Photo of older than average studentsThis program is for adult learners like you, who are interested in returning to South Central College and finishing your degree.  South Central College is proud to be a part of MN Reconnect, a partnership with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education and nine Minnesota State Colleges.

Who qualifies?

Reconnect is designed specifically for Minnesota residents who are 25 years or older and have not completed a college award/degree. More information is available below in the Reconnect FAQ.

It’s now more affordable than you might think:

  • Scholarships of up to $1,000 per semester are available. 
  • You may be able to earn college credit for the knowledge you have gained in the workplace, military, or elsewhere through SCC's Credit for Prior Learning program.
  • Previously completed college credit is reviewed for Transfer to SCC.

What's your first step?

If you are interested in the MNReconnect program and you have questions, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Or, if you're ready to go, complete the SCC Minnesota Reconnect Application with no fee and we'll contact you. 

Photo of Matt LeisenWe’re here to help!  South Central College has an Adult Learner Advisor dedicated to helping adult learners navigate the road back to college. Matthew Leisen serves as the primary advisor for all participants. He collaborates on developing a plan for completing your degree, provides assistance applying for financial aid, and informs you about the services such as tutoring available to you. He will continue to be there for you as an ongoing resource until you finish your program.

You can reach him at:

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  • Phone: (507) 514-1791
  • Schedule an online appointment

Frequently Asked Questions