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Minnesota State College Southeast
A Technical & Community College
Current Students

MSC Southeast Student Handbook

College StudentWelcome to Minnesota State College Southeast (MSC Southeast). We are glad you have chosen to join our college community. The Student Handbook is designed to help you understand the college's expectations and the resources available so you can achieve your academic goals.

The Student Handbook provides information about student rights, campus life, academic policies and procedures, and college services. In many cases, more detailed information about college policies and procedures can be found elsewhere on the website. When that is the case, a link to pages where additional information can be found, will be provided.

The information in the Student Handbook, catalog, website, and other publications issued does not constitute a contract the information is in effect at publication. The college reserves the right to change policies, procedures, fees, etc., with proper notification, at any time.

Student Handbook Updates 

Campus policies are reviewed annually, and some policies may be changed, added, or deleted. Such changes occur prior to the start of the academic year; however, some may occur throughout the year. Each effective policy will be highlighted below, dated for your reference, and a link to the new or updated policy. Policy changes will remain on their pages for one year from the date listed.

MSC Southeast reserves the right to change policy without notice, however it is our practice and goal to inform the community of changes prior to their implementation.

MSC Southeast maintains a complete listing of official policy in the Policies and Procedures section of the college website 

MSC Southeast is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. As such, the college's policies and procedures are aligned with those at 

Policy Updates

There have been no recent policy updates.


Table of Contents

Section A: College Information and Policies

Updates to the Student Handbook
Accreditation and Assessment
Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Right To Know (Hazardous Materials)
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) and Disability Accommodations
Data Privacy and Educational Records
Preferred Name and Contact Information
Social Security Number Not Required for Admission

Section B: College Services

Student Services

  • Student Services
  • Business Hours and Phone Numbers
  • Accident Insurance
  • Publicly Available Lab Work and Services 
  • Career Services
  • English as a Second Language (ESL) and English Language Learner (ELL) Students
  • Office of Accessibility 
  • Student Health and Wellness
  • Student Life
  • Veteran Resources

Information Technology

Section C: Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Policies

Student Code of Conduct and Academic Integrity
Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence
Student Complaints and Grievance Procedure
Use of College Information Technology
Lockers and Personal Property
Drug and Tobacco Free Campuses
College Bulletin Boards and Message Rails     

Section D: Planning Your Academic Path

Academic Advising, DARS, and Program Majors
Dropping, Adding, and Withdrawing from Courses
Total Withdrawal from the College/Refund of Tuition and Fees
Transferring to MSC Southeast
Transferring to Another Institution

Section E: Academic Success

Grade Point Average, Reports and Transcripts
Additional Types of Grades
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Requirement  

Academic Forgiveness
Course Time Limit
Graduation Requirements  

Section F: College Costs and Finances

Overview: Tuition, Fees, Senior Citizens
Definition of Residency for Tuition and Financial Aid
Applying for Financial Aid
Consortium Agreements
Reapply Each Year
Sources of Aid
Student Consumer Information
Disbursement of Financial Aid Funds
Financial Aid Refund and Repayment

Section G: Emergencies and Safety

Campus Security Report
Emergency Warning System
Changes to College Calendar
College Closures and Class Cancellations
Crisis Plans