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Fall application deadline is August 13 at 4:30 PM.

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At Nashville State, you will get the education you need to be successful. We offer more than 80 programs to prepare you to go right to work or transfer easily to a university. In addition to top-rate faculty who care about your success, you have support systems in place that give you a personalized college experience. First-time, full-time students are provided with staff advisors that will help them set and stay on course to reach their goals. If needed, you will have access to technology, food, financial, mental health, and transportation assistance.

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Nashville State Announces On-Campus Classes Returning for Fall Semester

Nashville State is returning to a more traditional class schedule for the Fall 2021 semester while continuing to provide online, virtual, and hybrid options. More information about the return to campus.

Walk-in Enrollment Assistance

Students, prospective students, and visitors are welcome on campus for assistance. No appointment necessary for in-person assistance with admissions, advising, or financial aid. Available on all campuses, except East Davidson, which remains virtual. When coming to the White Bridge campus, please enter through the S Building, except for Saturday morning and Tuesday evening events which require check-in at the K Building.

  • Second Saturday of the month
    • 10 AM to Noon
    • April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, August 7
  • Tuesday Evenings
    • 5 to 7 PM
    • April 20, May 18, June 22, July 20, August 10

Application Steps

There are distinct application steps to take depending on what type of student you are looking to be. Degree-seeking students have different requirements than those looking to earn a Technical Certificate. Make sure you follow the correct steps. Reach out to the Admissions Office with any questions. If you need ADA accommodations, contact the Access Center.

Admissions Checklist (English)
Admissions Checklist (Arabic)

Admissions Checklist (Spanish)

Phone: 615-353-3215
Text: 615-505-1723
Fax: 615-353-3243
All faxed transcripts are considered unofficial.

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Nashville State Community College is committed to maintaining a healthy and safe environment for its students, faculty, and staff. The College's COVID-19 Response Planning Task Force continues to diligently monitor the Coronavirus outbreak in order to advise a responsible return to campus.

Learn more about Nashville State's response to COVID-19: