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Concurrent Enrollment

What is Concurrent Enrollment?

In Minnesota, concurrent enrollment courses are college courses offered at the high school, usually taught by a trained high school teacher. 

These are offered in partnership between high schools and colleges, such as Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

Students who successfully complete these courses generate both high school and transcripted college credit from the partnering postsecondary institution.

There is no cost to the student to participate in these courses.

Explore this page to learn more about Anoka-Ramsey's Concurrent Enrollment program.

Other Names for Concurrent Enrollment

Many people refer to Concurrent Enrollment as College in the High School

  • Welcome to Anoka-Ramsey's Concurrent Enrollment program! 

    Through your participation, you are taking a tremendous step towards achieving your academic and personal goals. Congratulations!

    As you continue your studies, you are creating an official, college transcript that will allow you to transfer from Anoka-Ramsey to almost any college or university in the country.

    The Student Manual is packed with information about Anoka-Ramsey's policies, procedures, and links to a variety of resources that will be of tremendous benefit to you as a Concurrent Enrollment Program student.

    Along with this information, never hesitate to contact your High School Counselor, your concurrent enrollment program teacher, or Anoka-Ramsey Community College for answers to your questions.

  • Concurrent Enrollment eligibility is the same as Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program (PSEO) eligibility. 

    To increase the likelihood of student success, Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) has set the following standards for admission to PSEO/Concurrent Enrollment:

    • sophomores must pass 8th grade MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) Reading at the composite proficiency level of “meets or exceeds” and meets the prerequisites of the CTE course they wish to enroll in.
    • for juniors, class rank in the upper one-third of their class or a score at or above the 70th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, such as the ACT or SAT;
    • for seniors, class rank in the upper one-half of their class or a score at or above the 50th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, such as the ACT or SAT.

    Students may also provide other documentation of readiness to perform college-level work for review and approval by a college or university. Other details about Concurrent Enrollment/PSEO can be found in MnSCU Board Policy 3.5 and MnSCU System Procedure 3.5.1.

  • As a high school partner teacher, you are an integral member of the Anoka-Ramsey Community.

    The Partner Teacher Manual is packed with information regarding criteria and processes for appointing and approving high school partner teachers, building relationships with faculty mentors, and assuring that the courses you teach through this program are as rigorous as those taught on campus at Anoka-Ramsey Community College.

  • As a faculty mentor, you are an integral part of the program.

    The following Faculty Mentor Manual contains information regarding your role as a faculty mentor to high school partner teachers. 

    As a mentor, you help certify that Concurrent Enrollment courses meet the same rigor and high standards as those courses taught at Anoka-Ramsey.

  • As a high school administrator and partner of our Concurrent Enrollment program, you are an integral member of the Anoka-Ramsey.

    The following High School Administrator/Counselor Manual is full of information regarding criteria and processes for appointing and approving high school partner teachers, faculty mentors, and assuring that the courses taught through this program are as rigorous as those taught at Anoka-Ramsey.

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