College Credit in High School (CIS)

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment is a program in which qualified high school students earn both high school and college credit for a Minnesota North College course taught by a Minnesota North-approved high school teacher at their high school.

Sometimes called “dual credit”, “dual enrollment”, or “college in the schools (CIS)”, concurrent enrollment partnerships differ from other models of dual enrollment because high school instructors teach the college courses.

This program enables students to take challenging, college-level courses at their high school, makes their transition from high school to college easier, and enables them to earn college credits that will transfer to Minnesota North and many other colleges and universities nation-wide.

Minnesota North College works closely with partner high schools to provide a high level of service in the areas of faculty collaboration, student admission, course registration, orientation to college, and transcript processing.

Student benefits of taking concurrent courses include:

  • Earn college credit
  • Save money
  • Get the college experience in a high school setting
  • Develop college-level study habits and time-management skills
  • Experience college expectations and academic rigor
  • Save time and gain flexibility in college by completing credits in high school
  • Build confidence in the ability to succeed in college

Minnesota North College is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP). Read more about concurrent enrollment at the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships.

Becky Niemi
High Schools Served:
Big Fork
Cass Lake-Bena
Deer River
Grand Rapids
Infinity Online

Charlene Buss
High Schools Served:

Carrie Hejda
High Schools Served:
Cook County
Ely Memorial
International Falls
Mesabi East
Mt. Iron-Buhl
Northeast Range
North Woods
Rock Ridge