Benefits of CITS

Benefits of Concurrent Enrollment Programs (CITS)

  • Start earning college credit while still in high school.
  • UMD CITS courses are FREE to students. Participating high schools and school districts are responsible for the cost of the concurrent enrollment tuition. 
  • Save money on your college education.
  • Try out a college course while still attending your high school and participating in all of your high school activities.
  • Credits earned may transfer toward a two-year or four-year degree.
  • Earn your college degree in less time.
  • Enjoy access to UMD campus resources, such as the library, tutoring services, and computer labs.
  • Grades earned are reported on a University of Minnesota transcript. 
  • Explore courses and fields of study that may help you choose a major later.
  • By earning college credits while still in high school, you could gain flexibility to explore additional interests as a full time college student. 
  • College level courses look really good on your high school transcript when applying to other colleges and universities. 
  • Be better prepared for your first year of college as a full time student. 
  • Earn some of your liberal education requirements while still in high school allowing more time to focus on your area of interest as a full time college student.