Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
Students can get a jump start on earning college credits by taking college courses while they are in still in high school through Minnesota’s PSEO program. This program allows students to take college courses tuition free, saving both time and money on completing a college degree. PSEO courses may also fulfill high school course requirements and count toward a high school diploma.
Technical Course Options
Students who are interested in technical courses may take one technical college level course taught on a college campus as early as grade 10. To be eligible to do so, they must be enrolled in a public school, have a minimum of a “proficient” score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for reading and meet the assessment prerequisites set for the course that must be met by all students. If a student successfully completes the technical course with a C or higher, the student can take additional technical courses as long as he or she meets the assessment requirement for those courses.
AP and IB Options
Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) courses are offered at many high schools and provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares students to take college level courses. Students who pass an Advanced Placement test or the International Baccalaureate examination with acceptable scores will be awarded college credit at any MnSCU college or university.
Many high schools offer PSEO courses through concurrent enrollment, allowing students to take college courses taught by highly qualified high school teachers without having to leave the high school. Under certain circumstances, students in 9th or 10th grade may also be allowed to take concurrent enrollment courses.
If you are interested in PSEO, talk to your high school guidance counselor or go to www.mnscu.edu/pseo. Local school districts need to be notified by May 1st for fall semester starts. See below for ICC's PSEO application deadline dates for fall and spring semesters.
You must be a high school sophomore (special restrictions apply- see below), junior or senior at a public school, nonpublic school or home school.
The PSEO application process includes the following three forms:
High School transcript
Accuplacer assessment retest and any retest results (students are able to retest once) or provide ACT scores (English 18, Reading 21 and Math 22)
Note: Students must sign up for a placement test/retest and PSEO registration session online. Keep in mind, PSEO sessions are limited and your are responsible for setting this appointment by the deadline. Please plan ahead.
Complete and submit the application and verification form, and Notice of Student Registration form along with your high school transcript to the Student Services Office.
To continue at Itasca as a PSEO student, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00. Students will be required to complete an ICC Academic Verification form and turn it into their ICC counselor prior to registering for the next semester. If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.00, you will automatically be suspended from Itasca Community College. An appeals process is in place for all students.
The following classes are not open to Post-Secondary Option Students unless they are willing to pay the tuition, fees and equipment costs associated with the class.
|Engl 0091||Fundamentals of Written English|
|Fort 1398||Wildland Firefighting|
|Genl 1140||Leadership Enhancement|
|Hum 1208||International Travel Experience|
|MasC 1301||Intro to Digital Photography|
|Math 0092||Elementary Algebra|
|Math 0093||Intermediate Algebra|
|Math 0094||Functions I|
|Math 0199||STEM Math|
|Musc 1191||Applied Music I|
|Musc 1192||Applied Music II|
|Musc 2191||Applied Music III|
|Musc 2192||Applied Music IV|
|NSci 1199||BWCA Trip|
|PE 1101||Cross Country Skiing|
|PE 1102||Downhill Skiing|
|PE 1105||Bowling and Curling|
|PE 1130||Outdoor Adventure|
|PE 1131||Camping Skills|
|PE 1211||Care and Prevention|
|Coop Ed||All Courses|
2199 Courses from all subject areas may be designated as non-PSEO by term. Please consult with the Student Services Office prior to registration.
High school students enrolled under the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program at another system college or university must complete the application and admissions process for PSEO students ICC. Failure to complete the PSEO application process prior to registering for classes will obligate you for all unpaid balances relating to the courses for which you have just registered. Contact the Admissions Office at this school for more information."
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