Get a Head Start on Your Degree

The Post Secondary Education Opportunities (PSEO) program was implemented by the Minnesota Legislature to give students an opportunity to enhance or enrich the education that they are receiving at their local high school, alternative area learning center, charter school or home school.

The PSEO Advantage

Why enroll in PSEO? Talented and motivated high school students who are capable of handling college-level work have the opportunity to challenge themselves while completing their high school graduation requirements. Not only will you grow intellectually, you will signal to future schools and employers that you are smart, hard-working and ambitious.

Admission To PSEO

Admission to PSEO starts with putting in your PSEO application After you have been accepted, contact PSEO Admissions to set up an appointment virtually or in person to get registered for classes. An NOSR (Notice of Student Registration) form is required for entry to the program. The NOSR form will need to be completed by your high school counselor if you are attending a public school district. If you are not attending a public school district, a parent or guardian will need to complete the NOSR form.

PSEO accepts applications from qualified high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Sophomores may take one class their first semester. Juniors must rank in the top 30% of their graduating class and seniors must rank in the top 50% of their graduating class to be eligible to enroll. Note: Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA at NTC to remain eligible for the PSEO program.

**Please note: Due to Covid Policies now in place, high school juniors and seniors interested in PSEO at NTC will be accepted into the program based on NTC’s Covid Pilot Program College Readiness Placement criteria which includes evaluation of stand-alone factors such as ACT & SAT scores, Accuplacer Test scores and high school GPA (minimum 2.6 to qualify). Please contact the Admissions Office for additional information.

The PSEO program will only cover required costs for eligible courses such as tuition, books, and fees whether you are part-time or full-time.