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    Apr

    PSEO Information Session: April (Open House)

    12:00 - 1:00 PM

    Learn about Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) and how you can earn college credit while still in high school! Held in-person at ATCC, room 205. This info session is held during Explore & Discover Open House, a great time to see campus and explore program areas. Register »


What is PSEO? Post Secondary Enrollment Options

Students can get a jump start on earning college credits by taking college courses while they are still in high school through Minnesota's Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. This program allows 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to take college courses with no tuition or book costs, saving both time and money on completing a college degree. PSEO courses also fulfill high school course requirements and count toward a high school diploma. For full-time PSEO students who begin in their junior year, it is possible to graduate from high school with enough credits for an associates degree. Courses can be taken either on the college campus or online.

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PSEO Application Instructions

  1. Apply online for admission to the college. There is no cost to apply.
  2. Complete the PSEO Notice of Student Registration (NOSR) (PDF) 
    • Student and parent complete and sign Part 1
    • Submit form to high school for completion of Part 2
    • Student must inform high school by May 30 of intent to enroll in PSEO during the following school year. Contact your high school for PSEO consideration after May 30
  3. Submit your High School / Home School transcript
  4. High School Requirements/PSEO Planning Guide
  5. Immunization Form (PDF - Home School Students Only)
  6. Accuplacer Testing (PDF - Required for Home School Students)

Email all documents to pseo@alextech.edu
or mail to:

Alexandria Technical & Community College
ATTN: PSEO Department
1601 Jefferson Street
Alexandria, MN 56308

Watch your email for your acceptance information!


PLEASE NOTE:
 Students are able to take classes from more than one post-secondary institution. In order for students to be funded through PSEO at ATCC, they need to apply and complete all steps to be accepted as a PSEO student to the college. If a student registers for a course without completing the appropriate steps to be accepted to ATCC through the PSEO process, they will be responsible for all balances due including tuition and book charges.

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PSEO Important Dates: 2023-2024 Academic Year

May
  • 30: Deadline to notify high school of PSEO intentions and have 2023-2024 PSEO Notice of Student Registration form completed.
June
  • Registration for new PSEO students begins
August
  • 21: Fall Orientation – No on-campus classes held Monday. On-campus classes begin Tuesday.
  • 25: Course add deadline
September
  • 1: Course drop deadline (PSEO students only - after August 25 need to contact PSEO advisor to drop)
  • 4: Labor Day (College Closed)
  • 25: $50 late fee applied to accounts with balances due
October
  • 19-20: Fall break (Faculty/Students Off)
  • 25: Student Advising Day (PSEO students schedule over an extended period of time)
November
  • 10: Veterans Day Observed (College Closed)
  • 23-24: Thanksgiving break (College Closed)
December
  • 18: Fall semester ends
January
  • 8: Spring semester begins
  • 12: Course add deadline
  • 15: Martin Luther King Jr. Day (College Closed)
  • 22: Course drop deadline (PSEO students only - after January 12 need to contact PSEO advisor to drop)
February
  • 12: $50 late fee applied to accounts with balances due
  • 19: President’s Day (College Closed)
March
  • 4-8: Spring Break (Faculty/Students Off) 14: Student Advising Day (PSEO students schedule over an extended period of time)
April
  • 1: ATCC graduation application deadline
May
  • 8: Spring semester ends
  • 30: Deadline to notify high school of PSEO intentions and have 2024-2025 PSEO Notice of Student Registration form completed.

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10th Grade Student Eligibility

10th grade students are limited to enrolling in one Career and Technical Education (CTE) course during the first semester of their 10th grade academic year. Eligibility is as follows:

  • Students must have received a passing score (proficiency level of “meets or exceeds”) on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) in reading, or
  • For students who did not take the 8th grade MCA, an Accuplacer reading score of 250 can be substituted.
  • Students need to meet specific course eligibility requirements and pre-requisites set by the college.  

Students who enroll in an eligible CTE course the first semester of their 10th grade year and receive a grade of "C" or better may enroll in additional courses second semester.

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11th Grade Student Eligibility

Cumulative High School GPA 3.0 is the primary determining factor.

If GPA does not meet minimum requirement, students may provide documentation of:

  • Accuplacer Reading 250
  • ACT Reading 21
  • 10th Grade MCA Reading 1047

Students must meet all course pre-requisites for the course(s) they plan to enroll in.

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12th Grade Student Eligibility

Cumulative High School GPA 2.8 is the primary determining factor.

If GPA does not meet minimum requirement, students may provide documentation of:

  • Accuplacer Reading 250
  • ACT Reading 21
  • 10th Grade MCA Reading 1047

Students must meet all course pre-requisites for the course(s) they plan to enroll in.

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Requesting Books

Prior to the start of each semester (early August and mid-December) request your books by using the PSEO Book Request Form.

If you make a change to your schedule (drop or add a class) after you have placed your book request, email the PSEO Department at pseo@alextech.edu as soon as possible so the book order can be adjusted. It may take 3-5 business days for a book order to be processed, so please plan accordingly.

Books provided to you through the PSEO program are the property of ATCC. If you drop a course, return the books/materials to the PSEO Department. At the end of the semester, all books are to be returned to the PSEO Department. You are responsible for the replacement cost of any books that are damaged or not returned within the timeline provided.

All communications regarding the PSEO book request and book return process will be through your ATCC email account.

PSEO Team
Left to Right: Karla, Carrie, and Cindy

Contact PSEO

320-762-4545
1-888-234-1222 ext. 4545

Email PSEO: pseo@alextech.edu