For students in their sophomore, junior or senior year, it’s possible to earn college credit while in high school by participating in the PSEO program!
As of May 2012, 10th graders can now take a career/technical course through PSEO. The new Legislative Changes – July 2012 provides detailed language of eligibility for 10th graders to participate in PSEO. Please use the Career and Technical Education Courses for Eligible 10th-Grade Students to choose the right college or university that is best for your child’s academic needs.
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. ~ MDE website
All sophomores, juniors and seniors can contact the college or university of their interest and ask for the PSEO Coordinator for more information regarding courses offered, requirements and deadlines. Each institution has their own deadlines and requirements.
For a MN statewide list of institutions that offer PSEO see Participating Postsecondary Institutions 2011-2012 for location and contact number.
When people hear “PSEO,” they tend to think of high school students taking a course — taught by a college instructor — on a college or university campus. However, there are at least three other ways you can participate:
- Courses at your high school taught by a qualified high school instructor (see concurrent enrollment);
- Courses at your high school taught by a college instructor (see concurrent enrollment);
- Courses offered online or via ITV at your high school taught by a college instructor.
- PSEO information from MN Department of Education
- Participating Postsecondary Institutions 2011-2012
- Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Notice of Student Registration
- Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Information
- Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Frequently Asked Questions