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Admissions

Your path to an education at Anoka Tech begins with an admissions process tailored to you. Take the first step and apply today.

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New Student

Welcome, you're on your way to becoming a student at Anoka Tech where you can develop the skills you need to get started on a career path, in a supportive community. As a new student, here are a few steps follow to become a student and resources to help the process.

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Programs with Supplemental Application Process

The following  programs at Anoka Tech require an additional application process:

Visit the program pages to learn more about program-specific admissions requirements or email EnrollmentServices@anokatech.edu to get help.

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Help to Pay for College

More than 90 percent of students receive financial support through scholarships, grants, loans and more. There are many ways available to help pay for college.

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Returning Student

Welcome back. For whatever reason you paused your education at Anoka Tech, we want you to know we're here for you. If you have been away from Anoka Tech for a semester or more, please complete this Change of Major eform.

Your request will be processed and you will be notified if you meet admission requirements for the program.

Program admission is not guaranteed as some programs may be filled to capacity.

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Help to Pay for College

More than 90 percent of students receive financial support through scholarships, grants, loans and more. There are many ways available to help pay for college.

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Transfer Student

Transfer students are students who have taken courses at other colleges or universities and are planning on receiving credit for those courses at Anoka Tech. If you're considering transferring to Anoka Tech, returning to college or starting on a new career path, get credit for what you started. 

Transcripts

Submit official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. As part of the Minnesota State system, we will automatically receive transcripts from other colleges within the Minnesota State colleges and universities system. 

Official transcript(s) from non-Minnesota State college(s) sent directly to the Records Office. Hard copy official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope with the seal intact. Electronic official transcripts must be issued directly to registrar@anokatech.edu from the institution.

Student copies and faxed transcripts are not considered official.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for your transcript evaluation to be completed after you have been admitted to your program major. When your evaluation is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to view the results of the evaluation in your interactive Degree Audit Report System (DARS). 

Placement & Testing

Transcripts will be evaluated to determine the need for Accuplacer course placement testing. Students who are required to test are strongly encouraged to review prior to testing. Visit the Testing Center page for resources and a sample test. Upon admission into a declared major, transcripts will be evaluated for courses that will apply to that major. 

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Credit for Prior Learning

Credit for prior learning is a process in which students get academic credit for learning they have gained through on-the-job experiences, attendance at workshops or conferences, volunteer activities, business ownership, self-study.

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Transfer Resources

To have your transcripts evaluated for Transfer of Credit, you must:

  • Complete the transfer admissions process outlined above
  • Be accepted into a declared program major
  • Have official transcript(s) from non-Minnesota State* college(s) sent directly to Anoka Technical College's Records Office. Hard copy official transcripts must be received in a sealed envelope with the seal intact. Electronic official transcripts must be issued directly to registrar@anokatech.edu from the institution. Student copies and faxed transcripts are not considered official.

*Students transferring from other Minnesota State colleges and universities do not need to request official transcripts from these schools since Anoka Technical College has access to them.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for your transcript evaluation to be completed after you have been admitted to your program major. When your evaluation is complete, you will receive an email with instructions on how to view the results of the evaluation in your interactive Degree Audit Report System (DARS). 

Anoka Technical College will consider:

  • Courses applicable to a student's certificate, diploma or degree.
  • Transfer courses determined by Anoka Technical College to be comparable or equivalent to currently offered courses.
  • College-level courses not determined by Anoka Technical College to be comparable or equivalent to specific courses shall be accepted as electives.
  • College Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a national program that tests student’s mastery in college-level material for a variety of undergraduate college courses. A list of CLEP tests and cut score requirements are located here.
  • Advanced Placement (AP) classes offered in most Minnesota high schools with standardized tests and cut scores equivalent to college level courses. A list of AP tests and cute score requirements are located here.  
  • Articulated College Credit (Tech Prep)
  • Military Education Experience may be eligible for college credit through evaluations established by the American Council on Education (ACE).
  • Grades earned for transfer courses do not impact a student's grade point average (GPA) at Anoka Technical College.
  • Courses transferred to the College will be recorded on the student's transcript under the "transfer credits" section.
  • Up to two-thirds of a given program's credit requirements may be transferred in from another institution. 
  • Anoka Technical College will accept courses from other institutions with grades of D or higher.
  • Grades of D or higher may or may not be accepted by individual programs due to varying program policies regarding acceptable grades for graduation.

