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Through Bethel’s early college programs, students can get a head start on their college degree while completing high school requirements. Bethel’s early college programs for high school students include PSEO, College in the Schools, and several high school partnerships.

Why Early College?

Starting your college experience while in high school comes with a variety of benefits. Here are just a few advantanges of earning college credits as a high school student: 

  • Challenge yourself with a great selection of college-level courses led by passionate and knowledgeable professors. 
  • Expand your college preparation and strengthen your applications by actually experiencing college curriculum. 
  • Get started on your bachelor's degree at a discount. Early college classes at Bethel are either free or offerred at a significantly discounted rate. 


Bethel’s PSEO program allows high school juniors and seniors who are residents of Minnesota to take college-level classes for free on Bethel’s campus or online. 

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Dual Enrollment

Through Bethel's dual enrollment courses, high school juniors and seniors can take classes on Bethel’s campus or online, all at a significant discount per credit.

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College in the Schools

Students at select Minnesota high schools can take Bethel courses, taught by Bethel-approved high school instructors, through College in the Schools. 

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High School Partnerships

Through these partnerships, courses are taught by Bethel faculty on site at certain high schools in the Twin Cities. Contact Dr. Mary Michener, assistant dean of early college, for more information. 

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Meet Your Counselor

Katie Ferrin is our admissions counselor who works with prospective students exploring early college program options. She’s available to answer any questions you have about the programs and the admissions process. 

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Katie Ferrin