"A veteran - whether active duty, national guard or reserve, retired, or discharged from any of these - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of 'up to and including my life'"
- Author Unknown
Get started with your education!
1. Talk with your County Veterans Service Officer
Every county in Wisconsin has a County Veterans Service Officer who can provide information and assistance in obtaining state and federal veterans benefits, programs, and services.
Need help choosing a career? Set up an appointment with a New Student Specialist to explore your options.
3. Talk to MSTC’s VA officer
We’re here to assist veterans activate their educational benefits. Contact our VA Officer:
Financial Aid/Veterans Staff
Wisconsin Rapids Campus
500 32nd Street North
Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494
P: 715.422.5300 ext. 4355
4. Apply for admission
Admission refers to the process of applying for acceptance into a program at MSTC. Complete MSTC’s Admissions Process.
Frequently Asked Admissions Questions
Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?
Yes. Contact the institution that awarded your GED/HSED and have them send your test scores directly to MSTC.
Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at MSTC?
No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.
What are official transcripts?
Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.
MSTC needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?
No. MSTC requires all transcripts to be official.
How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?
Once you have completed all admissions requirements, you will receive a letter indicating you have been accepted.
Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to MSTC & my program?
MSTC requires most new students to complete the Accuplacer prior to acceptance into a program.
When can I take the Accuplacer?
The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis
Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.
How do I apply to a program?
Click on How to Apply above to get started!
Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?
Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.
I applied to MSTC in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?
The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.
Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
MSTC continuously accepts applications for admission.
How does MSTC tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?
On average, an MSTC education costs 45% less than two years at a public university.
If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can MSTC use those scores?
Yes. The scores can be used if the test has been taken within the past five years.