Students who are are not satisfied with the results of their transfer evaluation, may dispute the results by submitting a Transfer Credit Appeal along with appropriate supporting documentation.

Students dissatisfied with the results of the Transfer Appeal decision, have the right to appeal to at the Minnesota State system level to the Senior Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs. The decision of the Senior Vice Chancellor is binding.

Minnesota Transfer

Minnesota Transfer website is the official guide for seamless transfer in Minnesota Higher Education.

Transferology

Transferology is a nation-wide network designed to help answer the question "Will my courses transfer?"

Enter coursework, exams, and/or military learning experiences, then discover in a single click how many schools in the Transferology network have matching courses that may be awarded when you transfer.

Schools are ranked by the percentage of coursework they accept in transfer, though you may focus the results with a number of handy filters and sorts, including how your courses transfer into a specific program at another college or university.

Details of how those courses will count are available with another click or two, and you can inform schools of your  interest in transferring by asking about specific programs, campus visits, and/or coursework that has not yet been evaluated by the school.

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the format in which general education is accomplished within the public two- and four-year colleges and universities in Minnesota. Completion of a defined MnTC course(s) at one institution enables a student to receive credit for lower-division general education MnTC credit upon admission to another Minnesota State colleges and universities and/or the University of Minnesota.

Anoka Technical College accepts MnTC courses from other Minnesota State colleges and universities and from the University of Minnesota, to be applied toward program major requirements. 

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Help to Pay for College

More than 90 percent of students receive financial support through scholarships, grants, loans and more. There are many ways available to help pay for college.

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PSEO Student

Through the Post Secondary Enrollement Options (PSEO), 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students can get started on their technical education for free.

Accepted students may earn both secondary and postsecondary credit for college courses completed at Anoka Tech.

Want to learn more about PSEO at Anoka Tech? The Anoka Tech Enrollment Services team is here to help.

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Application Deadlines

Fall Semester
Priority Deadline: April 15
Final Deadline: July 15

Spring Semester
Priority Deadline: Nov. 1
Final Deadline: Dec. 1

All PSEO application materials must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered for admission.

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Questions? 

Contact us at PSEO@anokatech.edu or 763-576-7910

 

Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: All application materials must be submitted by the deadline in order to be considered for admission. No exceptions will be made to the posted deadlines.

PSEO students are able to take classes at more than one Minnesota State institution. Anoka Technical College requires that students follow all application guidelines in order for PSEO funds to be used to take classes with us. Failure to apply, submit high school transcripts and Notice of Student Registration to Anoka Technical College by the PSEO deadlines may result in being dropped from the class or an out-of-pocket tuition balance that would be the student's responsibility. Please contact our office with questions.

  1. Complete the Anoka Technical College Online Application 
  2. Complete page one of the Minnesota Department of Education PSEO Notice of Student Registration form
  3. Submit high school transcript
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, or MCA test scores OR take the Accuplacer test
  5. Attend a required on-campus PSEO Orientation & Registration Session (session dates will be included in the acceptance email, once all application materials have been submitted and processed)

PSEO Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester
    • Priority Deadline: April 15
    • Final Deadline: July 15
  • Spring Semester
    • Priority Deadline: November 1
    • Final Deadline: December 1

Public School Students: Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, subdivision 7, requires public school students to inform the district by May 30 of each year of the pupil’s intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year to assist the district in planning. A pupil is bound by notifying or not notifying the district by May 30. Consult with your public school district for a waiver of this deadline requirement.

