You are eligible to participate in the Community College Connection Program if you obtain an Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 36 or higher (you will be asked to test after submitting your application unless exempt based off of ACT scores.)
Who can apply?
You can apply to the Connection program if you are:
- A student who applied to SCSU and received a referral to the Connection program.
- A high school graduate who wants to apply directly to the Connection program, without being referred by SCSU.
- A student who was admitted to a major at SCTCC and wants to switch to the Connection program.
- To have a High school GPA of 2.0 or higher (GPA lower than 2.0 reviewed at the discretion of the Coordinator)
- Meet minimum score of 36 on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer
STEP 1 - APPLY
- Complete the application to Saint Cloud Technical & Comminty College
- Choose "Community College Connection" as your major
- $20 application fee
- Submit your high school transcript to the SCTCC Admissions office
- Mail to:
SCTCC Admissions Office
1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303
STEP 2 - TEST
After your application materials are processed, you will receive a "Checklist" in the mail with information about testing. All students are required to take the "Reading" and "Elementary Algebra" portions of the Accuplacer placement test, unless an exemption is noted on your checklist. Testing should be completed within 30 days of receiving the checklist.
Testing is free (first attempt) and can be scheduled at SCTCC. If you want to test at another Minnesota State institution you will need to contact Nathan Jacobson to request a testing voucher.
Saint Cloud Technical and Community College
- Schedule the test at SCTCC. You will need your student i.d. number (found on your "Checklist" letter)
STEP 3 - GET ACCEPTED
Once you have met and completed all acceptance requirements, we will mail you an Acceptance Packet. This packet contains your acceptance letter, your ID numbers for SCSU and SCTCC, information about financial aid, a Campus Card application kit, and a brochure to apply for housing at SCSU. Please read all the information carefully and follow the steps indicated in the letter.
Depending on when you are admitted you will also receive with your packet a letter with instructions on how to register to attend an Advising & Registration session. If you were admitted to the Connection program before March of the year of your admission, then you will likely receive the Advising and Registration instructions in a separate mailing.
STEP 4 - ATTEND AN ADVISING AND REGISTRATION DAY AT SCSU
Your Advising and Registration Day is a mandatory one-day program that is required for all new first year students as part of our commitment to your academic success. You will work closely with our staff and student advisors to identify the resources you need to be successful and you will also register for your first semester of classes.