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Welcome to COLLEGE PREP, the only program in Minnesota that offers you a free opportunity to prepare yourself for college level study through a combination of online courses, individual instruction, and college campus location.


Annakeiko Reichel, College Prep and SCC graduate

COLLEGE PREP can open doors to new career and employment possibilities for you.  Take a look at these benefits:

It's cost free!  There's no tuition, no books to buy, just one small $20 college admission fee. 

It's convenient!  Because the courses are online, you can study from home -- or wherever you have access to a computer -- anytime of the day or night. Or, you can join other adults in a College Prep program on selected college campuses and combine online and in-class study.

It works!  College Prep students raise their college placement test scores.  They enroll in college courses and are successful students.  They move ahead in their career plans. 

COLLEGE PREP prepares adult learners for success in college.  It combines a set of courses, online teaching and learning, a campus-centered classroom, the involvement of teachers and staff from the college and one or more Adult Basic Education programs.  It offers many opportunities for students to gain confidence and become comfortable with the college environment. 


Three important points:


  • You may begin the program at any time during the year.
  • You can be a College Prep student no matter where you live in Minnesota.
  • You can get help in College Prep with your computer skills before you start the courses.


  Getting started in COLLEGE PREP!

For general information, call 763-488-0445 or email

Staff will help you locate one of our sites to start the enrollment process.

A student speaks about the College Prep program at North Hennepin Community College: