Steps to Enroll

Step 1:
Apply to Central Lakes College
Students can apply directly on the CLC Admissions website. After applying, submit your High School Transcripts/GED. Do you have Transfer Credits? If they are from another Minnesota State College or University, complete an eTranscript Request Form to request an evaluation. If you have other credits, please submit official transcripts for evaluation. Finally, return an immunization form.

Step 2:
Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at  Apply early to ensure financial aid is complete prior to the beginning of the semester. CLC’s FAFSA code is: 002339.

After completing the FAFSA, apply for scholarships on the CLC Foundation website. If you are eligible for Veteran benefits, contact the Veteran Resource Center.

Step 3:
Establish Course Placement
Some CLC programs require students to provide evidence of reading and/or math skills for course placement prior to registering for classes.  If course placement is a requirement for the program you are studying, you will need to determine your course placement before registering for classes. Visit the Course Placement & Testing webpage for more information about determining course placement.

Step 4:
Register for Courses 

New Student Registration Sessions are designed to help you register you for your classes and provide you an opportunity to meet CLC faculty/staff and learn about helpful campus resources, services and student life activities.

Students attending New Student Registration Sessions must have completed the admission process prior to attending the session. Contact CLC Advising at with any questions.

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