WELCOME to ALEXANDRIA COLLEGE!

If you have questions, please call us at 320-762-4600 or email go@alextech.edu.

Orientation Day:

Fall 2022 Orientation will be held Monday, August 22. Online courses open on August 22, and regularly scheduled on-campus courses begin at 5 pm.

Freshmen (students who are new or have not completed a full year at Alexandria College) - Please meet in your assigned room at 9am, unless otherwise noted in the Orientation Guide

Sophomores (students who have completed at least a full year at Alexandria College) - Please meet in your assigned room at 1pm, unless otherwise noted in the Orientation Guide

PSEO (students earning college credit while in high school) - Please follow the instructions in the mailed letter you received in early August. If you have questions please contact the PSEO team.


Need-to-Know:

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Check your College Email! Orientation Guide Weeks of Welcome (WOW) EventsImportant Information

 

Additional Resources:

Bookstore Campus Map & Parking News, Events, & Help Course Delivery Methods Registration Dates and Deadlines Financial Aid Laptops & Technology Sexual Violence Prevention Training Tuition


Check your College Email!

ATCC Email: Email is the official method of communication between Alexandria College and all students. You'll get important updates from the college, notices about your student accounts, and more. Access your email at alextech.edu/email (use yourstarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password to log in). If you are having trouble logging in or forgot your password, Reset your StarID Password. (How-to video)

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Orientation Guide

The Orientation Guide is a handy book that includes Orientation schedule and room locations, checklists, contact info and more to make your first day a breeze! Printed copies will be available on Orientation Day.

Download Orientation Guide (PDF) >


Weeks of Welcome (WOW) Events Schedule

 


Important Information

ATCC Email: Email is the official method of communication between ATCC and all students. Click here to access your email (use yourstarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password to log in). If you are having trouble logging in or forgot your password, Reset your StarID Password. (How-to video)

Student Handbook: The student handbook is an excellent source of important information. All students are expected to know the information presented in the handbook. It's available using the quick links on MyATCC.

Policies & Procedures: College policies and procedures are available online. It is your responsibility as a student to know and abide by these policies.

Star Alert (Emergency Notification System): Star Alert is a text messaging service offered by the college to provide emergency information regarding the campus, such as school closings, evacuations, and other urgent information. Ensure you get these critical messages by updating your contact information.

Welcome Center: It is important to the college that you are successful and enjoy your college experience. If you have questions, concerns, or just don't know where to go, please visit the Welcome Center (inside Door C) or contact us at (320) 762-4600 or go@alextech.edu.

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Bookstore

PSEO Students: DO NOT use the virtual bookstore link below. Use the PSEO Book Request Form to request your textbooks. (You will have to log in with your StarID and password).

Please be sure to order your books through our virtual bookstore (eCampus) before classes begin! Note: There is no physical book store on campus. All books must be purchased/rented online. New, used, electronic, and rental textbooks are available for all courses offered at ATCC.

Book Charging: Book charging is available for all registered ATCC students beginning on August 1. Books may be charged directly to your student account. Account balances can be reviewed through eServices.

Rental Textbooks: If you are renting a textbook, a credit or debit card is required to be on file in case of loss or damage. Once you have secured the rental with a valid card number, you can charge the rental to your account.

Book Buyback: Used book buyback is available anytime on the bookstore website, and on-campus events may be held near the end of each semester.

Picking Up Your Books: If you chose to have your textbooks shipped to campus, you can pick them up at the Business Office (100 wing, main building) once they are delivered.

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Campus Map & Parking

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Student Parking

Student parking is located in the North and South parking lots, designated by yellow stripes on the map above.

  • Parking permits will be available for pickup in room 403 (IT Department).
  • You must hang your permit from your rearview mirror and park in designated student areas.
  • Parking permits are required any time you are parked in an ATCC campus parking lot.
  • Trailers are not allowed in parking lots unless for an approved event such as Bass Fishing league in designated area.
  • If you do not plan to park on campus, please visit the Business Office (room 106) to complete the Parking Use Fee Exemption Request form and return your permit.

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News, Events, & Help

Welcome Center: The Welcome Center is a great resource for general questions, or if you don't know who to talk to about an issue. The office is located inside Door C, and is staffed Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Call 320.762.4600 or email go@alextech.edu with questions.

ATCC Calendars: Sync academic calendars, student life, and more important dates to your Outlook calendar so you never miss a thing! Click here to access the calendars.

News and Events: Browse the latest college News and upcoming Events online.

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Registration Dates & Deadlines

Drop/Add Period: Drop/Add period is until the fifth day of the semester at 11:59pm. You can drop/add courses and make schedule changes as needed through eServices on a space available basis. Your tuition statement will adjust accordingly.

  • If a class begins after the first five days of the semester, you must drop it by the second calendar day after the course begins to receive a full refund.
  • Dropping/adding courses may affect your financial aid. If you have questions about financial aid implications, stop in to the Financial Aid Office in room 113 or contact us at 320-762-4540 or financialaid@alextech.edu.

Registration: If you are not registered for classes or have questions about registration, please contact the Transfer/Advising Center at 320-762-4480 or transfer@alextech.edu.

Changes in Course Registration: If the college makes any changes to a course after you have registered, an automated email is sent to you advising you to check your course registration in eServices. Specifics on course modifications are not provided in the email.

