Starting Point

How to Apply

As a summary, all you need to do is:

  • Be admitted to Minneapolis College
  • Complete a Starting Point application
  • Provide proof of eligibility

For more information on the application process and to download the application:


We provide a number of services to participants in TRIO Starting Point. These services have been developed to help TRIO students reach their goals while on campus.

Tutoring Center

The Starting Point Tutoring Center provides free tutoring services for Starting Point students.

Contact Us

Contact us for more information about Starting Point:

Visit: T.4300
Call: 612-659-6565
Fax: 612-659-6151

Our Mission

Starting Point is TRIO Student Support Services program. The program's mission is to increase retention, transfer and graduation rates of low-income, first-generation students and students with disabilities.

We accomplish our mission by:

  • Providing comprehensive advising, academic support and cultural & social opportunities
  • Meeting the needs of a diverse, multicultural campus community
  • Respectfully serving individuals with different abilities, interests and goals in a student-centered environment
  • Advocating for access to higher education