Minnesota high school student PSEO and concurrent enrollment activity
Minnesota high school students can earn college credit while in high school and the opportunity to pursue challenging coursework with dual enrollment.
- Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program allowing 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level courses. Students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge PSEO students for tuition, textbooks or support services. Students may be charged for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed.
- Concurrent enrollment courses are college courses offered at the high school, usually taught by a trained high school teacher. These are offered in partnership with a Minnesota college or university. Students who successfully complete these courses generate both high school and transcripted college credit from the partnering postsecondary institution. Many people refer to these courses as College in the High School. There is no cost to the student to participate in these courses.
|School Year||PSEO Program |
|Concurrent Enrollment |
PSEO includes students in public schools, nonpublic schools and home schooled. Concurrent Enrollment category includes only public high school students.
Source: Minnesota Department of Education
- Rigorous Course Taking: Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Concurrent Enrollment and Postsecondary Enrollment Options Programs, Fiscal Year 2016 Report To the Legislature
- Minnesota Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships
- PSEO at the University of Minnesota
- PSEO at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU)
- Dual Enrollment Research from the University of Minnesota
- College in the Schools at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- Stretching Minds and Resources: 20 years of post secondary enrollment options in Minnesota (.pdf)
- Progress and Possibilities: Trends in Public High School Student Participation with Minnesotas Dual Credit Programs 2006-2011
- U.S. Department of Education: Dual Credit and Exam-Based Courses in U.S. Public High Schools: 2002-03