Whether you’re enrolling in classes or still considering if PTCC is right for you, our expert admissions staff are here to help you. We can help answer your questions about programs, the college application and admissions process, financial aid, what college life is like, and more.  

The best way to determine if PTCC is the right choice for you is to visit campus. PTCC hosts weekly group information sessions, and our admissions staff are available to schedule one-on-one meetings. 

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Admission Process

Once you have made the decision to join us, follow the next 6 steps for admission:


  • PTCC requires proof of graduation (one of the following):
    • High school transcript, GED or DD form 214 showing date of graduation/completion
    • Official transcript showing conferral of bachelor’s degree from regionally accredited institution in the US.
    • Transfer courses from a previous institution
  • Select a program of study
  • Complete and submit the online application – there is no fee to apply, ever! 
  • Be sure to declare a major or program & save your StarID information. 
  • Once you have submitted your application, watch for a letter informing you of your enrollment status. 


  • Apply for financial aid, using FAFSA code 005535, online at 
  • Apply for scholarships! There are several scholarships available for those who qualify.  


  • PTCC requires that students submit proof that they have been vaccinated against, or have legal exemption for measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus, and diphtheria (Tdap). 
  • For more information, visit MN Department of Health


  • Send official non-Minnesota State transcripts to:
    Pine Technical and Community College
    Attn: Records/ Transfer
    900 4th St SE
    Pine City, MN 55063**Coursework from Minnesota State (formerly MnSCU) will be retrieved by PTCC at no cost via E-Transcript. 
  • PTCC will evaluate official transcripts and students will be notified once transfer work is complete. 
  • Students should review their Degree Audit in eServices. If student has questions or concerns on what was transferred they should meet with the transfer specialist.
  • For more information on credits transferred, visit Transferrring to PTCC.

The course placement process determines a student’s readiness for reading, writing, and mathematics courses. It is used to assist a student with the selection of appropriate courses to help assure a student’s success upon entering PTCC.


Attend an Orientation & Registration Session to finalize enrollment at PTCC. Admissions staff will guide students through course registration and share information about financial aid, paying tuition, important deadlines and campus-wide policies and procedures.


Transferring to PTCC

Transferring to PTCC

Whether you’re transferring credits to PTCC from another college or university or making plans to earn your associate degree here so you can pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year institution, we’ll help you do it.

High School & PSEO Students

High School & PSEO Students

We offer a variety of programs for high school students that allow you to earn college credit while you are still in high school, at no cost to you! Start your postsecondary education with PTCC!

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Senior Citizens

Senior Citizens

Minnesota residents 62 years old or older may enroll in credit courses on a space-available basis without paying tuition and activity fees. The senior citizen rate applies only to students who are not collecting financial aid.

Military Veterans

Military Veterans

We are committed to providing Military Veterans with a successful and fulfilling educational experience.

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Ability to Benefit

Ability to Benefit

Take college credits while completing your GED or high school diploma. Financial aid can help you pay for tuition, books, fees and other educational expenses for college-level classes.

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