College-Going Resources

College for TN is a free, online resource schools and districts can use to expand college and career advising.  With students in mind, inventories students’ interests, values, and skills and then navigates each student through career and college pathways. is a free one-stop resource for college and career information in the state of Tennessee.

College Access and Success

The College Access and Success Division aims to increase the number of Tennesseans accessing and succeeding in higher education. With this end in mind, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s P-16 office designs and implements college access and success initiatives with the goal of empowering communities, local education agencies, and other partner organizations to create a statewide culture of college going and attainment. 


Each year, nearly 70 percent of community college freshman in Tennessee are placed in remedial courses upon enrollment in higher education. The Seamless Alignment and Integrated Learning Support (SAILS) program targets students that have not achieved college readiness benchmarks by introducing the college developmental curriculum into the high school senior year.