PSEO Registration &
Advising Guide (PDF)

PSEO Statements of
Understanding and Fees

Note: You will be asked to log in to MyATCC to complete the PSEO Statements of Understanding and Fees online form.

 

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Students can get a jump start on earning college credits by taking college courses while they are still in high school through Minnesota's 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.

PSEO Application Instructions

  • Complete the PSEO Application
  • Complete the PSEO Notice of Student Registration (NOSR)
    • 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
  • Provide high school / home school transcript
  • Email forms and transcript(s) to pseo@alextech.edu or mail to:

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


10th Grade Students

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.


11th and 12th Grade Students

Current high school GPA is the primary factor in determining eligibility.   If GPA does not meet minimum requirements for grade level, students may provide documentation of Accuplacer, ACT, SAT, or 10th grade MCA reading scores to determine eligibility.

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


Requesting Books

You will need to request your books prior to the start of each semester (early August and mid-December) by choosing this link: PSEO Book Request Form.

If you make a change to your schedule (drop or add a class) after you have placed your book request, it is your responsibility to 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 immediately to the PSEO Department. At the end of the semester, all books must 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.