View our step by step video for the online application.

Before You Apply, What Type of Student Are You? | Read the Instructions | Pay Your Bill Online  

Important Announcements

Apply for free!  We are no longer charging the $20 application fee.

We have moved to virtual service.  For most student types we recommend using our online application for admission and request that you submit any additional 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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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



Fall 2021 August 16, 2021
Spring 2022 December 27, 2021

What type of student are you?

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

First Time General Student - no previous college experience.  Please apply using the Online Application .

Transfer Student - taken courses at other colleges or universities.  Please apply using the Online Application .

Visiting Student - currently admitted at another college or university.  Application is not required.  Please see the Visiting Student section for additional information.  

International Student -  seeking admission to the college as a non-immigrant to the U.S. or seeking an F-1 student visa.  Please do not apply online.  see the International Student section for additional information. 

PSEO Student -  Please see the PSEO Program section for additional information.  

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Online and Paper Application Instructions

Apply Online

Apply using our Online Application.  Watch this video for step by step instruction on the completing the online application. The new online application is MOBILE friendly. 

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

 Instead of the online application form, students may fill out the Print Application (pdf) (this is  a fillable PDF document that can be completed and saved on your computer and submitted as an email attachment or printed and completed in pen then scanned and sent as an email attachment to

If you experience problems paying online contact the Minnesota State Service Desk (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 an email with information about acceptance, and the next steps to become an enrolled student.