PSEO Procedures

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 11th & 12th
graders (and limited 10th graders) to earn college credit while still in high school 
through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. With 
traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the 
postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Colleges are not 
allowed to charge PSEO students with fees for items that are necessary for 
participating in a course.

Most PSEO courses are only open to students in their junior and senior year, with 
each participating college and university setting their own requirements for 
enrollment into the PSEO courses and programs. Students may take PSEO on a 
full or part time basis beginning their junior year of high school. 

In 2012, legislation was passed that allows eligible 10th grade students to enroll 
initially in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) course through PSEO. If 
the student earns a “C” or higher in this first course, s/he is eligible to take 
additional CTE courses while in 10th grade. To be eligible, a student must have 
received a score of “meets” or “exceeds” on the 8th grade MCA in reading and 
meet the entrance requirements of the postsecondary institution.

To assist the district in planning, students are required to inform their district of 
their intent to enroll in PSEO courses during the following school year by May 30. 
Students should seek guidance from their high school counselor to determine if 
PSEO is the right fit for them and their academic plan. 

Students from low-income families participating in PSEO may qualify for some 
mileage reimbursement. More information about transportation reimbursement is 
available on the Minnesota Department of Education website at

Students must meet the enrollment application deadlines and requirements of the 
postsecondary institution of their choice. Under no circumstances will a Moose 
Lake School employee write a letter of override if a student does not meet these 

According to state statute, students must received school counseling services
before enrolling in courses under PSEO to ensure that the student and their 
parents or guardians are fully aware of the risks and possible consequences of 
enrolling in postsecondary courses. Students should see the school counselor if 
they are interested in taking courses through PSEO.