3.4.1 Admissions Procedure

Responsible Position

Director of Recruiting and Admissions

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Procedures

Prospective students of Alexandria Technical and Community College are invited to begin the admissions process by submitting an application for admission to the college and providing required documentation as outlined in the admissions criteria below. Additional admission requirements may be required for some programs.

New Student:

A high school graduate or GED certificate holder with fewer than 12 completed, post high school, college credits.

  • Application
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript or GED certificate
    • If the language of record is not English, a certified translation must be included with the official transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
    • If the language of record is not English, a certified course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA and course levels must be provided.

Transfer Student:

A student in good academic standing (not on academic probation or suspension) with 12 or more completed, post high school, college credits.

  • Application
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
    • An official transcript from your high school or GED certificate is required if you have fewer than 12 transferable, post high school, college credits.
    • If the language of record is not English, a certified course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA and course levels must be provided.

Visiting Student:

A student with a home college campus other than ATCC wishing to enroll in courses at ATCC.

  • Active StarID account
  • Unofficial transcript(s), when required to verify pre-requisite course fulfillment.

International Student:

  • International Student Application
  • $20 non-refundable ATCC application fee
  • Payment of SEVIS I-901 fee
  • Copy of passport
  • Official secondary school transcript and Official international university transcripts from all universities attended
    • If the language of record is not English, a certified course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA and course levels must be provided.
    • Certified/official attested photocopies may be accepted if original official transcript is not attainable.
  • Proof of English proficiency via TOELF or IELTS
  • Financial documentation demonstrating ability to support first year of education

Not all academic programs require a campus visit. Campus visits are scheduled with applicants who wish to enter an academic program requiring an interview as part of the program admission criteria. The admissions interview includes time with program faculty learning about program curriculum, format, learning outcomes, and student expectations. It also includes time with an admissions representative to learn more about admission and financial aid processes at ATCC, student services, student activities, housing, etc.

Applicants who successfully complete all admission requirements receive a letter regarding their enrollment status. Applicants who have been accepted for enrollment to the college are invited to participate in assessment and registration activities.

Admission of LEP Students

  • LEP students will be referred to the International/LEP Student Advisor.
  • Students will visit with the advisor to determine appropriate assessment and course of action.
  • Appropriate referrals will be made, if necessary.
  • International/LEP Student Advisor, in conjunction with the student, will develop a reasonable course of action to complete academic program. If student and International/LEP Student Advisor disagree on the course of action, the International/LEP Student Advisor will prevail.

Admission of Visiting Students

Students enrolled at another college or university in the Minnesota State system, who wish to participate in courses at ATCC, may register for courses utilizing the eServices course registration process.

Students enrolled at a college or university outside of the Minnesota State system, who wish to participate in courses at ATCC, are required to create a StarID account in order to gain access to course registration.

Unofficial transcripts will be required as needed to demonstrate completion of course pre-requisite requirements.

Related Policy: 3.4 Admissions Policy
Related ATCC Documents:
Effective Date: 05/09/2017
Archive: Procedure 3.37