Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
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. 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.
For current information about the PSEO program, visit the
Minnesota Department of Education’s
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (pseo) webpage .
STATE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY
State Universities are beginning to impose stricter admission
standards. Some colleges will take a limited number of students not in the upper
half of your class or who have an equivalent ACT score. Make sure you get your
application in early. Some of the state universities have special programs for a
limited number of applicants who do not meet minumum requirements. (Provisional)
COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM
The Community College System does not require specific high
school course work but recommends a curriculum similar to the type of four-year
college the student plans to attend (e.g., State University).
VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SYSTEM
In the State of Minnesota there are 33 Technical Colleges which
offer over 600 programs. Minimum admission requirement is a high school diploma
or a G.E.D. Science and Mathematics courses are recommended.
Vocational-bound students are encouraged to consult the school
catalog of their choice for recommended high school classes due to the great
number of courses available at these vocational schools.
NCAA BY LAW 5-1-(J)
High school eligibility requirements for NCAA Division I &
II colleges/universities are:
- Graduation from high school
- "C" average in at least 11 core courses
- 3 years of English
- 2 years of Math
- 2 years of Social Science
- 2 years of Natural/Physical Science
(1 semester more than required for graduation)
- 2 additional core classes
- ACT composite of 18 or better or SAT combined score of 700 or better
(Must be taken at a national test site)