• Apply to M State

    Congratulations on your decision to apply to M State! Your acceptance to the college is only a few short steps away.



Steps to apply:

Congratulations on your decision to apply to M State! Your acceptance to the college is only a few short steps away:

M State Admissions Checklist

1. Complete the Online Application.
(For all new, returning and international students)

2. Submit your high school/GED and all college transcripts to M State.

All official transcripts must be mailed directly from your high school/college to:

M State Processing Center
1414 College Way
Fergus Falls, MN 56537

3. Pay your $20 application fee.

If you'd like personal assistance completing your acceptance to M State, we strongly recommend you attend a Get Accepted day. Sign up at minnesota.edu/get-accepted/.


Accepted! What's next?

After you've received your official acceptance letter, complete the required online orientation to get your M State experience off to a great start. Access the online orientation at minnesota.edu/orientation with your StarID and password. Expect to spend 20-30 minutes on the orientation and, once completed, you'll receive directions on how to sign up for a registration day or advising appointment so you can register for classes.


Visiting student admissions

If you are interested in taking less than seven credits at M State and are not seeking a degree, please use the Visiting Student Application. As a visiting student, you are not required to attend a registration event. You will sign up for your courses directly on the Visiting Student Application and will receive a confirmation with your class schedule as soon as it is processed. Visiting students are not eligible for financial aid through M State. If you are also enrolled at another college, however, you may be eligible through that institution. Check with your home institution's financial aid department about requesting a consortium agreement.

Visiting Student Application


International student admissions

An international student is defined as a person who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. immigrant and is seeking admission to Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Permanent residents, refugees and political asylees only need to complete the general admission process. I-20 forms, authorizing admission into the United States for educational purposes, will be issued when all admission requirements are met and applicants have been accepted to the college.

International Student Requirements Packet

Transfer and Eligibility Status Form


PSEO student admissions

M State welcomes high school students who enroll through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program. Success in college depends on how well students adjust to college-level classes and the responsibilities of college attendance. All prospective PSEO students must apply to the college prior to the application deadline and complete the required Minnesota Department of Education form.


Selective program admissions

Students interested in programs with selective admissions processes must complete a program application prior to stated deadlines. Please visit the program's page to review the application packet and complete an online program application.

The following M State programs have selective admissions processes:

Cardiovascular Technology - Invasive

Dental Assisting

Dental Hygiene

Medical Laboratory Technology


Pharmacy Technology

Radiologic Technology

Surgical Technology

Last modified: February 15th, 2019 at 11:43am