Apply Now: Application Instructions
You may apply to any Minnesota West campus or center one of two ways. Carefully read the following information and application steps before you apply.
If you plan to attend a Minnesota West center or the online college, you need to identify a home campus.
Fairmont applicants should apply via Jackson Campus.
Luverne applicants should apply via the Pipestone Campus.
Redwood Falls applicants should apply via Granite Falls Campus.
Distance Delivery nursing applicants should apply via the Worthington Campus.
Online applicants should apply to "Online location" not a campus location.
Non-Degree Seeking Students: Instead of the eApplication, these students should follow the instructions for Non-Degree Seeking Students.
Two Convenient Ways to Apply
Simply apply for admission and submit the one-time, non-refundable $20 application fee. Applying for admission can be completed one of two ways:
Complete the eApplication. You will be prompted to pay the application fee using a credit card or e-check. This is a convenient and safe way to speed up the acceptance process. Once your application has been submitted, you will receive two confirmations. The first confirmation will be sent by email within 24 hours from Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, indicating that your application has been received. The second confirmation will be sent by email and/or mail by a Minnesota West Admissions office and provide information about your next steps.
Print and complete the application form. Submit it to the Minnesota West Campus you wish to attend, along with the $20 application fee. Confirmation will be sent by email and/or mail from the Admissions office and provide information about your next steps.
Note: If you attended Minnesota West before and had previously paid the application fee you are not required to do so again.
In addition to the application, you will need to submit your official high school transcript as well as college transcripts from each previously attended non-MnSCU institution. Transcripts from a previously attended Minnesota State College or University are automatically retrieved for your convenience.
After completing your application, be sure to login to your e-Services Student Account periodically to check the status of your application. You should receive a letter from Minnesota West within two weeks of your application submission.
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