About Reciprocity

A student who is a legal resident of Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Manitoba may be eligible to pay a reduced tuition rate under formal educational agreements.

Similarly, a legal resident of Minnesota may attend a Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota or Manitoba public instution and pay a reduced, non-resident rate.

Additional information and application forms are available from the Minnesota Higher Education Services Office.

If you have any questions regarding reciprocity, contact Tonya Hanson Huber, Registrar.

Manitoba Reciprocity

Manitoba residents who are attending Normandale Community College pay the Minnesota resident tuition rate.

There is no application for Manitoba reciprocity. Simpy indicate your Manitoba resident-status and your wish to be considered for this agreement on your Normandale application.

North Dakota Reciprocity

North Dakota residents planning to attend a Minnesota public college or university may apply online or print an application from the North Dakota Department of Career and Technical Education website or contact:

North Dakota University System
Reciprocity Program
600 E Boulevard Ave DEPT 215
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0230
Tel: 701-328-4113

South Dakota Reciprocity

South Dakota residents who plan to attend a Minnesota public college or university can print a reciprocity application or contact:

South Dakota Board of Regents
Reciprocity Program
Box 2201, University Station
Brookings, SD 57007-1198
Tel: 605-688-4497 or 800-952-3541


Wisconsin Reciprocity

Wisconsin residents who plan to attend a Minnesota public college or University can apply online or print an application from the Wisconsin Higher Education Aids Board, or they may contact:

Wisconsin Higher Education Aids Board
Reciprocity Program
PO Box 7885
Madison, WI 53707-7885
Tel: 608-267-2209


Online Course and Degree Program Reciprocity (NC-SARA)

Normandale Community College participates in the National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement (NC-SARA), which allows students from other NC-SARA approved states to enroll in online courses and degree programs.

Students living in other states who are currently accessing or plan to access Normandale online courses should understand the following critical information:

  • Normandale is only authorized to offer online courses to students who reside in states covered by the State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement. States that participate in SARA are highlighted in blue on the NC-SARA map.
  • Effective July 1, 2020 the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v)). This regulation requires institutions to make public whether a program will fulfill educational requirements for professional licensure or certification required for employment in an occupation in other states. This applies to programs that are:

    • Designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional license or certification that is required for employment in an occupation, OR

    • Advertised as meeting such requirements.

The programs identified below are designed to fulfill the academic requirements for professional licensure or certification in Minnesota:

A.S. in Dental Hygiene

A.S. in Nursing

 For information about educational requirements for certification or licensure in states other than Minnesota, please see the catalogue program page:

Dental Hygiene 


  • The college's participation in SARA does not mean that online courses and programs that lead to professional licensure will meet the requirements of each and every state. It is the student's responsibility to check with their home state's licensing office to determine if the college's programs will comply with the licensing requirements of that state. 
  • Normandale students who desire to resolve grievances are encouraged to follow the Normandale complaints and grievance process.  Note: This process is not to be used for grade disputes or complaints regarding discrimination and harassment
  • Normandale students who are unable to resolve a complaint at this level should file their complaint with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education. Steps on how to file a complaint with this office are found at Minnesota Office of Higher Education.