Dual Enrollment

Welcome to Pioneer Academy!

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Pioneer Academy, Tusculum University’s dual enrollment program, offers free tuition for as many as 12 classes. This will enable students to be well on their way to an associate degree while they are still in high school and potentially ease their course load when they are in college.

Steps to Apply


Fill out the Tusculum Application


Fill out the Grant Application and be sure of your eligibility for the following grants/scholarships: the Dual Enrollment Grant and the TAG Grant.


Fill out the Promise to Pay Form (Select the TN State Grant Option under Payment Method)


Fill out the Course Selection Form.


Complete the FERPA form.


Respond to the confirmation email you receive in order to officially enroll in your selected courses and to receive login credentials.

Why Dual Enrollment?

PIONEER ACADEMY is dedicated to giving you early academic advancement opportunities by offering a variety of courses (both online and in-person), allowing you the chance to earn your bachelors degree in three years! With minimal out-of-pocket costs for up to 12 courses (pending your eligibility for the above grants/scholarships), you can forget the stress of payment and focus on your academic career!

PIONEER ACADEMY is perfect for:

  • Getting college credits under your belt early
  • Gaining experience with college-level courses
  • Graduating early from high school
  • Getting prerequisite courses out of the way for majors and minors

Payment Models

Please contact the PIONEER ACADEMY Office at dualenrollment@tusculum.edu.