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NSCC and FHU Sign Agreement to Assist Students in Completing Degrees

Henderson, Tenn. - Feb 04, 2016

Freed-Hardeman University President Joe A. Wiley and Nashville State Community College President George H. Van Allen have signed a joint enrollment and degree completion agreement. The agreement, which begins with the Spring 2016 semester, provides a seamless pathway toward associate and baccalaureate degrees at FHU / Dickson.

The agreement allows students to be jointly admitted to both institutions and to enroll in classes offered by both schools concurrently. Access to facilities and programs offered jointly by NSCC and FHU include advising, registration, access to computer labs, internet accounts, libraries, student identification cards, sporting events and online transcripts with degree plan analyses.

In addition, students will be able to receive federal financial aid based on combined enrollment. One institution will serve as the “home” institution and the other will be designated the “host.”

“We are delighted to join Nashville State in offering this dual enrollment program. It is our hope that this collaboration will help students complete their degrees more efficiently,” Wiley said.

Van Allen stated,  “Since the beginning of the partnership FHU has been focused on student achievement and the success of our partnership.  The program reminds us of the University’s commitment to them and the citizens of the region.”

Students must meet the following conditions to apply for dual admission: plan to pursue an associate degree and a bachelor’s degree, meet current admission criteria for NSCC and have earned 29 or fewer college-level semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

At the Renaissance Center in Dickson, Nashville State offers courses leading to an associate degree, and FHU offers baccalaureate degree completion in six programs: business management, education, nursing, social work, criminal justice and psychology.

Additional information about the dual enrollment program may be obtained by contacting Ben Selbe at or Leslie Lewis at You can also visit: