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Century in the High School’s concurrent enrollment program provides college-level educational opportunities to high school students. Concurrent enrollment courses enroll high school students who may earn both high school and college credit for a satisfactorily completed course. Benefits for students include: 

  • Experience with college-level coursework
  • Earn highly-transferable college credits
  • Ability to demonstrate learning over a semester, in a familiar environment, and not on a single test

Century in the High School Student Information

Program Requirements

To participate in Century in the High School’s program, students must meet the eligibility requirements. Students must meet the class rank requirements established by Minnesota State Board Policy 3.5 and Procedure 3.5.1.

Criteria:

  • Juniors – class rank in the upper 1/3 or 70th percentile of a nationally standardized exam
  • Seniors – class rank in the upper ½ or 50th percentile for nationally standardized exam
  • Juniors/Seniors – provide other documentation of student’s readiness and ability to perform college-level work as determined by Century College departments

Exceptions:

If a high school cannot fill the course with eligible 11th and 12th grade students, 9th and 10th grade students may enroll who rank in the upper one-tenth of their class or attain a score of 90th percentile on nationally standardized test or have a favorable recommendation from a designated high school official.

Career & Technical Program Student requirements:

Students in 10th, 11th or 12th grade may enroll in Career & Technical courses if they meet the criterion: has attained a passing score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in Reading or can provide other documentation of student’s readiness and ability to perform college-level work as determined by Century College departments.

Upon successful completion of that course (if the student receives a grade of C or better in the course), the student shall be allowed to take additional career or technical education courses in subsequent terms.

Registration / Adding, Dropping or Withdrawing

Century in the High School Course Registration

  1. Interested student registers for classes at their home high school – during the annual process and selects a Century course from their high school options
  2. In September for fall courses and late January/early February for spring term courses, each student new to Century completes an online application for Century in the High School. 
  3. Following the Century in the High School application, students register for their selected college course.
  4. High school partners and Century representatives review class list and confirm student eligibility.
  5. High school representatives (teachers) work with Century to confirm class list by the 15th day of the course.
  6. Students are considered officially enrolled when they appear on the official class list submitted by the high school teacher.

Adding, Dropping or Withdrawing from a Class

Concurrently enrolled students must comply with Century in the High School’s policy on adding, dropping, and withdrawing from courses:

  • Students may ADD a course through the 15th business day of the term or before the course starts, whichever is later.
  • Students may DROP a course through the 15th business day of the term or before the course starts, whichever is later. 
  • Students may WITHDRAW from a course from the 16th business day through 80% of the course/term. Students are required to see their high school counselor to officially withdraw from the course. Withdrawals will appear as a “W” on the transcript and have a direct impact on academic standing related to completion rate, but do not impact GPA.

Three ways a student can drop or withdraw

  • Login to the Century eServices website with your StarID username and password.
  • In-person at the Records Office with your StarID or Student ID.
  • Written request with your signature by U.S. mail received prior to the deadline (no email or fax requests!).

After the drop period has passed, you may withdraw from a class without the instructor's signature until the deadline for your course for each semester. If you wish to withdraw past the deadline, you can fill out an appeal for a late withdrawal in the Business Office. Classes that you have withdrawn from become part of your permanent record and will appear on your transcript. Contact concurrentenrollment@century.edu for more information.

Course Eligibility / Prerequisites

In addition to class rank, some courses may require an assessment to determine eligibility to enroll. Course prerequisites vary by course. The ACCUPLACER currently serves as the placement exam used by Minnesota State. Any course prerequisites that require a placement score will require a student to either:  

  • Take the ACCUPLACER
    - OR -
  • Submit an ACT, SAT, or MCA score confirming college-level abilities in Reading and Math.

Prerequisites in Math, or Reading cannot be waived; however, students can seek an appeal. To apply for an appeal the school contact should contact the program director.

Grading Policy

Grading Policy

In accordance with the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) concurrent enrollment courses will meet the same grading policy as Century College’s on-campus courses. Grading will comply with Century College Policy 3.17.0.3 Assigning and Changing Grades.

Century College Responsibilities

Century College will ensure that students have access to necessary campus resources and provide completion letters along with links to transcripts upon successful completion.

Postsecondary Pathways

The obvious next step after completing a concurrent course through Century College is attaining more credits at the institution. Century College has many partnerships and agreements with four-year institutions (both in and outside of  Minnesota) to ensure that credits gained here will transfer toward a Bachelor's degree. Additionally, starting at Century College is more cost-efficient for students (and parents). On average, students who complete a  2-year transfer degree at Century College and then complete a bachelor's degree at a private college or university save $58,348.

Century College also offers a variety of support services, addressing everything from tutoring to technology needs to wellness. Our vibrant campus life includes nationally-ranked athletics as well as student clubs, organizations, and more. Our Admissions team can tell you more about the advantages of continuing your education at Century College!

Frequent Asked Questions (FAQs)

Will my Century in the High School class(es) transfer?

We understand many Century in the High School (CitHS) students plan to transfer their Century College course to another 2 or 4-year institution. The Minnesota Office of Higher Education (MOHE) has a useful tool on their website to determine if your CitHS course will transfer to your institution(s) of choice: Do All Colleges and Universities Accept These Credits?

This tool will only show colleges & universities located in Minnesota.

You may also utilize Transferology. This website will allow you to search course-by-course to see how classes transfer to specific universities, including those institutions outside the state of Minnesota.

Transferology will only show classes that have been transferred between schools previously and only includes colleges and universities that belong to the website. If a school or class is not on the website this does not indicate the course will not transfer or that the school will not accept your credits. Please contact your Academic Advisor or the other institution to determine if the course will transfer.