PSEO is an opportunity that allows high school sophomores, juniors and seniors to take college-level courses with M State and earn both high school and college credit.
The PSEO program, funded through the Minnesota Department of Education, covers the high school student's tuition and cost of textbooks for college-level courses (numbered 1000 level or higher). PSEO students are responsible for the cost equipment that becomes their property, such as tools and computers.
Other post secondary options at M State include:
Minnesota high school sophomores, juniors and seniors may be eligible to take one or more college-level course through PSEO if they meet the following requirements:
Seniors - 2.8 GPA or higher.
Juniors - 3.2 GPA or higher.
Sophomores - "who have passed the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) in reading and meet the course eligibility requirements of the participating postsecondary institution may enroll in a career and technical education course. If the student receives a grade of "C" or better, the student can take additional courses." - Minnesota Department of Education
NOTE: Students must also take the Accuplacer assessment test, or use qualifying ACT scores, for final determination of PSEO eligibility and course placement. Sophomores do not need to take the Accuplacer for the 10th grade CTE option. They would, however, need to test as a junior or senior PSEO student.
*If the high school student does not meet class rank or GPA requirements or if the high school/home school does not have a class rank, a letter of recommendation that specifically outlines the applicant's readiness for college level coursework must be provided by the high school counselor, principal or instructor.
We welcome your interest in participating in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options program at M State! All M State PSEO students must complete the application for admission, PSEO agreement of understanding and the Minnesota Department of Education form.
PSEO applications deadlines:
Fall semester - August 15
Spring semester - December 15
Last modified: February 18th, 2014 at 10:12am