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Congratulations! You are on your way to becoming a college student at Anoka Technical College.

Choose the admissions process (below) that suits you.


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General Student Admission

Some programs may be full or not taking applications at the present time.

The following Anoka Technical College programs require an additional application process:

Occupational Therapy Assistant, ParamedicPractical Nursing and Surgical Technology.

Returning Student Admission

If you have been away from Anoka Technical College for a semester or more, please complete this Change of Major eform.

Your request will be processed and you will be notified if you meet admission requirements for that program.

Program admission is not guaranteed as some programs may be filled to capacity.

Transfer Student Admission

Transfer students are students who have taken courses at other colleges or universities and are planning on receiving credit for those courses at Anoka Technical College.

Transfer Student Admission Steps

  • Complete the online application.
  • Send official transcripts from all previous colleges attended to Anoka Technical College. We will automatically receive transcripts from other colleges within the Minnesota State colleges and universities system.
  • Transcripts will be evaluated to determine the need for Accuplacer course placement testing. Students who are required to test are strongly encouraged to review prior to testing. Visit the Testing Center page for resources and a sample test. Upon admission into a declared major, transcripts will be evaluated for courses that will apply to that major. For information about transferring credits, visit the Transfer Student page.

PSEO Student Admission

PSEO Application Deadlines

Fall Semester Priority Deadline: April 15
Fall Semester Final Deadline: July 15

Spring Semester Priority Deadline: Nov. 1
Spring Semester Final Deadline: Dec. 1

All PSEO application materials must be submitted by the application deadline to be considered for admission.

Additional information for PSEO Students is located here.

Visiting Student Admission

Students admitted and in good academic standing at another Minnesota State college or university, may register for courses at Anoka Tech as a visiting student.

Visiting Minnesota State students must follow all Anoka Tech policies, procedures and deadlines and may register for courses during the Anoka Tech Open Registration period.

Steps to Register for Classes

  1. Log in to the E-Services account at the primary college or university (where student isadmitted).
  2. Select Courses and Registration, then select Find a Course.
  3. Select the Advanced tab. By default, the student's primary college or university's name appears next to College/University.
  4. Click the Search Other Institutions link.
  5. Select Anoka Technical College and click Set College/University. Search and register for classes at Anoka Tech.
Visiting Minnesota State students who register for classes at Anoka Tech will owe tuition at Anoka Tech. Students can view and pay the bill through their eServices account. Anoka Tech does not mail invoices, and the student is responsible for making payment arrangements by the appropriate deadline.

Please be aware of Anoka Tech policies and deadlines pertaining to adding, dropping and withdrawing from classes.

In addition to their eServices account, students are responsible for activating and using all Anoka Tech online student accounts.

Just Take a Class or a Few Classes

Individuals who want to take less than 9 credits worth of classes but are not planning to complete a certificate, diploma, or degree are classified as Non-Degree Seeking Students. Non-Degree Seeking Students are not eligible for financial aid and will only be able to register for courses during the Open Registration period. To become a Non-Degree Seeking Student, complete the following steps:

1. Apply to the college: When you reach Part 6 of the application, select one of these options "complete courses and transfer without a degree" or "complete courses but not a degree."

2. Submit an Immunization Form.

For non-credit courses, visit Workforce or Professional Training.

Veteran Student Admission

To qualify for veteran education benefits, you must apply to and be accepted into a program major at Anoka Technical College

  1. Apply for admission to the College
  2. Take the Accuplacer test
  3. Apply for Veterans Education Benefits through the VA website
    Once the VA has approved your application, they will issue a Certificate of Eligibility (COE) or Statement of Benefits to you. Submit a copy of your COE and DD214 to the Anoka Technical College School Certifying Official (SCO) via email at or in person to the Records Office, Rm 104. If you are in the Selective Reserve or National Guard, a Notice of Basic Eligibility (NOBE) is required in lieu of a DD214. 
  4. Apply for Financial Aid
  5. Attend orientation and register for classes
  6. Once the SCO has received your documentation and you have registered for classes, your enrollment will be certified with the VA. If you have questions, contact the SCO at or 763-576-7740. For additional information. visit Anoka Technical Veterans Services.

International Student Admission

Anoka Technical College is not accepting international students at this time. An international student is a non-U.S. citizen or non-U.S. immigrant, who has been granted F-1 visa status from the U.S. Department of State (DOS) through a U.S. Consulate based upon the I-20 document (certificate of eligibility for an F-1 visa) issued by a college to pursue full-time study. Please consider Anoka-Ramsey Community College or another Minnesota State College or University. Select here for more information.

Note: Permanent residents, refugees, and political asylees are not international students and should follow the general, transfer, or returning student steps.