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Orientation Registration

MCTC holds orientation sessions for new students so you can learn useful information about your program and connecting with the MCTC community. 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 have attended MCTC before, you do not need to attend orientation to select classes. You can make an appointment to meet with your assigned academic advisor. To find out who your academic advisor is, or to schedule an appointment see the advising page for more details.

If you are a transfer student, you may fulfill the orientation requirement by filling out the Transfer Orientation Worksheet or sign up for a transfer student orientation session to connect with an advisor regarding course selection. Please be sure to submit your official transcripts from previous schools at least two weeks before the session you choose and pay 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

You will 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 orientation, you will also 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 and fall semesters of 2014 are scheduled now, sign-up today using the links below.

To request disability related accommodations to make this event accessible, please contact MCTC Disability Services at 612-659-6730 or email For TTY Communication, contact the Minnesota Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-627-3529.

Fall Semester 2014 New Student Orientation and Transfer Student Orientation Sessions


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 or call 612-659-6282 for assistance.


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