Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)


  • High school seniors must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher to apply for admission to the CEP program.
  • High school juniors must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply for admission to the CEP Program.

Application Materials

  • Completed online application
  • High school transcript
  • Most recent ACT, SAT, or MCA scores


  • Jump-start on college costs
    Though each college has its own policy about transfer credits, credits from MRC are highly respected. MRC’s CEP credits have a wonderful record of being accepted by school everywhere. Getting those credits now means saving up to two years of tuition, books, and campus living costs.
  • College in manageable portions
    College life is full of challenges. The rigors of the coursework and the discipline and maturity it takes to manage higher learning well can feel overwhelming for new college students. CEP allows students the opportunity to learn how to manage their time and effort without the struggle of a full-time college workload.
  • More choices when students’ full-time college career begins
    With college credits already completed, CEP students will find a new world of opportunities. The time they spend now to gain college credits means more time for their bigger dreams. Perhaps a second major? A chance to study abroad? An internship with the perfect company? Taking CEP classes now opens a whole new world of possibilities for tomorrow!
  • Early mastery of important skills
    Of all the skills employers seek, the ability to think critically, read well, and write clearly are among the top five. Whether students’ goals include continued higher education or entry into a career, MRC’s CEP route strengthens their ability to think and to communicate on levels employers are seeking.


Mesabi Range College’s CEP program is accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships, the sole accrediting body of concurrent enrollment partnerships. Accreditation confirms that MRC’s CEP program “met the standards of quality set by NACEP, in terms of faculty, curriculum, student assessment, student support, and program evaluation.”


Mary Gorman