Early Entry (Dual Credit)

Are you interested in earning college credit while still in high school? A great way to get a head start on your college education, save time, and save money is to enroll in college courses while still in high school. Plus courses may meet your high school graduation requirements. Take college classes offered through your high school, through IVN, or on Minot State's campus. Students in grades 11-12 with a 3.0 or higher high school GPA and approval from their high school administrator are eligible to enroll in Early Entry (Dual Credit) courses.

Advantages of Early Entry (Dual Credit) Courses

  • Save on the immediate and long-term costs of a college education. Much of the cost of higher education stems from room, board, and other living expenses. You and your parents pay for university courses while you live at home and attend high school, so you'll save those costs. In addition, courses taken at your high school will be billed at a reduced tuition rate from standard Minot State courses.
  • Ease into college classes in a comfortable, familiar environment with smaller class sizes.
  • Courses will transfer to other colleges or universities. If you decide not to attend Minot State University following high school graduation, we can help you transfer to the college or university of your choice. If you choose to attend another two-year or four-year institution thing the North Dakota University System (NDUS), transferring is simple thanks to a policy called the General Education Transfer Agreement. Under this policy, general education courses can be easily transferred to another NDUS institution.
  • Receive an Minot State Student ID Card. You will be issued an Minot State student ID card allowing you to take advantage of many of the services offered to degree seeking Minot State students including admission to athletic events, library services, and participation in free Minot State events.