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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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  • 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

Proposed daily schedule 2013 2014
Proposed Daily Schedule 2013-2014

Wednesday & Thursday

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


    • Normandale PSEO Info Line: 952-487-8208

  • University of MN – Twin Cities

    • Fall Semester: April 1