Metropolitan State provides higher education to eligible inmates in selected Minnesota correctional facilities. Students seeking a baccalaureate degree must meet the admissions requirements described in the Admissions Information section. Persons not seeking degrees may also register for available learning opportunities through Metropolitan State's prison program office.

Prison inmates should contact their correctional facility's education department before contacting Metropolitan State's prison program coordinator, who serves as faculty advisor to all students in correctional facilities. All correctional student inquiries and correspondence, including questions about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, advising and registrations, must be directed to the Metropolitan State prison program office.