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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato

Student Eligibility

Page address: https://www.mnsu.edu/concurrent/eligibility.html

MSU facult came to visit during our Concurrent Enrollment class and it was awesome to get a lesson from an actual college professor! Quote from A. Schanzenbach, 2008 Concurrent Enrollment Student

Students wanting to participate in Concurrent Enrollment at their high school should talk to their high school guidance counselor regarding the Minnesota State Mankato application process and eligibility requirements.

Eligibility is determined by Class Rank, Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), or ACT score:

For schools that use Class Rank:

  • Seniors – Must rank in the top one half of high school class OR have a composite score on the ACT at or above the 50th percentile (21 Composite) on the national norms. Any student who falls in the bottom quarter of their class, will not qualify for PSEO Admission (regardless of ACT score).
  • Juniors – Must rank in the top one third of high school class OR have a composite score on the ACT at or above the 70th percentile (24 Composite) on the national norms. Any student who falls in the bottom quarter of their class, will not qualify for PSEO Admission (regardless of ACT score).
  • If a concurrent enrollment course cannot be filled with eligible 11th and 12th grade students, a 9th or 10th grade student may be able to enroll in that course if:

    • The college or university president approves;
    • The student has a score at or above the 90th percentile on a national test, such as ACT or SAT or ranks in the upper one-tenth of their class or has a favorable recommendation from a designated high school official to enroll in the course; and
    • The student meets the prerequisite requirements of the course as determined by the college or university.

For schools that use Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA):

  • Seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better (on a 4.0 scale) OR have a composite ACT score of 21 or better.
  • Juniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (on a 4.0 scale) OR have a composite ACT score of 24 or better.
  • Freshman and Sophomores - See admisions requirements above.

Student Application Process

Applications for Concurrent Enrollment are usually submitted by the high school guidance counselor prior to the start of the Concurrent Enrollment course. All applications must include a current high school transcript showing class rank or cumulative GPA (see eligibility requirements above) and a copy of the student's ACT scores (if completed). Concurrent Enrollment applications will be processed by the Admissions Office at Minnesota State Mankato and each qualified applicant will receive an acceptance letter from the Admissions Office approximately 2-4 weeks after the application has been submitted. Once a student is officially admitted to Minnesota State Mankato, the New Student and Family Programs Office will work closely with the high school guidance counselor to complete the course registration process for each student.