Dual Enrollment Programs (G129 and G130 at Northeast State at Gray) 

www.northeaststate.edu/jumpstart  

jgwidner@northeaststate.edu            423-354-2586 

swmckenzie@northeaststate.edu     423-354-5186 

Fax 423-467-4257  

What is Dual Enrollment? – The term Dual Enrollment refers to concurrent high school and college enrollment; the enrolled student earns both high school and college credit.

Contact: Dual Enrollment Programs     423-354-2586 or 423-354-5186
jgwidner@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/jumpstart

What is Joint Enrollment? – The term Joint Enrollment refers to concurrent high school and college enrollment; the enrolled student earns only college credit for college courses.

Contact: Dual Enrollment Programs     423-354-2586 or 423-354-5186
jgwidner@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/jumpstart 

What is the Jump Start Advanced Studies Program? – The Jump Start Advanced Studies Program is a cooperative effort between local high schools and Northeast State Community College.  This dual enrollment program provides qualified high school students an opportunity to get a "Jump Start" on college by enrolling in college classes while still in high school.  Students may earn 12 or more semester hours of transferable college credit and satisfy specific courses required for high school graduation through the Jump Start Advanced Studies Program.  The curriculum for each Jump Start Program is specifically designed to fulfill the course requirements of high schools participating in the program.  As a result, individual program offerings may vary from school to school or system to system.

Contact: Dual Enrollment Programs     423-354-2586 or 423-354-5186
jgwidner@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/jumpstart 

What is A.A.S. Dual Enrollment? – The Associate of Applied Science Dual Enrollment Program is a partnership between area high schools, local industries, and Northeast State Community College.  This dual enrollment program provides highly motivated high school students the opportunity to potentially graduate high school with a high school diploma, a college welding certificate, and a CRC (Career Readiness Certificate).
Contact: High School Transition Programs
gelee@northeaststate.edu                  423-354-2505
swmckenzie@northeaststate.edu       423-354-5186
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/collegenow

Are dual enrolled students eligible for Federal Student Aid and/or regular Northeast State Scholarships? – No.  Dual enrollment students are ineligible for Federal Student Aid and regular Northeast State Scholarships as they do not yet have a high school diploma or its equivalent.  Students who are enrolled in dual enrollment programs are not considered regularly admitted college students because completion of the dual enrollment courses does not lead to a degree or certificate per se.  Dual enrollment students are classified as Special, Non-Degree Seeking students until they present their final official high school transcripts with a graduation date to the Admissions and Records Office. 
Upon completion of a dual enrollment program and high school graduation or equivalent, a student must officially declare a major with the Admissions and Records Office to become degree-seeking; must meet all regular admission requirements, including academic assessment; and must complete the appropriate FAFSA and/or scholarship applications to be eligible for consideration for Federal Student Aid and/or Northeast State Scholarships as regularly admitted college students.

Contact: Dual Enrollment Programs     423-354-2586 or 423-354-5186
jgwidner@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/jumpstart 
    
Is there any financial assistance for dual enrolled students? – Yes.  Dual enrollment students are eligible to apply for the Tennessee Dual Enrollment Grant.  This program is funded by the Tennessee Lottery and administered by the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC).  It is designed to provide financial assistance to qualified high school students in pursuit of postsecondary study at an eligible Tennessee public or private institution while receiving dual high school and college credit from successfully completed courses.  Students must complete and submit the Dual Enrollment Grant Application and the Additional Courses Agreement Form online by specific deadline dates.

Contact: Dual Enrollment Programs     423-354-2586 or 423-354-5186
jgwidner@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.tn.gov/collegepays
Click on: Money for College, then Grants, then Dual Enrollment Grant

What is the Jump Start Annual Scholarship at Northeast State? – This is a special scholarship program reserved for dual enrollment students in the Jump Start Program with documented financial emergencies that negatively impact their abilities to attend and be successful in Jump Start classes and who have GPAs of 3.0 or higher.  A Jump Start student must apply for the scholarship, meet the specific criteria for award, and provide documentation of the emergency.  Awards are capped and are applied directly to student accounts for partial tuition only.

Contact: Scholarship Programs Office     423-279-7637
scholarships@northeaststate.edu
Web Information: www.northeaststate.edu/scholarshipprograms
Click on: Internal Programs drop down box, then Northeast State Scholarships, then Northeast State Foundation Scholarships