What is the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program?
The part-time Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program enables 11th- and 12th-grade students to enroll in courses at eligible postsecondary institutions in Minnesota, including Concordia, at no cost to the student or family. The program encourages rigorous educational pursuits and provides a wider variety of options to high school students.
Concordia has a similar agreement with Oak Grove Lutheran and Park Christian schools.
Who can apply?
Any 11th- or 12th-grade student who attends Oak Grove Lutheran High School, Park Christian School or a Minnesota school within a 15-mile radius and meets the requirements of their individual high school may apply for part-time admission.
How do I apply?
You and your parents should first discuss this option with your high school guidance counselor and then fill out an application for admission no sooner than the spring semester of your sophomore year. Include two references (one from your guidance counselor and one from a non-related academic contact) and a copy of your most current high school transcript. An ACT or SAT score is not required for admission but will be needed for traditional enrollment. You must meet all admission standards to be accepted.
What are the costs?
For Minnesota residents, the state of Minnesota and Concordia College cover your costs, including your books. Park Christian students who are North Dakota residents are billed a $100 tuition fee. North Dakota residents who attend either Oak Grove or Park Christian are responsible for covering the cost of books and supplies. All students participating in the program pay for any consumable resources, such as art supplies.
How many classes can I take?
If you are accepted as a part-time student, you are eligible to take up to eight credits (or two classes) per semester. Due to state guidelines, PSEO students are unable to take religion, physical education or courses that include additional fees (e.g., ceramics). Part-time students are not able to participate in music ensembles or athletic teams. PSEO students are limited to 100- or 200-level courses. Work closely with your guidance counselor and Concordia's Registrar's Office to ensure your college and high school schedules are compatible.
When do I register for classes?
You will get to meet one-on-one with a member of our Registrar's Office prior to the start of each academic semester. Registration for PSEO students occurs after the current Concordia students have selected their courses. For fall semester registration, you will be contacted by the Admission Office in July to schedule an appointment.