Records & Registration

7 Steps to Enrollment

Become a student at Normandale Community College in just seven easy steps!

                                                                                                            
1. APPLY FOR ADMISSION
Apply for admission or, if you aren’t seeking financial aid or a degree, enroll as a visiting student.
                                                                                                                                                  
2. SUBMIT OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS (OR GED CERTIFICATE)
Submit transcripts that confirm your high school graduation or previous attendance at any college. Also, submit score reports for ACT, SAT, Advancement Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), or International Baccalaureate (IB). 
3. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID (IF NEEDED) 

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the MN Dream Act application. Visit Financial Aid and Scholarships for more information. 

4. TAKE PLACEMENT TESTS

Schedule and complete any required placement testing in reading, writing and mathematics as directed in your acceptance letter.
                       
5. REGISTER FOR CLASSES 
Information about when and how to register is available at www.normandale.edu/howtoregister
                                                                                                                                                      
6. PAY TUITION
The Payments and Billing website provides information about tuition and fee rates, payment deadlines, and payment options which include online payment through eServices, financial aid, Nelnet payment plan and others. In-person payment options include cash, check or credit card. 
                                                                                               
7. SET UP STUDENT EMAIL ACCOUNT/BUY BOOKS/PICK UP YOUR FREE STUDENT ID
Purchase your books online through the Textbook Depot. Set up your student email account at www.normandale.edu/email. Get your Student ID card at the Kopp Central Desk (Rm K 1417).

Registration Times

New students register during their Advising & Registration session.

For currently enrolled students and students who have previously attended Normandale, summer and fall registration begins mid-spring semester and spring registration begins mid-fall semester.

Students are assigned a registration time or window based on the number of credits they have earned so far.

Students can determine their registration window by logging into eServices or from the Registration Guide.

With the exception of those students who are enrolled in programs that require a counselor's written approval prior to registration, students register using eServices.

Adding Classes After the First Day

Although College policy allows students to add classes through the 5th day of the semester (or the 3rd day of the summer semester), not all courses are designed to accommodate students who miss the first or subsequent class meeting(s).

Students are advised to consult the instructor before adding a class after it has started.

Registration Credit Limit

Normandale limits the number of credits for which a student can register each semester to ensure academic success.

During fall and spring semesters, students may register for up to 18 credits.

Registration for 19 or more credits requires written approval from an academic advisor or counselor.

The maximum enrollment during the summer semester is 14 credits, with a recommendation that a student enrolls in no more than 8 credits in a session.

When determining the number of credits for which they plan to register, students should consider the rigor of their selected coursework, their history of academic success, work and family obligations, and other factors that may impact a student's academic life.

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