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Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

The PSEO Program allows high school juniors and seniors to take classes on a college campus or online for both high school and college credit. The costs for tuition and required textbooks are subsidized by the State of Minnesota, and the program offers high school students the opportunity to experience life on a college campus. 

About PSEO

  • The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Act, which passed in 1985, allows juniors and seniors in Minnesota public, private, home, and charter schools to register concurrently for high school and post-secondary course work.
  • The program is administered by the Advanced High School Student Services (AHS3) office in the College of Continuing Education at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
  • The state of Minnesota pays the cost of tuition and required textbooks.

Mission of Advanced High School Student Services (AHS3)

AHS3 provides high quality service to University of Minnesota-Twin Cities PSEO participants, their parents, high schools, and University faculty and staff through the entire PSEO experience:

  • Admission
  • Enrollment management
  • Orientation
  • Academic advising
  • Registration
  • Academic progress
  • Career, major, and college exploration

Legacy of Serving Gifted Students

The University of Minnesota has a strong legacy of serving very gifted younger students. The PSEO program serves approximately 600 students per year, who take a broad range of academic courses.  In addition:

  • 500 students are admitted each year
  • Classes are taught by University faculty and graduate assistants
  • 90 percent of PSEO students who apply to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities are admitted


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