Vol State Offers Advisement to Adults Returning to College

Adults Considering Vol State Can Get One-On-One Help


College can seem complex and even scary for adult students. People who are considering college or who may have college credits and want to finish their degree, are invited to Volunteer State Community College Reconnect Information Sessions. The Reconnect events will feature one-on-one advising. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and get answers in an informal and relaxed setting.


“We want to take the mystery out of attending college and walk people through what they need to do, step-by-step,” said Ken Hanson, director of Adult Learners and Veterans Affairs. “We invite the entire family to come along. We’ll have refreshments available.”


Vol State Reconnect is part of a statewide effort to get more adult students into college. The events are coming up on July 7 on the Livingston campus; July 18 on the Highland Crest campus in Springfield; and July 21 at the Cookeville Higher Education Campus. There will be two sessions on the Gallatin campus, one on July 28 and another on August 2. All of the events will be held from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. People are encouraged to email reconnect@volstate.edu for more details and to let the college know they are coming. Participants can also call 615-230-3447. Vol State has web pages specifically for adult students, including a blog with a unique perspective on what it’s like to be an adult student, at www.volstate.edu/adult.


About Vol State

Volunteer State Community College has more than 90 programs of study and offers two-year degrees, certificates and paths to university transfer. Continuing Education and Workforce Development extends the college mission to the entire community. For more information, visit volstate.edu.


Tennessee’s Community Colleges

Tennessee’s Community Colleges is a system of 13 colleges offering a high-quality, affordable, convenient and personal education to prepare students to achieve their educational and career goals in two years or less. We offer associates degree and certificate programs, workforce development programs and transfer pathways to four-year degrees. For more information, please visit us online at tncommunitycolleges.org.