Take a Class
Want to take one or more courses for credit at MCTC without seeking a degree, diploma or certificate?
Whether you are looking for new work skills, a chance to pursue a personal interest or credits toward a degree program elsewhere, you can apply to take a class as a non-degree seeking student.
If you are a student in the MnSCU system please see the process for visiting MnSCU students.
Before you can register for a class, you have to meet the college’s admission requirements and apply and be accepted for admission into the college. You also have to meet any placement test requirements or prerequisites for the class you want to take.
If you don't care to earn college credits and would like to take a course without meeting admission and testing requirements please see our continuing education course options.
You will not be eligible to receive state or federal financial aid if you are not enrolled in a degree, diploma or certificate program at MCTC.
- Review the pre-enrollment checklist for non-degree seeking students.
- Apply online.
- Pay the $20 nonrefundable application fee. Please pay with your credit or debit card online at the end of the online application so your application process will not be delayed. You can also give a check to Business Services by mail or in person. Do not send cash.
- Take the college placement tests if the course has required testing level. If you have attended college previously or have taken Accuplacer tests at other institutions, you may request a testing exemption.
- When you are accepted into the college, you receive a student ID and pin number so you can register for classes online. You can register beginning on the date on the Academic Calendar for “non-degree seeking student registration” about one month before the start of a semester.
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