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Summer Next Steps

Now you’re just five easy steps away from making it all official.

You must apply to Pellissippi State Community College as a first-time
degree-seeking student to participate in the Volunteer Bridge Program.
There is no application fee.


Visit to complete your application. Click on the “Apply” button. On the next screen, skip the four questions by selecting “Click here to go directly to the online admissions application…” Create a login ID and PIN. When you begin your application, select “First-time freshman,” and then select “summer 2017” for your entry term.

Be sure to have a current high school transcript sent directly to PSCC. After graduation, please request a final high school transcript be sent to both PSCC and UT. Also, be sure that any college transcripts (for dual enrollment credit) are sent directly to PSCC. If you have questions about the application process, contact PSCC at 865-694-6400.

If you haven’t done so already, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at to receive any form of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, or loans.


You must complete the 2016–17 FAFSA for your summer 2017 courses by April 22. Complete the 2017–18 FAFSA for fall 2017 and spring 2018 by July 3. List Pellissippi State Community College as your first school choice (code 012693). You do not need to list UT since PSCC will be managing your financial aid during the Volunteer Bridge Program.

Make sure your TN Promise Scholarship and TN HOPE Lottery Scholarship are sent to PSCC. If you have any questions, contact the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) at 1-800-342-1663.

Tennessee state law establishes immunization requirements for students attending state colleges and universities. Volunteer Bridge students who do not complete their immunization requirements for both UT and PSCC may not be allowed to register as full-time students and will have holds placed on their accounts.

Visit for UT’s immunization forms.

Most students graduating from a Tennessee high school in 2017 are exempted from submitting immunization records to PSCC. Any student under 18 will need to submit a hepatitis B form. Out-of-state students are required to submit immunization records.

All Volunteer Bridge students are strongly encouraged to live on campus, where you will live in the same residence hall and share common academic experiences with others in the program as part of a Living and Learning Community.


After confirming your enrollment, monitor your UT email account for information from University Housing. This will include details on housing and commuter forms, which you must complete by May 8 for both summer and fall/spring (2 applications). Complete your forms as soon as possible, as on-campus housing is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. My UT Housing

NOTE: Students do not need to pay the $250 UT enrollment fee to sign up for housing. If prompted to do this, please contact June Dickson.

Questions about housing? Call 865-974-2571, email, or visit

Commuting from home? Let us know.

Interested in a campus meal plan?
Volunteer Bridge Program participants can choose from any offered plan. To learn more and sign up for a plan, visit

Orientation is the beginning of your journey as a Volunteer. This exciting two-day experience is designed to let you get to know your Volunteer Bridge classmates and give you all the details you need to thrive at UT and PSCC.

Orientation includes:

Meet with PSCC advisors to determine your class schedule.

Discover all of the academic support available at UT and PSCC to help you succeed and prepare for your career.

Learn about the campus resources, clubs, and organizations you can join to connect to your Volunteer family.

Meet key administration, staff, faculty, and students from both UT and PSCC and ask them all your questions.


If you plan to live on campus both summer and fall/spring semesters, we encourage you to attend the July 17 session. Note: if you move into your residence hall for the summer semester, you will keep the same room for the fall/ spring semesters.

Visit to register. The orientation fee is $200 for students and $50 for family or guest attendees. The fee covers accommodation costs for the duration of the session. Early arrival accommodations are available at an extra cost; contact the Office of New Student and Family Programs for details.

You do not need to sign-up for new student orientation through PSCC. You only need to sign-up for orientation through UT. If you receive a notification to sign-up for orientation directly with PSCC, please ignore it. Volunteer Bridge orientation is a special session which combines both schools.

Before orientation, upload your own photo for your UT student ID (VolCard). Visit for instructions.

Pellissippi Advising

If you live locally or can travel to Knoxville, please plan to meet with a PSCC advisor and register for classes at PSCC prior to orientation. Please contact PSCC at 865-694-6400 to schedule an appointment.

Volunteer Bridge students starting in the summer will be manually registered for their PSCC courses sometime in May/June. All summer Volunteer Bridge students take College Success (COLL 1500) and Critical Thinking (PHIL 1300). You must be registered for new student orientation in order to be placed into summer courses.

If you are not able to be advised and register for classes prior to orientation, you will meet with an advisor and register for classes at orientation.

Please review the PSCC advising website for tips on preparing for your PSCC advising appointment. You might also find the PSCC catalog and PSCC/UT transfer equivalency table helpful.

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