Minnesota high school student PSEO and concurrent enrollment activity
Minnesota high school students can earn college credit while in high school through the following dual enrollment programs. Students may
- Take courses at a postsecondary institution through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. Courses are taught by college professors on college campuses, with each participating postsecondary institution setting its own enrollment requirements for admission.
- Take courses offered at their high school taught by a qualified high school instructor or college instructor; sometimes referred to as concurrent/dual enrollment or "College in the Schools." Concurrent enrollment serves high school students enrolled in a postsecondary course taught during the regular school day and offered through a partnership between a high school and a college or university. Qualified high school instructors or college faculty teach the courses, which are offered at the secondary school or another location.
- Take courses offered online taught by a college instructor.
PSEO provides students with a great variety of class offerings and the opportunity to pursue challenging coursework. The program is administered through the Minnesota Department of Education.
Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program and Dual Enrollment Participation
|School Year||PSEO Program Participants||Concurrent Enrollment Participants||Total|
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 2013 Report To the Legislature
- 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
- Minnesota Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships