Admissions

Admission Requirements

Here are the requirements for acceptance to MCTC. Career and technical programs may have additional program requirements.

High school diploma or GED

Admission to MCTC requires a high-school diploma or GED (General Educational Development).

If you are a high school senior applying to enroll in college after graduation, you can apply and be accepted before you graduate, then send your final high school transcript.

If you will be a high school junior or senior, you can apply to take college courses that count toward your high school graduation requirements, through the PSEO program.

Residency

You do not need to be a resident of Minneapolis or the state of Minnesota to be admitted to MCTC.

If you are not a U.S. citizen or immigrant, or if you plan to seek a student visa to study in the United States, you need to apply as an international student.

Not considered in the admissions process

  • GPA (grade point average)
  • Class rank
  • ACT and SAT scores (If you’ve taken the ACT, please send the results to MCTC admissions as they may exempt you from placement testing)
  • Courses completed (though certain courses are required by the state or your school district for graduation from high school)  
  • Essays or letters of recommendation
  • Extracurricular activities
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