Returning Students

Returning StudentsIf you previously attended Minnesota State College Southeast and are now coming back to college, you are considered a returning student. Congratulations on your decision to invest in yourself and your future! 

  • If you are returning to Minnesota State College Southeast after a lapse of attendance of one semester or more (summer excluded), you will need to complete a new application at least one week prior to registration.
  • Good news! You do not need to pay the college's $20 application fee.

Once your application is received and processed, you will be contacted by the admissions office regarding your next steps to re-enroll at MSC Southeast.

ACCUPLACER Placement Exam Requirement

In order to register for most classes, you must have current placement test results on file or have completed required course prerequisites. If your placement scores are no longer valid or you have not completed the necessary prerequisites, you may be required to take the ACCUPLACER placement test

Special Admission Programs

Some career programs require more than the completed admission process for eligibility. Check to see if your program has any special admission requirements.

Get Credit for What You Know!

You could earn credit for training you've already completed. Military training, advanced placement classes, and special exams could qualify. Learn more about Credit for Prior Learning.


Please note: Reapplying for admission does not guarantee your readmission or enrollment at Minnesota State College Southeast or the college's career/technical programs. All students in continuous career/technical programs who have been away from the college for one or more terms must be readmitted to the program major and comply with the program requirements in effect when returning to the college. Re-acceptance into a career/technical program is contingent upon review of your application file, academic status, and space availability in the technical program major. Returning students who have a hold or suspension on their record may be required to complete additional steps before they may be eligible to enroll in classes.