NCTC and BSU Team Up To Form NorthernConnect

Northland Community & Technical College (NCTC) and Bemidji State University (BSU) will have a signing ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 19 to signify the start of NorthernConnect. Presidents of both BSU and NCTC will be on NCTC’s Thief River Falls campus at 10:00 a.m. to share remarks on the significance of the agreement for students at NCTC and BSU and will then sign the agreement, making it official.

NorthernConnect is a collaborative effort to ensure guaranteed and accelerated admission to BSU from NCTC for students who graduate with an AA, AS or AAS degree from NCTC. BSU and NCTC will also work to award reverse transfer degrees from NCTC to students that qualify from BSU.
“NorthernConnect is a great option for students and parents. It provides a solid pathway to a 4-year degree with planning after they start at NCTC or while still in high school. It provides options; students get the basic general education courses out of the way while living at home or nearby. Parents, take advantage of 2-year tuition and living costs,” stated NCTC vice president of academic and student affairs, Carey Castle.

A full list of details about NorthernConnect and application materials can be found at:

Northland Community and Technical College (NCTC) is a comprehensive college with campuses in Thief River Falls, MN, and East Grand Forks, MN. NCTC also has an aerospace site in Thief River Falls, MN, and a satellite site in Roseau, MN. NCTC offers certificates, diplomas, transfer courses, two-year degrees (A.A.S., A.S., A.A.) in more than 80 areas of study, workforce training and education programs. NCTC is a member of Minnesota State, the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States, and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. NCTC is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer. For more information about Northland Community & Technical College, visit or call 1.800.959.6282.