Steps to Enroll

Step 1: Complete our free application and submit supporting documents

Students can apply directly on the CLC Admissions website. (Be sure to save your StarID and Password where you can find it. You’ll need those later to access your student email account and other campus information.) Once you have submitted your application, watch for an email informing you of your acceptance status.

Submit supporting documents if applicable. Please submit high school transcripts and any other college/military transcripts. Official transcripts can be accepted via online delivery systems or be mailed or emailed from institutions. High school transcripts can be emailed to admissions@clcmn.edu and college transcripts can be emailed to transfer@clcmn.eduImmunization Forms are required for any student who did NOT graduate from a MN state high school since 1997.

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at https://studentaid.gov. 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 your correct course placement

To provide students with the best opportunity for success, some CLC courses and programs require reading and/or math skills prior to registering for classes. If course placement is a requirement for the program you are studying, please visit the Course Placement & Testing webpage for more information about determining your correct course placement.

Step 4: Register for Courses

Central Lakes College hosts group registration sessions prior to each semester. Students also have the option of working with an academic advisor for individual appointments. Registration begins at the end of March for the fall semester and the end of October for spring semester. Please see the Records and Registration or Advising webpage for additional instructions and dates.

Sign up for a 2024 Fall Semester New Student Registration Session (Brainerd Campus Programs)

Sign up for 2024 Fall Semester New Student Registration Session (Staples Campus Programs)

Questions? Please contact us at admissions@clcmn.edu or 218-855-8000. We look forward to you joining us at CLC!

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