Attending Tusculum College is exciting! But you may have questions before you arrive on campus. We've compiled our most frequently asked questions below.


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Questions about Admission

Is Tusculum College Accredited?

YES! Tusculum College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tusculum College.

You may also view Tusculum’s institutional profile on the SACS website at: http://www.sacscoc.org/details.asp?instid=76720

Can I double major without paying double?

Yes, students are allowed to double major at Tusculum without paying double tuition.

What is the required ACT test score?

Tusculum College requires students to have a 19 composite ACT score to be considered for unconditional admission.

Am I required to pay an application fee?

The application fee at Tusculum College is $20.00; however, we waive the fee for online applications.

What is the student/faculty ratio?

The student/faculty ratio is 15 to 1. Classes typically range in size from one student to twenty-five students.

Does Tusculum have an Honors Program?

Yes, the Tusculum College Honors Program is for bright, inquisitive and motivated students who excel in courses which provide a challenge. As a community of engaged learners, members of the Honors Program are expected to become leaders in their community, raising the level of intellectual debate and civic engagement. Learn more about the Tusculum College Honors Program

Is Financial Aid available?

Yes. Between 90-95% of our student body receives financial aid, ranging from scholarships, grants, loans, and workstudy. For more information, visit the Financial Aid site.

How do I obtain a Tusculum student email address?

You will receive a TC student email address after you make an advance deposit. The email address, along with a password, will be sent electronically to the email address you have provided Admissions. You will receive this by mid August, at the latest. At this point, your account will be active, and you will be able to change your password.

If a student arrives or leaves between blocks, will he or she still get credit for classes taken?

Once a student completes a class at Tusculum College, the credit and the grade will be posted to the student’s permanent Tusculum transcript. Since Tusculum is an accredited college, most academic classes will transfer to another institution with a similar curricular structure. The best way to ensure the credit will transfer is to check with the receiving college. Some colleges will not accept transfer grades below a “C-.”

Are international students eligibile for loans?

International students do not qualify for federal student loans, but may apply for a private loan if a domestic sponsor is obtained.

Questions about Campus

Where can I find directions?

You can find directions to our campus in the Maps & Directions section of the website.

How are room assignments made?

Each deposited student fills out a housing request form, which asks for likes and dislikes. These are used to match up students with other deposited students.

What happens if I don't like my roommate?

We ask that you give your roommate a try for a month. If it doesn’t work out, other arrangements can be made to change roommates.

Are rooms and residence halls non-smoking?

Smoking is not allowed in the residence halls. All rooms are smoke-free.

Where do freshman live on campus?

There is no particular floor or residence hall for freshman. Rooms are assigned on a first come first serve basis

May I have visitors in my room?

Visitation hours are for friends and family, never for unrestricted public access. Visitation times for opposite-sex Tusculum students are normally:

  • Sunday through Thursday – 12:00 noon to 11:00 PM
  • Friday and Saturday – 12:00 noon to 1:00 AM.

May I have a pet in my room?

Fish in a small aquarium are the only pets allowed in the residence halls and houses.

Am I allowed to cook in my room?

Open-coil appliances, hot plates, deep fryers, toaster ovens and similar units are prohibited. However, hot air popcorn poppers, small microwave ovens and under-counter refrigerators are allowed.

Are there religious activities available on campus?

Yes, there are religious activities available. Chapel services, available on both Sunday and Wednesday mornings, are not a requirement. The services are Interdenominational. Different religious clubs are available as well.

Can I have a car on campus?

Yes, students are allowed to have cars and bikes on campus. However, parking is restricted to designated areas. Places closest to residence halls are for residential students. Places closest to classrooms are for commuters, faculty, and staff.

Are there study hours in the residence halls?

Quiet hours are established in each residence hall so students can study or sleep.

What are the rules regarding liquor on campus?

Tusculum is a dry campus. Drinking is not allowed. If a student is caught drinking on campus, there are consequences.

What is the cafeteria food like?

From home-style to light fare, there is a wide variety of “all you care to eat” options, including: fresh fruit and salads; delicious, hot, home-style entrées; freshly baked pizza and pasta; deli choices served on freshly baked breads; the grill; homemade soups; freshly baked desserts and soft serve ice-cream selections; and new creations from our chef cooked to order just for you.

What do students do for fun?

There are a number of student organizations that plan activities such as dances, special speakers, and bands.There are also games, concerts, and performances that students can attend.

Greeneville also has all that you need to keep yourself entertained. We have a number of restaurants and theaters. The setting of Tusculum in the foothills of the Smokies allows for several opportunities for outdoor activities: hiking, biking, and whitewater rafting. Also, Knoxville, Tri-Cities, Abingdon, and Asheville are all in an hour radius of the school.

Are there clubs and activities for minority students on campus?

Various organizations such as the Black United Students, HerStory, and the International Student Organization provide social outlets and promote awareness and understanding of the various ethnic representations on campus.

Are part-time jobs available on campus?

There are some opportunities for part-time work on campus such as the cafeteria and maintenance. There are also work-study opportunities.

Are health and personal counseling services available on campus?

Yes. A campus health educator and a campus counselor maintain regular office hours.