Q. Will I need to complete a Moraine Park admissions application in addition to the Start College Now application?
A. No, but there are exceptions. Students who plan to take the Nursing Assistant (CNA) or EMT class, must complete program admission with the required application fee and $45 criminal background check. These fees are the responsibility of the student.
Q. Can I take courses through SCN during the summer?
A. Start College Now is not available for summer.
Q. How much high school credit will be earned through SCN?
A. High school credit earned is at the discretion of the high school district.
Q. Am I guaranteed to get the class(es) I have been approved to take?
A. No. Class sizes are limited and times, dates, campus locations, and delivery formats vary. Classes are filled on a first come, first-served basis. We encourage SCN students to register for their classes as soon as they are allowed for the best possible choices. Students may want to list alternative courses on the original SCN form so that their high school can pre-determine the acceptability of back-up options.
Q. May I take courses through SCN and ECCP (Early College Credit Program – UW System) at the same time?
A. No. Per state statute 118.55, 2(a), sub. (7t) (c), students may alternate by semester but cannot participate in both programs concurrently. Students may still enroll in contracted courses and/or dual credit with the technical college while enrolled in ECCP. This statute only refers to concurrent enrollment in SCN and ECCP.
Q. Is there a limit to the number of courses I can take through SCN?
A. There is no limit on courses a student may take; however, high school districts may have a policy which limits the total number of college credits earned through SCN and ECCP (Early College Credit Program).
Q. Will Moraine Park’s academic calendar align with my high school calendar?
A. No. A SCN student is expected to follow Moraine Park’s academic calendar and may need to be in class when their high school is off. Semester start and end dates will also be different.
Q. I received a tuition bill in the mail. Am I required to pay?
A. No, not if it was approved by MPTC and your high school as part of Start College Now. If you receive a bill, please contact MPTC recruitment at 920-924-3208 or email@example.com to ensure your course registration is properly coded.
Q. Can I enroll in classes that are not approved on my Start College Now application?
A. Yes, BUT you will be responsible for all costs. You also must meet all pre-requisites listed for the class, just as you would for Start College Now. Additionally, if it is during the school day, your high school must approve it under the compulsory attendance law.
Q. Why was my class denied by my high school?
A. There are several reasons that a high school may deny a class. Please check with your high school.
Q. Why was my class denied by Moraine Park Technical College?
A. Moraine Park typically denies a class because you don’t meet the class pre-requisite or co-requisite. The recruitment staff can provide details.
Q. What is a pre-requisite? What is a co-requisite?
A. A pre-requisite is a requirement that must be completed before you can enroll in a class. A co-requisite is a requirement that must be taken at the same time as the class you wish to take.
Q: I have an IEP/504 Plan in high school. Will MPTC provide support services?
A: Accommodations are available for Start College Now students. You must work with both your high school and an Accommodation Specialist at the College to ensure that needs will be met. This should be done at least eight weeks before classes begin. Start by submitting an accommodation request and creating an Accommodate Account at https://morainepark-accommodate.symplicity.com/public_accommodation.
Q. Can high school districts require students to reimburse the cost of a dropped or failed SCN class?
A. Yes. This decision is up to the high school district. Check your high school’s policy.
Q. How do I get my textbooks?
A. Information about course materials and books will be emailed. Students may need to pick up textbooks at a Moraine Park Bookstore.
Q. What is the difference between MyMPTC Student, the VIP Account and Canvas?
A. MyMPTC Student is a portal where a student will add/drop classes, pay for classes, add or update contact information, access their class schedule, MPTC email, Canvas and more. Canvas is the College’s online Learning Management System. The VIP Account is used to submit your college admission application.
Q. Where can I get more information about Start College Now?
A. DPI oversees the rules and information about Start College Now and the ECCP. Please visit this website: https://mywtcs.wtcsystem.edu/educational-services/career-prep-dual-enrollment/start-college-now/
Q. Who can I contact at Moraine Park with questions about Start College Now?
A. Questions? Contact MPTC recruitment- email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-924-3208