There has never been a better time for Tennessee adults to complete a college degree or certificate. The Tennessee Reconnect grant makes Columbia State tuition-free for eligible adults and opens the door to new job opportunities for adults who earn an associate degree or technical certificate. Don’t wait. Complete the 2019-2020 Reconnect Grant application today to get started.
To maintain Tennessee Reconnect, students must maintain continuous enrollment and a 2.0 GPA
Attend one of our information sessions to learn more about Tennessee Reconnect and what it takes to go back to school as an adult.
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If you have experience in subjects offered by Columbia State, you may be able to gain credit for what you've already learned. It's called Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).
Credit for PLA may include learning acquired from work and life experiences; civic, community, or volunteer work; individual study; and in-service training sponsored by associations, business, government, and industry, including the military.
As a designated VETS Campus, Columbia State is here to provide the support and resources you need to earn a degree.
Columbia State is designated as a VETS Campus, which means we are here to provide support and access to resources to help you navigate earning a degree.
Learn more about support and resources on our Veterans page.
Office of Adult Learners & Reconnect
Jones Student Center, room 143
Learn more about Tennessee Reconnect
Questions? Click Reconnect FAQs.
Wondering where to start? Click Reconnect Checklist.
For an overview, click Reconnect brochure.
Columbia State offers more than 70 academic programs, including both transfer and career-entry degrees and certificates. We understand that our students have busy schedules, so we offer classes during the day, evening, weekend and online.
One of the best ways to know Columbia State is the right college choice for you is to come see us! Campus tours are scheduled, but if the tour dates don’t work for your calendar, give us a call and we’ll plan a tour just for you. Learn more about campus tours.
As an adult, you’ll come to Columbia State with a variety of skills and prior college coursework. Our advisors will work with you one-on-one to develop a customized academic plan. We’ll help you find the quickest path toward earning your degree.
We know you have a busy schedule and going back to college isn’t easy. That’s why Columbia State offers Fast Track Programs for adults with day, evening, weekend and online classes.
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