MCTC holds orientation sessions for all new students so you can get useful information about your program and being a student here. It is at orientation that you will meet with your academic advisor to create a plan and register for your first semester of classes.
If you are a transfer student, you may fulfill the orientation requirement in a different way. See apply as a transfer student. You can also sign-up for a transfer student-specific orientation session at the below link if you would like to connect with an advisor regarding course selection. Please be sure to have submitted your official transcripts from previous schools at least two weeks in advance of the session you choose, and also be sure to have paid your application fee.
There are also special orientation sessions for international students, Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) students and Power of You students. Your letter of acceptance to the college will have details about special orientation sessions.
If your educational intent is simply to take a class as a non-degree seeking student, orientation is not a required enrollment step.
What to do before orientation
- Complete the financial aid process
- If you have not already done so, you must pay your $20 application fee before you will be able to register for your courses. You may pay online through eServices or in person at Business Services (T.2700).
- If you have not yet declared a major, or have declared "undecided" as a major, please declare a major before attending orientation. For more information on program and career exploration, please see Career Services. You can take care of declaring a major at the Student Services Center (T. 2200) across the hall from the Testing Center.
What happens at orientation
During Orientation Day 1: Registration, you start in a general session about being an MCTC student. You will then break into a small group by program and receive a course plan with information for your program of study. You then go to the computer lab to register for the courses. There will be an advisor in the lab to answer questions about using the registration system or about which classes to take based on your test results.
At your orientation you will also be given the option to register for Orientation Day 2: Connections. During this session you can come to campus and connect in a more meaningful way! Learn about current Student Life offerings (including campus clubs and organizations) and available resources on campus through special campus tours. Meet current student leaders and attend helpful workshops on time management, money matters and more during this helpful event.
Signing up for orientation
Attending the Orientation and Registration session is one of your last steps toward enrollment at MCTC. It's also a great opportunity for you to meet advisors and learn about what it takes to be successful in college. Orientations for the summer semester 2014 are visible for sign-up at the below link. Orientations for the fall semester 2014 will begin in early June and sign-up should be open at the end of April.
Summer Semester 2014 Orientations (New and Transfer)
If you have any questions regarding your enrollment (including orientation), or you need to reschedule, we are here to help you. The Student Services Center (T.2200) can assist you with any questions regarding your admission, registration and financial aid. You may also e-mail us at Admissions.Office@minneapolis.edu or call 612-659-6282 for assistance.