Steps to apply:
Congratulations on your decision to apply to M State! Your acceptance to the college is only a few short steps away:
M State admissions checklist
1. Complete the Online Application.
(For all new, returning and international students)
2. Submit your high school/GED and all college transcripts to M State.
All official transcripts must be mailed directly from the high school/college you attended to:
M State Processing Center
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Accepted! What's next?
After you've received your official acceptance letter, complete the required online orientation to get your M State experience off to a great start. Access the online orientation at minnesota.edu/orientation with your StarID and password. Expect to spend 20-30 minutes on the orientation and, once completed, you'll receive directions on how to sign up for a registration day or advising appointment so you can register for classes.
Visiting student admissions
If you are interested in taking less than seven credits at M State and are not seeking a degree, please use the Visiting Student Application. As a visiting student, you are not required to attend a registration event. You will sign up for your courses directly on the Visiting Student Application and will receive a confirmation with your class schedule as soon as it is processed. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid through M State. If you are also enrolled at another college, however, you may be eligible through that institution. Check with your home institution's financial aid department about requesting a consortium agreement.
International student admissions
An international student is defined as a person who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. immigrant and is seeking admission to Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Permanent residents, refugees and political asylees only need to complete the general admission process. I-20 forms, authorizing admission into the United States for educational purposes, will be issued when all admission requirements are met and applicants have been accepted to the college.
PSEO student admissions
M State welcomes high school students who enroll through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program. Success in college depends on how well students adjust to college-level classes and the responsibilities of college attendance. All prospective PSEO students must apply to the college prior to the application deadline and complete the required Minnesota Department of Education form.
Selective program admissions
Students interested in programs with selective admissions processes must complete a program application prior to stated deadlines. Please visit the program's page to review the application packet and complete an online program application.
The following M State programs have selective admissions processes:
Office of Civil Rights Annual Notification
Office of Civil Rights Annual Notification
Minnesota State Community and Technical College (M State) is an open entry institution offering transfer and career and technical programs in the following areas of study:
M State is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and education opportunity. No person shall be discriminated against in the terms and conditions of employment, personnel practices, or access to and participation in, programs, services, and activities with regard to race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission as defined by law.
Harassment of an individual or group on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, or membership or activity in a local commission has no place in a learning or work environment and is prohibited. Sexual violence has no place in a learning or work environment. Further, M State shall work to eliminate violence in all its forms. Physical contact by designated system, college, and university staff members may be appropriate if necessary to avoid physical harm to persons or property.
Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers we take appropriate measures to assess each student's ability to participate and benefit through placement testing and counseling. Based on the assessment and counseling, students are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation.
- Title IX Coordinator - Dacia Johnson, A520 - Fergus Falls Campus, 218.736.1512, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Deputy Title IX Coordinator - Shawn Anderson, D120 - Moorhead Campus, 218.299.6535, email@example.com
Accessibility resource directors:
- Detroit Lakes Campus: F 114, 218.846.3756, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fergus Falls Campus: C 344, 218.736.1595, email@example.com
- Moorhead Campus: E 112a, 218.299.6882, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Wadena Campus: S 29, 218.631.7862, email@example.com
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