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Returning Students
What Can I Expect as a Non-Traditional Student?

If it’s been a while since you’ve been on campus, or even if you’re attending for the first time, taking college classes as an adult has its own special challenges.

Learning environments and expectations have changed – but Normandale has the degree options, flexible scheduling, and personalized planning you need to be prepared and be successful.

What’s Changed?

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New Course Formats

The biggest changes you’ll see are remote and hybrid courses. While you can still take traditional classes on campus, you’ll also find courses that are fully online or a combination of both.

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The Best Transfer Options

Normandale offers the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum, a guaranteed set of general education credits that transfer to the University Minnesota system, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and many Minnesota private colleges.

What’s Still the Same?

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Individual Advising and Coaching

Academic planning. Tutoring. Career Services. Counseling. The experts at Normandale are ready to help.

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Hundreds of Continuing Ed Classes

Normandale offers non-credit courses that can help you achieve your goals, whether you want to advance your career or enrich your personal life.

Ready to Get Started?

Welcome back! If you are returning to Normandale after being away for a while, the following information can get you started back up.

Complete the eform to get one-on-one support and help from a Student Services Coach on next steps.

Complete Returning Student Form 


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