Rifle, Pistol, etc.) is discovered, including weapons used during hunting season. All weapons are prohibited: DSCC observes a zero tolerance policy.
The letterhead or envelope should tell you what department sent you the letter as well as a contact number. If you still do not know , please contact the Office of Student Services at 731-286-3350.
To have your official DSCC transcript sent somewhere, you will need to make the request in writing. You can print a request form from the Student tab in MyDSCC. The request can be mailed to the Office of Records office or faxed to 731-286-3325. You can view and print your DSCC transcript online: however, this will not be an official copy. DSCC will not release transcripts we have received from other institutions.
Please see the College Catalog and Student Handbook for the policy on class attendance. Also, your instructor may have special instructions for missing classes. This information is probably listed in your course syllabus.
For technical assistance , contact the LRC Help Desk. The Help Desk telephone numbers are 731-288-7780 for the Dyersburg Campus , 901-475-3177 for the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County and 731-222-5180 for the Gibson County Center. You may also contact the Help Desk by e-mail at email@example.com.
Our average age student is 26. This age is the average for the past year. Although the average age fluctuates, it generally remains between 26 and 28.
The LPN-RN Fast Track program is offered yearly with classes beginning in May. It is a one year program that will complete in May of the following year. The campus location is dependent upon faculty availability. To get the most recent information regarding this program, please contact the Division of Nursing at 731-286-3390 in the Dyersburg area or 901-475-3182 in the Covington area. You may also access information on the DSCC website at www.dscc.edu under Programs.
Yes , students wishing to audit a class may do so on a space available basis. An application for admission is required and fees are the same as for a credit class. Students may also change from credit to audit by the published deadline in the course schedule. Students under the age of 17 cannot audit a course without the permission of the academic dean offering the desired course.
If the transcript is for your personal use, you can print an unofficial copy by logging into MyDSCC and selecting Self Service Banner. If you have requested a transcript to be sent to another institution and the institution has not received it, please call the One Stop at 731.286.3350.
When you apply for admission , a letter containing your log in information will be mailed from the Office of Records to you. You need to safeguard this letter. To access MyDSCC , go to www.dscc.edu and click the large red My DSCC button. Once you log into MyDSCC , you can change your password but not your User name. Be sure to remember any changes you make.
Students enrolled for Fall or Spring semester may request deferment of up to 50% of their fee balance (after any financial aid or fee waivers are deducted). The minimum down payment of 50% of the fee balance plus the deferred plan service fee are due by the payment due dates as outlined on the Important Financial Aid and Payment Dates. The amount deferred will be payable in two monthly installments due as is outlined on the Important Financial Aid and Payment Dates. An additional late payment charge of $25 will be assessed for each installment not paid on or before the due date. For more information you may contact the Business Office at 731-286-3310.
Yes, every class meeting should be attended by the student in order to make satisfactory progress and pass the class. Books are available (on reserve) at the LRC for students to use until they are able to purchase their books so they can complete their assignments. You may be eligible to apply for a Book Voucher. Select the Paying for College tab then select Financial Aid Available to find out more about this Book Voucher program or contact the Business Office at 731-286-3310.
Lottery and TSAC checks are printed as soon as DSCC receives the grant money from the State of Tennessee. These monies are usually received within 30-45 days from the beginning of the term. Please contact the Financial Aid office at 731-286-3263 if your expected aid has not posted by this time.
The Business Office begins the Financial Aid credit balance refunding process by the fourth business day of the semester. You will receive an e-mail notification to your MyDSCC e-mail account when your financial aid credit balance has been processed. You may also apply for a Book Voucher prior to the beginning of the term. If eligible, you may purchase up to $600.00 (or the amount of your financial aid credit balance if less than $600.00) in required books/materials during Fall and Spring semesters. This will allow you to obtain required books/materials on the first day of the term. The Book Voucher application may be obtained online or from any cashier. Complete the form and return it to the Business Office.
