Traditional PSEO/ITV

What is PSEO?

PSEO stands for postsecondary enrollment options. Traditional PSEO is a dual credit program that allows high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credit through enrollment in, and successful completion of college-level courses on PTCC's campus or online. Students may take PSEO courses on a full-time or part-time basis. Tuition, fees, and required textbooks are provided at not cost to the students.

Get Started!

Talk with your high school counselor or home school coordinator to see if PSEO is a good fit for you.

  1. Apply to Pine
  2. Schedule a PSEO advising appointment and orientation with Pine's PSEO advisor. Click here to schedule a "PSEO/Concurrent Advising" appointment.
  3. Submit ACT, MCA, or SAT scores, or take the Accuplacer assessment.
  4. Register for courses
  5. Congratulations - you are officially a college student!

Student Eligibility

To participate in PSEO and ITV courses, students must meet the following eligibility guidelines in additon to any course placement requirements.

Seniors

  • Be in the upper one-half of class or have a test score at or above the 50th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test such, or
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher for general education courses or a GPA of 2.5 or higher for career and technical education courses, and
  • Meet course placement requirements as determined by assessment score (such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA)        

Juniors

  • Be in the upper one-third of class or have a test score at or above the 70th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test, or
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher for general education courses or a GPA of 2.5 or higher for career and technical education courses, and
  • Meet course placement requirements as determined by assessment score (such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA)

Sophomores and Freshmen

  • Have a favorable recommendation from a designated high school official to enroll in concurrent enrollment courses.
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher for general education and career and technical education courses.
  • The course is a world language course currently available to 11th and 12th -grade students, and consistent with Minnesota Statutes, section 120B.022 governing world language standards, certificates, and seals.
  • The school district and the eligible postsecondary institution providing the course agree to the student’s enrollment (documentation must be on file at both schools indicating mutual agreement), and
  • Meet course placement requirements as determined by assessment score (such as ACCUPLACER, ACT, MCA)

Pine Technical & Community College places the onus of verifying the enrollment eligibility of students taking its courses on the partner high school.

Student Appeals and Waivers

Students who wish to take a concurrent enrollment course, but do not meet eligibility requirements, and a counselor/administrator/teacher within the discipline feels they can be successful may appeal. A student must submit an appeal form, with all required documentation and signatures to be considered.

Resources for PSEO Students

  • Minnesota Department of Education NOSR Form