PSEO

POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. 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 requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses.

Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO.

PSEO students are responsible for transportation to and from their college campus. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year.

Prior to enrolling in a course, the pupil and the pupil's parents or guardian must sign a form that must be provided by the school or school district stating that they have received the information specified in this subdivision and that they understand the responsibilities that must be assumed in enrolling in this program.

PSEO APPLICATION STEPS

All potential PSEO applicants should complete the following steps:

  1. Have your parent contact the counseling office to make an appointment with your counselor to determine eligibility, graduation requirements, and go over general PSEO information

  2. Print and complete the PSEO application from the college you are planning to attend (search the institution's website for "PSEO").
  3. Print and complete sections 1 and 2 of the Notice of Student Registration Form.
  4. Bring the completed PSEO application and Student Registration Form to the counseling office to be signed by your counselor. Official transcripts will be sent with your application and registration form. 
  5. Go take the Accuplacer Assessment at the college you plan on attending (search your college's website for their testing center times and locations). Do not wait for the college to contact you as this may delay your admissions decision. You can take the Accuplacer before your application is processed.
  6. Attend the required PSEO Orientation for your college to meet with an Academic Advisor and register for your classes.
  7. PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR REGISTERED AND SCHEDULED COURSES TO YOUR COUNSELOR TO THE START OF THE COLLEGE SEMESTER.
  8. BEFORE dropping any college class consult with your HHS counselor to discuss progress towards graduation. Dropping classes may prevent you from graduating on time.

For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education's Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) page:

http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/fam/dual/pseo/

HHS_PSEO_guidelines.pdf
PSEO_Reference_Guide_with_Legislation_Changes_8_12_2015.pdf
PSEO Information for Parents