PSEO

AP/PSEO/STEP Info Night Meeting - January 28, 2021

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 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 admissions 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 are eligible to enroll in PSEO on a more limited basis (see note below). 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 on a term by term basis.

By March 1 of each year, or three weeks prior to the date a student registers for courses for the following school year, schools must provide PSEO information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families. To assist the district in planning, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of their intent to enroll in postsecondary courses during the following school year.

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, textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies, or for tuition costs if they do not notify the district by May 30 and the district does not waive this date requirement.

Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. For more information on these funds, access the PSEO Mileage Reimbursement Program Instructions.

Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school.

School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.

Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.

All courses taken through the PSEO program must meet graduation requirements. Districts must transcript credits earned in PSEO by a ratio prescribed in statute. Districts have the authority to decide which subject area and standards the PSEO course meets. If there is a dispute between the district and the student regarding the number of credits granted for a particular course, the student may appeal the board's decision to the commissioner. The commissioner's decision regarding the number of credits will be final.

Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses.

Tenth-grade students may initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course if they receive a reading proficiency score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional CTE PSEO courses. If the student did not take the MCA in 8th-grade, another reading assessment accepted by the enrolling postsecondary institution can be substituted. For students with disabilities, there is an alternative option to demonstrate reading proficiency.

For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

The Most Popular PSEO Programs with PACT Students

There are many more colleges/universities that offer PSEO. Each institution has its own set of eligibility requirements. Please research any college you are interested in attending or meet with your school counselor to determine your eligibility. PACT does not provide transportation to or from PSEO classes.

Anoka Ramsey Community College

Anoka Ramsey Community College's fall semester priority deadline to apply is April 15. The final deadline is July 1. The spring semester's final deadline is December 1.

Remember applying before the priority deadline will provide you with a faster decision and better acceptance odds. Apply as early as you can!

Contact the admissions office or visit their website for more information. See your school counselor with questions or for eligibility requirements.

 

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Bethel University

If you are a current junior in high school who lives in Minnesota and wants to be challenged with Bethel's PSEO program, visit this site.

The early admission deadline for the fall semester is March 1, and the regular admissions deadline is May 1. For the spring semester, November 15 is the deadline for regular admission.

PSEO is a great way for high school seniors to get the full Bethel experience with a free year of tuition! If you have any questions or referrals, contact the Bethel Admissions Office at undergradadmissions@bethel.edu.

 

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North Central University

The final deadline for the fall semester is June 1. For the spring semester, the deadline is December 1. Visit their website for more information. See your school counselor with questions or for eligibility requirements.

 

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University of Northwestern - St. Paul

University of Northwestern St. Paul has an on-campus and online PSEO option for students. On-Campus deadlines for the fall semester are April 1 (priority) and June 1 (final). The online deadline for the fall semester is July 15.

For the spring semester, the on-campus deadline is November 15 and for online is December 15.

Contact the admissions office or visit their PSEO website for more information or to set up a campus visit. See your school counselor with questions or for eligibility requirements.
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