Student Resources

What is InCollege?

InCollege is a new program at Inver Hills Community College that offers high school students the opportunity to take Inver Hills Community College classes while still in high school. The college courses offered are considered "concurrent" because they meet both high school and college requirements. They are also part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum at Inver Hills and are guaranteed to be accepted at all of Minnesota’s public colleges and universities, and most of the state’s private colleges and universities.

Who is eligible?

To qualify, students must:

  • Be a high school junior who is in the top third of their class or a high school senior who is in the top half of their class,     
  • Complete the College Board Accuplacer exam and score 78 and above on reading test or successfully completed Inver Prep course work with C or above grade.

Math scores will be provided to the high school based on the Math class the high school offers.

When do students participate?

Students who participate in InCollege program would be identified and tested during 10th grade and then participate in the program in 11th and 12th grades.

Where does this program take place?

Students stay in their own high schools to participate in the program and visit Inver Hills Community College about twice a year for special activities.

How does this fit with students’ high school curriculum?

Concurrent enrollment facilitates close collaboration between high school teachers and college faculty that fosters alignment of secondary and postsecondary curriculum. The college courses offered in 11th and 12th grades are considered “concurrent,” which means they meet high school and college requirements. They are also part of the transfer curriculum at IHCC and will be accepted easily at community colleges and four-year colleges.

Who will be teaching the courses – a high school teacher or a college instructor?

The short answer is both, but mainly the high school teacher. The InCollge program establishes a mentoring system between the college instructor and the high school teacher. The high school teacher may have to put in some additional time initially to learn the new curriculum and to attend professional workshops during the summer, but the program is also designed so the college instructor is there to help and support the high school teacher.

Which college courses can I take?

  • Introduction to College Reading and Writing
  • Reading College Texts
  • Introduction to Academic Writing
  • Writing and Research Skills
  • Introduction to Literature
  • Public Speaking
  • Multivariable Calculus
  • Computer Programming

Ready to succeed in college

With 12 college credits completed and a taste of what college is like, InCollege students can confidently head off to college ready to succeed.

Cost savings

The cost of the InCollege program is free for participating students, which means a lot of money is saved when compared to a traditional Inver Hills student.

 

Traditional Inver Hills student

InCollege student

Cost of 12 credits (4 courses)

$2,060.76

$0

Books/supplies

$580

$0

Total

$2,640.76

$0

 

Completed college courses

InCollege students completes four college courses in 11th and 12th grades that are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum at Inver Hills and are guaranteed to be accepted at all of Minnesota’s public colleges and universities, and most of the state’s private colleges and universities. Unlike AP, InCollege students will receive a college grade on a college transcript. In other words, InCollege students have a major jump on college courses even before they graduate high school.

Advantage of InCollege

InCollge students benefit from taking Free college credits while they are in high school. It’s a great transition and introduction to College and it allows earlier completion of general education requirements.