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Fond Du Lac Tribal and Community College in Cloquet, MN

Admissions Process

HOW TO APPLY FOR ADMISSION
It’s easy. Just follow these steps.

1. Complete the application for admission online or fill-out and return the paper application to us. Here is the link to the online application for admission.

2. Send your high school transcripts or your GED transcripts to us. (Transfer students must send official college transcripts from all previously attended colleges.)

3. Complete the immunization form.

4. Due to ongoing concerns related to COVID-19, the Accuplacer placement is not required. Please provide us with your high school gpa, or prior placement test results from another college or provide your ACT, SAT, or MCA test scores.

5. Register for classes!

6. Watch for your invitation to attend New Student Orientation.

Send your paper applications, application fee, and transcripts to us:
Admissions Office
Fond du Lac Tribal & Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720
(218) 879-0808
1-800-657-3712
Admissions@fdltcc.edu

Please feel free to contact us for more information about the application process, general information, on-campus housing, or financial aid.

A printable paper copy of the application for admission is available here, or stop by our Admissions office on campus or send a request via email to Katie Gustafson at admissions@fdltcc.edu.

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.

FDLTCC evaluates the validity of a student’s high school completion if we or the U.S. Secretary of Education has reason to believe that the high school diploma is not valid or was not obtained from an entity that provides secondary school education.

 

In-Depth Explanation of the Admissions Process
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.   A printable Application for Admission form is available here.

After completing the application, applicants must provide placement test results (ACT, SAT or MCA) 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 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 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 here and at the Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Admissions Office.
  • 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.
  • 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 or MCA 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.

 

Course Placement

Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers many options for placement:

1. The college can use Accuplacer, ACT, SAT, and MCA scores for course placement;

2. If students do not have scores from the tests previously listed, the High School Grade Point Average (GPA) or guided self-placement will be used to place students into courses; an

3. Students may also use previously passed English and Math courses for placement; please request that your previous college/university send us an official transcript and inform our Admissions staff. Please contact a Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College advisor or program coordinator to register for classes and to discuss course placement options.

 

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

Reading: A student who receives a college-ready score on any of the following reading tests shall be placed in courses that designate college-level reading skills.

    • High School GPA- 2.6 or higher. Within the last 10 years
    • Accuplacer Reading: 250 (Multiple measures 236-249 and 2.5 or higher High School GPA). Within the last 3 years
    • ACT: 21 or higher on the reading portion (Multiple Measures: 19-20 and 2.5 or higher High School GPA). Within the last 5 years
    • MCA: 10th grade reading test score of 1047 or higher (Multiple Measures: 1042-1046 and 2.5 or higher High School GPA). Within the last 5 years
    • SAT: 480 or higher on ERW portion (Multiple Measures: 440-479 and 2.5 or higher High School GPA). Within the last 5 years

Writing: A student who receives a college-ready score on any of the following Writing/ English tests shall be placed in courses that designate college-level writing skills.

    • High School GPA- 2.6 or higher. Within the last 10 years
    • Accuplacer Reading: 250 (Multiple measures: 236-249 and 2.5 or higher High School GPA) Within the last 3 years
    • ACT: 18 or higher on the English portion (Multiple Measures: 17 and 2.5 or higher High School GPA) Within the last 5 years
    • SAT: 480 or higher on ERW portion (Multiple Measures: 440-479 and 2.5 or higher High School GPA) Within the last 5 years

Mathematics: A student who receives a college-ready score any of the following math tests shall be placed in courses that designate college-level math skill.

    • High School GPA: 2.8 or Higher AND a grade of C- or better in high school Algebra II (or higher) Within the last 10 years
    • Accuplacer (AFF math)- 250 (Multiple Measures 236-249 and High GPA 2.7 or higher)- College Algebra Within the last 2 years
    • ACT: 22 or higher on the math portion (Multiple Measures: 20 and 2.7 or higher High School GPA)– College Algebra. Within the last 5 years.
    • MCA Math: 11th grade math test score of 1158 or higher (Multiple Measures: 1152-1157 and 2.7 or higher High School GPA) – College Algebra. Within the last 5 years
    • MCA Statistics: 11th grade math test score of 1148 or higher (Multiple Measures: 1146-1147 and 2.7 or higher High School GPA) – Introduction to Statistics. Within the last 5 years
    • SAT: 530 or higher on the math portion (Multiple Measures: 520-529 and 2.7 or higher High School GPA) – College Algebra. Within the last 5 years

 

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.

If English is not your first language, you may be given an ESL assessment. The Accuplacer ESL test assesses the English skills of students who have learned English as an additional language to their native or first language. The Accuplacer ESL test is divided into three sections: reading skills, sentence meaning and language usage.

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.