Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

Frequently Asked Admissions Questions

Questions

  1. How do I apply to a program?
  2. Is there an Application for Admission deadline?
  3. Will a GED or HSED be accepted in lieu of a high school diploma?
  4. Do I need to be admitted to a program to take classes at MSTC?
  5. Do I need to take an entrance assessment to be admitted to MSTC & my program?
  6. If I’ve taken the Accuplacer or ACT in the past, can MSTC use those scores?
  7. Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?
  8. When can I take the Accuplacer?
  9. What are official transcripts?
  10. Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?
  11. I applied to MSTC in the past. Do I need to repay my application fee?
  12. MSTC needs a copy of my transcripts. Can I send a copy of the one I have?
  13. How do I know if I’ve been admitted to a program?
  14. How does MSTC tuition compare to tuition for a four-year public university?

Answers

  1. How do I apply to a program?

    Apply for Admission in just five easy steps:
    Step 1 - Choose a Program
    Step 2 - Complete Your Application
    Step 3 - Submit Accuplacer or ACT Test Results
    Step 4 - Submit Your Transcripts
    Step 5 - Complete Any Additional Requirements

  2. Is there an Application for Admission deadline?

    MSTC continuously accepts applications for admission.  However, in order to ensure adequate time to process your application and for you to complete the admissions requirements, we have set July 1 for a Fall Semester start and November 1 for a Spring Semester start as a guideline for applying.

  3. 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. If your name has changed since securing your GED/HSED, be sure to remind your school to write your new name on your scores.

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

    No. Anyone can register for most General Studies classes. However, if it is your intention to complete a program, it is to your benefit to submit an Application for Admission as soon as possible (some program classes may require program admission for registration).

  5. 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. See our Accuplacer Waiver Guidelines for more information. The Accuplacer measures reading, language, and math skills through a series of multiple-choice questions presented on a computer. Accuplacer is not timed, but usually takes about 2 hours to complete.

  6. 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. See our Accuplacer Waiver Guidelines for more information.

  7. Is there a fee to take the Accuplacer?

    Yes. There is a $20 fee to take the Accuplacer. The test fee applies each time the Accuplacer is taken, regardless of how many subtests are completed.

  8. When can I take the Accuplacer?

    The Accuplacer is offered on a daily basis. To schedule a time to take the Accuplacer, call the campus location that is most convenient for you.

  9. What are official transcripts?

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

  10. Do college graduates still need to provide high school transcripts?

    Yes, but only if your program requires transcripts.

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

    The $30 application fee is a one-time fee. Therefore, if you have already paid your application fee, you do not need to pay it again. However, you will need to submit a $5 update fee with your application.

  12. 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. In order for it to be considered official, it needs to be sent to MSTC in an envelope sealed by your school.

  13. 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. Please allow 15 business days for processing.

  14. 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. Note: These costs do not include supplemental fees or textbook costs. They are estimates only and actual costs will vary.