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What is PSEO?

Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is a Minnesota State Department of Children, Families, and Learning program. Through the program, and Minnesota high school student in grade 11 or 12 can enroll in college courses either full time or part time at a particular college and receive both high school and college credit for these classes. All tuition costs are covered, so there is no cost to the student except for the transportation and any extras the student chooses to pay for (such as housing or meal plan) while participating in PSEO.

Students may attend classes at any Minnesota college that chooses to participate in the PSEO program. A wide variety of schools - public and private, two year and four year - participate in the program, so there is a wide variety of choices for students. Admissions standards are set by the colleges and vary from school to school. Most have either a class rank or grade point average standard that prospective students must meet if they wish to enroll at that school.

PSEO Eligibility

Are you eligible?
To be eligible for PSEO, you must be enrolled at a Minnesota public high school in the 11th or 12th grade.

  • Eligible seniors must be ranked in the upper half of their class.
  • Eligible juniors must be ranked at the upper third of their class.

How to apply...
You must submit the following items to the PSEO coordinator at the college you are applying for:

  • Submit a completed college PSEO application form.
  • Submit a copy of your current high school transcript that shows your class rank and the courses in which you are currently enrolled.
  • Submit a signed PSEO form from your high school counselor.
  • Only if you are attending MCTC, submit a copy of your Placement Test scores.

Please remember to check with the college you plan to attend for all deadlines. Unless your counselor knows the dates, you will need to call the Admissions Office. Keep in mind that most schools begin registration well in advance of the next semester.