Through PSEO, eligible 10th, 11th and 12th graders may apply to enroll in courses at numerous colleges and universities across the state.
Although most courses are offered on campus, some colleges and universities offer online options. Transportation assistance may be available for students depending upon family circumstances. Each college and university establishes its own policies regarding PSEO, so students and families should research the various requirements.
The web site for the Minnesota Department of Education contains a number of helpful resources and detailed information on PSEO:
Students should seek guidance from their high school counselor to determine if PSEO is right for them and fits into their academic plans. To begin the PSEO application process:
Please notify your school counselor of the final decision to participate in PSEO by the deadline in May preceding the upcoming school year.
Important information for 10th graders:
In 2012, new legislation (Minn. Stat. § 124D.09), was passed that allows eligible 10th-grade students to enroll in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) course through PSEO.
In order to be eligible, a 10th-grade student must:
If the students successfully completes the course with a “C” or higher, the college or university must allow a 10th grade student to enroll in additional PSEO courses.