WHAT IS PSEO?

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is an opportunity for eligible high school students to enroll in college or university courses that earn credit simultaneously for both their high school diploma and their college degree (dual credit). These courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution. Credit on both the high school transcript and college transcript  when the student passes the course. 

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program 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.

Tuition and fees
Required course items are paid for on behalf of the student; tuition, fees and required textbooks are provided to the student at no cost. Consumable supplies specifically required for a class, such as art supplies and film, also are covered. The program does not cover general school expenses such as notebooks, pens, pencils, test-out fees, or non-consumable supplies. The cost of on-campus housing is not covered by the program.

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
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