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 succeed.
*PSEO does not cover summer courses.
**As a PSEO student, it is important that you work closely with your high school or home school contact to ensure you are meeting graduation requirements and receiving their approval when selecting FDLTCC courses. When registering, only 1000 and 2000 level courses are covered by the MN Department of Education’s PSEO program. If you register for a below 1000 level course, you will be responsible for tuition and book costs.
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 average.
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 assessment test scores, program admission or other requirements.
If class rank or test score criterion are not met, students are not officially accepted for the PSEO program and should not register for courses. Students may be admitted to the PSEO program with receipt of a letter of recommendation from a high school principal, counselor, or home-school contact indicating student readiness and ability to perform college-level work.
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 requirements.
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College offers many options for placement: 1. The college can use Accuplacer, ACT, SAT, and MCA scores for course placement; 2. If students do not have scores from the tests previously listed, the High School Grade Point Average (GPA) or guided self-placement will be used to place students into courses; and 3. Students may also use previously passed English and Math courses for placement; please request that your previous college/university send us an official transcript and inform our Admissions staff.
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). If you are under 18, a parent/guardian must sign the form. Full financial responsibility for your classes will become yours or your parent/guardian if left unsigned. A separate, Minnesota Department of Education PSEO Student Registration form must also be completed:
Attend an orientation session prior to attending college classes.
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.
Information is subject to change.