Elevate Minnesota Scholars

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The colleges and universities of Minnesota State have a message for students who have chosen to attend or are currently attending a college outside of Minnesota: with 30 colleges and 7 universities in 54 communities, every Minnesotan has an opportunity to help build their community and continue their higher education experience while staying close to home.

To make this point, Minnesota State has launched the “Elevate Minnesota Scholars” program, which offers students many benefits, including a streamlined application process, guaranteed acceptance of all credits earned from an accredited out-of-state institution,* and access to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Package so the credits earned at a Minnesota State college or university can easily transfer to other institutions.

Minneapolis College is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and offers students more than 100 liberal arts, career and technical programs designed to prepare students for good jobs in high-demand professions or the ability to transfer to a 4‐year college or university.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to adapt, and many students who had been planning to attend college out-of-state are now rethinking their plans, realizing that now may not be a good time to venture far from home,” said Devinder Malhotra, chancellor of Minnesota State.

Minneapolis College is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Minneapolis. Tuition at Minneapolis College starts at around $5,500 a year, offering a low-cost alternative and the flexibility that students are looking for.

Navigating change is more important now than ever before. Minneapolis College is at the heart of leveraging change, creating new opportunities and a stronger, more prosperous future for students. “We strive to remove barriers and surround our students with supportive services to ensure their success,” said Heidi Aldes, interim dean of enrollment.”

Mention Elevate Minnesota and have your application fee waived!

For additional information, visit the Elevate Minnesota Scholars program website.

* Credit must have been earned with a grade of C or better. Depending on the college or university, credits may be applied to general education courses, not necessarily applied to a major program. Students should check with the college or university they are interested in attending for specific details.