Chapter 3 - Educational Policies
Part 1. Purpose
To promote rigorous educational pursuits by encouraging and enabling high school students to enroll in postsecondary courses or programs.
Part 2. Authority
Minn. Stat. § 124D.09 Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act allows high school students, including home school students, to earn both secondary and postsecondary credits through enrollment in college or university courses.
Part 3. Definition
For the purposes of this policy only, the following definition applies.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program A program that provides Minnesota high school students the opportunity to earn both secondary and postsecondary credit for college or university courses completed on a college or university campus, online, at a high school, or another location.
Part 4. Postsecondary Enrollment Options Expectations
Colleges and universities across Minnesota State shall provide opportunities for students to participate in the PSEO Program. Students must 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 on a college or university campus must be allowed on the basis of available space as defined by the college or university.
Subpart B. Compliance with standards
Colleges and universities shall require PSEO students to perform to the college's or university's academic and student conduct standards.
- System Procedure 3.5.1 Procedures for Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program
- Minnesota State Statute 124D.09
Date of Adoption: 12/20/94
Date of Implementation: 7/01/94
Date of Last Review: 10/21/20
Date & Subject of Amendments:
10/21/20 – Created new Part 1 Purpose and Part 2 Authority sections, relocated developmental course information to System Procedure 3.5.1, and applied the new formatting and writing styles.
4/16/03 - Amended Part 1, added Subpart A heading and cleaned up language, added Subpart B, all new language. Changed title of Part 2 and cleaned up language, Added titles for Subparts A, B & C, deleted language from Subpart D on.