Team photo (left to right) of Ansel Erol, Samara Pearson, Zeke Jackson, Thea Pappas, Katyanna Taylor, and Htoo Say, 2023.
For students & families
People for PSEO wants your college experience to be more affordable and time-efficient. Get started on PSEO here! Want to enroll in PSEO, but not sure where to start? Read testimonies from current and former PSEO students here and fill out our PSEO interest form!
How Does PSEO work?
The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program enables Minnesota high school students in grades 10-12 to enroll into one or more classes taught by a 2-year or 4-year college or university. By completing this college class, which can be taken online or in-person at the college campus, PSEO students earn college credits that are automatically applied to their high school graduation requirements!
Taking these classes are completely free - PSEO students don't need to pay for tuition or textbooks. However, you need to pay for food and transportation. Low-income families are eligible for PSEO travel reimbursement. Some students choose to be a full-time PSEO student (and not go to high school at all) or to be a part-time PSEO student and take only some classes at the high school. In order to enroll in PSEO, you need to apply to, and be accepted by, a college's PSEO program! Under state law, PSEO students are still high school students: you can still attend high school programs, activities, and clubs. In addition, you can use high school resources, such as its library or computer lab, in order to complete your PSEO coursework.
Students and families learning about PSEO can get started by accessing our resources below. Start by downloading our PSEO Handbook or get help with your PSEO application by filling out our contact form. To simplify the PSEO application process, you can fill out our PSEO interest form and we will help match you to the right college or university! People for PSEO is here to help you with your PSEO journey.
Student and Family Resources
Want to go to college outside of Minnesota after you graduate from high school? Download our credit transfer guide to see PSEO credit transfer policies for top colleges across the nation!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT PSEO
PSEO allowed me to explore courses that align with my personal interests.
I hope more students will continue to enroll in the PSEO program and learn more about what kind of future they want to create.
I earned  credits during my time as a PSEO student. This definitely helped me prepare for what's to come in my college years.