Applying for Admission

Alexandria Technical & Community College is a premier two year college. As part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system, ATCC is a public, open enrollment institution. ATCC has technical, career, and transfer degrees available in traditional and distance learning environments.


Start by completing an application. If you are one of the following, please select your option for more information.

Campus Visit:

ATCC Students

Schedule a campus visit by calling 888-234-1222 ext. 4520, 320-762-4520, or email. Making an appointment ensures an instructor and/or an enrollment specialist will be available to meet with you.

An important part of choosing the right college is to make a campus visit. Campus visits are scheduled Monday-Friday. During your visit, you will meet with an instructor from the program(s) you are interested in. The instructor will give you a tour of the program area, explain required courses, discuss industry/career options, and answer your questions. Additionally you will meet with an enrollment specialist who will explain the acceptance process, program costs, financial aid, housing, student life activities, school calendar, and other services offered by the college.

Upon receiving your application, the Admissions Office will invite you to come for a campus visit.

Many programs that fill up quickly require a campus visit, so please don't wait!


A copy of your high school transcript or GED is necessary. You may download a High School Transcript Request Form to send to your high school.

If you have received credits during or after high school from another college, you must have an official transcript mailed to ATCC. If you attended a MnSCU college or university, you may not need to request your transcript. Your transcript may automatically be available. To view which institutions are part of MnSCU, please visit You may use the College Transcript Request Form to request other college transcripts to be sent to ATCC.

If you have transfer questions, please contact the Transfer Specialist at, 888-234-1222, ext. 4483 or 320-762-4483.

Application Fee:

There is a $20 non-refundable application fee for enrollment into any of our programs and majors. The application fee does not need to be paid until you want to secure a spot in a program.

Additional Program Requirements:

These may be requested prior to your visit or will be discussed at the campus visit and vary by program.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is intended to help students and their families pay for education. For more information see the Financial Aid Office.

Placement Testing:

Accuplacer is a basic skills assessment. Students are tested in the areas of writing, math, and reading. Students are not able to register until they have completed the assessment. For more information, visit the Testing Center. Students with specific previous college coursework or who have taken the ACT may not be required to take Accuplacer.