Access to programs and courses is open to all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, creed, gender, gender identity, ability, age, sexual orientation, or military status. MPTC’s recruitment and admissions efforts recognize the value of diversity and welcome the opportunity to provide an educational pathway, free from barriers to students whose first language is not English.
Moraine Park has an open course enrollment policy. Most courses are open to all students who complete prerequisite course requirements with passing grades or meet specific program admission requirements such as criminal background checks or requirements set by state statutes. Moraine Park has remedial and developmental courses to assist those students who do not have the prerequisite requirements.
Program applications are accepted until a week prior to the start of each semester. There are some exceptions for programs or certificates that begin mid-semester. An acceptance letter is issued once all admission requirements have been met.
High school students may apply for admission after July 1 following their junior year. The College allows an exception to this policy for select programs with waitlists. At the current time, Electrical Power Distribution does have a waitlist, and would allow for early application. Students are allowed to submit applications for Electrical Power Distribution starting January 1 in their junior year.
Students interested in adding or changing programs should consult with their advisor.
Moraine Park Technical College commits to ethical and impartial treatment of all applicants for admission. In general, admissions is a “non-competitive” process. All students who satisfactorily complete admission requirements are accepted to a College program of study. Some programs have a petition process for clinical or core coursework that is managed post-admissions. No weight is given in the admissions process to age, gender, race, ethnicity or first language origin. No College employee will offer or accept any reward or remuneration from a secondary school, college, university, agency, organization, or individual for recruitment or admission of students.
Program Availability – Waitlists
Some high-demand/limited-enrollment programs reach capacity based on the number of students who complete admission. Applicants are accepted into limited-enrollment programs on a first-come, first-served basis and are admitted from program waitlists as space becomes available. If an opening becomes available before the start of a semester, the next waitlisted student is offered the spot. Students typically have up to a week to accept or decline. This timeframe is shorter closer to the start of the semester.
A waiting list may develop at any time and depends on the number of qualified applicants.
Waitlisted students have not been denied admission. It will delay their start until the next available semester. Students are given that estimated start date upon acceptance.