Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows students in their junior or senior year to earn college credit while in high school. PSEO is open to junior and senior high school students. Each college and/or university that offers PSEO sets their own requirements for enrollment into the program. Students should check with their high school counselor to find out if PSEO is right for them.
Students may take PSEO courses on a full or part-time basis. For full-time PSEO students who begin in their junior year, it is possible to graduate from high school with enough college credits for an Associate’s Degree.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options for 10th-grade students interested in Career and Technical Education
July 15, 2012 - New legislation passed under Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09, allows eligible 10th-grade students to enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) course. In order to be eligible, a 10th-grade student must have taken the 8th-grade MCA reading test in the 8th-grade and have met the composite proficiency level of “meets or exceeds”. If the student meets this standard, they may be eligible to enroll in CTE courses, as identified by the Minnesota State College and University System (MNSCU) if they meet the specific course requirements and pre-requisites of the CTE courses(s) they wish to enroll in. This option is open to Minnesota public school students. View the MNSCU policy and procedures for PSEO.
Interested students who are enrolled in a district or an American Indian-controlled tribal contract school should contact the eligible postsecondary institution to find out what Career and Technical Education courses they offer and what the application process is at their college. Find the college that offers the career and technical programs you are interested in on the Minnesota State College and University (MnSCU) site.
Please note: This opportunity for students is effective for the 2012-2013 academic year. For the 2013-14 academic year and beyond, a student must inform the district by May 30 of each year of the student’s intent to enroll in any postsecondary courses during the following school year.