DSCC policy states that students enrolling in regular college classes as auditors will pay the same fees as those enrolling for credit. See page 56 in the DSCC catalog.
Spring 2014 - March 28; Summer 2014 - Full Term: July 15; Summer 2014 - First Session: June 22; Second Session: July 27; Fall 2014 - October 31, 2014
You may mail (1510 Lake Road , Dyersburg , TN 38024) or fax (731-286-3325) your request to the Office of Records. Please include your name, Banner ID, SSN or birth date, your signature and where you would like your transcript sent. There is no charge. It will take approximately three days to process your request.
- The maximum amount a first-year student can receive is $3500 not to exceed $1750 per semester. A second-year student may receive a maximum of $4500 or $2250 per semester. The maximum a student may borrow at DSCC is $16,000 ($3500 for two years at the freshman level and $4500 at the sophomore level). The $16,000 limit will apply to transfer and returning students. Exceptions to this policy may be made by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee on a case-by-case basis upon submission of a documented financial need for the additional funds.
Copy totals begin anew each Fall semester. Any allotted or purchased copies that you have remaining after the Fall and Spring semesters can be carried over and added to the allotted amount of copies you have for that next semester. Your account is zeroed out at the end of the summer session and a fresh allotment is given for the next fall semester.
What does satisfactory progress mean?
Satisfactory progress means that you are progressing toward completion of your degree. As a minimum, you must successfully complete 67% of the cumulative classes you have attempted. A grade of A, B, C, D, or P will be required for successful completion. In addition, you must meet the institution's minimum standards as you progress toward your degree. View the Satisfactory Academic Standards.You may receive financial aid for coursework up to 150% of the required hours for your degree or certificate, whichever comes first.
College for Kids is a one-week program offered every year during the summer break. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Other week-long programs are offered during the second week of the spring and fall breaks. These programs run from 7:30am - 5:00pm. For more information , contact Teresa Evans at 731.286.3267 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For all personal enrichment courses and children's programs , please contact Teresa Evans at 731.286.3267 or email@example.com. For courses regarding professional development , please contact Van Wylie at 731.286.3265 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes , we are contracted with various online institutes. We offer over 700 different online classes. For more information on all the online classes we offer , please go to https://www.dscc.edu/continuingeducation
We offer a wide range of courses for personal and professional development. Individuals may select from a variety of classrooms and online delivery options. We have something for everyone , including children. Log on to https://www.dscc.edu/continuingeducation and you will be able to page through our current brochure.
Yes , you can. Go to https://www.dscc.edu/continuingeducation and you will be able to page through our current brochure.
We do offer courses at all three of our campuses.
We work with industry and business to develop customized courses to meet their training needs. We can offer traditional classes as well as provide on-line opportunities for learning. Contact Van Wylie at 731.286.3265 or email@example.com.
Several cirumstances may cause a hold to be placed on your account. A hold may be due to unpaid fees such as deferred payment plan installment, parking citations, academic holds, or failure to adhere to other DSCC policies/regulations. To view the hold information, Log into MyDSCC, Click on the Student Tab, Banner Self-Service, Student, Student Records. Click on the link View Holds. Included in the hold information is the office that set the hold. Please contact that office to find out why the hold was placed on your account. You may also contact the Admissions office at 731-286-3350 if you have further questions.
When verification is complete, you will receive a financial aid award letter. You can also log into the MyDSCC Student Information System to check the status of your financial aid. Once in the system you will need to follow these instructions:
Click on the Student Tab
Click on Banner Self-Service
Click on Financial Aid
Click on Eligibility
Select Award Year 2014-2015
View Student Requirements
Verification will show as complete.
Satisfactory progress means that you are progressing toward completion of your degree. As a minimum, you must successfully complete 67% of the cumulative classes you have attempted. A grade of A, B, C, D, or P will be required for successful completion. In addition, you must meet the institution's minimum standards as you progress toward your degree. You may receive financial aid until you have attempted 150% of a degree or certificate program, excluding learning support coursework.