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Post Secondary Options Program (PSEO). Agenda. What is PSEO? Admission criteria Things to consider Application deadlines/process Participating colleges. What is PSEO?. Take courses, full- or part-time, at a post-secondary institution Earn high school and college credit

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agenda
Agenda
  • What is PSEO?
  • Admission criteria
  • Things to consider
  • Application deadlines/process
  • Participating colleges
what is pseo
What is PSEO?
  • Take courses, full- or part-time, at a post-secondary institution
  • Earn high school and college credit
  • Tuition, fees and required textbooks are at no cost to students.
  • The program is administered through the Minnesota Department of Education
  • Open to 11th and 12th graders who meet specific criteria
  • 10th graders who qualify may enroll in a career or technical education course.
admission criteria
Admission Criteria
  • Admission is determined by individual colleges
    • University of MN – Twin Cities
      • Successful completion of rigorous coursework
      • Writing samples
      • Juniors and seniors average 3.7 grade point average
    • Normandale
      • 11th grade – top 1/3 of class
      • 12th grade – top 1/2 of class
      • Placement tests
things to consider
Things to consider
  • Responsibility, maturity level, self-starter, independent learner, self-advocate
  • On-going communication with high school counselor
  • High school versus college experience
  • Winter/Spring break
  • Frequency of classes
    • MTF and WTH schedule
  • Transportation
things to consider continued
Things to consider continued…
  • Transferring credits to another college is dependent upon the transfer rules of that college - check with colleges.
  • PSEO grades will be posted on your high school transcript.
  • Final Grades: If a student receives a “C” in a 4 credit college class they receive a “C” for a full year class at Kennedy High School.
  • PSEO grades are not weighted.
how do credits transfer
How do credits transfer?

Semester Credits vs. Kennedy Credits

A four credit college class

Represents a full year class at JFK

4 semester credit college class fulfills a full year course at Kennedy.

daily schedule 2013 2014
Daily Schedule 2013-2014

Monday, Tuesday, & Friday

what classes to take
What Classes to Take
  • Students may take required and/or elective coursework through PSEO.
  • See your counselor to find out what courses fulfill high school requirements.
  • Students can choose to take PSEO courses full time or part time.
  • See your counselor to ensure credit status toward graduation.
  • Final course selection must have your Kennedy counselor’s approval.
application process
Application Process
  • Sign-up for classes at Kennedy as if you were NOT attending PSEO
    • Schedule at Kennedy will be adjusted after student registers for PSEO classes
  • Complete college PSEO application – download from college website or come to counseling office
  • Complete MN State Form, also needs counselor signature
  • Fill out and sign Student and Parent PSEO Contract
  • Send transcripts through Kennedy counseling office
    • Transcript Release Form, filled out, including parent signature
    • Addressed/stamped envelope and $6
  • Attend orientation meeting at the college and take placement tests as required by the college
application deadlines
Application Deadlines
  • Normandale Community College
    • Fall Semester: July 1
    • Spring Semester: December 1
    • www.normandale.edu/admissions/applyPSEO.cfm
    • Normandale PSEO Info Line: 952-487-8208
  • University of MN – Twin Cities
    • Fall Semester: April 1
    • http://cce.umn.edu/Post-Secondary-Enrollment-Options/Admission
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