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Welcome to Motlow

Thank you for choosing Motlow. Our #1 priority is YOU: the student. The recruitment team (personal admissions counselors) guides you through the enrollment process from application to registration. We want to help you achieve your goals and find your path to success. 

Motlow State is a welcoming, open-access college. We will meet you wherever you are in life and guide you to complete your educational goals. Motlow is home to dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators, all committed to student success. Your success.

Have Questions? Contact a Recruiter

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  • [email protected]
  • Recruitment Main Line – (931) 393-1868
  • Fayetteville – (931) 433-9346
  • McMinnville – (931) 668-7010 ext.2115
  • Moore County – (931) 393-1764
  • Smyrna – (615) 220-7803

As a New Student

You may be apprehensive about starting your college journey. Motlow wants to help you every step of the way. Are you looking to:

Schedule an appointment with your Completion Coach to begin academic planning.


APPLY TO MOTLOWYour first step is to fill out a Motlow application

SUBMIT NEEDED DOCUMENTSACT Scores, transcripts, proof of citizenship, immunization waiver

FINANCIAL AID APPLICATIONThe FAFSA is required for all forms of aid

CHECK YOUR ACCOUNTSCheck your email and MyMotlow accounts

NEW STUDENT ORIENTATIONFollow email instructions to sign up for Orientation

REGISTER FOR CLASSESYour completion coach develops your graduation plan


The Tennessee Promise provides Tennessee high school graduates the opportunity to go to Motlow State tuition-free for a total of five semesters.

Tennessee Promise is a scholarship and a mentoring program providing the opportunity for Tennessee high school, home school, and GED graduates to attend Motlow tuition-free. To remain eligible, you are required to complete eight hours of community service prior to each semester, as well as maintain a 2.0 GPA. Promise students also receive individual guidance from their assigned mentor.

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Tennessee Reconnect provides adults (24+) without a college degree the opportunity to attend Motlow State tuition-free.

Tennessee Reconnect is available to adult residents of Tennessee who have not completed an associate or bachelor’s degree. To qualify, be classified as an independent student, complete the FAFSA, complete the Reconnect application, be admitted to Motlow, be enrolled in at least six (6) hours of credit leading to the completion of a degree program, and not be in default status on student loans.

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The Honors Program provides an education experience of exceptional quality to high academic achievers.

The Honors Program will challenge you academically, create unique networking and learning opportunities, support you through your academic journey, and strengthen your 4-year transfer application. If you are a highly motivated student at Motlow State and plan on transferring to a four-year institution, consider the Honors Program to put you on the path to success.

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You have served your country. Now Motlow is here to serve you.

Veterans & Military applying to Motlow for the first time follow the same process as first-time freshman students. The Office of Veterans Affairs is honored to offer support and guidance to ensure the best use of your military benefits. We are excited to serve students who are serving or have served in the United States Armed Forces and their dependents.

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