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.  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.

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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 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.
  • Submit an official college transcript if you have taken PSEO or Concurrent Enrollment courses.
  • Submit any earned Articulated College Credit which can be obtained from the www.ctecreditmn.com website
  • 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 of the requirements on the Additional PSEO Information page have been completed and there is space available in the program/major. Additional course restrictions and financial responsibilities are also noted on the page. 

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


Learn what you’ll need to do after you are accepted on the “Next Steps after Admission" page.