The basic requirement for admittance to Minnesota West Community & Technical College is a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
You must apply to the college before registering for classes. To begin taking classes at Minnesota West, you must first be admitted, take the college assessment test, complete orientation, and register for classes.
Lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation.
Apply by choosing the type of admission that best describes you:
- General Student Admission for applicants who have not previously attended colleges or universities.
- Transfer Student Admission for applicants who have previously attended colleges or universities.
- PSEO (High School) Admission for applicants who are still in high school.
- International (Non-Immigrant) Admission for applicants who are residents of another country, who do not have U.S. citizenship, permanent residency, or refugee/political asylum status.
- Non-Degree Seeking Admission for applicants who are not seeking certificates, diplomas or degrees.
- Former Students Returning.
Admission to Minnesota West does not guarantee admission to college-level courses or programs of study. Programs and courses fill up on a first come-first served basis so you should apply early. Some programs require an additional separate admissions process. See listing below.
Special Application Procedures
Applying to the following programs requires more than completing the general application. Special procedures are explained:
Contact the Admissions Office at Ask JAY or our Communication Center at 800-658-2330.