3.4.1 Undergraduate Admissions

Responsible Position

Vice President of Advancement and Outreach


RELATED ITEMS

Minnesota State Board Policy

Minnesota State System Procedure

Minnesota Statute 136F.302 Regulating the Assignment of Students to Remedial Courses

20 U.S.C. 1091 § 484 Student Eligibility


PROCEDURES

Prospective students of Alexandria Technical and Community College are invited to begin the admissions process by submitting an application for admission to the college and providing required documentation as outlined in the admissions criteria below. Additional admission requirements may be required for some programs.

ATCC will refrain from high-pressure recruitment tactics such as making multiple unsolicited contacts (3 or more), including contacts by phone, email, or in-person, and engaging in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing U.S. military service member enrollments.

New Student:

A high school graduate or equivalent without completed, post high school, college credits.

  • Application
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Official high school transcript, GED certificate or adult high school diploma transcript required if fewer than 60 completed college credits towards an academic major.
    • If the language of record is not English, a certified translation must be included with the official transcript.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
    • If the language of record is not English, a certified course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA and course levels must be provided.
  • ATCC complies with Minnesota State System Procedure 3.4.1 in regards to Ability to Benefit.

Transfer Student:

A student with completed, post high school, college credits toward an academic major.

  • Application
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended.
    • An official transcript from your high school, GED certificate, or adult high school diploma transcript is required if you have:
      • fewer than 60 completed, post high school, college credits towards an academic major
      • completed credits that do not meet satisfactory academic standing per ATCC Policy 2.9
    • If education is outside of the US Education System, a certified course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA and course levels must be provided.
    • Military students: Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) and Air University transcripts are required.
      • Optional: Submit a Joint Services Transcript (JST) for transfer evaluation.

Visiting Student:

A student only seeking registration in courses and not seeking acceptance to the college or an ATCC program major.

  • Active StarID account
    • Students enrolled at a college or university outside of the Minnesota State system, who want to enroll in courses at ATCC, are required to create a StarID account in order to gain access to course registration.
  • Students enrolled at another college or university in the Minnesota State system, who want to enroll in courses at ATCC, may register for courses utilizing the eServices course registration process.
  • Unofficial transcript(s), when required to verify pre-requisite courses.

International Student:

  • International Student Application
  • $20 non-refundable application fee
  • Payment of Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) 1-901 fee
  • Copy of passport
  • Official secondary school transcript and official international university transcripts from all universities attended
    • If education is outside of US education system, a certified course-by-course evaluation that includes GPA and course levels must be provided.
    • Certified/official attested photocopies may be accepted if original official transcript is not attainable.
  • Proof of English proficiency via Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
  • Financial documentation demonstrating ability to support first year of education

Most academic programs require a campus visit. Campus visits are scheduled with all on campus applicants; however, applicants who are applying to academic programs requiring an interview, must participate to meet program admission criteria. The admissions interview includes time with program faculty (when possible) learning about program curriculum, format, learning outcomes, and student expectations. It also includes time with an admissions representative to learn more about admission and financial aid processes, student services, student activities, and housing at ATCC.

Applicants who successfully complete all admission requirements receive a letter regarding their enrollment status. Applicants who have been accepted for enrollment to the college are invited to participate in assessment and registration activities.

Students Academically Suspended from College

    1. Students who left their previous college on an active academic suspension and are subsequently accepted into ATCC, based on a successful appeal, will be accepted on probation.
    2. For all postsecondary institutions, it will be assumed that academic suspensions will be posted. If a suspension is posted, eligibility for reinstatement will be considered to be one year.
      • Students eligible for reinstatement will be admitted to Alexandria Technical and Community College on a probationary status.
    3. If students are accepted and the Registrar's Office later receives college transcripts that indicate suspension status, their acceptance will be reviewed to determine if they are still eligible to attend and their admit status may be cancelled. Those who are eligible to attend will have their acceptance changed to probationary status.

      Note: This is an academic procedure and only addresses a student's eligibility to attend. It does not address a student's financial aid eligibility. Students must contact the Financial Aid department for any questions about financial aid eligibility.


      Related ATCC Documents:

       

      Approved by: Leadership Council

      Effective Date: 2/16/2022

      Next Review Date: March 2024

      Archive: 3.4.4 Students Academically Suspended from College