Postsecondary Enrollment Options
- Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows public and nonpublic students in 10th, 11th and 12th grades to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible postsecondary institutions.
- Students generate both college credit and high school credit by successful completion of the course.
- Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online.
- Each participating college or university sets its own admissions requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses.
- 10th grade students can enroll initially in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) course through PSEO. If the student earns a “C” or higher grade in this first course, she/he is eligible to take additional postsecondary courses while in 10th grade.
- 11th and 12th Graders can enroll in multiple courses through PSEO each semester, depending on campus offerings and academic standing.
- In order to be eligible, a student must have met the proficiency level of “meets or exceeds” on the 8th-grade MCA reading test. If the student did not take the MCA, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative options to demonstrate reading proficiency.
How To Apply
- Interested and eligible 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students should contact the postsecondary institution to find out their admissions requirements, which courses are offered and what the application process/timeline is at that institution.
- All students must complete the PSEO Notice of Student Registration (listed at the bottom of this page) for the school year during which they intend to enroll.
- Participating Colleges: https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/dual/pseo/040787
- There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; however, students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed or for textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies.
- Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for PSEO students whose families are at or below the poverty level, as determined by the federal government, to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses.
For more information visit: https://education.mn.gov/mde/fam/dual/pseo/