Concurrent Enrollment Program at ATCC

The Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP) at Alexandria Technical & Community College serves high school students, teachers, and schools by increasing access to college learning and experiences while supporting excellence in instruction and technology and building high school-college connections. Through the college's CEP, high school students are able to take college courses from their own high school without requiring travel or tuition of the students.

Many high schools offer courses through concurrent enrollment, allowing students to take college courses taught by qualified high school teachers without having to leave the high school. Under certain circumstances, students in 9th or 10th grade may also be allowed to take concurrent enrollment courses.

If you are interested in Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) or concurrent enrollment, talk to your high school guidance counselor and the college's PSEO Department or go to Check with your school district and college for specific deadline dates.

Student Benefits

  • Earn transferable college credit with high school peers
  • Reduce the overall cost of a college education
  • Develop college-level learning skills
  • Get a jump start on post-secondary studies allowing for greater flexibility in college
  • Receive all benefits offered to ATCC students: college email, access to learning resources, and access to campus facilities

Teacher Benefits

  • Develop professional relationships and sharing ideas and techniques with college faculty
  • Re-energize through partnerships with other motivated educators
  • Receive access to college email, instructional resources, and facilities
  • Receive access to college instructor training opportunities

School and District Benefits

  • Increase public awareness of the school's wide variety of course offerings
  • Retain students on the high school campus
  • Allow students to earn college credit while retaining state support dollars
  • Enjoy the benefits of partnering with an internationally recognized technical and community college


  • Complete the ACCUPLACER test or provide ACT or MCA scores to determine qualifying placement levels
  • Class rankings, written recommendations, or other criteria may be used to aid in enrollment decisions


  • Textbooks are purchased by high schools or school districts
  • Refer to your school's policy for returning textbooks

Contact Concurrent Enrollment

Mary Lenz
1-888-234-1222 ext. 4545
Email PSEO:

External Website: Distance Minnesota - Online College in the High School

Judi Anderson
1-888-234-1222 ext.4422
Email Judi Anderson: