Admissions

Visit Us

Can you see yourself here? A visit to our campus is the best way to get a feel for the college while getting answers to your questions.

There are many ways to visit! Take a tour during one of our weekly campus visit sessions, come to an open house, sign up for a program-specific information session, or bring a group.

Weekly campus visit sessions

At this one hour session you will take a tour of our beautiful downtown campus with one of our student leaders, hear about our outstanding degree, diploma and certificate programs, and discover the many student services and exciting student organizations and activities available. You will also learn about tuition, financial aid, and how to get started with the admission process at MCTC. Feel free to bring a friend or family member with you. View schedule of upcoming campus visit dates and register to attend.

Career and technical program tours and information sessions

MCTC offers more than 100 career and technical programs that provide you with the necessary training and skills to meet workforce demands. Opportunities to tour program spaces and learn about requirements are available. Space at these events is limited so please view our schedule of upcoming events and sign up today. If a session is not listed for your career or technical program of interest, feel free to contact Lara Christley and request appointment for a tour. Please include your name and phone number, when you are available and which career or technical program you would like to know more about. You might also want to sign up to attend a general campus visit session which includes a tour of our campus.

Nursing program information sessions

If you are interested in learning more about the nursing program and admission requirements, we invite you to check our schedule and register to attend an information session

Open house

Once each semester, you can come to an open house to ask questions, talk with faculty and staff about programs, student services, campus organizations and more. You can also take a general campus tour, sit in on informational sessions or get started with your application process. Get more information about our next open house and register today.

High school visits

We visit many high schools throughout the Twin Cities and have a number of partnerships with schools through our K-12 Connections and TRIO programs. Please check to see if we are scheduled to visit your high school and sign up to meet with us or visit us at your school's college fair. Please also contact your school Career Center or Guidance Office to find out when we'll be on your campus.

MCTC in the community

We also attend events in the local community to provide information regarding our educational programs, admission process and to answer any questions you may have about the college. Check our schedule of upcoming events in the area and stop by to meet us when we visit your neighborhood.

Group visits

High schools and organizations preparing students for the transition to college can arrange group visits. Please email your request two–three weeks in advance of your visit to one of the contacts below:

Saint Paul or Minneapolis groups, please contact Aaron Salasek.
Twin Cities’ suburban or Greater Minnesota groups, please contact Pa Yong Xiong.
Career and technical program groups, please contact Lara Christley.

Please include the following in your email:

  • Your organization’s name
  • Group size (minimum five plus chaperone/organization representative)
  • Possible dates and times
  • Your email and phone
  • Purpose and goals of your visit
  • Any information that would help us prepare for your group, such as academic programs of interest or information about your organization

Walk-in admissions advising and appointments

Information regarding walk-in admissions advising sessions and appointments can be found on our Contact Admissions page.

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