1. Print and review the PSEO application.
2. 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.
3. Determine if you meet ranking requirements for Step 2 using option A, B, or C.
Class Rank: Juniors must be ranked in the top third of their class and Seniors in the top half of their class.
Decile: Juniors must place into the 3rd decile or higher and Seniors in the 5th decile or higher
GPA: Juniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and Seniors a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
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, 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.
4. Submit PSEO application to the Admissions Office (walk-in or mail is accepted).
Review page 3 of the PSEO application to ensure all required documents are completed and included with the PSEO application. Incomplete PSEO applications will not be processed and will be returned to the student.