Apply as a New College Student


You are a new college student if you will be going to college for the first time.

Follow these steps if you have a high school diploma or GED or are a high school senior who will graduate before enrolling.

  1. Apply for admission and pay the application fee online
    • Provide a copy of your high school transcripts or GED to Minneapolis College
  2. Visit the course placement webpage 
  3. Register for courses!
  4. Follow the Student Checklist to Prepare for the First Day of Class.

Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid as soon as you apply to the college.

Provide Proof of High School Graduation or GED

  • Ask your high school to send an official final transcript after you graduate
  • Minneapolis College accepts electronic transcripts through Parchment, National Student Clearinghouse and Scoir
  • If you have a GED, please send a copy of your certificate
  • If you have completed ACT/SAT/MCA you may qualify for a testing exemption.

Submit high school transcripts, GED, and ACT or SAT scores to:

Minneapolis College Student Services
1501 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Fax: 612-659-6230

Electronic submissionAsk Us

If you are having trouble getting your high school transcripts please feel free to contact us online to see if we can help!

Choosing a Program

On the online application, you will be asked to choose a program of study––learn more about selecting a program and declaring your major.