PSEO (POST SECONDARY ENROLMENT OPTION) FORM
PRESENTATION ABOUT PSEO
PSEO (Post-Secondary Enrollment Options)
PSEO is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. With traditional PSEO, these courses are generally offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Postsecondary institutions are not allowed to charge PSEO students for tuition, textbooks or support services. Students may be charged for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed. Most PSEO courses are only open to high school students during their 11th- and 12th-grade year, with each participating college and university setting their own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses and programs. Students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis. Students must meet the PSEO eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits.
Interested and eligible 11th- and 12th-grade students should contact the postsecondary institution to find out their eligibility requirements, which courses are offered and what the application process is at that institution. Access the list of Participating Postsecondary Institutions (https://education.mn.gov/MDE/fam/dual/pseo/040787) for a list of schools and their contact information. Interested and eligible public 10th-grade students should contact the postsecondary institution to find out which Career and Technical (CTE) courses are offered and what the application process is at that institution.
To assist the district in planning, students are required to meet with their high school counselor to discuss their intent to enroll in PSEO courses no later than May 30th of the previous year. Students should seek guidance from their high school counselor to determine if PSEO is the right fit for them and their academic plan. Counselors are not available during the summer to discuss course enrollment for PSEO.
What do You Need to Consider?
This is not an opportunity to try out college, this is college. The student will be expected to be a responsible, self-starting, independent learner. Once you register for courses you have started a college transcript. How well you meet the challenges of college-level work will appear on your transcript, including dropping out of or failing a course. Attending college is an important life decision; consider it carefully. Although some of the colleges restrict the number and kinds of courses PSEO students may take, in class you will be treated as any other college student. You will have full responsibility for managing your time. You will have to study more outside of class with fewer instructions on how and what to study. You will be expected to meet deadlines without being reminded. You will have to take the initiative to seek help when you need it. You will be competing for grades with students who have completed high school and who are older than you. Are you ready for this challenge?
Once you decide you want to participate, plan to attend a PSEO meeting that is held in early April. You will receive PSEO forms and other information at the meeting. It will be necessary to have your parent or guardian sign the PSEO form before returning it to the high school office. PSEO forms are also available at the college, or online.
The costs of tuition, books and lab fees will be covered by the school district as part of your high school education. You will be responsible for paying for consumable tools and equipment. The books are to be checked out from the Menahga High School library. If the book you need is not available in the library, see Mr. Frank for purchase. Books must be returned to MHS unless you decide to purchase them.
Grades are usually sent directly to the high school from the college after the completion of the course. However, students are ultimately responsible for making sure the high school receives the grades. All grades must be reported. The grades reported by the college are the grades placed on the student’s high school transcript. Grades are not weighted and no adjustments will be made to the grade (e.g., A = A). Each college credit is equal to .333 high school credit. (e.g. 3 credits at the college are equal to 1 credits at the high school; 3 x .333 = 1).
Work with MHS
The student will be responsible for meeting the graduation requirements of MHS. Working with MHS ensures that the college courses you take will meet the high school requirements. The high school grants the number of credits that you will receive for courses taken on PSEO. Therefore, it is critical that you and MHS discuss the credits needed. Check each semester to determine your continued credit needs. Appointments are necessary, please plan ahead. Please call the High School office to make an appointment. Students must provide MHS with a copy of their college schedule each semester.
Am I eligible?
Colleges have different PSEO admission requirements and admission deadlines. In addition to meeting GPA or class rank requirements, students also must take the Accuplacer assessment test or use qualifying ACT/MCA scores for final determination of PSEO eligibility and course placement. Be sure to check with your college for admission deadlines.
Menahga High School PSEO Checklist
Menahga High School Agreement of Understanding
Success in college will depend on how well students adjust to college-level classes and accept responsibility for the classes. This document outlines our expectations for students. Read each point carefully so you understand the responsibilities of a PSEO student.
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