Policy Statement

In accordance with Minnesota Statute 124D.09 and MinnState system policy 3.50, the purpose of this policy is to outline requirements and standards for the Post- Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program


Applies to students as defined below.


Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO): The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program is the program established by Minnesota State Statutes 124D.09 to “promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students.” Through PSEO, high school students may earn both secondary and postsecondary credit for college or university courses completed on a college or university campus, at a high school, or at another location.

PSEO Concurrent enrollment course: A PSEO concurrent enrollment course is a college or university course made available through the PSEO program, offered through a secondary school, and taught by a secondary teacher and supported by a South Central College faculty mentor

Major Sections

Postsecondary Enrollment Options Expectations

The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities shall provide opportunities for students to participate in the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program. Students shall be admitted according to criteria that promote progress through college-level coursework and that augment their continued academic growth consistent with board policies and system procedures.

Subpart A. Enrollment on campus

Enrollment of PSEO students in courses on a college or university campus shall be allowed on the basis of available space as defined by the college or university.

Subpart B. Compliance with standards

Colleges and universities shall require PSEO students to perform to the college's or university's academic and student conduct standards.

Subpart C. Developmental Courses

Colleges and universities shall not enroll students in developmental courses through PSEO, unless through an approved early-middle-college contract.

List of related policies or procedures

3.05 Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program policy (System)
3.05.01 Post-secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program procedure (System)
Minnesota State Statute 124D.09
MN Department of Education Postsecondary Enrollment Options


Date of last revision: 2/3/2020