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Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) offers high school juniors and seniors in public, nonpublic, or home schools the opportunity to take courses at eligible post-secondary institutions. Sophomores are eligible for PSEO if they are a full-time public high school student.

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 college courses.

Applications must be received before the deadlines:

  • Fall Term: July 1
  • Spring Term: December 1

Please see Career & Technical PSEO Courses for details about Career & Technical Education courses available to PSEO students and application requirements.

FAQs

 

    Steps to Apply:

    Juniors and Seniors

    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.

      Click here for more information about the ACCUPLACER Course Placement Test and to schedule a time to take the ACCUPLACER.
       
    3. 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.

    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.

    Sophomores

      1. Print and review the PSEO 10th Grade PSEO Application.
         
      2. Obtain a copy of your 8th grade MCA Reading test.
        Verify you received an "M- Meets the Standards", "E- Exceeds the Standards", or an 850 or higher.
         
      3. Verify you meet the prerequisites for the course(s) in which you'd like to register.
         
      4. Submit PSEO 10th Grade Application to the Admissions Office (walk-in or mail is accepted).
        Review page 1 of the application to ensure all required documents are completed and included with the PSEO application. Incomplete applications will not be processed and will be returned to the student.

      Planning Documents

      Once your application is accepted and processed, you will receive an acceptance letter in the mail.

      After Acceptance to Century College:

      • Schedule your mandatory PSEO Orientation Session
        Orientation information will be sent to the email listed on your application. The PSEO Orientation Session is designed to introduce you to the campus, PSEO policies and procedures, and the many services provided for all students. Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students and enables you to register for classes as well as navigate the college and its resources with success.

      *If you are a 10th grader, apply using the 10th Grade PSEO Application.