Wait List: If an opening is available for a course you are on a wait list for, you will be contacted through your college email. Beginning the first day of the semester, wait lists are no longer valid and admission to full courses is by available space and is first-come, first-served.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Status: Your financial aid status can be checked in eServices. If you intend to file for financial aid and have not yet done so, you should complete that process as quickly as possible.

FAFSA: To file your FAFSA, visit studentaid.gov. If you need more information please contact Financial Aid.

Financial Aid Distribution

You can view financial aid awards on your tuition account beginning September 1. If you have set up direct deposit in eServices, any credit balances are deposited directly into your bank account. If not, the Business Office mails overage checks to your permanent home address on record.

Student Employment/Work Study

Student employment (work study) is an excellent opportunity for you to get real workplace experience while also earning money to help with the costs associated with going to college. Unlike other types of financial aid, work study earnings are not applied directly to your tuition and fees. Students who are awarded work study positions receive the funds in a paycheck as they earn them, based on hours worked, just like a normal job. Browse positions »

Additional Financial Aid Info

Visit the Financial Aid page for additional information.

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Laptops & Technology

Laptop Leases

New users who wish to lease a laptop will self-register for a laptop orientation session in Brightspace. Returning students who have previously taken Laptop Orientation are not required to repeat the class.

To Self-Register for Laptop Orientation:

  • Log in to Brightspace with your StarID and Password
  • Click the Self Registration link on top, under the ATCC logo
  • Click the Course Offering Name, “Laptop Orientation” and click Register
  • Your information should automatically populate, click Submit and Finish
  • Click the link “Go to course offering Laptop Orientation” and complete the training
  • Laptops can be picked up the week before the semester starts at the IT Department Help Desk in Room 403

If you are not 18 years old by the date you pick up your laptop, you will need to have a parent sign the lease agreement. You are required to present a current student ID card to complete your lease.

StarID

Your StarID is your username for most services at ATCC, including your email, Brightspace, Microsoft Office 365, and more. It's important you remember this number, and don't share it with others. Please visit StarID Self Service to activate your StarID, reset your password, or retrieve your StarID if you forget it.

ATCC Student Email

Email is the official method of student communication. Your email can be accessed from MyATCC. Log in to email and Office 365 using YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password.

MyATCC

MyATCC is a web portal for students, providing a variety of information and resources, including quick links to several services:

Brightspace

Brightspace is our online Learning Management System. Depending on your course delivery method and how your instructors choose to use Brightspace, you may be able to access course information, assignments, handouts, presentation notes, online discussions, quizzes, or check your grades. Access BrightSpace via the icon in MyATCC. Use your StarID and password to log in (do not include @go.minnstate.edu after your StarID).

New to Brightspace? Check out this orientation video to get acquainted:

 

 

Network File Storage

Students receive 1 TB (1,000 GB) of Office 365 OneDrive cloud storage. This space is available to store and share files. Access OneDrive storage from any device via the Office 365 icon in MyATCC, or sync the folder to your owned or leased laptop. Log in using YourStarID@go.minnstate.edu and your StarID password.

Campus WiFi

Connect personal devices to the ATCC wireless network (WiFi) using the following settings:

  • Wireless network name/SSID: ATCC
  • EAP method: PEAP
  • Phase 2 authentication: MSCHAPV2
  • Certificate: Do not validate (if prompted, accept certificate)
  • Identity: YourStarID or alextech\YourStarID
  • Password: Your StarID password

Device settings may vary. Contact IT for assistance.

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Sexual Violence Prevention Training

Sexual violence prevention training is required for all new students.

Warning: Content in the sexual violence prevention training involves interviews with victims of sexual assault and other content that victims of sexual abuse may find disturbing.

The training can be completed in Brightspace anytime after the first day of class. If you have questions or concerns about the training please contact Counseling.

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Tuition Payments

Tuition Statements are not mailed prior to the semester start. Only students with remaining balances after financial aid is applied are mailed statements. View your account or make payments online 24/7 in eServices. Note: PSEO students' tuition will be adjusted after day 14 of the semester.

Fall Payment Deadline: August 1, 2022
Spring Payment Deadline: December 15, 2022
Summer Payment Deadline: April 24, 2023

Payment Deadline: To keep your registration from being cancelled you must complete one of the following by the payment deadline for each semester:

Make a Payment

Online: View your account or make payments online 24/7 in eServices.

Mail: When paying by mail, please include a printed copy of your statement. Send your statement and payment to:

Attn: Cashier
Alexandria Technical & Community College
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Phone: To pay by phone, please call (888) 234-1222 x4530 or (320) 762-4530. Alexandria College accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover.

In Person: Payments are accepted at the Business Office walk-up window (room 106) Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

IMPORTANT: Students who have their registration cancelled due to non-payment may not be able to get in if classes become full. If you are not enrolled in a payment plan, tuition must be paid in full by September 26, 2022 for fall semester, February 13, 2023 for spring semester, and July 7, 2023 for summer semester. A $50 late fee may be applied after the deadline dates for any unpaid balance.

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Need help?

Contact the Welcome Center
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
(320) 762-4600 or go@alextech.edu

Alexandria College is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive environment. By actively working to address inequities, we will foster students who will successfully participate in their community and within today’s dynamic, global workforce.

The health and safety of our campus community is our first priority, and depends on all of us. Please help keep campus safe by washing your hands frequently and staying home if you are ill. Alexandria Technical & Community College will follow CDC, MDH, State of Minnesota, and Minnesota State guidelines where applicable.