Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
At a Glance
Location: On the U of M Twin Cities (UMTC) campus or at a distance
Credit: UMTC credit
Courses: Most UMTC courses available to college freshmen
Transferability: Courses transfer to most colleges; check with the individual college
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program allows high school juniors and seniors to take classes at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities (UMTC) on campus or via distance learning for both high school and college credit.
- The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act, which passed in 1985, allows juniors and seniors in Minnesota public, private, home, and charter schools to register concurrently for high school and post-secondary course work. More PSEO information can be found on the Minnesota Department of Education website.
- The state of Minnesota pays the cost of tuition and required textbooks.
- The program is administered by the PSEO office in the College of Continuing Education at UMTC.
- Classes are taught by University faculty and graduate assistants.
Who Are PSEO Students?
The University of Minnesota has a strong legacy of serving gifted younger students:
- Approximately 600 juniors and seniors enroll in PSEO each year.
- Students take a broad range of academic courses.
- 500 new PSEO students are admitted each year out of approximately 1,200 applicants.
- 94 percent of U of M PSEO students who apply to UMTC for freshman admission are admitted.
How Do We Serve PSEO Students?
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) office provides high quality service to UMTC PSEO participants, their parents, high schools, and University faculty and staff through the entire PSEO experience:
- academic advising
- career, major, and college exploration