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State regulations outline the eligibility for students to participate in concurrent enrollment:

    1. Juniors need to:
      1. Have a 3.0 GPA, or
      2. Rank in the top one-third of their class, or
      3. Submit a score of at least the 70th percentile on SAT or ACT
    2. Seniors need to:
      1. Have a 2.5 GPA, or
      2. Rank in the top one-half of their class, or
      3. Submit a score of at least the 50th percentile on SAT or ACT
    3. Freshmen and Sophomores need to:
      1. Rank in the top 10 percent of their class, or
      2. Submit a score of at least the 90th percentile on a standardized national test

You may be asked to fill out a letter of recommendation for students who do not meet the qualifications above. If you choose to do so, please use this concurrent enrollment exception petition.

  1. Students should submit an online application/registration form: www.minneapolis.edu/ceapply
    If possible, arrange for students to enroll together in a computer lab or by using classroom laptops. Students who have a Tech ID number because they have previously taken Minneapolis College courses should bring those ID numbers which will help eliminate duplication and save them time in filling out the form.
  2. Submit  transcripts
    Please email transcripts for each student to Concurrent.Enrollment@minneapolis.edu or by your school’s parchment service to Minneapolis College. Students who have previously and successfully taken Minneapolis College courses do not need to submit another transcript.
  3. Demonstrate course eligibility
    Each semester, the high school’s enrollment team will receive a link to a workbook spreadsheet for that school. It will include a list of the eligibility requirements for each specific course/s offered. Minneapolis College accepts Accuplacer, MCA, ACT or SAT scores. Official score reports for each student should be emailed to concurrent.enrollment@minneapolis.edu in PDF format.

The Minnesota State legislature, in approving funding for concurrent enrollment, has determined the minimum requirements for students to participate in concurrent enrollment. The requirements are the same as for PSEO participation.

  • Each college has its own requirements for taking specific courses. MCTC’s goal for all students is to be successful and the course prerequisites are in place to help ensure students are ready for the particular demands of each course.
  • The grades earned in concurrent enrollment courses are part of the students’ permanent college transcript. Beginning a transcript with poor grades or withdrawals can jeopardize a students’ future financial aid and academic standing (academic probation or suspension).
  • Accreditation standards require colleges to uphold the same course standards for concurrent enrollment students as for students on campus.

Concurrent enrollment credits are highly transferable.

  • According to the Minnesota Office of Higher Education, 98 percent of Minnesota postsecondary institutions accept and award college credit for concurrent credit and PSEO courses.
  • National data indicates that about 92 percent of concurrent enrollment credits earned are able to successfully transfer.

However, each institution has the prerogative to determine if and how they will accept or apply credits. Students who know where they will likely attend after high school graduation should contact that institution to understand their policies regarding acceptance of concurrent enrollment credits.

Students hold the responsibility for requesting transfer of credits. This will never happen automatically. Use this link for instructions: requesting a transcript.

Students who attend Minneapolis College after high school graduation do not need to take any steps for ensuring their earned credits are recorded. They are already part of the student’s Minneapolis College transcript.

Studies show that students who take concurrent enrollment courses are more likely to go to college, do better once they are there, and more likely to finish their degree.

Please read about some of the latest research on the benefits of concurrent enrollment.


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