Policy 3.23


Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO)


Part 1. Purpose

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program is the program established by Minnesota State Statute 124D.09 to "promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students." Through PSEO, Minnesota high school students may earn both secondary and post-secondary credit for college or university courses completed on a college or university campus, at a high school, or at another location.

Part 2. Definitions

Subpart A. Dual Credit

Dual credit programs enable students to simultaneously earn high school and college credits. This includes PSEO, Early Middle College, Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) and others.

Subpart B. Early Middle College 

PSEO State-Approved Early/Middle College Programs allow eligible students to earn a high school diploma while also earning postsecondary credits or conferring a degree or credential including a certificate, diploma or an associate's degree. Students are considered eligible if they are enrolled in a core school day State-Approved Alternative Program (SAAP) under the graduation incentives program as defined by the Minnesota Department of Education.

Subpart C. Concurrent Enrollment Course

A PSEO concurrent enrollment course is a college-level course made available through the PSEO program, offered through a secondary school, and taught by a secondary teacher.

Part 3. Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Expectations

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall provide opportunities for students to participate in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program. Students shall be admitted according to criteria that promote progress through college-level coursework and that augment their continued academic growth consistent with board policies and system procedures.

Subpart A. Enrollment on Campus

Enrollment of PSEO students in courses at Minneapolis College shall be allowed on the basis of available space as defined by the college.

Subpart B. Compliance with Standards

Minneapolis College requires all PSEO students to perform to the college's academic and student conduct standards. Students that do not meet satisfactory academic progress after each term  will be excluded from the PSEO program from that point forward. 

Subpart C. Developmental Courses

Minneapolis College does not enroll students in developmental courses through PSEO.

Subpart D. Summer Session Courses

The PSEO program does not enroll students in summer session courses unless they qualify for and are participating in D3, the early middle college program at Minneapolis College. Other high school students seeking summer session enrollment may be eligible to enroll at Minneapolis College if they meet Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) eligibility requirements and expectations. Students admitted under this option are responsible for payment of all tuition, fees, books and supplies associated with their enrollment. 

Part 4. PSEO Offered Through Concurrent Enrollment Courses

Subpart A. Definition

As defined in Policy 3.23, a PSEO concurrent enrollment course is a college or university course made available through the PSEO program, offered through a high school, and taught by a high school teacher. As specified in Minnesota Statute 124D.09, concurrent enrollment courses enroll only high school students who may earn both high school and college credit for satisfactorily completed courses.

Subpart B. PSEO Concurrent Enrollment Courses

PSEO concurrent enrollment courses shall be college-level courses approved through the college curriculum process, shall meet institutional standards required for accreditation, and shall follow the college-approved course outline.

Date of Adoption: 12/16/2008
Date of Implementation (if different from from adoption date): 
Date of Last Review: 5/30/2019
Date and Subject of Revisions: