Student and Parent Information


Although concurrent enrollment courses are held at your high school, PTCC wants you to know that you are an official PTCC student. That means that you have access to all of the student activities, academic resources, and professional staff that are a part of any college experience, and as equally important, you will be held to the same academic standards as on-campus students.  

Getting started  

PTCC has created a concurrent enrollment orientation video for students interested in taking concurrent enrollment courses. This orientation video will provide an overview of concurrent enrollment program, discuss what it takes to be a successful college student, review eligibility requirements, FERPA information, and much more. The intended outcome of these sessions is to provide students and their parents/guardians with the information that they need to make an informed choice regarding participating in college courses in high school.  

To participate in concurrent enrollment courses, students must meet both PSEO eligibility requirements and specific course placement requirements. Students who do not meet PSEO eligibility requirements may submit an appeal.  

All concurrent enrollment students must first apply to the college. Refer to the step-by-step application guide for assistance.   

Most concurrent enrollment courses require that students meet specific assessment scores in order to register for the course. See the “Common Concurrent Enrollment Courses” document linked below for specific course placement information. 

The concurrent enrollment handbook provides students with all the information they need to make an informed choice about participating in PTCC’s concurrent enrollment program.   

Course registration happens within the first five days of the concurrent enrollment course. Students should refer to the Concurrent Enrollment Handbook for specific course registration, add, drop, and withdraw deadlines.

PTCC is dedicated to your success. We provide personalized student support services to assist you with everything from academic planning and career development to student services. We provide resources that will help you choose the right courses, whether you’re looking to expand your opportunities through career training, complete your degree, or transfer to another college or university. All services are free and open to all Concurrent Enrollment students.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act (MGDPA), Minnesota Statute (Chapter 13) are federal and state laws that provide for the disclosure and privacy of student educational records. Under FERPA, once a student turns 18 or enrolls at a postsecondary institution, any parental rights to information transfer to the student. That means that PTCC is not able to disclose course registration or grade information to parents without the student’s written consent.  

 Concurrent Enrollment Eligibility Requirements 

Pine Technical & Community College places the onus of verifying the enrollment eligibility of students taking its courses on the partner high school. 

  • Be in the upper one-half of class or have a test score at or above the 50th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test such, or 
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, and 
  • Meet course placement requirements as determined by assessment score (such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA)      
  • Be in the upper one-third of class or have a test score at or above the 70th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, or 
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher for general education courses or a GPA of 2.5 or higher for career and technical education courses, and 
  • Meet course placement requirements as determined by assessment score (such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA) 
  • Rank in the upper one-tenth of class, or  
  • attain a score at or above the 90th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, or  
  • have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher for liberal arts and CTE courses, and  
  • have a favorable recommendation from a designated high school official  

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