Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) offers high school juniors,seniors AND sophomores (Special restrictions apply – see below) in public, nonpublic, or home schools the opportunity to take courses at eligible post-secondary institutions.
NOTE: Please see FAQ #6 for details about Career & Technical Education courses & application requirements.
To be eligible, you must meet the admissions requirements of the post-secondary institution, but do not have to pay for tuition, fees, or books.
You can earn high school credit courses and, if you want to continue your education beyond high school, you can choose to transfer your completed PSEO coursework as college credits.
Take the Century College Accuplacer Assessment Test. You must meet minimum score requirements as listed on the application.
Complete and submit all application materials.
All materials must be submitted together. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
In addition to taking the Century College Assessment Test, you must also qualify under one of the three categories listed below.
Return application to:
Applicants will be contacted by mail with a letter regarding their acceptance into the program.
Attend an Orientation Session. Students will attend a PSEO Orientation Session and will receive Orientation information via email.
PSEO students typically take general education courses. It is very important that you work with your high school counselor to ensure you are taking courses that meet your high school graduation requirements. Please refer to the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum for a list of possible general education courses offered at Century College.Many Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses are also available for PSEO students to take.
Some courses are restricted for PSEO students. A list of these courses is available here.
Please refer to the Approved Courses for 10th Grade PSEO guide for a list of Career and Technical Course options for 10th grade students.
We recommend a course load no greater than 16 credits per semester.
Students can submit a copy of their ACT score report (with name and date on document) INSTEAD of taking Accuplacer if students meet the following scores:
English: 18 or higher
Reading: 21 or higher
Mathematics: 22 or higher
A student may substitute a subject of the ACT for a corresponding subject of Accuplacer, if only that subject area meets the ACT score requirement. The student must then take the remaining subjects via Accuplacer.
No. Juniors and Seniors can take one Career or Technical Education (CTE) course as a PSEO student regardless of class rank or GPA if they meet the following: public school student and have a test score that meets or exceeds the standards on the 8th grade MCA reading test and meet the prerequisites of the course they are hoping to enroll in. Each subsequent semester students can take additional CTE courses regardless of rank or GPA as long as they meet the prerequisite of the course (Accuplacer or ACT testing).
Juniors and Seniors can select a course from the Approved Courses for 10th Grade PSEO guide sheet.
Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (312.263.0456), so your courses will serve as transferrable credit.
The Minnesota Department of Education will only cover PSEO expenses billed by Century College for those students admitted into Century College’s PSEO program. PSEO students admitted to an institution other than Century College who enroll in Century College courses will be responsible for any tuition, fees, and supplies associated with those courses.