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PSEO Information


The PSEO program provides Minnesota high school students with the opportunity to take college courses on college campuses or online. Students can do PSEO at many colleges and universities, public and private, throughout the state of Minnesota. There is typically no cost to the student for these classes. Transportation vouchers to help get to a college campus may be available for qualifying low-income students. Students must meet the criteria set by the college or university they plan to attend, which may include different and more rigorous requirements than expected of high school graduates. More detailed information on the annual PSEO informational meeting and on the PSEO program at Rochester Community and Technical College (where the majority of Century PSEO students take their classes) appears below. 

Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) Program

Thursday, February 7, 2019 – 6:30 pm – RCTC Fieldhouse

On Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. there will be a  meeting for any present 9th, 10th, or 11th grader interested in full or part-time PSEO for the 2019-2020 school year. This meeting will be held in the RCTC Fieldhouse. In the PSEO program, qualified 10th, 11th and 12th graders may take courses through RCTC (or another participating post-secondary institution) that count toward high school graduation. All interested PSEO students should attend this program with a parent in order to sign up for PSEO next school year. Attendance will be taken.

Representatives from both the University of Minnesota - Rochester and RCTC will present information and be available for questions about their programs. 

Students who are presently participating in the PSEO program DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND this meeting.

If you attended this meeting last year, you do not have to attend the meeting again this year.

Students wishing to take courses through the Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program (PSEO) need to meet the admission criteria set by the college or university they plan to attend, and colleges may be more selective regarding PSEO students than with regular college age students. At RCTC, this means having at least a 3.0 GPA to attend as a High School Junior or at least a 2.5 GPA to attend as a High School Senior. Sophomores may be eligible to take a limited number of career/technical courses through PSEO as well.


If you attend the February PSEO meeting on February 7 at RCTC you need to do the following to enroll in PSEO:

1. Apply for PSEO online. You will be emailed a couple of forms from RCTC. LINKS:

2. Make an appointment with your counselor for a time in March.

3. Bring the forms that were emailed from RCTC to appointment with counselor in March:

A. Signed Checklist Form (Located here) (parent signature required) You may review the power point if you forgot what each item means.

B. Completed top section of “Notice of Student Registration” form found at (parent signature required)

C. Bring the “RCTC PSEO Application Supplement” form found at to complete with your counselor

D. Counselor will send the forms mentioned in B and C to RCTC for you.

If you did not attend the PSEO meeting on February 8 at RCTC, you need to do the following:

1. Have your parent call and set up an appointment with the counselor (both parent/student need to attend)… in this meeting the counselor will go through the Checklist Form (Located here). Then the student may set up the second appointment and do the following:

2. Apply to PSEO online.

3. Bring to the appointment with the counselor forms 3B and 3C above

4. Counselor will send the forms mentioned in B and C to RCTC for you.

5. RCTC will contact you about Accuplacer testing and orientation, where you will select classes.

All students interested in PSEO should work with their counselor prior to May 30 of the school year prior to which they intend to participate in the program.  

Students interested in attending institutions other than RCTC should meet with their counselor to discuss the options available to them.

Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program - Checklist/Points to Remember

Am I Ready For College?

PSEO PowerPoint from PSEO Night

Steps to fill out an RCTC application

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