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Important Announcements

The spring term application deadline is December 28, 2020.

We have moved to virtual service.  We request that you submit all application materials (PDF preferred) digitally as email attachments to  Information regarding your admission status will be sent via the email address you provide on our application or your assigned Normandale student email address.


You are strongly encouraged to apply as early as possible prior to the start of each academic term.

Applying early assures you:

  • The best service during your transition to college
  • The best course availability as courses with high demand fill early
  • The best class times (morning classes fill first)
  • The best preparation for placement testing
  • On-time processing of your financial aid

Early application for financial aid also assures you priority consideration for all of the available financial aid programs for which you may be eligible.

Separate admissions and financial aid applications are required.

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Things to Consider before submitting an application:

Application deadlines have been established to assure student success. Applying early for admission to the college and making financial arrangements early assures best course selection and priority consideration for all available financial aid programs for which a student may be eligible.

2020-2021 Application Deadlines



Spring 2021 December 28, 2020
Fall 2021 August 8, 2020

We've created unique application experiences to address the diverse needs of our students.

A Visiting Student -

If you are a visiting student, it is not necessary to submit an application for admission.  Please see the Visiting Student section for additional information.  


Please see the International Student   section for additional information. 
Please submit all application materials (PDF preferred) digtially as email attachments to 

A PSEO Student -  

Please see the  PSEO Program   section for additional information. 
Please submit all application materials digtially as (PDF preferred) as email attachments to 

In order to be accepted to Normandale Community College, you must submit your application with the payment for the non-refundable application fee, official transcripts to the Office of Admissions.

« Instead of the online application form, students may fill out the Print Application (pdf) or Print Application with typed signature (MS Word) High school GPA is now being used as part of the course placement process.  Please see Course Placement for instructions for submitting your self-reported high school GPA.
Please submit all application materials (PDF preferred) digtially as email attachments to 

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Online Application Instructions

Apply Online

Apply using our Online Application. As you can see from the instructions below, there are many screens to drive through.

The new online application is MOBILE friendly.

It will format differently according to what kind of phone or tablet you are using.

You can either login using your StarID right away or you can use this page to create one, if you don't already have one.

Be sure to save your StarID and Password where you can find it. You’ll need your StarID and password to access your student email account and other campus information.
The 8 Steps involved in applying online to Normandale

^ The new application has about 25 screens making up the 8 sections.

Each screen has just a few items to check, select or fill out.

Most users should be able to go through this in a half hour or less.

 After completing the 8 sections, you will arrive at the Success Page!

You'll note that your application at this point is still pending.
The application fee [$20]  is required before you application can be processed.  Please complete any other requirements listed on this page.  The application fee is non-refundable.

New with this page, you can:

  • Pay for the application [$20] from this page.
  • Generate a Transcript Form from this page, if you need one.
  • Opt-in to Text Messaging for Admissions/Campus communications.
  • If you are a Transfer, you can also apply to another Minnesota State institution from this page.


If you experience problems paying online contact 1-877- GO-MNSCU (1-877-466-6728).

You will receive an automated email response that your online application and payment has been received.

Please do not respond to that email.

The Office of Admissions will send a letter with information about acceptance, completing Placement Testing and attending Advising and Registration.