Dyersburg State Community College

Advising

Please visit Dyersburg State's website to schedule an advising appointment once you have been accepted, turned in your financial aid requirements and are ready to register for classes! Follow the instructions on their advising page to schedule an advising session (boxes shaded in white indicate dates that are available). Make sure to come prepared to your advising session by reviewing core requirements included in the DSCC Student Handbook so you have an idea of what classes you would be interested in taking.

New Student Orientation

Eight new student orientations are being held in-person between now and the start of the fall 2019 semester:

  • July 16, 2019 @ Dyersburg Campus Student Center, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • July 18, 2019 @ Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County Baptist Memorial Health Care Academic Building Auditorium, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • August 13, 2019 @ Dyersburg Campus Student Center, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
  • August 19, 2019 @ Gibson County Center Lobby, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • August 20, 2019 @ Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County Baptist Memorial Health Care Academic Building Auditorium, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Orientation is a requirement for students. Incoming freshman are encouraged to do the orientation on campus if possible, but there is also an online orientation available 24/7! Students need to login to MyDSCC, click on the Student tab and click on the link to access the online orientation. At the in-person orientation, students will meet with representatives from different departments at the college, get a tour of campus, go to a resource fair and often get a chance to meet with an advisor to learn more about registering for classes. The average orientation length is two hours long and a range of 70-150 students on average attend each orientation session.

Student Portal

Once Dyersburg State receives a student’s FAFSA, their MyDSCC account is created and students will have access to their student portal within 1-2 weeks of applying to the college. Through your MyDSCC account, you will be able to access your student email, grades, transcripts, financial aid, on-campus student organizations and more! 

Verification Process

Dyersburg State students are strongly encouraged to submit their required documentation as soon as possible. Once Dyersburg State receives a student’s FAFSA, their MyDSCC account is created and students will have access to their student portal within 1-2 weeks of applying to the college. On the MyDSCC accounts, there are red flags listed next to documents that students need to submit. Each flag turns to green once they have submitted the corresponding document. Students who need to submit documentation receive a postcard in the mail and an automated email letting them know there are outstanding documents. Every time a new requirement is added to a student’s account, an additional email is sent to the student. Also, if students have questions during the verification process, Dyersburg State will respond to questions from the additional emails.

Generally, IRS Tax Return Transcripts and Letters of Non-Filing are the biggest issues for students because they can often take some time to receive. Dyersburg State recommends that parents order these transcripts after their taxes are processed every year so that they have a copy at hand, but students and parents can order a copy of these any time from the IRS. There are also verification forms students have to complete with a signature from a parent or guardian. Once the student completes a form, the parent/guardian is sent an email with instructions on how to sign the form electronically. The forms can also be printed off and submitted in person or faxed into the FA office.

Click here for more information about financial aid at Dyersburg State