Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
PSEO is a program that allows 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge PSEO students for tuition, textbooks or support services. Students may be charged for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed. Most PSEO courses are only open to high school students during their 11th- and 12th-grade year, with each participating college and university setting their own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses and programs. Students may take PSEO courses on a full or part-time basis. Students must meet the PSEO eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits.
Interested and eligible 11th and 12th grade students should contact the postsecondary institution to find out their eligibility requirements, which courses are offered and what the application process is at that institution. Interested and eligible public 10th-grade students should contact the postsecondary institution to find out which Career and Technical (CTE) courses are offered and what the application process is at that institution.
Students are required to meet with their high school counselor to discuss their intent to enroll in PSEO courses no later than May 30th of the previous year. Tartan High School provides this updated information here to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students should seek guidance from their high school counselor to determine if PSEO is the right fit for them and their academic plan. PSEO grades at Tartan High School are unweighted. Counselors availability is very limited over the summer to discuss course enrollment for PSEO.
For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education's Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) page at https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/dual/pseo/