Key details of the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

● High school students can take courses at public or private, two or four year colleges/universities

● 11th and 12th graders can do PSEO full or part time, if they are accepted at a college/university.

● The PSEO law does not set any entrance requirements for 11th/12th grade PSEO students. It requires Minnesota’s public postsecondary institutions to participate in the PSEO program, and permit private institutions to also participate

● 10th graders who have passed the state’s eighth grade reading test or its equivalent can start by taking one career/technical education (CTE) course on a college campus. If 10th graders earn at least a C in their first CTE class, they can take additional courses.

● College admission requirements vary. Many institutions will give students, regardless of their grade point average or class rank, the opportunity to try one or two courses.

● Students may not take sectarian classes under PSEO.

● Students may not take remedial courses under PSEO unless they are enrolled in a state approved ‘early college’ program that includes such courses.

● Books, tuition and fees are free for PSEO students

● Transportation funds are available to help students from low-income families travel to campuses for PSEO.

● PSEO courses are also available online from some colleges and universities.  

● By May 1, a student must notify the district of her/his intent to participate.

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