Inver Hills Community College offers high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credits simultaneously
College for High School Students

Inver Hills offers programs that allow you to earn college credits for free while you are still in high school. As a qualifying high school student, you will be able to seamlessly transfer the credits you earn to nearly any college or university in Minnesota, as well as many others nationwide.

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Mary Jo Gardner

High School Students


In partnership with the high schools, Inver Hills Community College provides early credit opportunities for students. Program goals include supporting high school to college matriculation of the academic middle and preparing high school students for college-level coursework. Tuition, textbooks, equipment and transportation for on campus field trips are provided by the high school. Students qualify for the classes by:

  • Completing the College Board ACCUPLACER exam and score 250 or above on the reading test;
  • Or successfully completed Inver Prep coursework with a grade of C or above.

Tutorials and Policies

InCollege Application Tutorial

InCollege Registration Tutorial

Concurrent Enrollment Policy and Procedure Guide

Where Does This Program Take Place?

Students stay in their own high schools to participate in InCollege and visit Inver Hills for special activities.

Who will be teaching the courses?

Mainly high school teachers. The InCollege program establishes a mentoring system between college instructors and high school teachers, the latter committed to learning the new curriculum and attending professional development.

Completed College Courses

All courses in the InCollege program at Inver Hills are guaranteed to be accepted at all of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and many of the state's private colleges and universities. Unlike AP, InCollege students will receive a college grade on a college transcript. InCollege provides the ideal introduction to college life while letting you complete your general education requirements earlier.

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