Take advantage of early credit opportunities, right in your own high school.
In partnership with high schools, College Start provides the ideal introduction to college life while letting you complete your general education requirements earlier.
About College Start
- Students stay in their own high schools and visit DCTC or Inver Hills Community College for special activities
- Tuition, textbooks, equipment, and transportation for on-campus field trips are provided by the high school
- Courses are delivered mainly by high school teachers who are mentored by college instructors and receive professional development
All courses in this program are guaranteed to be accepted at all of Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and many of the state's private colleges and universities. Unlike AP, College Start students will receive a college grade on a college transcript.
How do students qualify for College Start?
To qualify for College Start classes, students need to score 78 + on the Accuplacer or 250+ on the Next Generation reading test OR meet criteria by multiple measures. A full listing of current courses offered along with prerequisites can be found at the end of the Policies & Procedure guide.
Tutorials & Policies