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Application Process

Completing the college application is the first step to becoming a Hennepin Technical College student. A non-refundable $20 application fee will be charged to new undergraduate applicants, which is due prior to admission acceptance to the college and can be paid online when you apply. After submitting an application, you may log in to your eServices account to check your balance, make payments, and more.

There are other steps you will need to complete before you begin classes. Be sure to review the steps to Get Started once you've applied.

Before You Apply

Determine whether you have an existing StarID or if you need to create one. You only need one StarID for all Minnesota State Schools. Do not create a new StarID if you already have one.

The following groups of students have additional application requirements:

Application Instructions

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  1. Log in to the online application with your StarID and password to begin a new application.
  2. Follow the prompts to complete each section of the online application. You may partially complete your eApplication, save your work, and come back to it later if desired.
    Note: Hennepin Tech uses the Permanent address type to mail admissions and other correspondence to you.
  3. Review your application carefully for accuracy, and be aware that you may be charged a $20 application fee. Look for the green PAY NOW button to pay the application fee online before submitting your eApplication.
  4. Upon successful submission of your application, you should receive an email notification with your Hennepin Tech student Tech ID number.  In addition, you may receive separate communication(s) from Hennepin Tech regarding your admission status.  (You may be informed of additional requirements needed to complete your admission or holds that need to be resolved.)
  5. Login to your eApplication with your StarID and password any time to check the status of your submitted application, additional requirements, or possible holds. You may click on the eServices link to view your account details.

Please note:

  • New students may submit their high school transcript or GED certificate to one of the addresses below.
  • A student must have a high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent in order to receive Title IV financial aid funds. Students may self-certify that they have a high school diploma or GED. The school may request documentation of the validity of the student's high school completion at any time. If the school has reason to believe the validity of the documentation, the school may:
    • Check with the Secondary Institution to confirm the validity of the student's diploma, and
    • Confirm with the relevant department or agency in which the secondary school is located that it is a recognized provider of secondary education.
  • Please let us know if you have any difficulty completing or submitting the eApplication by contacting OneStop Center.
  • For StarID assistance, go to