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College in the High School

Get a headstart...earn college credits in your high school classes with College in the High School at the University of Minnesota Crookston!

College in the High School (CIHS) is a University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) program that delivers University courses, in collaboration with area high schools, to advanced high school students.

Administered by the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education Department, the program offers regular, introductory University courses at participating high schools. All courses are approved for degree credit, and specially credentialed high school faculty members teach all CIHS classes.

Prospective Schools, Instructors and Students

Prospective Schools, Instructors and Students

The College in the High Schools program offers numerous benefits to students, teachers, and school districts, creating a winning situation and great opportunities for all involved.


  • Earn college credit without leaving their high school campus
  • Develop college-level skills in critical thinking and writing via University of Minnesota Crookston curriculum and university-level discourse
  • Demonstrate their learning over an entire semester, not just on a single, high-stakes test


  • Attend faculty development workshops led by UMN Crookston faculty coordinators who present continuously updated information
  • Develop professional relationships and share ideas and techniques with CIHS instructors and faculty coordinators
  • Re-energize themselves through collaboration with other motivated colleagues

School Districts

  • Satisfy parent and student demand for on-site, college level courses without losing significant state-support dollars
  • Receive high quality professional development for CIHS instructors
  • Enjoy the benefits of partnering with an outstanding research and teaching university

Learn more

Current Schools, Instructors and Students

Current Schools, Instructors and Students

Welcome back! We are excited to note, that we have an online Course Request form. Also, for those of you interested in creating a Canvas Site, please contact the UMN Crookston-CIHS office, and we will work with you to set one up.

*Qualified students with disabilities who require academic accommodations through UMN Crookston must register with the UMC Disability Resource Center.

News and Events (Coming Soon)

News and Events (Coming Soon)

Purpose and Objectives

Purpose and Objectives


The CIHS program with the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMN Crookston) was established by UMN Crookston to provide academically challenging courses, in the high school, where students would receive college credit.

Mission Statement

Partner with rural Minnesota school districts to deliver a broad academic foundation of University courses to qualified students.  Integrate teaching and learning with outreach and engagement to serve the public good.


To streamline the path of concurrent enrollment for rural Minnesota schools.


The core values of the UMN Crookston’s CIHS program are Integrity, Community, and Timeliness.

Higher Learning Commission Faculty Forms

Higher Learning Commission Faculty Forms

These files include fillable form fields.  You can print the completed form and save it to your device.

Faculty Qualifications Documentation From

Faculty Action Plan Form

UMN Crookston Teaching Credentials Form

Liaison Site Visit Information, Orientations, and PD

Liaison Site Visit Information, Orientations, and PD

Here is information for a site visit, new instructor orientation, and the summer PD workshop. Click on the item to open.

With the COVID-19 pandemic, our Spring site visits are adapted. Support, flexibility, and course outcomes are key when working together to provide for our UMN Crookston students. 

CIHS Faculty Site Visit Process

NACEP Standards for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (CEP)

CIHS Faculty Site Visit Form

New Instructor Orientation Guide

Professional Development Workshop Guide

Forms and Tutorials

Department Instructors


CIHS Annual Discipline Specific Workshop

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
Bede Ballroom, UMN Crookston

Register Today

College in the High School

University of Minnesota Crookston

210 Selvig Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8677




M-F 8:00 am - 4:30 pm