Application for Admission for New Students

We're happy you've chosen Pine Technical & Community College. You can apply to the college in 4 easy steps.

Are you transferring from another college? Please visit our Transfer page.

Step One: Apply

Complete and submit the online application. As part of this process, be sure to select a major/program. If you do not select a major, you will be ineligible to receive financial aid.

You may also download the PTCC Application for Admission and mail or submit your application in person.

You'll create your StarID when you begin your application. Be sure to save your StarID and password because you'll need this to access your student account and email.

Once you've submitted your application, watch for a letter informing you of your enrollment status.

Step Two: Financial Aid

Apply for financial aid, using FAFSA code 005535, online at and contact one of our financial aid experts if you need assistance. There are several scholarships for those who qualify, please visit the PTCCScholarship webpage for more details

Step Three: ACCUPLACER assessment and Registration

Once we've processed your application, we'll invite you to campus for assessment and registration.

We want to make sure you're placed in the right courses. The Accuplacer Assessment helps us determine your level of college readiness. If you've already taken the Accuplacer or ACT, we may be able to use those scores. Please contact Laura Berg at or 320.629.5133 to see if your scores may be submitted.

Need to brush up on your reading and math skills? Visit our Accuplacer page for a list of resources and schedule of free Accuplacer prep classes.

After you've completed an assessment and discussed your scores with an Accuplacer advisor, you'll meet with a registration advisor to help you register for your semester of classes.

Step Four: Payment of Tuition and Fees

For more information regarding fees, tuition and payment, visit out Financial Aid page.

Transfer Students

Pine Technical & Community College welcomes Transfer Students who would like to continue or complete their degree at PTCC.

PSEO Students

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option Students are required to submit additional forms immediately upon completion of the above online application. Please obtain these forms and instructions for applying on the PSEO page or call PTCC Admissions 320-629-5117.

International Students

If your home country is not the U.S., please see the International Students page for more information.

Application Deadline

The online application will be available until two weeks prior to the start of the term. Late applicants are encouraged to file applications in person.

Annual Notice

Pine Technical & Community College is an open entry institution offering career and technical programs. Please see our Annual Notice here.