Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

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

New PSEO Students

  1. Work with your high school counselor to determine if you meet PSEO eligibility requirements 
  2. Complete the online application to PTCC. 
    1. Refer to the step-by-step application guide for assistance. 
  3. Schedule a mandatory PSEO New Student Orientation/Registration session with the K-12 Partnerships Coordinator
  4. Submit the following documentation to the K-12 Partnerships Coordinator:
    1. Signed Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Notice of Student Registration (NOSR) form
    2. ACT, MCA, or SAT scores (or schedule an Accuplacer Assessment)
    3. Copy of your high school transcripts

Current PSEO Students 

  1. Complete the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) Notice of Student Registration (NOSR) form 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 

Graduating Seniors 

  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.

Seniors

  • 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)        

Juniors

  • 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)

Sophomores and Freshmen

  • 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 

Pine Technical & Community College places the onus of verifying the enrollment eligibility of students taking its courses on the partner high school.

PSEO Resources 


To learn more about PSEO, contact Jodie Klinkhammer or Kierstan Peck.

 

Jodie Klinkhammer
K-12 Partnership Coordinator
Jodie.Klinkhammer@pine.edu
320.629.5117

 

Kierstan Peck
Director of Student Affairs
Kierstan.Peck@pine.edu
320.629.5180