- Print and review the PSEO application.
- Determine if you have college-level skills in Reading.
Take the ACCUPLACER course placement test or obtain a copy of your ACT score report. ACCUPLACER is administered in the Testing Center on West Campus (W2470). Photo id is required. If using ACT scores, please include an official copy of your ACT score report with your PSEO application. ACT requirements: 21 or higher in Reading. ACT Reading scores will be used to determine placement for both Reading and English. Students interested in taking a math course through the PSEO program must place into college-level math on ACCUPLACER or have a 22 or higher in Math on the ACT.
Click here for more information about the ACCUPLACER Course Placement Test and to schedule a time to take the ACCUPLACER.
- Determine if you meet ranking requirements for Step 2 using option A, B, or C.
Option A: Juniors must be ranked in the top third of their class/Seniors in the top half of their class OR Juniors in the third decile or higher/Seniors in the fifth decile or higher. This information must be included on your high school transcript.
NEW: The following cumulative GPA requirements have been instated for Juniors and Seniors applying to the PSEO program- Juniors have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, Seniors have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Submit your official high school transcript in a signed/sealed envelope by the high school with your PSEO application.
Option B: Juniors ranked in the 70th percentile or higher/Seniors in the 50th percentile or higher on one of the following exams: ACT, SAT, PLAN, PSAT.
Option C: Students who do not meet Option A or B requirements are asked to submit a letter of recommendation from a high school counselor or teacher. You must also submit a two-page, typed, double-spaced essay using a 12pt. font, explaining why you are interested in the PSEO program and what you can contribute to it.