3.5 Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program

Board Policies
Chapter 3 - Educational Policies

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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.

Related Documents:

To view related Minnesota statutes, go to the Revisor’s Office website. You can conduct a search from this site by typing in the statute number
  • Minnesota State Statute 124D.09

Policy History:

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.

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