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Minnesota Goes to College 

October 2020

It's College Knowledge Month! October in Minnesota kicks off the college application season with many Minnesota colleges offering no-fee college applications. October 1 is also the opening date for the Free Application for  Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Minnesota Dream Act Application.

Alexandria Technical College Virtual Events
Art & Design                                           https://youtu.be/mMr_sa3U4To
Business & Information Technology        https://youtu.be/xcZqIqj1fvw
Health & Education                                 https://youtu.be/VYftuXUIkAg
Law Enforcement                                    https://youtu.be/4eAnwMsvQPQ
Liberal Arts /Transfer Pathways              https://youtu.be/C31HUVcqLWw
Manufacturing & Construction                 https://youtu.be/2fGWuvFUny4
Transportation & Mechanics                    https://youtu.be/8eTnzFvlIZs

NDSU (North Dakota State University) Information & Application
Virtual campus tour: https://youvis.it/CzXD6n 
Schedule an in-person campus visit: https://www.ndsu.edu/visit
NDSU Residence Life: https://www.ndsu.edu/reslife/
NDSU application: https://www.ndsu.edu/apply
Presentations about involvement, cost, student resources and more:  https://www.ndsu.edu/admission/presentations

Hibbing Community College Virtual Technical Career Day
HCC is hosting a virtual career day on Friday, November 20th. Drop in and listen to 15 minute sessions by HCC Faculty and students showcasing the amazing programs that HCC has to offer! This event runs from 10am – 12:30pm but we want instructors and students to feel free to come and go as they please!

10:00 AM  Certified Nursing
10:15 AM  Heating & Cooling
10:30 AM  Automotive Technology
10:45 AM  Diesel Mechanic
11:00 AM  Electrical Maintenance
11:15 AM  Dental Assisting
11: 30 AM Nursing
11:45 AM  IT Networking
12:00 PM  Culinary Arts

Google Meet Link to watch and participate: https://meet.google.com/vpp-stsp-cgj

Minnesota State University Mankato

-Test-optional for Fall 2021.  Mankato is not requiring students to submit ACT or SAT scores for admission or scholarship consideration through the fall of 2021.  Students can be placed into college-level courses based on high school GPA if they do not provide a standardized test score.

-Most of the scholarships for new, incoming first-year students will be awarded through RaiseMe.  Student can find Mankato's opportunities at http://www.raise.me/join/mankato-mnsu
*Students grades 9-12 can enter their academic, extracurricular, and family activities and track their earnings throughout high school.
*Seniors have until January 15th to update their profiles and qualify for more scholarship dollars.

University of Minnesota-Duluth
Effective spring semester 2021, the University of Minnesota Duluth is implementing a Test-Optional admission policy.  This permanent change in policy has been considered for a number of years and seeks to remove a barrier that may deter otherwise qualified students from applying for undergraduate admission.  Applicants will continue to be reviewed using a holistic review process that includes the student's official high school or transfer school record and supporting documentation.  UMD is adopting this policy to provide applicants with more control of how they present their credentials within the application process and in consideration of test availability and access to testing.  

The priority deadline for admission and scholarship consideration remains December 15th.  We recommend that all students apply for admission early for best program availability, as well as housing and registration priority.  Students who apply for admission by the December 15 priority deadline and complete their file by Feb. 1, will be considered for scholarships valued at up to $24,000.  UMD continues to partner with RaiseMe scholarship program.  


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