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PSEO Eligibility Criteria

PSEO enrollment is limited to Minnesota high school juniors and seniors. There are two options in which a PSEO student may enroll. Each program has its own entrance criteria as follows:

Option A - Students enrolling in A.A. and A.S. degree program courses. This option allows for the maximum flexibility in course selection as a PSEO student. Seniors must have a 2.5 or higher overall grade point average. Juniors must have a 3.0 or higher overall grade point average.

Option B - Students enrolling in certificate, diploma, or A.A.S. programs or courses only. This allows for enrollment in only those courses that are required in the certificate, diploma or A.A.S. program in which the student has been admitted. No specific high school grade point average is required.

See the RCTC Program List - it includes certificate, diploma or A.A.S. programs to help determine which option is best for you.

There is a sophomore option for career and technical education courses as well. Please follow this link for more information.

Prior to admission, all PSEO applicants are required to successfully complete the ACCUPLACER.

Eligible Minnesota high school juniors and seniors who wish to enroll under this program must submit the entire RCTC PSEO online application with an official transcript of high school credits completed to date. Most forms within this application packet require the high school counselor’s endorsement as well as the parent signature before admission will be considered. A student may not be eligible for any college program that requires completion of a high school diploma or GED for entrance.

The Minnesota Department of Education will only cover PSEO expenses billed by the institution(s) to which PSEO students have been admitted. PSEO students will be responsible for any tuition, fees, and supplies at any institution(s) to which they are not admitted.

Participants may enroll either part-time or full-time in the program. Part-time participants may enroll in a maximum of 11 credits in a given semester and be enrolled as a part-time student at their high school/home school. Full-time participants must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits and a maximum of 18 credits.

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