Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

  • Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses.

    11th- and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may initially take one Career and Technical Education (CTE) PSEO course. If 10th graders taking a CTE PSEO course earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional CTE PSEO courses. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. If a school district determines a pupil is not on track to graduate, she/he may continue to participate in PSEO.

    There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Enrolling in a PSEO course does not prohibit a student from participating in activities sponsored by the high school. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses.

    School districts must allow a PSEO student reasonable access to the high school building, computers and/or other technology resources during regular school hours to participate in PSEO courses, whether on-line or on campus.

    Each year, districts must publish their grade-weighting policy on their website, including a list of courses for which students can earn weighted grades.

    To assist the district in planning, students must notify their school by May 24 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year.

    For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.


    PSEO Agreement and Registration

    A reminder to any students going into grades 10, 11, or 12 who are doing PSEO next year that your signed SSP PSEO Agreement/Registration form must be turned in to the main office by May 24. Students must sign a new agreement each year letting the school know you are interested in participating in PSEO in order to be eligible to participate in PSEO. If you do not turn in a signed form by May 24 you cannot take PSEO classes for the next school year. 

    The last and final PSEO parent/student meeting will be held Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. Any student who has not participated in PSEO but would like to have the option to do so next year must attend with a parent. Not attending the meeting means you will not be eligible to participate in PSEO for the 2019-20 school year.

    Students interested in participating in PSEO (Post-Secondary Education Option) for the 2019-20 school year must attend an informational meeting with their parent to be eligible to participate in the program. Informational meetings will be held on the following dates/times at the high school:

    Thursday, January 17, 2019
    7:00 p.m. 

    Friday, January 18, 2019
    9:00 a.m. 

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    7:10 a.m. 

    Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    6:00 p.m.

    These sessions are mandatory for anyone who has not participated in PSEO through South St. Paul High School and attendance by the student and a parent is required. PSEO is open to students who will be grades 10, 11, or 12 for the 2019-20 school year. Students must also meet the requirements and eligibility determined by the college/university they are choosing to attend. 


    Questions or Concerns

    Please direct any questions to Stacy Jeffrey at, or Mitch Paulson at