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Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions.

On Thursday, February 8th, 2018 at 6:30 PM there will be a meeting for any present 9th, 10th, or 11th grader interested in full or part-time PSEO for the 2018-2019 school year. This meeting will be held in the RCTC Fieldhouse.  All interested PSEO students should attend this program with a parent in order to sign up for PSEO next school year. Attendance will be taken.  A make-up meeting will be offered on Feb 22nd Rm 2257.

Qualified 10th, 11th and 12th graders may take courses through RCTC (or another participating post-secondary institution) that count toward high school graduation.
> Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time  basis.
> 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage.

PSEO Info 2018.pdf

PSEO Mandatory Meeting

Thursday, February 8, 2018  6:30 pm – RCTC Fieldhouse

If you attended this meeting last year, you do not have to attend the meeting again this year.

Students who are presently participating in the PSEO program do not need to attend this meeting.

  1. Attend the PSEO mandatory Information Meeting
  2. Apply to school of interest
  3. Complete and sign PSEO Important Points to Remember (yellow sheet)
  4. Make appointment to see your counselor - bring all signed paperwork
  5. All meetings and forms are due by May 30, 2018.  (Counselors are not available during the summer.)

Once you have attended a PSEO Information Meeting, and have made the decision to apply, please follow the instructions on the checklist and deadlines:


Student checklist for applying to a PSEO school

It is the student’s responsibility, not the parents or the counselors

Apply online

    1. Visit
    2. Begin the PSEO Application Process online


  1. Set up a meeting with your Mayo High School Counselor


  2. Return the following forms at your meeting:
    • PSEO Contract (Yellow) “Important Things to Remember”
    • MN Department of Education “Enrollment Form” -print off RCTC site
    • Application Supplement Form – Print off RCTC site


  3. Mayo High School Counselor will submit the forms along with your high school transcript


  4. The college will review your application and contact you regarding your acceptance


  5. After acceptance or denial – you will follow the post-secondary school’s expectations


  6. Communicate with PSEO Counselor and High School Counselor on your course selections


  7. Issues/scheduling changes should be communicated to the guidance office at all times

Important Registration Deadlines

RCTC  -  Mayo HS deadline May 30, 2018

Go to the RCTC website
Click Future Student-PSEO
Click "Apply" then proceed to fill out application
After completing on-line application, you will be directed to print out
two forms; complete and sign the top section with your parent
Make appt with your counselor and  bring all forms with you

UMR - May 1, 2018

Application information: UMR PSEO APPLICATION
Follow application instructions per website.
A strong GPA - minimum 3.0
Class rank - for juniors - top quarter of class; seniors top half of class
Successful completion of rigorous coursework (AP, Honors etc.)
High performance in math, science and writing coursework
Readiness for college
Application essay
Evidence of a strong desire to work in the field of health sciences
*UMR does not accept applications for Spring PSEO enrollment unless student is enrolled Fall Semester.
Make an appointment with your high school counselor and bring all signed paperwork to your appointment.

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