Admission Procedures

Individuals applying for admission to Normandale Community College must:

  1. Apply online or download a printable application available on the Normandale website at www.normandale.edu/apply. Applications are also available by request from the Office of Admissions at 952-358-8201. Submit the written application by mail or in person to Normandale Community College, Office of Admissions, 9700 France Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55431-4399.
  2. Pay a non-refundable application fee of $20.
  3. Submit high school transcripts or GED scores. Students who anticipate receiving their high school diploma before starting at Normandale Community College may submit an unofficial high school transcript confirming that they are on track to meet their anticipated graduation date. Upon graduation, an official transcript that reflects the student’s final grades and date of graduation must be submitted to Normandale. Students who have already graduated from high school must request that an official high school transcript be sent to the college at the address above. Students who have earned a high school equivalency must have their official GED scores submitted to the same address.
  4. Submit official ACT, SAT, Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or other score reports that may qualify the student for waivers from placement testing (see the Placement Test Waivers sections for further information). No documentation supporting placement test waivers will be accepted after an admissions decision has been sent to the student.
  5. When the application, application fee and required transcripts have been received, the Normandale Office of Admissions will send a letter verifying that the student's application is complete. At that time, students should arrange to take any required placement tests in reading, writing and mathematics as directed in their acceptance letter.
  6. When course placement has been determined, applicants will be notified of upcoming Advising and Registration dates. Applicants should immediately reserve space at the earliest available Advising and Registration date by making reservations as directed in their acceptance letter or at their placement testing session.

During the Advising and Registration program, new entering students will receive important information about their life as a student at Normandale Community College, advice on how to achieve academic success at the College and guidance in registering for their courses. Counselors and advisors are available during the Advising and Registration program to help students select an appropriate course schedule based on the student’s interests, abilities and goals.