Post Secondary Enrollment Options
What is Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO)?
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 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. 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. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education PSEO website.
PSEO students are taught by a college instructor on the college or university campus. Students can choose to participate on a full time or part time basis and must enroll in spring for the following fall. Classes are offered at the following post-secondary institutions:
- Bethany Lutheran College
- Gustavus Adolphus College
- Minnesota State University, Mankato
- Rasmussen College
- South Central College
Students interested in PSEO should see their counselor prior to April 1 to discuss requirements, registration, and appropriate fit.