Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
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 courses. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge PSEO students for tuition, textbooks or support services. Students may be charged for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies. Most PSEO courses are only open to high school students during their 11th- and 12th-grade 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. Students must meet the PSEO eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits outlined in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act.
- Tenth grade nonpublic students are eligible to participate in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, see below for more information (Subdivision 4).
- Each year, by March 1 or three weeks prior to the district’s course registration date (whichever is earlier), a district must provide up-to-date information to all students in grades 8-11, see below for more information (Subdivision 7).
- Postsecondary institutions are required to allow PSEO students to enroll in online courses consistent with the institution’s policy regarding postsecondary student enrollment in online courses (Subdivision 9).
List of State-Approved Early/Middle College Programs 2019-20 - 1/24/20
2020-21 Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Registration Form - 1/13/20
Early/Middle College Program Identification Application - 12/24/19
For State-Approved Alternative Education Programs and their Postsecondary Partners to become a State-Approved Early/Middle College Program.
Narrative Template for Early/Middle College Program Application - 12/23/19
A tool for programs to use when completing the Early/Middle College Program Identification Application.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Reference Guide - 8/20/19
A reference guide to assist students and parents, high school educators and Minnesota Colleges and Universities.
A list of postsecondary institutions approved to participate in the PSEO program. Please contact each campus directly for specific PSEO program information.
2019-20 Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Verification of Extended PSEO Eligibility - 10/11/18
Alternate Eligibility Options Policy - 12/14/15
For 10th-Grade Students with a Disability Who Wish to Participate in Career and Technical Education Classes through Postsecondary Options.
Postsecondary Education Option Eligibility Modification Request - 12/14/15
Procedures for 10th-Grade Postsecondary Education Option Eligibility Modification Request.
Reasonable Modification Request Form - 12/14/15
Application for students to apply for an alternative to using the 8th-grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) reading proficiency score to demonstrate reading proficiency.