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:
Attend a Century Student Orientation session. As a PSEO student, your orientation date will be assigned.
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 Associate in Arts Degree Program Guide for a list of possible general education courses offered a t Century College that PSEO students are eligible to take. Students interested in career and technical education may choose from these approved courses.
Some courses are restricted for PSEO students. A list of these courses is available here.
Please refer to the following PDF for a list of career/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.
6. If a Junior or Senior wants to take only one course from the “Approved CTE Classes for PSEO Students” list, does the student need to complete the entire PSEO application?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 or general education courses regardless of rank or GPA as long as they meet the prerequisite of the course (Accuplacer or ACT testing).
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.