Middle College at Austin Peay State University

Middle College is a unique collaborative program between CMCSS and Austin Peay State University. This program enables junior and
senior high school students to complete a high school education while receiving direct and invaluable access to free college courses at
the same time. Through grants and scholarships, Middle College students are not required to pay tuition nor do they incur the expense of
college textbooks. School system transportation is not provided for students who attend Middle College.

Middle College Admission Requirements:

– CMCSS Student
– 2.85 GPA or higher
– Maturity for a college environment
– Good attendance and behavior
– On track to graduate

Information Sessions

In January, representatives from Middle College, TCAT, and NSCC will host additional information sessions for students wishing to learn more about these options.  These informational sessions will take place during the school day for students who register using this link.  

Apply here:

MC Application Form

The following programs are offered at Middle College:

Transitional Middle College Pathway

  • Students who complete both their junior and senior years in the transitional pathway will earn a maximum of 30 hours of college credit.
  • Students in this pathway will be required to take at least one college class each semester that they are enrolled. With counselor and teacher recommendations, some transitional pathway students may have the opportunity to take additional college classes after the first semester.

Associate Degree Pathway

  • Students who complete both their junior and senior years as Associate Degree Pathway students will earn both a CMCSS high school diploma and an APSU Associate Degree.
  • Students accepted into this pathway will be required to take classes during the summers between their sophomore-junior year and junior-senior year.
  • An additional placement test will be required to admit MC students into this pathway.