Admissions FAQ

    What do I need to do in order to attend Northeast State?

    You must complete and submit an Application for Admission and submit other documents as well.

    How do I know if my application file is complete?

    You will be notified by mail of any missing items needed to complete your file. You may also call 423.323.0253 to check the status of your file.

    How/when do I register for classes?

    New Students: You should attend an Orientation session prior to the beginning of your first semester. You will be able to register for classes during the Orientation. Call 423.323.0229 or email skjackson@northeaststate.edu to make a reservation for Orientation.

    Returning Students: Returning students have the opportunity to register early for classes. If you have not done so already, you should consult your advisor during the weeklong Advising Period. The Advising Period is followed by the Early Registration Period. You should use MyNortheast to register for classes (the Spring Advising/Registration Period usually begins in April for the summer and fall semesters, and in November for the spring semester; see semester schedule for dates).

    When are schedules available?

    Semester schedules are available online. Check out the new Registration Guide for more details about registration.  

    How much does it cost to attend Northeast State?

    You can find current fee information on the Northeast State Institutional Cost page.

    Is financial aid available?

    To find out more about the financial aid and scholarship opportunities available to you, please go to the Northeast State Financial Aid page .

    How do I request a copy of my transcript?

    Transcript requests must be submitted in writing using the Request for Northeast State Transcript form. This form is available online and in the Office of Admissions and Records. Completed requests may be submitted by fax, U.S. mail, or in person. In order to protect the confidentiality of student records, transcript requests will not be accepted via email.

    Is there a fee for transcripts?

    No charge is assessed for transcripts provided that five (5) or fewer copies are requested at any one time. Additional copies after five (5) will cost $1 each. This charge is payable in the Business Office. Transcripts will not be furnished unless all financial obligations to Northeast State have been satisfied.

    How long will it take to process my transcript request?

    A transcript request is normally processed within three (3) working days after receipt of a signed request. Requests received at the end of a term or during registration periods may take longer to process.

    How do I get my grades?

    You may access your grades on NORSTAR shortly after the end of each semester.

    How can I contact the Office of Admissions and Records?

    You may contact the Office of Admissions and Records in person on the main campus, or contact us by email, phone, or fax (see information below).

        Office of Admissions and Records
        Northeast State Community College
        P.O. Box 246
        2425 Highway 75
        Blountville, TN 37617-0246
        423.323.0253/423.282.0800
        800.836.7822 Toll Free
        423.323.0215 Fax
        Email:admissions@NortheastState.edu

    The Office of Admissions and Records is open during the following hours: Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Friday 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Office of Admissions and Records will close at 5 p.m. each day that classes are not in session.
    Who is eligible for an Academic Fresh Start?

    Any person who has not been enrolled in a college or university for a period of four years and who, upon re-enrolling at Northeast State, maintains a 2.00 grade point average (GPA) and completes 15 semester hours of college-level coursework at Northeast State may petition to have grades on all prior coursework disregarded in calculating his/her cumulative GPA. Removal of grades means removal of all credits; however, previously satisfied placement requirements will not be forfeited.

    How do I apply for an Academic Fresh Start?

    Upon the completion of 15 semester hours at Northeast State with a 2.00 cumulative GPA, the student should complete the Application for Academic Fresh Start in the Admissions and Records office. When processed, the request will be submitted to the Registrar for approval.

    What if my native language is not English?

    An applicant whose native language is not English must satisfy one of the following prerequisites:

    1. Submit a minimum score of 500 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and take English placement tests.
    2. Submit a transcript showing graduation from an American high school.
    3. Submit a transcript showing satisfactory completion (a grade of C or higher) of college-level English Composition I from an accredited college or university located in the United States.
    4. Take an English placement examination and/or writing test to be used in determining the courses the student may take.

    Who is eligible for advanced standing?

    Students enrolled in degree or certificate programs at Northeast State may obtain advanced standing and course credit as listed in the Northeast State catalog . Please contact the Office of Admissions and Records for complete details.

    What is my residency classification?

    All applicants are classified as in-state or out-of-state for fee purposes as part of the admission process. The Office of Admissions and Records will notify an applicant who is classified out-of-state. Please contact the Admissions and Records Office for complete details.