10th Grade Career and Technical Education PSEO

10th Grade Career and Technical Education PSEOStudents can start PSEO at South Central College during their 10th grade year of high school. Students must be eligible.

Students who are interested in career and technical courses may take one career and technical college level course taught by a college faculty member on a college campus, at their high school or online as early as grade 10.  To be eligible to do so, they must meet the requirements shown below. If a student successfully completes the technical course with a C or higher, the student can take additional career and technical courses as long as he or she meets the assessment requirement for those courses. Students who first enter PSEO programming through career and technical education can also begin to take PSEO general education courses in grades 11 and 12 by meeting the assessment prerequisites for the general education course they wish to enroll in, regardless of class rank or percentile on a nationally normed exam.

To Qualify a Student Must:

  • Be enrolled in a public school; homeschool students are not eligible
  • Have a minimum of a "proficient" score (850 or better) on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for reading. If the student did not take the MCA exam, the student may take the accuplacer exam to show that they are college ready.
  • Meet any age restriction, program requirements, or course prerequisite 

Check the pdfPSEO List of Available Courses for more information. Sophomore students are limited to courses outside the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) and approved by the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs. 

Admissions Checklist:

  • Submit to SCC a completed application by using our Online Application or print out an pdfApplication Form and send in the completed form to the college.
  • Submit an official high school transcript. Transcripts must be official and should be sent directly to SCC.
  • Schedule and complete the Accuplacer assessment.
  • Submit an official college transcript if you have taken PSEO or Concurrent Enrollment courses.
  • Submit a completed pdfPost Secondary Enrollment Options Program form signed by the student, parent, and high school counselor. 

Students are admitted into a program/major when all the above requirements have been completed and there is space available in the program/major.

Application Timeline:

South Central College encourages completion of the application process early to assure the best course availability. 

Priority Deadline 
for Fall 2017
Final Deadline
for Fall 2017
Priority Deadline
for Spring 2017
Final Deadline
for Spring 2017

June 1, 2017

July 15, 2017

November 15, 2016

December 1, 2016

To Continue Enrollment in the PSEO Program: 

  • Student must maintain at least a 2.0 (“C”) grade point average and a 67% minimum completion rate.
  • Student and secondary school contact person must complete the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program form each semester.
  • Student must comply with SCC’s policies in the SCC catalog.
  • If a student successfully completes the technical course with a C or higher, the student can take additional career and technical courses as long as he or she meets the assessment requirement for those courses.

To Register for a Course in the PSEO Program, All Postsecondary Students:

  • Must meet age specific requirements for each course
  • Must meet the course and/or program prerequisites (including admission to academic programs when applicable)
  • Students are not eligible to take courses that involve travel out of the school area (e.g. trips to Colorado, Africa, Germany)
  • Only college-level courses are eligible for the PSEO program; college-readiness (e.g. ENGL 0080) would not be eligible for the PSEO program

Cost: 

  • Tuition, textbooks, and fees are covered by the PSEO program.  The student is responsible for any other costs incurred at the college (library fees, transportation and supply/classroom fees not covered in tuition costs)
  • Student is financially responsible for supplies, tools, clothing and any consumable supplies
  • Student is financially responsible for any books not returned by the end of the business day at the end of South Central College’s finals. The student will be charged at a used price of the textbook for any books that are not returned on time and in the same condition as when they are picked up.  Any CD’s or supplemental materials must be returned with the book
  • Students may take a course that has an additional fee up to $100 per credit 
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