Bailey Onken


I am a graduate of Fulda High School, and an alumnus of the University of Minnesota Rochester. I participated in a Postsecondary Enrollment Options program part-time during my junior and senior years of high school; my time as a PSEO student was the most valuable experience of my high school career, as it helped me to not only gain college credit, but also to learn important skills, such as time management and responsibility. Being a part-time PSEO student allowed me to not only gain college credit, but also to learn important skills, such as time management and responsibility. This arrangement made it possible for me to still be a part of my high school community and take part in high school activities. My PSEO experience offered me a look into what attending college was actually like while I was still a high school student before I was thrown into college after graduation. For example, I had to learn what it was like to communicate with college professors, which is completely different than high school teachers. I also had to adjust to the limited amount of guidance given by college professors and how to navigate class registration. The high school I attended was extremely small and therefore provided a limited choice of classes. PSEO allowed me to enroll in different classes that I would have never had the opportunity to experience at my high school.

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