• Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

    Minnesota’s PSEO program allows students to get a jump-start on earning college credits by taking college courses while still in high school. Students can take college courses tuition free, saving both time and money on completing a post-secondary credential. PSEO courses may also fulfill high school requirements.

    There are several different types of PSEO courses available:

    On Campus and Online Courses

    Juniors and seniors can travel to a Minnesota West campus or take Minnesota West courses online. If students are interested in attending Minnesota West, traveling to a campus can help them determine if Minnesota West will be a good fit. Students planning to attend a 4-year institution after high school can also benefit from exposure to a college campus. If traveling is not an option, taking online courses will still help students acclimate themselves to the college environment. In either case, students are not identified to instructors as PSEO.

    Questions?
    Contact:
    Kayla Westra, Dean of Institutional Effectivenesss and Liberal Arts
    kayla.westra@mnwest.edu
    507-372-3435

     

    PSEO:  Eligibility and Admission

    High school students should carefully consider their participation in this program before applying for admission. Students should discuss participation in the PSEO program with their parents/guardians and high school counselor/principal. Students should notify their high school by May 30 of their intent to enroll in PSEO for the upcoming school year.

    Requirements
    • Seniors must rank in the upper half of their class or score at or above the 50th percentile on an ACT or SAT test.  See National Percentile Ranking.

    • Juniors must rank in the upper third of their class or score at or above the 70th percentile on an ACT or SAT test.  See National Percentile Ranking.

      Junior and Senior students not meeting above requirements may be eligible for admissions if they demonstrate readiness for college through completing the Accuplacer assessment.

    Application Process

    Step 1
    Make an appointment with your high school counselor to discuss your career plan and review your high school graduation requirements.

    Most public school students should complete a PSEO Student Registration Form.

    Step 2
    Complete the Minnesota West eApplication for Admission. Be sure to select PSEO as Application Type in Step 6 of the application. The application fee is not required for PSEO enrollment.

    Step 3
    Request that your high school send a current official high school transcript showing class rank/size to the campus/center where you are applying. If you are applying to take courses online, ask your school counselor where your transcript should be sent.

    Step 4
    When your application has been processed, you will receive an acceptance or denial letter detailing the steps you need to follow for Accuplacer Assessment and PSEO Online Orientation.