Returning Student Application

Welcome back to Northland Community & Technical College! You are considered a returning student if you have previously attended NCTC and are returning after a break in enrollment.

Before You Begin

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  • ONLINE EDUCATION STUDENTS: Once your eApplication is submitted, you will be contacted by a Distance Minnesota Advisor. For additional information on online learning, please visit Distance Minnesota.
  • INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS may use the online application or visit our International Admissions page for more information on applying to Northland.
  • POST-SECONDARY ENROLLMENT STUDENTS are required to submit additional information, please see our PSEO requirements.

Steps to Reapply

Complete the following to reapply to Northland Community & Technical College as a returning student. Some programs may have additional requirements for admission.

  • 1Complete an Online Application

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Steps to Enroll

  • 1Send Northland Your College Transcripts
    • Have official transcripts sent from ALL colleges attended outside of the Minnesota State System. Many colleges require a fee prior to mailing out an official transcript. You may wish to contact the college(s) you have attended to inquire about a possible transcript fee.
  • 2Schedule the Accuplacer assessment
  • 3Complete Immunization Form (if applicable)
    • The Immunization Record for Students Attending Post-Secondary Schools in Minnesota form is designed to provide the school with information required by law and will be available for review by the Minnesota Department of Health and the local community health agency. Minnesota law (M.S. 135A.14) requires proof that all students born after 1956 are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella, allowing for certain specified exemptions.
  • 4Complete an Out of State Reciprocity Application Form
  • 5File for Financial Aid
    • You may also Apply for Financial Aid Online. The Federal Financial Aid school code number for both the East Grand Forks and Thief River Falls campuses for financial aid purposes is 002385.
  • 6Check Your Application Status
    • You may sign-in to your account periodically to check the status of your application. Additionally, you should receive a letter from Northland within two weeks of your application submission.