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Concurrent Enrollment

Take Normandale Classes at Your High School

When you sign up for a concurrent enrollment class at your high school, you are taking a Normandale Community College course. You become a Normandale student, earning high school and college credit at the same time.

Courses are taught by Normandale-approved high school teachers. Our instructors work with your teachers to ensure the courses are the same as you would take at Normandale. You’ll work with the same curriculum, assignments, and assessment methods as on-campus students.

Course tuition and associated materials are free. Credits earned through the program transfer to Normandale, as well as many other colleges and universities.

Minnesota public colleges and universities work together to make transferring between schools as easy as possible. To do this, we use a program called the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).

What Are the Benefits?

Many students say concurrent enrollment puts them on a “fast track” to earning a college degree. Here are some of the key benefits:

  • Get a jump-start on college. The credits you earn can count toward your college degree or certificate.
  • Save money! Concurrent enrollment courses are at no cost to you! There are no tuition, fees, or charges for books.
  • Gain a competitive edge. College work is harder than high school work. Learning how to do well in college classes is easier when you're taking just one or two courses.
  • Acquire important academic skills. The critical thinking, reading, and writing skills you build in concurrent enrollment courses will prepare you for higher education success. Develop college-level study habits and time-management skills before you graduate high school.
  • Learn like you will in college. College courses evaluate what you’re learning in lots of ways: tests, papers, presentations, etc. You will experience many of these processes in your concurrent enrollment courses.
  • Gain “college knowledge” and resources. Navigating a college environment can be challenging. You will gain access to Normandale services, resources, and tools to advocate for yourself as you learn.
  • Build confidence in your ability to succeed in college. Concurrent courses can help make the transition from high school to college easier.


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FAQs About Concurrent Enrollment

Partner High Schools

Normandale partners with many area high schools to offer concurrent enrollment courses. Current partnership schools include:

  • Apple Valley High School
  • Eastview High School
  • Burnsville High School
  • Chanhassen High School
  • Chaska High School
  • Eden Prairie High School
  • Jordan High School
  • John F. Kennedy High School
  • Minnetonka High School
  • New Prague High School
  • Prior Lake High School
  • Rosemount High School
  • Shakopee High School
  • St. Louis Park High School
  • SW Metro Intermediate School District
  • Tri-City United Public School District
  • Ubah Medical Academy

Courses offered may vary by school. They generally include education, English, math, music, sociology, health, exercise science, and business. Talk with your high school counselor about which courses we offer at your school.

If your school is not on the list, consider one of the other online or on-campus options offered to high school students — Post-Secondary Enrollment Option or Summer High School Enrollment.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Option

Qualified Minnesota high school students can take on campus or online college courses through the state's Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program.

Summer High School Enrollment

High school students entering 11th and 12th grades can take classes on campus or online during the summer when PSEO is not offered.

Information for High School Counselors

Want to help make a student’s transition from high school to college easier? Our concurrent enrollment program lets eligible students earn free college credit while satisfying high school graduation requirements. College-level courses are taught at their school, and they’ll earn free, transferable college credits!

For more information, please see our Concurrent Enrollment Program Handbook for Faculty Mentors and High School Instructors, Staff and Administrators.

Program Contact Information:

Crystal Svoboda
Director of K-12 and University Partnerships
Phone: 952-358-9152

Diem Vo
Coordinator for Partnership Programs
Phone: 952-358-9405


Crystal Svoboda

Director of K-12 and University Partnerships

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