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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the steps I need to take to become an MTC student? Show

Academic students: for step-by-step instructions, please visit Enrollment Steps.

Training students: browse courses and programs and register online.

Does it cost anything to apply to MTC? Show

Academic students must pay a non-refundable application fee of $35 when submitting their admissions application.

There is no application fee for Training students. 

What types of financial aid are available at MTC? Show

Students in need of financial aid assistance can receive it via scholarships, loans, grants, or federal work study. To learn more about your options for assistance, please visit Financial Aid.

What Academic programs does MTC offer? Show

MTC offers over 100 Academic programs that lead students to fulfilling and rewarding careers. Academic students can graduate from MTC with an Associate's Degree or transfer to a four-year college to complete their Bachelor's Degree. 

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What Training programs does MTC offer? Show

MTC's Training programs (sometimes called Continuing Education) include individual courses, certificates, and full certification programs. MTC has also developed 40+ QuickJobs certificates, which are designed to quickly prepare students for a new career in high-demand industries.

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What is the deadline for an admissions application? Show

Applications for Academic students need to be submitted by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester – June 1st
  • Spring Semester – November 1st
  • Summer Semester – April 1st

It is recommended that the admissions process be started at least three weeks prior to the start of registration for the term the student wishes to enroll.

Training students can enroll year-round and do not have to apply to the college.

Do I have to take a placement test? Show

Academic students must take a placement test before being admitted to register for classes. You may exempt this test if you have completed certain college level English and Math courses from a regionally accredited college with grades of C or higher, or if you have comparable AP scores. For more information, visit Placement Test.

Training students do not generally have to take placement tests, although there may be some exceptions. See your program page for more details.

Does MTC offer online courses? Show

Yes. The Office of Educational Technology assists with online courses and/or on-campus courses using online supplements. These courses are designed for disciplined, mature students who are able to work independently and complete course work on time. For more information, visit Online Learning.

What is MyMTC? Show

MyMTC is MTC’s student portal through which students can access their class schedules, billing information, grades, and more!