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Minnesota State College Southeast
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Fall Semester 2020: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Q: Will Minnesota State College Southeast be open for Fall semester 2020?

A: YES! We will be open in the fall and ready to welcome students. We will adapt as necessary to safely serve you and continue to provide an extraordinary education.

Q: Will it be safe for me to attend classes in the fall?

A: YES!  Protecting the health and safety of our students, our faculty, and our staff is our top priority. MSC Southeast will follow the guidance of the MDH, the CDC, and the government of the State of Minnesota. This fall we will minimize the number of people on campus as much as possible, reducing the possibility of exposure. We will require masks or face coverings to be worn in all campus buildings, and everyone will need to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before coming to campus. 

Q: Which classes will be held on campus, and which classes will be held using alternative modes of delivery (such as online)?

A: As a technical and community college, many of our programs require hands-on training in our labs, including most majors in Engineering, Manufacturing & Trades; Health Sciences; Cosmetology; Musical Instrument Repair; and Transportation Careers. These programs will be held on campus following safety guidelines such as social distancing, limited class sizes, and rigorous cleaning procedures.

To keep the number of people on-campus as low as possible, most other courses will be held using distance learning technologies. These include majors in Business & Management; Education & Human Services; Information Technologies; and Liberal Arts & Sciences. This is a good time to strengthen your computer skills as we all prepare for a future that's changing because of Covid-19. We are here to support you!

Q: How will classes that are being held on campus change in order to protect the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff?

A: To ensure social distancing requirements are met, seating arrangements in classrooms will be modified so that students are spaced at intervals consistent with social distancing. Campus maintenance staff will ensure that facilities are cleaned and sanitized frequently. Plus, our faculty and staff are developing creative solutions to make sure you have a safe and exciting learning environment.

Q: What happens if there is a resurgence of COVID-19?

A: Our faculty and staff are preparing to adapt to changing health guidelines. Thanks to their incredible work, we have tremendous flexibility to quickly pivot if conditions change.

Q: Will student services will be available? 

A: YES!  All student services that we normally offer, including tutoring, advising, financial aid and more, will be available fall semester. Depending on the health and safety protocols in place, these services may be offered by phone, email, Zoom meeting, or in-person. 

Q: Can I take a tour with an admissions representative?

A: YES!  Campus tours are available by appointment. See our Campus Visits page for information and to sign up for an appointment. If you don't want to come to campus, contact and we'll set up a Zoom meeting or phone appointment with you.

Q: Can I take classes at Minnesota State College Southeast and transfer the credits to another college or university?

A: YES! This can be a great strategy for maintaining your progress towards your educational goals while staying close to home. MSC Southeast offers the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MNTC) and several Transfer Pathway degrees which are accepted for transfer to other state colleges and universities, the University of Minnesota, and many private colleges and universities. 

Q: I have questions. Can I talk with someone about this?

A: YES!  Please email us at or give us a call at 877-853-8324.



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RED WING CAMPUS | 308 Pioneer Road | Red Wing, MN 55066 | 651-385-6300
WINONA CAMPUS | 1250 Homer Road | Winona, MN 55987 | 507-453-2700

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