Inver Hills offers programs that allow students to earn college credits for free while still in high school, smoothing the student's transition to higher education. Qualifying high school students will be able to seamlessly transfer the credits earned to any Minnesota State college or university as well as many others nationwide. Studies on dual enrollment programs show that they have positive outcomes in college enrollment, grades, and completion rates. We provide students with opportunities that increase their success in academics and in their careers and welcome the high school students as Inver Hills Community College students!
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program allows qualified 10th, 11th, and 12th grade high school students to take college level courses at Inver Hills. The courses that you complete at Inver Hills can earn transferable college credits as well as apply to high school graduation requirements. The PSEO program covers the cost of tuition, fees, and required textbooks and materials for college level courses taken for high school credit.
If you are a high school junior in the top third of your class or a senior in the top half of your class, InCollege allows you to take college courses at your high school with the credits you earn easily transferring to Inver Hills, other community colleges, and four-year universities. These college courses fulfill Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) requirements while also meeting both high school and college requirements. At the college level, the courses are often referred to as concurrent enrollment.
If you are a high school freshman ranked in the 30th to 70th percentile in your class, Inver Prep allows you to take college preparatory courses with the opportunity to complete college-level courses for credit at your high school.
The high school teachers deliver the Inver Hills community College course to the students in their high school classroom. They work closely with a college mentor from IHCC to ensure that the course meets the on campus requirements and reflects the rigor of the college course.