Become a Nashville State student.

The deadline to apply for Fall 2022 was August 12 at 4:30 PM. Applications for the 2nd 7-week term will open on August 22. Spring applications will be available in September.

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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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.


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.

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