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Visiting students: Frequently asked questions

Need to register for a few courses at CLC while enrolled at another college/university? Enroll as a visiting student! Visiting students are eligible to register for up to 18 credits each semester with no more than 22 credits total between all Minnesota State schools. All CLC courses are available to visiting students who meet pre-requisite requirements. Many students choose CLC due to its inexpensive tuition, smaller class sizes, and to receive instruction from expert instructors in their field.

Visiting Students Frequently Asked Questions

How do I determine if a course is available to a visiting student? All of CLC’s courses are offered each semester in eServices. Make sure Central Lakes College is listed as the College/University, and select your desired semester, and search by subject for the course.

How do I register for the course(s)?

When you select the course you would like to register for, add the cart to your wish list and proceed to register for the course by entering your StarID username and password. If you do not have a StarID, you can create one by clicking on the “Sign up now” button on the registration screen. If you need any assistance with registering, please contact CLC via email at askclc@clcmn.edu or via phone at 218.855.8000.

What about billing? CLC Visiting Students are unable to receive financial aid from CLC, but can receive it from their home college/university. When a visiting student registers for the course, they are financially responsible for the course. Students can view their bill in eServices or can contact the campus bookstore for payment options at 218.855.8248

What about books? Visiting students can determine which textbooks are required by visiting the CLC Bookstore Website .CLC is one of the first Minnesota State Colleges to offer a “Z Degree” which means that many of its courses do not require the purchase of textbooks. For more information on our “Z Degree” you can view the Z Degree Website.

What is D2L Brightspace? D2L BrightSpace is a complete web-based suite of teaching and learning tools that provide course development, delivery and management of online courses. For more information, please contact the CLC Computer Support Help Desk at 218.855.8200.

Under what conditions would I be unable to enroll as a visiting student? Students are unable to enroll as a visiting student if they have a financial hold at another Minnesota State College/University, are currently on Academic Suspension at another college/university, or do not meet prerequisite requirements. For more information please contact the CLC Director of Admissions & Registration at 218.855.8038.

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