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
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.
- Juniors – class rank in the upper 1/3 and 70th percentile of a nationally standardized exam
- Seniors – class rank in the upper ½ and 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
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
- Student registers for the course through the Partner High School registration process beginning in late winter/early spring.
- Student completes an online application for Century in the High School. Century's Admissions team visits concurrent enrollment course classooms to help students complete the application.
- Students register online and must submit signature form with parent and counselor signature.
- High school counselors review course eligibility and verify students meet criteria.
- The Director for Partnerships and Collaborations confirms roster with high school counselors/designated contact and with Registrar/Records office at Century College.
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.
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 score confirming college-level abilities in Reading, Math, or English.
Prerequisites in English, Math, or Reading cannot be waived; however, students can seek an appeal. To apply for an appeal the school contact should contact the Director for Partnerships and Collaborations.
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 184.108.40.206 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.
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!