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 public 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 or junior year. Include your ACT scores (if available) and your most current official high school transcript. An ACT or SAT score is not required for PSEO admission but may be requested and will be needed for traditional enrollment after high school. You must meet all admission standards to be accepted.
When are my forms due?
To start in the fall, you’ll be required to submit your PSEO Program Graduation Requirements and Permission Form and Notice of Registration form on or before June 15. Moorhead High School students must complete forms with their counselor by May 30. These will be included in your admission letter. Please note, these forms need to be filled out with your school counselor and parent and are required to register for courses, so be aware of your counselor's availability at the end of the school year and summer. A new Notice of Registration form is due before each semester of PSEO enrollment.
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 and other school 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 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.
Moorhead High School students will register with us at their high school in early August.