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 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.