Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
Minnesota State College Southeast gladly participates in the PSEO program and offers the following information to further explain this wonderful opportunity. If you have questions about PSEO, please contact us – we will be very glad to help you!
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program is the
program established by Minnesota
State Statutes 124D.09 to "promote
rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students."
Through PSEO, 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students may earn
both high school and college credit for college-level courses
completed on a college campus, at a high school, or at another
DEADLINES: Submit all PSEO application materials by June 1 for fall enrollment; by December 1 for spring enrollment.
PSEO college classes are divided
into two types:
- Career or
Technical Education (CTE) courses provide students with academic and technical knowledge in work-related skills. These courses are open to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students.
Education classes include such courses as Communications, English,Humanities, Computer Applications, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. These courses are open to 11th and 12th grade students.
- Sophomores must be attending a Minnesota public high school.
- Sophomores may enroll in ONE Career or Technical Education course if they have attained a passing score or met the 8th grade standard on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading.
- If a sophomore receives a grade of C or better in the course, the student will be allowed to take additional Career or Technical Education courses in subsequent terms on a full or part-time basis depending upon their high school schedule.
- Juniors in Minnesota public, private, or homeschool high schools may enroll in General Education courses as well as Career and Technical courses if they rank in the upper third of their junior class OR have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher.
- 11th Grade PSEO students can be full or part-time students at Minnesota State College Southeast depending upon their high school schedule.
- Seniors in Minnesota public, private, or homeschool high schools may enroll in General Education courses as well as Career and Technical courses if they rank in the upper half of their senior class OR have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
- 12th Grade PSEO students can be full or part-time students at MSC Southeast depending upon their high school schedule.
- To ensure
efficient processing of PSEO applications we require that all PSEO application
materials (college application for admission, PSEO enrollment form, and a copy
of the high school transcript) be received by our admissions office no later
than June 1 for a fall enrollment date and by December 1 for a spring enrollment date.
- PSEO students are encouraged (but not required) to meet
with a Minnesota State College Southeast Admissions Advisor prior to applying. Contact
Student Services at 877-853-8324.
- PSEO students will be enrolled on a space-available
- There are some programs and courses that are NOT
available to PSEO students. As with all students at Minnesota State College Southeast,
PSEO students must meet course
prerequisites or course enrollment standards established by the college.
These standards include but are not limited to assessment test scores,
program admission or other requirements.
- PSEO students are expected to meet MSC Southeast’s
Satisfactory Academic Progress measures of 2.0 GPA and completion of 67%
of enrolled courses.
- PSEO students cannot take developmental education
courses (typically those numbered below 1000). Students with an IEP and/or
have a disability should contact Disability Support Services at
- PSEO students are not charged for tuition, books or lab
fees, but they are required to pay for non-consumable tools and equipment.
- Text books are available to PSEO students from the MSC Southeast Bookstore at least one week prior to the start of
classes. These books must be returned to the Bookstore at the end of the
- The PSEO program is not available during summer
- PSEO students are required to attend their MSC Southeast classes even if their high school is not in session.