Frequently Asked Questions

Manatee Technical College requires an online application located on our website: by clicking the “Apply Now” button.

We are open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. and Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Summer hours may vary. Manatee Technical College is closed for holidays and for all School District of Manatee County school closures.

Application opening dates are posted on our website:

Congratulations! Students will receive an official notice of acceptance email, and a secondary email providing your student login. Use this login to enroll in classes, complete any Financial Aid to-do list requirements, and make initial payments before classes begin. You must enroll in your courses in order to have your tuition and fees calculated.

All Career Counselors and their assigned programs are available on our website at

Contact the Career Counselor for the program you want to change to. The Career Counselor can update your application to reflect the change and update your to-do list requirements. All Career Counselors and their assigned programs are available on our website at

To-Do List documents for Admission must be submitted via email to . Emailed documents must be PDF attachments, include the student’s first and last name, and the 6-digit student ID number.

To-Do List documents for Financial Aid must be submitted via email to . Emailed documents must be PDF attachments, include the student’s first and last name, and the 6-digit student ID number.

Each to-do list item in your student portal is clickable for more information – and is linked to an information box that opens when you click on each item.

Helpful hint – make sure your pop-ups are not blocked when clicking on your to-do list items. On a laptop, it is best to use Chrome.

Student Services uses these documents to create your official electronic student record. Documents are processed, then submitted to your Career Counselor for review and approval. Documents submitted to Student Services are property of Manatee Technical College. Students are responsible for maintaining personal copies of any documents. Documentation will not be returned to a student.

Please allow 3-5 business days after submitting your documentation to hear from your Career Counselor. If you are accepted to your program or If there is an issue with your documentation your Career Counselor will contact you. If you have not received any information after 5 business days contact your Career Counselor to discuss your status.

Students who are still applying can view their to-do list items and view their application status.

  • Students who have been accepted can access
  • Financial Aid to-do list requirements & awards
  • Class enrollment information
  • Class schedules
  • Grades
  • Payments for tuition and fee information
  • Personal information like phone number and address etc.

Feel free to click on all areas of your Student Portal and explore what is available to you.

The Cashiering/Student Financial office on Main Campus can provide a printed receipt. You need to present your student ID and student number.

MTC’s Student Portal is supported by Android and PC devices. You can access your portal from your Apple devices, however some features (such as making payments) will not be available. Google Chrome & Internet Explorer are the recommended search engines for accessing your portal. All students are encouraged to utilize the computers available at Student Services on the Main Campus to access the Student Portal.

Call Student Services at 941.751.7900, x 46108 or email Provide your Student ID number and we will assist you with accessing your accounts.

YES, it is very important for students to monitor their MTC assigned email accounts. This is how you receive critical information from your instructor, Student Services, Financial Aid, Student Financial or your Career Counselor.

All applicants are given a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) hold when applying. All Career and Technical Students are required to take the TABE test within 6 weeks of admission.   Documentation proving exemption from this requirement can be submitted to Student Services for review, and the hold will be removed.

Students ineligible for exemption must take and pass the TABE test in order for this hold to be removed. Contact the Testing Center at Main Campus for TABE test dates & times

This hold does NOT prevent you from moving forward in the admission process or enrolling in classes after being accepted as a student.

All students are given an Exit Survey hold. Upon completion of your program, MTC is asking you to complete the Exit Survey and provide feedback regarding your time as a student. This hold does not prevent you from completing the admission process or enrolling in classes.

Any additional holds can be discussed with your assigned program Career Counselor.

The URL for the Exit Survey is in your Student Portal and is to be taken upon completion of your program. This is not a clickable link – you will need to copy and paste the URL into your browser window. You will also need to be logged into your MTC Email account at the time you enter the URL to be granted access to the Exit Survey.

Complete a Student Records Request the website at for Official Transcripts and copies of student records.

GED® Students need to request through – Manatee Technical College does not provide GED transcripts or diplomas.

You can complete a Student Records Request via the website at

If your requesting agency provides a form to use, give that form to the Student Services/Records secretary on Main Campus to complete for you and submit back to the agency.

Education Verifications are also available in your student portal for currently active students.

To-Do List documents for Financial Aid must be submitted via email to . Emailed documents must be PDF attachments, include the student’s first and last name, and the 6-digit student ID number.

Exact payment due dates are posted in your student portal. For assistance contact Student Finance/Cashier at 941.751.7900 x 46163

Your student loan agency will provide you with the required form. Fill out the student sections of the form and take it to the Student Services/Records secretary on the Main Campus. The school will complete the form and send it back to the agency.

Order books through the online bookstore. Purchase your uniforms and take a picture for your ID badge at the Main Campus Store.

For the Online Bookstore, click here: and login with your Classlink account username and password.

For help, click here:

It is highly recommended that the student log in to ensure they are selecting the correct books for their program and OCP.

Students should come prepared with textbooks, required kits/materials, full uniform, Student ID, and any other supplies you need to be ready to learn.

Uniforms can be purchased at the Bookstore on Main Campus programs. Scrubs for East Campus programs will need to be purchased at any store that sells scrubs. Color requirements will be available at the Bookstore.

Once you have made your initial payment including the Admin fee, you can go to the appropriate campus and have your picture taken. ID’s and Parking tags will be issued on the first day of class.

Proof of Florida Residency for Manatee Technical College:
Two (2) documents are required. 

At least one (1) must be from First Tier; the second document may also be from First Tier or may be from Second Tier. 

First Tier– Issued date must be at least 12 consecutive months. 

  • Florida driver’s license or State of Florida identification card
  • Florida voter registration card
  • Florida vehicle registration
  • Proof of purchase of a permanent home in Florida that is occupied as a primary residence of the claimant.
  • Transcripts from a Florida high school for multiple years if Florida high school diploma or GED was earned within last 12months.
  • Proof of permanent full-time employment in Florida (one or more jobs for at least 30 hours per week for a 12-month period)

Second Tier– Issued date must be at least 12 consecutive months.

  • A Florida professional or occupational license
  • Florida incorporation
  • Documents evidencing family ties in Florida.
  • Proof of membership in Florida-based charitable or professional organizations
  • Utility bills and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments
  • Lease agreement and proof of 12 consecutive months of payments
  • State or court documents evidencing legal ties to Florida.
  • Benefit histories from Florida agencies or public assistance programs
  • Declaration of domicile in Florida (12 months from the date the document was sworn and subscribed as noted by the Clerk of Circuit Court)

If You Have More Questions,

Contact MTC Student Services

941.751.7900 x 46108