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 be enrolled in a public school, have a minimum of a “proficient” score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for reading and meet the assessment prerequisites set for the course that must be met by all students. 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.

Please contact the Admissions office on specific course availability.

To Qualify a Student Must:

  • Be enrolled in a public school; homeschool students are not eligible
  • Have a minimum of a "proficient" score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for reading
  • Meet any age restriction or prerequisite for the course

Admissions Checklist:

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:

Admissions Timeline
South Central College encourages completion of the application process early to assure the best course availability. Completion of application materials is required by the dates listed to be invited to the STAR (Advising and Registration) session the following week.

Spring
Admission Deadline
Summer Session
Admission Deadline
Fall
Admission Deadline

December 2, 2013

PSEO is not available

June 2, 2014

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 as printed 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.