Southwest Minnesota State University
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At A Glance:
SAT/ACT – Considered but not required
SAT Range – 910-1090
ACT Range – 18-24
High School GPA – Recommended
Accepts Common App – No
Athletic Division – NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference – Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference
Southwest Minnesota State University is a four-year public university located in Marshall, Minnesota. We offer a high-quality education in the liberal arts and professions to prepare you for a life that is successful both personally and professionally. SMSU offers 55+ undergraduate majors, fine arts and much more!
Let your curiosity lead to discovery. Find out what you can learn and who you can be. Connect with a vibrant campus community both in and out of the classroom. Learn to lead, blending your passions with knowledge and skill, giving you the confidence to make a difference at SMSU and beyond.
College Now: The SMSU Concurrent Enrollment program provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit by means of a high quality experience in the high school comparable to that of the university classroom. College Now classes are university level classes offered at the high school to junior and senior students during their regular school day. (High school students reduce duplication of classes and save time and money by earning both high school and university credits at the same time.) Our program is accredited by the National Alliance for Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP), which ensures that the courses offered through College Now are being taught at a rigour equivalent to courses offered on our campus.
Instructors are qualified high school teachers who meet SMSU requirements and faculty approval to be facilitative teachers. Instructor qualifications, syllabi, assignments, textbooks, exams and grading requirements are equivalent to those at SMSU. Classes are monitored by supervising faculty from SMSU.
SMSU has selected a group of courses appropriate for delivery to regional high schools via College Now. The majority of these courses are lower-division, general education courses that have been certified as meeting the requirements of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.