WHAT IS PSEO?
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows students in grades 10-12 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. Students in grades 11-12 may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; students in grade 10 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. If a school district determines a student is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO. 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.
HOW DO I APPLY?
Students interested in being a PSEO student should make an appointment with Tom Tillberry, the RAHS PSEO counselor. Prior to their appointment, students should decide which college(s) they would like to apply to and bring the corresponding applications. Applications can be found on each college's website. Admissions criteria, application procedures, forms, and deadlines will vary between colleges. PSEO student will work with Mr. Tillberry to ensure the PSEO courses they take also meet RAHS graduation requirements.