Dislocated Workers

Dislocated Workers

Mid-State Technical College is committed to helping workers and employers in the event of staff reductions, business closings, and mass layoffs. Please review this list of frequently asked questions. If you have a question not addressed here, please call us at 715.422.5300 or 888.575.6782.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find out if I'm eligible for training assistance?

It is imperative that you attend any informational meetings sponsored by your company and the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Program. These meetings will provide a comprehensive overview of services available to you as a dislocated worker and will connect you to the resource team responsible for allocating training funds.

While I am waiting for my dislocation to take effect, what can I do to prepare for returning to school?

If you are eligible and approved for training, you will be required to complete two tasks as a part of the process of returning to school:

  1. Complete a free, short-term class called Career Awareness and Assessment.
  2. If approved for training assistance, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A complete program of financial resources is available to Mid-State Technical College students. By filing a FAFSA, you can identify additional funds that are available through federal, state, local, and private sources in the form of loans, scholarships, grants, and work study programs. Visit Financial Aid for more information.

I prefer to return to the workforce immediately but I need to brush up on some skills, can MSTC be of any assistance?

MSTC's Academic Success Center (ASC) offers free services to help you plan and prepare for your future. All members of the public are welcome to use any of the services which meet their specific needs. There are no admission requirements or tuition costs for ASC classes. You decide what services best suit your individual needs and work at your own pace.

What kind of training does MSTC offer?

MSTC offers 100+ career programs and certificates.

What about transfer credits?

Contact your college and have them send an official copy of your transcript to MSTC. Once they have arrived, schedule an appointment with your program counselor for transcript review.

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Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

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What are official transcripts?

Official transcripts are transcripts with the school's seal sent directly from the school you attended previously.

Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?

Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

When can I take the Accuplacer?

The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis

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.

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.

I applied to MSTC in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?

The $30 application fee is a one-time fee.

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 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.

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.

How do I apply to a program?

Click on How to Apply above to get started!

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.

Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer.

Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

MSTC continuously accepts applications for admission.

Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at MSTC?

No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes.