What is the PSEO Program?
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution. Many two- and four-year colleges and universities in Minnesota offer online courses and some of them offer online degrees and certificates. Through the wide array of online courses offered in Minnesota higher education, it is possible for PSEO students in our state to complete the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum requirements and/or other courses that could result in an award in addition to their high school diploma.
Most PSEO courses are only open to high school students during their junior and senior year, with each participating college and university setting their own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses and programs. Students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis, beginning in their junior year of high school. 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.
Legislation allows eligible 10th-grade students to initially enroll in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) course through PSEO. In order to be eligible, the student must have taken the 8th-grade MCA reading test and have met the composite proficiency level of “meets or exceeds”. If the student meets this standard, and if they meet specific CTE course eligibility requirements and pre-requisites set by the institution, they may be eligible to enroll in Career and Technical Education PSEO courses. If the student earns a “C” or higher grade in the course, they are eligible to take additional CTE courses in 10th grade.
College Credit Opportunities at Roger High School
What is Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)?