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The Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is a state program that gives students capable of working at the post-secondary level an opportunity to receive post-secondary credits while completing high school graduation requirements. This is an option for students to enrich the education they are currently receiving at their local public school, private school, alternative area learning center or home school environment.
Don't forget...PSEO is offered on campus and online!
*Transcripts are considered official if they bear the original signature of the high school, seal of the institution, or printed on security paper. Transcripts must have been issued within the last year.
**ACT scores are considered official if they are delivered directly from ACT or listed on the official high school transcript. Students can register for the ACT by visiting http://www.actstudent.org/ or by registering for the residual ACT on the University of Minnesota, Crookston campus by contacting Meloni Rasmussen 218-281-8586 to set up an appointment.
High School juniors or seniors that have a 21 or better ACT composite score and a cumulative secondary school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Throughout the course of a student’s career in the PSEO program, he or she must maintain that 3.0 cumulative average.
In class you will be treated as any other college student.
You will not be charged for tuition, books, or technology fees. These expenses are covered as part of your high school education. This also gives you the opportunity to take part in our laptop university, wireless access, and other great technological tools! Books do need to be returned to the campus bookstore at the end of each semester. Transportation is your family’s responsibility. There are funds available to reimburse some of your transportation costs, however, there are federal guidelines stating who does or does not qualify for this assistance. Ask an admissions counselor to see about qualifications.
You will be responsible for meeting the high school graduation requirements. Working with your counselor ensures that the college courses you take will meet those expectations and that you will indeed accumulate enough credits for high school graduation. You should be able to take courses that are comparable to those required for graduation.
If you find you must substitute a chosen course for another, or drop a course, notify your counselor at once to ensure your requirements are still being met for high school graduation. Dropping a college course during the high school semester may put you in jeopardy. You may not be allowed to enter a high school class after a specified period of days and could receive a failing grade. If you have to drop or substitute a class, make sure to follow UMC guidelines when doing so.
If a class is not passed that is required for high school graduation the student might not be able to graduate with his or her high school class. In addition, there will be a permanent university transcript which will record the failing grade. Keep in mind that a grade received for coursework here at UMC does affect your high school cumulative GPA.
The PSEO program is only for regular academic year classes.
PSEO students are ineligible to work in positions whose funding come from federal or state work-study. However, there are non-work study positions at UMC that are open to PSEO students.
There are many things to do here at UMC other than take part in coursework! For instance, you can…
Contact your high school counselor or UMC Admissions Counselor - Tim Menard if you have additional questions.
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