Students, new or returning—As the winter quarter begins, we want you to be as prepared as possible for the upcoming term. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions in regards to starting or continuing your journey at South College.
Q: What are the necessary scores needed for admission?
A. In order to apply for general admission, students must have obtained an SAT combined score of 830 or a minimum ACT composite score of 17. An additional option for incoming students would be to provide evidence of a completed bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Transferring studentscan be accepted upon acquiring a 2.5 GPA from a previous an institution or passing the college administered entrance exam.
Fees for application include $50 for undergraduate admissions and $60 for Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant and Pharmacy programs.
Q: Do you offer any scholarships or financial aid opportunities?
A. South College is a Tennessee Promise School. Institutions that provide this type of scholarship offer two years of free tuition at a community college or at four-year colleges with eligible two-year programs. In order to maintain the Tennessee Promise, South College requires a 2.0 GPA, as well as eight hours of community service per term. Additionally, we accept scholarships that students are awarded by outside agencies.
The South College North Carolina Promise Scholarship will start being effective during Winter 2017 for new applicants. Students under the age of 21 who have declared interest of an undergraduate degree program are eligible to receive scholarship funds for their first three quarters of study. Students are required to earn a minimum GPA of 2.0 after each quarter to remain eligible for this scholarship.
Check out South College’s site for additional student aid programs here: https://www.south.edu/admissions/financial-aid/student-aid-programs
Q: Where can I find a schedule for start and end dates, school breaks and holidays?
A. The academic calendar is located under the “Current Students” section on South College’s home page. For further information, please view our general academic calendar here: https://www.south.edu/assets/uploads/Knox%20PDF/South%20College%202016-2017%20General%20Academic%20Calendar.pdf
Q: Are there any events unique to Spring Semester?
A. Though spring semesters typically begin in January, South College is on a quarter system. This means that the winter quarter starts in January, while the spring quarter starts in April. For Physical Therapist Assistant and Nursing rotations, we start programs in the spring.
Q: If I’m transferring to South College, will my credits transfer as wells?
A. With transferring credits, each receiving college is different in regards to what credits they will approve for transfer. That being said, South College is regionally accredited just as other state colleges.
Q: How will I know if there are new courses or program opportunities?
A. As new programs are approved, they will be promoted on the website. Additionally, South College steadily updates their social media websites, always updating students about the college’s most recent information and events. Follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts to stay up to date.
If your question isn’t listed here, please do not hesitate to contact us: https://www.south.edu/about/contact-south-college. We would love to discuss how to help you accomplish your goals.