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Admissions Process

Application for admission is open for the fall and spring semesters, and summer session. Students may apply and register for classes through the first six class days of the fall and spring semesters. Summer session requires admission and registration prior to the first class day. Early application and registration is recommended.

 

First-Year Students

Students who wish to register as first-year students must complete a Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College application or the universal Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Application. Forms may be obtained from the Admissions Office or any Minnesota high school counselor. The online application process begins here. Printable Application forms are available here.

After completing the application, applicants must provide placement test results (ACT, SAT) or complete the Accuplacer placement test at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.

  • After completing the student portion of the application, applicants should contact their high school counseling office and have an official transcript of courses and grades (which includes standardized test results and high school rank information) sent to the Admissions Office at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
  • Applicants must pay a $20.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Applicants must supply documentation of immunization against mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus, if born in 1957 or later. An immunization record form is included with the application for admission. Refer to the Proof of Immunization section of this catalog for more information.

 

Transfer Students

Applicants who have attended other postsecondary education institutions are considered for admission as transfer students. Students transferring to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College from a postsecondary institution need to comply with the college’s admission policies and submit the following items before enrolling:

  • Complete the universal Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System application or the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College application. The online application process for transfer students begins here. Printable Application forms are available online here.
  • Request that official transcripts from each of the secondary and post-secondary institutions attended be sent to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
  • Depending on previously completed college courses, transfer students may or may not need to take the Accuplacer placement test. Transfer students should consult with college counseling staff.
  • Pay a $20.00 non-refundable application fee.
  • Supply documentation (month, day and year) of immunization against mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus, if born in 1957 or later.
  • Attend an orientation session prior to attending college classes.

 

Non-resident Students

Non-resident students (other than Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota) must complete the preceding steps specified for first-year students, and must also meet one of the following requirements:

  • Students must be ranked in the upper two-thirds of their graduating class, and must have earned a diploma.
  • Students must be at or above the 34th percentile on a national comparison of composite ACT or SAT scores.
  • Under the Ability to Benefit policy, students must have been a member of a class that graduated three or more years prior, and must have had a determination made by Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College staff that the applicant can be expected to benefit by attendance at the college.
  • Students must have completed at least fifteen college credits, with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or greater.

 

Part-Time Students

For academic purposes at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College, students are considered to be in the part-time student category if they register for seven or fewer credits and are not working toward a degree or certificate. (Note: Financial Aid has a separate definition of part-time students, please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.)All part-time students must complete the regular admission process as outlined above for first-time students, or the transfer student process if transferring from another institution.

 

Assessment Testing

Assessment testing for basic skills in reading, writing, and mathematics will be administered to all students who enroll at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College. Accuplacer placement test scores, along with high school grades and career goals, are used in the educational planning process involving the student and advisor. Click here to see and print the current schedule of Accuplacer test dates.

For more information about the Accuplacer assessment and to view an Accuplacer practice test, see the website here. Students are encouraged to review subject materials and the practice test in order to be best prepared for Accuplacer testing.

According to Minnesota State policy, the Accuplacer assessment is required for all new community college students unless: 1) the student can provide Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College with their scores from ACT, MCA, or SAT taken within the time periods outlined below; or 2) the student has passed a freshman composition course or a college level math course with a grade of “C” or higher.

A student shall be exempted from taking all or portions of the system-endorsed placement instrument (Accuplacer) based on documentation of subject area scores on the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA), ACT, or SAT if taken within five calendar years, inclusive of the current calendar year. A student who obtains the following minimum scores or higher shall be placed in the corresponding college-level course(s) and should not be required to take development classes in these areas.

A student who obtains the following minimum scores or higher shall be placed in the corresponding college-level course(s):

Reading: A student who received a college-ready score on any of the following reading tests shall be placed in courses that designate college-level reading skills.
ACT: 21 or higher on the reading portion
MCA: 10th grade reading test score of 1047 or higher
SAT: 480 or higher on ERW portion

Writing: A student who received a college-ready score on any of the following Writing/ English tests shall be placed in courses that designate college-level writing skills.
ACT: 18 or higher on the English portion
SAT: 480 or higher on the ERW portion

Mathematics: A student who received a college-ready score any of the following math tests shall be placed in courses that designate college-level math skills.
ACT: 22 or higher on the math portion – College Algebra
MCA: 11th grade math test score of 1158 or higher – College Algebra
MCA: 11th grade math test score of 1148 or higher – Introduction to Statistics
SAT: 530 or higher on the math portion – College Algebra

A student who places into a developmental education course as a result of their Accuplacer scores has the opportunity to retake the Accuplacer. Contact the testing coordinator to schedule a re-test.

Upon completion of the Accuplacer, ACT, MCA, or SAT scores, along with an evaluation of high school transcripts, students can meet with an advisor, counselor, or program coordinator who will provide guidance toward appropriate curricular program placement. All students are encouraged to meet with their advisor, counselor, or program coordinator throughout their academic career at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College to receive information and guidance in college selection, transfer, and career choices.

The wide variety of programs, courses, and other opportunities at Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College reflect the diversity of students’ backgrounds, interests, and aspirations. Counselors are available to assist students in initial college orientation and in review of progress. Educational planning services are available to both full-time and part-time students.

 

Proof of Immunization

Minnesota State Law requires students to be immunized against mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, and tetanus if they were born on January 1, 1957, or later in order to be enrolled in postsecondary institutions. The Immunization Law states that no student may remain enrolled in a postsecondary educational institution without documentation of the appropriate immunizations, a statement signed by a physician that the student is medically exempt as outlined in the law, or a notarized statement that the student has not been immunized because of the student’s conscientious-held belief. No proof of immunization is needed from:

  • Students who have graduated from a Minnesota high school in 1997 or later. (Immunization record will appear on high school transcript.)
  • Students who were born before 1956.
  • Transfer students from a different postsecondary school, if transcripts or other recorded information from the previous school indicate that the student has met immunization requirements.

 

Orientation

All students are required to attend an orientation session after completion of the Accuplacer. Valuable information is provided to enable students to make appropriate choices in their academic, transfer, and career planning process. Financial aid information sessions and college tours are available upon request to interested students. The schedule of orientation sessions is available prior to the start of a new semester.

Information is subject to change.