In 1985 the State of Minnesota passed a bill creating the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) which allows high school juniors and seniors to take courses full or part-time at a post-secondary institution for high school credit. The program provides students with a greater variety of class offerings and the opportunity to pursue more challenging coursework than may be available at the high school. The tuition, fees and required textbooks are at no cost to the students.

In an effort to avoid confusion on the part of students wishing to participate in the PSEO program at Metropolitan State University, we have put together the following Frequently Asked Question (FAQ) sheet:

Who is eligible?

Any public, nonpublic, home school or American Indian-controlled tribal contract or grant student classified as being in the 11th or 12th grade may enroll either full or part-time at Metropolitan State. Although colleges and universities within the Minnesota State system can raise the following standards, Metropolitan State has elected to follow the Minnesota State guidelines.

  • Seniors must rank in the upper one-half of their graduating class or have at least a 3.0 GPA
  • Juniors must rank in the upper one-third of their graduating class or have at least a 3.25 GPA
  • If class rank is unavailable, students should contact the Office of Undergraduate Admission for further information

NOTE: High School students participating in cultural exchange programs are not eligible.

Nonpublic schools are not required to follow all sections of the PSEO Law. Students and families attending nonpublic schools are encouraged to discuss the school's PSEO policy with a counselor or program advisor well in advance of participation in this program.

If you have questions, please contact the Admissions Office at 651-793-1302.

Further information can be found at Minnesota Department of Education.

For more information on tuition and payments, please contact Financial Management by phone 651-793-1880 or email