Visiting Students

Here to take classes, but do not want to complete a full certificate or degree?  As a student who is not seeking a degree, you're considered a Visiting Student.  We're glad you're here! 

How to Register as a Visiting Student

If you have taken classes at another Minnesota State institution, watch the how to register video above or follow the steps below to register as a visiting student at SCTCC.

Registration Instructions:

1. Login to eServices at your home college/university

2. Click on Courses and Registration

3. Change College/University to St. Cloud Technical & Community College

4. Choose Semester and Subject

5. Search for the course you want

6. Add course to wishlist by clicking on the plus sign next to course

7. Click on Review My Plan

8. Check the box by the course you wish to register for and click Select Course(s) to Proceed to Register

9. Register for courses using StarID password

10. Go to View/Modify Schedule and print

 

If you have questions about registering for a course with pre-requisites, email: registration@sctcc.edu 

If you do not remember your password or it has expired, you may reset your password by following the "Reset Password" link at StarID Self Service.

For other StarID questions please contact the IT Helpdesk at 320-308-6445.

If you have not taken classes at a college in the Minnesota State system, follow the steps below to register as a visiting student at SCTCC.

1. Create a StarID and associate it with St. Cloud Technical & Community College

NOTE: The activation portion of the Minnesota State StarID site DOES NOT WORK with Internet Explorer 11 or Chrome. We recommend using Firefox, Safari, or IE 10 (or earlier) when activating your StarID.

2. Log in to eServices with your new StarID

3. Choose Select Courses, then select St. Cloud Technical & Community College from the menu 

4. Find your desired course and click the Add button on the left

5. Select Continue to Review My Plan (located above your search results, to the right) to view your Wish List

6. Check the box for the course, then Select Course(s) to Proceed to Register

7. Enter your password (the same one you used with your StarID to log in) and select Register

8. If you receive a message that your registration failed or that you must meet course prerequisities, please fill out a Visiting Student Registration Form and submit it to registration@sctcc.edu.  Attach unofficial transcripts to show that you have met any course prerequisities.

9. Pay Tuition and Fees

10. Purchase your books

 

If you have questions about registering for a course with prerequisites, email: registration@sctcc.edu 

If you do not remember your password or it has expired, you may reset your password by following the "Reset Password" link at StarID Self Service.

For other StarID questions please contact the IT Helpdesk at 320-308-6445.

Visiting Student Information

  • Anyone interested in registering for select courses and who are not interested in pursuing a diploma or degree is considered a Visiting Student.
  • Visiting Students are not required to apply for admission to SCTCC.
  • Credits earned as a Visiting Student may later, upon admission to a degree program, be applied toward graduation. Visiting Students who have completed 16 credits are strongly urged to apply for admission to the college. Technical credits completed as a Visiting Student beyond the initial 16 may not be applied toward a diploma or degree.
  • Another commonly used phrase for Visiting Students:  Non-Degree Seeking.

Visiting Student Registration Dates:

Spring semester 2021: registration opened on November 2, 2020

Summer semester 2021: registration opens February 8, 2021

Fall semester 2021: registration opens on April 5, 2021

What is a StarID Account?

A StarID account lets you register for open public courses at any college and university within the Minnesota State system. Going forward, your StarID will be used to register for classes, check your grades, pay bills, and many more features throughout your time as a Minnesota State student.

What if my StarID Password doesn’t work?

If you don’t remember your password or your password has expired, you may reset your password by following the “Reset Password” link at StarID Self Service.

Do I have to take the college placement test as a visiting student?

Visiting students must meet the course prerequisites and placement requirements. Many visiting students are exempt (and don't have to take a placement test) based on previous completed college level coursework. Check the course page to find out if you meet the requirements. If you meet the requirements, submit your unofficial transcript with your registration form to registration@sctcc.edu. If you haven't met them, you can take the Accuplacer placement test at SCTCC

Can I receive Financial Aid?

Non-degree-seeking students are not eligible for financial aid from SCTCC. To be eligible for financial aid, you must be seeking an award (degree, diploma, some certificates). If you are visiting us from another college/university, talk to your home institution about financial aid.

How do I know if the course is equivalent to the course I need?

To find out if SCTCC offers an equivalent course to the one you need at another Minnesota State college or university, you will need to find the course in your home institution's Course Schedules. Click on the “Equivalent” button. If SCTCC has an equivalent course you will see it in the list.

How do I pay for my class?

When a visiting student registers for the course, they are financially responsible for the course. Students can view and pay their bill in eServices or can contact the Financial Services Office for payment options at 320-308-5946. 

How do I get my books?

Visit the SCTCC Bookstore.

Will I need to get a St. Cloud Technical & Community College email?

The College will provide you with an SCTCC email account within 24 hours of registering for a class. Email is the college's official form of communication. You should begin checking your email regularly for important updates including payment due dates and reminders. You will need your StarID and password to access your email the first time.

The format for your email is: username: STARID@go.minnstate.edu password: is your StarID password.

Please contact the IT Help Desk at 320-308-6445 for assistance.

Do I need a Parking Permit?

Not if you are taking an online course.

You will need a parking permit if you are in a face-to-face class. Your parking permit is already included with your tuition, so there is no additional charge. Register your vehicle online.  Once you have registered your vehicle, you can pick your permit up at the Financial Services Office.

Add/Drop/Withdraw Policy

If you need to make changes to your schedule after you register, please be aware of SCTCC’s policies and deadlines pertaining to adding, dropping, and withdrawing from classes. To review policy, visit: www.sctcc.edu/add-drop

Registration staff are available to answer your questions.