Step 1: Apply online

Inver Hills Community College
Dakota County Technical College
Metropolitan State University

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid by filling out the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA can take up to five weeks to process
so be sure to plan ahead.

Inver Hills Community College school code:  006935
Dakota County Technical College school code:  010402
Metropolitan State University school code:  010374

Step 3: Submit prior college transcripts (if applicable)

Submit official transcripts from all previous non-MnSCU colleges / universities.

Step 4: Take Assessments Tests

New students are required to take assessments to ensure they are placed appropriately according to their abilities and experience.

The Accuplacer assessment test is offered
Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Please register below, or call 952-703-3128 to book an appointment.

Step 5: Attend Orientation and Register for classes

Orientation is not currently held at South of the River Education Center in Burnsville.
Students will need to go to their school’s main campus for orientation.

Step 6: Start Classes!