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CCC-Earn College Credit in HS

Minnesota provides students with the opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school.

Advanced Placement (AP)

Advanced Placement courses provide college-level coursework taught in high school. These course are more rigorous and are offered through the College Board. Students can earn college credit and placement by taking AP classes. College credit is earned by taking an AP Exam, which is given in April.

College in the Schools (CIS)

College in the Schools allows Minnesota high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses offered by the University of Minnesota taught in the high school setting. These courses are more rigorous and students can earn college credit from the U of M through multiple assessments given throughout the course rather than a single test.

Northeast Metro (Intermediate School District 916)

Northeast Metro Technical College provides a wide range of course offerings to juniors and seniors who wish to explore career options in business, health, public services and technology by integrating academic learning with technical education. The district provides transportation to this program, but students must provide transportation to satellite programs. Students interested in this program must register for a full high school schedule. A separate brochure of course offerings and an application are available through the school counselors.

Some but not all Northeast Metro courses earn college credit. In the registration guide, under each course description it will indicate whether or not students can earn college credits in taking that course. More than 100 college courses at 12 colleges are articulated through the 916 courses. To find out which colleges grant college credits, visit www.nemetro.k12.mn.us and search for articulation.

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) allows Minnesota high school juniors and seniors to enroll in courses of participating MN colleges with tuition, fees and books paid for by the state. Students who complete PSEO courses earn credit toward high school graduation. They earn college credit if they later decide to enroll in the college in which they complete the PSEO courses. Many colleges also accept transfer PSEO credits. PSEO is a popular choice for students who wish to take advantage of courses in subject areas or levels not offered in high school. All students interested in this program must register for a full high school schedule and then make appointments with their school counselors during February.