The Tennessee Eligibility Verification for Entitlements Act (EVEA) became effective on October 1, 2012. The EVEA requires state public institutions of higher education to verify that persons seeking a "state public benefit" are either a "United States citizen" or "lawfully present" in the United States. We must verify the citizenship or lawful presence of students who apply for admission for terms beginning Spring 2013 or later and are assigned a residency category that is eligible for state benefits. (The term "state benefit" includes in-state tuition, lottery scholarship, academic scholarship, or any other form of tuition assistance or waiver funded with state-appropriated dollars.) For additional information or list of approved document, please click here.
Discover the possibilities at Pellissippi State. We have what it takes to help students achieve their educational and career goals. For some, the goal may be to earn an associate's degree and enter directly into the workforce. For others, the goal may be to get a great start on their future at Pellissippi State and then transfer to a four-year institution. And, of course, many just want to take courses for fun or to boost an existing career.
We pride ourselves on the benefits we offer students to help them succeed: small class size, high-quality academics, low tuition, convenient times and locations, caring and helpful faculty, hands-on instruction, and state-of-the-art technology—just to name a few.
We encourage you to take a look at our benefits and offerings, talk to our faculty and staff, tour our campuses, and discover for yourself why Pellissippi State is the number one college choice for so many in East Tennessee.
Career Programs are for students planning to go directly into the workforce after earning an associate’s degree. These programs are designed to provide the education and hands-on experience needed to be successful in a variety of fields. Many of the programs have concentrations that allow students to better tailor their degree to their interests.
Transfer Programs are for students who plan to earn a bachelor's degree at a four-year college or university. Students complete the first two years at Pellissippi State, following a prescribed set of courses that will satisfy the requirements for transfer.
Pellissippi State offers high-quality, short-term training in the form of Certificate Programs. Individual curricula are designed for working students who want to upgrade their skills or gain additional certification in a particular area.