PSEO Admission

An Important Note
As of fall 2016, there will no longer be a separate application deadline and process for distance learning and on-campus PSEO admission. All students interested in any PSEO coursework at the U of M should submit materials by the April 7 deadline, according to the application instructions below.

Due to the competitive nature of the PSEO program, many talented students who might be admissible to the U of M freshman undergraduate program may be turned away due to the limited amount of space in PSEO. The PSEO office is not part of the Office of Admissions, and the two offices maintain separate admission processes and criteria.

Course Selection and Course Load

Admitted PSEO students can choose to take solely on-campus courses, a mix of on-campus courses with a single online course, or just one online course. Admission to the PSEO program does not guarantee registration in specific U of M courses. PSEO students register after current, degree-seeking U of M undergraduates, so course selection is more limited.

Always consult your high school counselor when determining your PSEO credits to make sure you are on track for high school graduation.

Full-time (FT): 12−16 credits, generally 3−4 classes (higher credit loads are considered only on a case-by-case basis)
Part-time (PT): 1−11 credits


Once admitted to the PSEO program, you do NOT need to reapply each term to remain in the program. The only exception occurs if you defer your enrollment for more than one semester or are dismissed from the program for academic or other reasons. In these cases, you would need to reapply for admission.

Key Information

  • The application deadline is April 7 (postmark deadline) each year. Late applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis only.
  • Minimum high school GPA: 3.60 (unweighted). 
    Weighted high school GPAs will be recalculated by the admissions committee.
    Students attending home school or schools with grading scales other than GPA are exempt from the minimum GPA requirement.
  • Minimum college courses GPA: 3.00. 
    Students who have taken college level credits with a GPA (College in the Schools (CIS), UMTYMP, or junior year PSEO courses at other colleges) must have a combined GPA of at least a 3.00.
  • Due to the competitive nature of the program, we encourage students to apply to multiple PSEO programs. Admission into one or more programs may also help in getting registered for classes with restricted registration, or provide options for students with complex scheduling needs.
  • University housing is not available for PSEO students.