General Admission Requirements

All those who have earned a high school diploma or GED will be admitted to Rochester Community and Technical College. Applicants who do not meet this criterion may still be admissible.

Lack of English skills should not be a barrier to admission or participation. In order to eliminate barriers, we take appropriate measures individually assess each student’s ability to participate. Based on the assessment, students are then provided with campus services or a referral to community services to be better prepared for successful participation.

Learn about conditional admission.

Selective Admission Programs

Admission to the college does not automatically qualify the student for acceptance into all academic programs. Some programs require a student to apply. Generally, admission to these programs is selective and is based on additional academic criteria.

Questions? Email the Welcome and One Stop Center at or call us at 507-285-7557.