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PSEO Students

Earn College Credits in High School

Take college courses while you attend high school through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program. Credits you earn count toward high school graduation and a college degree.

Students may take classes on the Normandale campus or online, either full-time or part-time. Tuition, fees, and required textbooks and materials are covered at no cost to the student.

The PSEO program gives you access to a greater variety of courses and more challenging classes that may not be available at your high school.

There are two types of PSEO programs with different admission and course eligibility requirements:

  • PSEO General Education for juniors and seniors completing general education courses.
  • PSEO Career & Technical Education (CTE) program for sophomores, juniors, and seniors completing eligible career and technical education courses identified by the college.

“I would tell other high school students to take advantage of PSEO. It gets you prepared for college and shows you what the real world is going to be like. Plus, everything is paid for, so why not? It’s an amazing opportunity. I’ve had a really great experience here and I’m looking forward to doing PSEO again next year.” 

Indisan Mohamed, Normandale PSEO Student

Join Us for an Information Session

Get details about the PSEO program, eligibility requirements, how and when to apply, and more!

PSEO Online Application Instructions

Watch our step-by-step instructional video about how to apply online. 

Costs

“With Normandale, I was able to be introduced to what I can do in college. I’ve met really good teachers here who helped me expand and improve my writing throughout the semester. I’m really thankful for that, and for the opportunity to learn at Normandale. If you want to expand your learning, I’d definitely recommend PSEO.”

Elsy Marbeli Cruz Parra , Normandale PSEO Student

Courses

PSEO General Education Program

This program focuses on general education courses. (A 10th grade CTE student can now take general education courses in their second term).

The reading course placement is the determining factor for a student's participation in the general PSEO program.

If needed, homeschooled students can access the Stanford Achievement Test (SAT10) or the Iowa Assessments through the Minnesota Statewide Testing Program.

“I definitely recommend PSEO. It’s such a good way to complete college requirements while you’re still in high school, and it’s free! Normandale is such a supportive network full of great faculty and great people. If you want to do PSEO, I think you should do it here.”

Alharith Dameh, Normandale PSEO Student

PSEO CAREER and TECHNICAL EDUCATION (CTE) PROGRAM

This program is for sophomores, juniors and seniors completing eligible career and technical education courses identified by the college.

Summer High School Enrollment

Take on-campus or online classes during the summer when PSEO is not offered. 

Concurrent Enrollment

Take Normandale classes offered at your high school for juniors and seniors. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How many credits can I take? How difficult will the courses be? Where do I park? This document walks through common questions about the PSEO program.

FAQs for PSEO Students

Contact

Admissions - PSEO Office

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