3.4.1 Admissions Procedure

When prospective students inquire about Alexandria Technical and Community College and its programs, they will most likely visit with one of our admissions representatives to discuss their interests. The admissions representatives are available to answer questions or provide information to prospective applicants to the college, existing students within the college, and anyone interested in general information on technical college education. They are very knowledgeable concerning the program offerings, admissions procedures, and the college atmosphere surrounding the Alexandria Technical and Community College.

The admissions representatives also provide information to prospective applicants while visiting high schools in and around the state. Their objective is to meet the high school counselor and interested students at their school and hold a question-and-answer session with interested students in an effort to provide effective, timely and accurate information to them.

Applicants may either mail their application to the Admissions Office or complete one online. An application form for admission to MnSCU institutions may be obtained from high school counselors and other public service agencies or online at www.mnscu.edu or www.alextech.edu.

Applicants who are currently enrolled in high school should complete the application and take it to their high school counselor or principal who will attach a high school transcript and mail the application to the Admissions Office of the Alexandria Technical and Community College.

Applicants will be contacted by the Admissions Office to make arrangements for an orientation interview. During the orientation interview, applicants have an opportunity to visit with a program instructor so they may be better informed regarding program goals and expectations and occupational opportunities resulting from successful program completion. In addition to visiting with an instructor, applicants will have an opportunity to visit with an admissions representative to discuss their educational and occupational plans, financial aid process, housing, available special services, and any other concerns relating to their success in pursuing educational and occupational goals. An acceptance fee will be paid when a student wishes to secure a spot in a program. When the admissions process has been completed, the applicants will receive a letter advising them of their enrollment status.

Applicants who have been accepted for enrollment will be invited to the college for assessment and registration. Testing will provide information to assist students and their advisors registering for courses.

Admission of International Students

Students who are not permanent residents or citizens of the United States of America may be considered for admission after submitting the following:

  1. A completed application for admission which is available from the Counseling and Testing Center.
  2. An English evaluation of any post-secondary transcripts if students expect any course transfers.
  3. A completed bank statement which has been certified and supported with documentation.
  4. Proof of English language proficiency as indicated by the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a recommended score of 500.
  5. All international students are required to purchase the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities student accident and illness insurance plan unless they can provide written verification that their government or sponsoring agency accepts full responsibility for any medical claims that may occur.

Admission of Undeclared Students

Applicants who do not intend to pursue a major at Alexandria Technical and Community College will be considered “Undeclared” students. Undeclared students may apply in the same manner as other students, either with a paper application or using any online application.

Undeclared students are not eligible for financial aid from ATCC.

Undeclared students will not be required to pay an application/acceptance fee. High school transcripts will not be required. College transcripts would be necessary only if they want to take ATCC courses that have prerequisites that they have satisfied at another college.

Students who are taking any courses from the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)) will need to take an assessment with ATCC or provide one from another college. Any questions about assessment requirements can be addressed to the Counseling and Testing Center.

Admission of LEP Students

  1. LEP students will be referred to the International/LEP Student Advisor.
  2. The student will visit with the advisor to determine appropriate assessment and course of action.
  3. Appropriate referrals will be made, if necessary.
  4. International/LEP Student Advisor, in conjunction with the student, will develop a reasonable course of action to complete academic program. If student and International/LEP Student Advisor disagree on the course of action, the International/LEP Student Advisor will prevail.
Approved by: ATCC Leadership Council
Effective Date: 01/04/16
Last Date Revised: 01/14/16