Postsecondary Enrollment Options
The purpose of the Minnesota Postsecondary Enrollment
Options Act is to promote rigorous educational pursuits
and to provide a wider variety of options for
Minnesota’s 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students.
The program enables students to seek enrollment in
eligible postsecondary institutions for college level
courses/programs on a full-time or part-time basis.
Students can get started earning college credits by taking college courses while they are 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.
Students must be aware that the social and academic
atmosphere at colleges may vary greatly from that at
high schools. More freedom and less structure in the
academic and social setting of a college require
maturity and responsibility in order for a student to
PSEO Eligibility Requirements
- Students must be classified as high school sophomores, juniors
or seniors and cannot be classified as full-time
students in their high schools.
- Twelfth grade students are eligible and may be
considered for enrollment if their high school
certifies them as being in the upper one-half of their
class, or the student has achieved a score at or above
the 50th percentile on a nationally standardized,
norm-referenced test, or have at least a 2.5 grade point average.
- Eleventh grade students are eligible and may be
considered for enrollment if the high school certifies
them as being in the upper one-third of their class,
or the student has achieved a score at or above the
70th percentile on a nationally standardized,
norm-referenced test, or have at least a 3.0 grade point avergae.
- Sophomores may enroll in a career or technical education course at FDLTCC if they have attained a passing score or met the eighth grade standard on the eighth grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment in reading and meet other course prerequisites or course enrollment standards established by the college. These standards include but are not limited to aseessment test scores, program admission or other requirements.
- If the class rank or test score criterion is not
met, students may be admitted after receipt of a
letter of recommendation from the high school
principal or counselor.
- All PSEO students shall be enrolled on the basis of
available space and/or other appropriate, defined
local standards and procedures.
PSEO Admission Procedures
- Students should meet with a high school guidance
counselor or other high school official to discuss the
appropriateness of participating in the PSEO program.
Students must make sure they meet the class rank
- Students must arrange with Fond du Lac Tribal and
Community College to complete the Accuplacer placement
test to determine college level placement in English,
mathematics, and reading.
- Formal application to Fond du Lac Tribal and
Community College must be completed, including the
required supporting documents such as transcripts,
immunization records, Intent to Enroll form, and a
signed statement recommending admission from the
student’s high school (if required). A separate,
Minnesota Department of Education PSEO Student
Registration form must also be completed: Postsecondary
Enrollment Options Student Registration Form
- Attend an orientation session prior to attending
- Accepted students will be required to meet Fond du
Lac Tribal and Community College’s minimum academic
progress requirements. Students will receive high
school credit for successfully completed classes at
the 1000 and 2000 level taken at Fond du Lac Tribal
and Community College.
Complete information and program requirements may
be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office at
218–879–0808 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Information is subject to change.