Future Students

Career and technical education students learn and perform in settings that mirror real-world workplaces. When you’re done, you’ll not only understand the complicated processes of your chosen field, but you’ll have the knowledge, savvy and hands-on experience to solve problems in your new occupation. In two years or less, you will be able to live your dream in a career suited just for you. The best jobs start here!

The admissions process at MTI is fairly simple. Students can apply online or complete a paper application form that we can supply to your office or directly to the student.

For a student to be considered for acceptance into an Associate degree or diploma program at MTI, the following steps must be completed:

  1. Application form, either online or paper copy
  2. A high school transcript sent to MTI (or any other pertinent college or technical school transcripts or GED scores)
  3. Scores from schools or agencies for any of the following tests you have taken: ACT, Accuplacer, SAT, or Compass.
  4. If above testing was not completed or scores do not meet program standards, the student must complete an admissions test at MTI (no charge for this test)
  5. Send MTI a copy of a birth certificate or driver’s license (proof of birth date) and/or proof of legal US resident status.

Upon notification of acceptance, applicants must return a matriculation form along with a $60 non-refundable matriculation fee to reserve a spot in a program.

When to Apply

Class enrollments are limited so early application is to a student’s advantage. MTI semesters begin in August and January.

Tuition Deposits

Tuition deposits will be required once a program is full. The tuition deposit of $150 will be applied to the student’s tuition the first semester of class.  In case a student opts not to attend, the tuition deposit is non-refundable.

Star Scholarships

During your application process, if we see that you have an ACT score of 24 or higher and a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, you will automatically qualify to be an MTI Star Scholar.  This means you will receive a scholarship of $1,000 your first semester!  Enroll in a spotlight program and you could receive a second $1,000 award for your second year if you keep your MTI GPA at 2.5 or higher.  See an Admissions representative for details.

Legacy Scholarships

If your parent, step-parent, grandparent or sibling graduated from MTI, use your legacy status to earn up to $1,000 to help with the cost of your education. Tell your Admissions representative about your family member and, upon verification, you will be awarded $500 when you enter MTI. Complete the first year of a two-year program with a 2.5 GPA or higher and we will renew your award for another $500 your second year.  See an Admissions representative for details.

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Contact Admissions
For information about any of our programs, application, or any of our other student services please contact us:

MTI Admissions Office
1800 E. Spruce St.
Mitchell, SD 57301

800-684-1969 | 605-995-3025
fax: 605-995-3067
[email protected]

Or email an admissions representative directly:

Clayton Deuter

Kristen Bertsch

Trevor Arnold

Jenna Reis

Tricia Oswald
Online Enrollment Specialist

To download a paper application form, fill out and mail, click here.