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3.5 – Post-Secondary Enrollment Option

MnSCU Policy

Part 1: General Information/Policy

PSEO enables 11th and 12th grade Minnesota students to enroll in courses or programs in an eligible postsecondary institution for secondary and postsecondary credit, at no cost to the student. The specific purposes of these programs are to promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students. In order to enroll at Lake Superior College, the student must discuss the program with the high school counselor and meet the following requirements.

A student needs a signed PSEO form from the high school counselor or principal verifying eligibility for enrollment. A 12th grade student is eligible and may be considered for enrollment if the high school certifies the student as being at or above the 50th percentile in class rank. An 11th grade student is eligible and may be considered for enrollment if the high school certifies the student as being at or above the 66th percentile in class rank. If the high school does not compute rank, a student may be admitted on the basis of an overall GPA of 2.5 or greater if in the 12th grade, and of 3.0 or greater if in the 11th grade. The high school counselor, principal, or other authorized official, may petition for an exception to the above standards indicating that the student could benefit from college courses, and is recommended for admission.

Lake Superior College reserves the right to exclude enrollment in certain courses/programs with differential tuition and/or special fees.

The PSEO program is not available during the summer term.

Part 2: Procedure for Implementation

Subpart A: High School Options Program

    1. The High School Options Program offers high school students the opportunity to take Lake Superior College courses through individual enrollment.
    2. Deadlines for application:
      1. Fall term – June 10
      2. Spring term – December 10
    3. Completed application received by LSC Student Services which includes:
      1. Lake Superior College Application for Admission
      2. State PSEO form
      3. High School Guidance Counselor or Home School Parent Form
      4. High School transcript
      5. Official transcripts from any previous colleges attended (if applicable)
    4. Completion of Assessment/Placement test. Students must meet LSC course  requirements in order to qualify for PSEO. Most courses require college level reading, sentence  skills, and math.
    5. PSEO students shall not enroll in developmental courses (courses numbered below 1000).
    6. PSEO students who wish to continue at LSC after their high school graduation must  contact the Student Services Center to re-apply and pay the $20 application fee.

Subpart B: High School Honors Online Program (HOL)

    1. HOL provides Lake Superior College online courses for high school students through an  agreement with the high school.
    2. High school students must meet the PSEO eligibility criteria as verified by the high school  counselor.
    3. HOL students are exempt from the New Student Assessment.
    4. All HOL students are enrolled using the LSC High School Registration form that is sent from the high school staff to the LSC High School Connections staff.
    5. HOL students shall not enroll in developmental courses (courses numbered below 1000).
    6. HOL students who wish to continue at LSC after their high school graduation must contact the Student Services Center to apply and pay the $20 application fee.

Subpart C: Concurrent Enrollment Program (CEP)

    1. Concurrent Enrollment high school students may take college level classes taught by high school instructors as part of the regular high school curriculum through an agreement with the high school.
    2. For Liberal Arts courses, CEP students must meet the PSEO eligibility criteria as verified by the high school counselor.
    3. For Technical Education courses, CEP students must meet the LSC course prerequisites as verified by the high school counselor.
    4. CEP students are exempt from the New Student Assessment.
    5. CEP students are enrolled using the LSC High School Registration form that is sent from the high school staff to the LSC High School Connections staff.
    6. CEP students shall not enroll in developmental courses (courses numbered below 1000).
    7. CEP students who wish to continue at LSC after their high school graduation must contact the Student Services Center to apply and pay the $20 application fee.

Date Proposed:

Revisions: November, 2004

Date of Implementation:

Implementation of Revisions: February 3, 2005