Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 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; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. 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. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year.
For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (pseo) webpage .


State Universities are beginning to impose stricter admission standards. Some colleges will take a limited number of students not in the upper half of your class or who have an equivalent ACT score. Make sure you get your application in early. Some of the state universities have special programs for a limited number of applicants who do not meet minumum requirements. (Provisional) Admission)


The Community College System does not require specific high school course work but recommends a curriculum similar to the type of four-year college the student plans to attend (e.g., State University).


In the State of Minnesota there are 33 Technical Colleges which offer over 600 programs. Minimum admission requirement is a high school diploma or a G.E.D. Science and Mathematics courses are recommended.

Vocational-bound students are encouraged to consult the school catalog of their choice for recommended high school classes due to the great number of courses available at these vocational schools.



High school eligibility requirements for NCAA Division I & II colleges/universities are:

  • Graduation from high school
  • "C" average in at least 11 core courses
  • 3 years of English
  • 2 years of Math
  • 2 years of Social Science
  • 2 years of Natural/Physical Science
    (1 semester more than required for graduation)
  • 2 additional core classes
  • ACT composite of 18 or better or SAT combined score of 700 or better
    (Must be taken at a national test site)