When to Apply

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Summer session starts June 1 and the deadline to apply was May 22. If you would like to apply for admission to MCTC after the application deadline, you will be considered for summer session if you meet the deadline exceptions.

Fall semester starts Aug. 24, and the deadline to apply is Aug. 14.

Applying early is important to be sure you complete any steps required and can register for the classes you need.

  • The financial-aid process takes 4 to 6 weeks. You can’t apply for financial aid until you’ve applied to the college. Apply for financial aid before the financial aid priority date if you want to receive your award letter before the start of the semester when payment is due.
  • Any documents requested by Admissions have to be submitted by the application deadline. After we review your application, we may ask for more information or a document (such as a high school transcript or a GED) and you’ll need time to get that to us before the deadline.
  • Technical and career programs fill up. Increase your chances of getting into the program you want by applying early. If you meet the acceptance requirements for the program but it is full, you will be put on a waiting list and can take elective or general-education requirements while waiting.
  • You will have a wider choice of classes when you register. Individual courses have limited seating. Apply early so you can sign up for classes that best fit your schedule.  
  • Give yourself more time to study for, take and perhaps retake placement tests.
  • Less stress for you! Get accepted early so you can celebrate and get ready to start.  

Admissions deadline

You must apply and send in all needed documentation by the admissions deadline posted on the admissions calendar. Applications that arrive after the deadline are considered for the following semester, unless you meet these criteria.

MCTC has rolling admissions. That means that we review applications as they are received, and students find out their admissions status to the college right away. We accept students throughout the year for our summer, fall and spring terms.

After you apply, you will receive an email about next steps within a week.

Application deadlines for international students (not a U.S. citizen or immigrant)

Currently not living in the U.S.

  • Fall semester: May 1
  • Spring semester: October 1
  • No summer admission

Living in the U.S.

  • Fall semester: June 1
  • Spring semester: November 1
  • Summer semester: April 1

Application deadlines for PSEO students

  • Fall semester: June 1
  • Spring semester: December 1

Admissions Calendar

Important dates and deadlines for admission,financial aid, semester starts, placement testing and new student orientation are listed in the admissions calendar.

Semesters and summer session

MCTC has two semesters, fall (late August to December) and spring (January to May) as well as a summer session (June and July).

Program start dates

Some career and technical programs can be started only at certain semesters. Learn more about specific programs on the educational program pages.

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