Double Your Accomplishment through Dual Admissions

The Dual Admission Program between the Tennessee state community colleges and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) offers a structured, guaranteed pathway for progressing from an associate’s degree directly to a bachelor’s degree. Students get personal contact with advisors at both institutions during the program to aid them in developing their coursework for their degree program. The Dual Admissions programs are currently offered to students attending the following Tennessee community colleges:

  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • Columbia State Community College
  • Dyersburg State Community College
  • Jackson State Community College
  • Motlow State Community College
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Roane State Community College
  • Southwest Tennessee Community College
  • Walters State Community College

"MTSU takes pride in developing and supporting programs and services that demonstrate our commitment to helping students achieve their academic and personal goals," said MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee.

Advantages for Students

  1. Students are guaranteed acceptance to MTSU rather than to a particular college or major. Admission to a major requires following the requirements designated by that major.
  2. Students can save money by enrolling for their first two years at a community college with lower tuition and fees than four-year institutions.
  3. Students will become familiar with the MTSU staff and academic advisors, which should facilitate the transition process.
  4. Students will be able to view their entire degree plan at the onset of their college career.
  5. Students will receive academic advising from both institutions including early advisement from MTSU.
  6. Students will be able to register during the priority registration time period at MTSU during the semester of graduation from the community college.


A student must meet the following conditions to be eligible:

  1. Plan to pursue a bachelor's degree
  2. Meet current criteria for dual admission
  3. Attend one of the listed community colleges 
  4. Earned 29 or less college-level semester hours with a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  5. Enter a community college under the 2004 or later catalog

Students' Responbilities

Students who fulfill the requirements of the Dual Admissions Program (DAP) are guaranteed acceptance to MTSU.

  1. Students must apply and be admitted to the community college.
  2. Students must complete the MTSU application for admission and a non-binding Intent-to-Participate form with the community college’s admissions office.
  3. Students must earn an A.S., A.A., or A.S.T.* degree.
  4. Students must maintain a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA to be in good standing in the Dual Admission Program.
  5. All required high school courses must be completed prior to transition to MTSU.
  6. Any courses required for the major not completed at the community college must be completed at MTSU to progress into the major.
  7. Students must complete community college’s Intent-to-Graduate form.
  8. Students who attend another institution between the time they graduate from the community college and enroll at MTSU must re-apply to MTSU as a transfer student.
  9. Students must re-apply to the Dual Admission Program if there is a break of more than a year in their attendance at the community college.
  10. Students must complete financial aid paperwork for MTSU prior to enrolling at MTSU.

Institution's Responsibilities

  1. The community college will provide MTSU with a copy of the Dual Admission Program (DAP) Intent to Participate, community college transcript, and high school transcript.
  2. The community college and MTSU will track Dual Admission students in their student information systems.
  3. The community college and MTSU will assign each student to an advisor from each campus.
  4. Each institution will develop a web site specifically for the Dual Admission Program.
  5. At the end of each semester the community college will provide MTSU a transcript for each participant in the DAP, and the community college work will be posted as transfer credit in the MTSU student information system.
  6. The community college will accept any appropriate MTSU credit taken by the student towards the associate degree.

How To Get Started

  1. Meet with your community college representative to sign the non-binding Intent to Participate form.
  2. Complete the Dual Admission application for admission and pay the $25 application fee.

College Contact Information


Office of Admissions 
1301 East Main Street, SSAC 120, Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Find the Transfer Enrollment Coordinator assigned to your community college.

Chattanooga State Community College

Advising Center
4501 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN 37406
Instructional Materials Center

Cleveland State Community College

Enrollment Services
3535 Adkisson Drive NW, Cleveland, TN 37312
Student Center

Columbia State Community College

Enrollment Services
1665 Hampshire Pike, Columbia, TN 38401
Jones Student Center 

Dyersburg State Community College

Admissions and Records
1510 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024
Student Center

Jackson State Community College

Office of Admissions
2046 North Parkway, Jackson, TN 38301
Student Union

Motlow State Community College

Moore County Campus - Main campus 
Student Success Center PO Box 8500, Lynchburg, TN 37352 
Crouch Learning Center 

Fayetteville Campus 
1802 Winchester Highway, Fayetteville, TN 37334 

McMinnville Campus 
225 Cadillac Lane, McMinnville, TN 37110 

Smyrna Campus 
5002 Motlow College Blvd, Smyrna, TN 37167 

Nashville State Community College

Office of Admission
120 White Bridge Road, Nashville, TN 37209
S Building

Southeast Campus
5428 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Nashville, TN 37013

Northeast State Community College

Registrar's Office 
2425 Highway 75, Blountville, TN 37617

Roane State Community College

Advising Resource Center
276 Patton Lane, Harriman, TN 37748

Southwest Tennessee Community College

Advising & Counseling Office
5983 Macon Cv, Memphis, TN 38134

Walters State Community College

Student Success Center 
500 South Davy Crockett Parkway, Morristown, TN 37813 



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