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POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS

PTCC’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program allows 9, 10, 11, and 12 grade students in public, non-public, and home schools to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in college courses at eligible postsecondary institutions. Students earn both college credit and high school credit.  

  1. Work with your high school counselor to determine if you meet PSEO eligibility requirements  
  2. Complete the online application to PTCC.  
  3. Refer to the  step-by-step application guide for assistance.  
  4. Schedule a mandatory PSEO New Student Orientation/Registration session with the K-12 Partnerships Coordinator
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  5. Submit the following documentation to the K-12 Partnerships Coordinator: 
  1. Complete the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Notice of Student Registration Form*PDF* and submit to the K-12 Partnerships Coordinator
  2. Contact the K-12 Partnerships Coordinator to schedule an advising appointment to review your plans and register for classes
  1. If you are continuing at PTCC, update your PTCC application
  2. Request your transcripts
  3. Apply for scholarships

PSEO Student Eligibility

To participate in PSEO courses, students must meet the following eligibility guidelines in addition to any course placement requirements. 



  • Be in the upper one-half of class or have a test score at or above the 50th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test such, or 
  • Have a high school GPA of 2.5 or higher, and 
  • Meet course placement requirements as determined by assessment score (such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA)   
  • Be in the upper one-third of class or have a test score at or above the 70th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, or 
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher for general education courses or a GPA of 2.5 or higher for career and technical education courses, and 
  • Meet course placement requirements as determined by assessment score (such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA) 
  • Rank in the upper one-tenth of class, or  
  • attain a score at or above the 90th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, or  
  • have a high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher for liberal arts and CTE courses, and  
  • have a favorable recommendation from a designated high school official  

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