There will be no classes and all campus service offices will be closed Friday, Feb. 27 for an all-staff development day. The campus will resume normal hours on Monday, March 2.


Non-Degree Option Frequently Asked Questions

Can I just register for the classes that I want to take?

All courses taken for college credit at MCTC have prerequisites or placement requirements that must be met to register. If you are blocked from registering for a course due to lack of course prerequisite(s) you may have met at another college or through your placement test score, you will need to submit a Prerequisite Screening form along with a copy of your unofficial college transcripts or placement test scores to the Student Services Center (T.2200) to be registered. You can fax the form to 612-659-6245, scan and e-mail to, send by mail, or drop it off in-person at the Student Services Center (T.2200).

We do also offer great certificate programs and courses in the arts, business, healthcare, manufacturing, healthcare and more through continuing education. You can easily enroll for these courses without going through the admissions and testing process––however these are non-credit courses (meaning you do not earn college credit, these courses may not transfer to other schools and they are not eligible for financial aid). Taught by college instructors or business professionals, these courses tend to be short, focused and are often offered in the evenings or on the weekend. Learn more and see which courses are offered at continuing education.

Do I have to take the College Placement Test (ACCUPLACER) if I have attended college previously?

If you have completed prior college-level coursework in reading, English and/or math, you may be eligible to receive a Testing Exemption for all or part of the placement test. To see if you are eligible for an exemption, submit an unofficial copy of your prior college transcript(s) along with the Request for Testing Exemption form to the Student Services Center (T.2200) or meet with an Admission Advisor during walk-in hours. 

Can I get financial aid?

Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid. To be eligible for financial aid, you must be seeking an award (degree, diploma, some certificates).

I have decided to seek an award, what do I need to do?

Where can I go for help? 

Admissions Advisors are located in Counseling & Advising (T.2500) and can meet with prospective students regarding admission to the college, programs and services available, and the steps to enrollment. MCTC’s Student Services Center (T.2200) houses Financial Aid and the Registrar’s Office.

Do I have to attend a New Student Orientation? 

As a non-degree seeking student you are not required to attend an orientation. 

You will be given a New Student Enrollment Guide with your admission letter for more information regarding your StarID, logging into eServices, registration instructions, your student email, payment of tuition, MCTC Campus Card, parking, books and more. Once you activate your Star ID you can access the intranet for current students.

How do I register for classes?

All students at MCTC register for their courses online through eServices.                

How will I know which courses will transfer to MCTC?

We recommend that you visit Transferology, an online tool that can help you plan for transfer.

How do I transfer courses to MCTC?

See Transfer Your Previous College Credits.


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