Community College Connection Program - Eligibility & Admissions Process


You are eligible to participate in the Community College Connection Program if you obtain an Accuplacer Reading Comprehension score of 36 or higher (you will be asked to test after submitting your application unless exempt based off of ACT scores.)

Who can apply?

You can apply to the Connection program if you are:

  1. A student who applied to SCSU and received a referral to the Connection program.
  2. A high school graduate who wants to apply directly to the Connection program, without being referred by SCSU.
  3. A student who was admitted to a major at SCTCC and wants to switch to the Connection program.

Admission Requirements

  • To have a High school GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Take the Accuplacer for course placement

Admissions Process


  • Complete the application process at SCSU
  • $20 application fee (SCTCC does not waive application fees)
  • High school transcript (unless you already submitted a copy to SCSU)
  • Mail to:
    SCTCC Admissions Office
    1540 Northway Drive
    St. Cloud, MN 56303


After your application materials are processed, you will receive a "Checklist" in the mail with information about testing. All students are required to take the "Reading" and "Elementary Algebra" portions of the Accuplacer placement test, unless an exemption is noted on your checklist. Testing should be completed within 30 days of receiving the checklist.

Testing is free (first attempt) and can be scheduled at SCSU, SCTCC, or any other Minnesota State college.

Once testing is complete, please mail a copy of your scores to:       

Nathan Jacobson
Assessment Coordinator
St. Cloud Technical and Community College
(320) 308-6007


Once we receive your Accuplacer scores, we will mail you an Acceptance Packet. This packet contains your acceptance letter, your ID numbers for SCSU and SCTCC, information about financial aid, a Campus Card application kit, and a brochure to apply for housing at SCSU. Please read all the information carefully and follow the steps indicated in the letter.

Depending on when you are admitted you will also receive with your packet a letter with instructions on how to register to attend an Advising & Registration session at SCSU. If you were admitted to the Connection program before March of the year of your admission, then you will likely receive the Advising and Registration instructions in a separate mailing.


Your Advising and Registration Day is a mandatory one-day program that is required for all new first year students as part of our commitment to your academic success.  You will work closely with our staff of faculty and student advisors to identify the resources you need to be successful and you will also register for your first semester of classes.

SCTCC Admissions
Northway Building Room 1-404

Toll-free: 1-800-222-1009