Admissions Basics

Application Process

Applications are taken beginning the third Tuesday in September one year prior to the start of the program.

Priority is given to completed applications received at least four weeks before the first day of classes.

5 Steps to Admissions

  • Step 1 - Apply!
  • Step 2 - Acceptance – Get accepted to the College
  • Step 3 - Accuplacer – Take an assessment test
  • Step 4 - Advising – Go through an advising session to learn details about your program.
  • Step 5 - Complete Orientation/Registration – by the end of this step, you will be ready to start classes!

Admissions Procedures

SCTCC has a rolling admissions policy. Applications are acted upon and students are notified of admission typically within 30 days of receipt of the following application materials:

  1. A completed online college application or a completed print form
  2. An official high school transcript and/or GED scores
  3. A $20 non-refundable application fee

*A person who has neither a high school diploma nor a GED certificate may be admitted if that person demonstrates potential for being a successful college student. These students must speak with a counselor, and additional testing may be required.

Important Facts

  • Admission to the College does not guarantee admission to college-level courses, or a desired major/program. Some of the courses and programs may have prerequisites. Consult program descriptions for prerequisites and additional admissions requirements.
  • Applicants using English as a second language will be required to take an English language proficiency test before registration. 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 assessment 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.
  • Background checks. Some programs (e.g. Health/Human Services) require students to run a background check before they start taking classes. Please, refer to your program of interest webpage for more information.
  • Minnesota Statute 135A.157. If you have been arrested, charged or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances of employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain federal, state, and other higher education financial aid.



Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303