10th grade public, nonpublic, and home school students may enroll in PSEO course(s) on a college campus, with the following eligibility criteria and participation limits:

Student Eligibility: The student must have received a passing score (proficiency level of “meets or exceeds”) on the 8th-grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) in reading, or if the student did not take the 8th-grade MCA, another reading assessment can be substituted if accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution. Anoka Tech will except a score of 250 or higher on the Reading Accuplacer test as an alternative to the MCA. 

Participation Limits: A 10th-grade student may enroll in one Career Technical Education (CTE) course during their first semester. If the student earns a “C” or higher grade in this first course, the student is eligible to take additional postsecondary courses while in 10th grade.

Example 10th grade year:

Semester 1: Limited to ONE Career and Technical Education (CTE) class the first semester. Please review the 10th Grader Eligible Classes list for CTE course options.

Semester 2: Must pass the first semester CTE course with a "C" or higher grade. Then, may take additional CTE courses AND/OR general education courses the second semester of the 10th grade year.  

A 10th grade student must meet the specific course requirements and prerequisites of any course they wish to enroll in.

More information on 10th grade PSEO can be found on the MDE website. 

Visiting Student

Students admitted and in good academic standing at another Minnesota State college or university, may register for courses at Anoka Tech as a visiting student.

Visiting Minnesota State students must follow all Anoka Tech policies, procedures and deadlines and may register for courses during the Anoka Tech Open Registration period.

Steps to Register for Classes

  1. Log in to the E-Services account at the primary college or university (where you are currently admitted).
  2. Select Courses and Registration, then Find a Course.
  3. Select the Advanced tab. By default, the student's primary college or university's name appears next to College/University.
  4. Click the Search Other Institutions link.
  5. Select Anoka Technical College and click Set College/University.
  6. Search and register for classes at Anoka Tech.

Tuition and Student Accounts

Visiting Minnesota State students who register for classes at Anoka Tech will owe tuition at Anoka Tech. Students can view and pay the bill through their eServices account. Anoka Tech does not mail invoices, and the student is responsible for making payment arrangements by the appropriate deadline.

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Please be aware of Anoka Tech policies and deadlines pertaining to adding, dropping and withdrawing from classes.

In addition to your eServices account, students are responsible for activating and using all Anoka Tech online student accounts.

Veteran Student

Anoka Technical College honors veterans and their families for their service to our country by providing you with the finest career and technical education in Minnesota. 

To qualify for veteran education benefits, you must apply to and be accepted into a program major at Anoka Technical College.

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Veterans Affairs Education Benefits

Once the VA has approved your application, they will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Statement of Benefits to you. Submit a copy of your COE and DD214 to the Anoka Technical College School Certifying Official (SCO) via email at registrar@anokatech.edu or in person to the Records Office, Rm 104. If you are in the Selective Reserve or National Guard, a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) is required in lieu of a DD214. 

Once the SCO has received your documentation and you have registered for classes, your enrollment will be certified with the VA. If you have questions, contact the SCO at registrar@anokatech.edu or 763-576-7740.

For additional information. visit Veterans Services.

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Veteran Benefits & Services

Whether you are currently serving or separated from the service, you may be eligible for certain education benefits and it is Anoka Tech's vision to honor your service by providing you the education and support you need to succeed.

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International Student

Anoka Tech is not accepting international students at this time. Please consider our aligned college Anoka-Ramsey Community College or another Minnesota State College or University.

An international student is a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. immigrant, who has been granted F-1 visa status from the U.S. Department of State (DOS) through a U.S. Consulate based upon the I-20 document (certificate of eligibility for an F-1 visa) issued by a college to pursue full-time study. 

Note: Permanent residents, refugees, and political asylees are not international students and should follow the new student, transfer, or returning student steps.

Individual Classes

Individuals who want to take less than 9 credits worth of classes but are not planning to complete a certificate, diploma, or degree are classified as Non-Degree Seeking Students. Non-Degree Seeking Students are not eligible for financial aid and will only be able to register for courses during the open registration period. To become a Non-Degree Seeking Student, complete the following steps:

  1. Apply to the college: When you reach Part 6 of the application, select one of these options "complete courses and transfer without a degree" or "complete courses but not a degree."
  2. Submit an Immunization Form.

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