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College for High School Students

Inver Hills offers programs that allow you to earn college credits for free while you are still in high school. As a qualifying high school student, you will be able to seamlessly transfer the credits you earn to nearly any college or university in Minnesota, as well as many others nationwide.

Contact Information

Mary Kadrlik

mkadrli@inverhills.edu
651-450-3661
College Center

High School Students

PSEO

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program allows high school 10th, 11th and 12th grade students to earn credits that can meet high school graduation requirements while simultaneously earning transferable college credits. Dual credit courses offer high school students the opportunity to enroll in rigorous courses that further prepare them for postsecondary education. Inver Hills allows PSEO students to take courses that are held on our beautiful Inver Grove Heights campus or online either full time or part time. PSEO offers students a wide variety of class offerings as well as the opportunity to pursue more challenging coursework than may be available at the high school.

10th grade PSEO students can now enroll in a career or technical education course during their first semester. If the student receives a grade of C or better in the course, the student can take additional career or technical education courses in subsequent terms.

The PSEO program covers the cost of tuition, fees, and required textbooks and materials for college level courses taken for high school credit. Students who continue their education beyond high school can transfer their PSEO coursework as college credits, saving both time and money to complete a college degree.

PSEO students are responsible for providing their own transportation to campus. Parking is available on campus and you do not need a special permit. Inver Hills is on the Metro Transit bus route and offers the College Pass discount. Reimbursement for transportation expenses may be available through the school district if the family’s income level is at or below the federal poverty guidelines.

PSEO Application Deadlines

Fall Semester: July 1

Spring Semester: December 1

PSEO Application Steps

All PSEO applicants must submit their completed application forms AND complete the Accuplacer assessment test (or submit an ACT Report) by the application deadline to be considered for admission.

  1. Complete and submit the PSEO Application form.
  2. Submit your official high school transcript.
  3. Complete and submit sections 1 and 2 of the the Notice of Student Registration Form.
  4. Complete and submit the PSEO Book Contract Form.
  5. Come to our campus and take the Accuplacer Assessment.
  6. Receive admission decision by mail after all application materials have been received and reviewed.
  7. Attend the required PSEO Orientation to meet with an Academic Advisor and register for your classes.

PSEO Orientation Information

All new PSEO students are required to attend an orientation before they will be allowed to register for classes, and parents are invited to attend with their son or daughter. You will receive instructions to register for your PSEO orientation along with your acceptance letter. When you come to your orientation, you will learn about important college policies, become acquainted with our campus and available services for students, meet with an Academic Advisor, develop your class schedule, set up your online accounts, and register for your classes. Our PSEO Orientations are held after the application deadline each semester.

Admission Guidelines

General Education AND Career and Technical Education Courses

12th Grade Students

  • Rank in the upper one-half of their class OR a score at or above the 50th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Evidence of college readiness by placement into college level English and/or math as indicated by the ACCUPLACER assessment OR with qualifying scores for the individual subjects on the ACT

11th Grade Students:

  • Rank in the upper one-third of their class OR a score at or above the 70th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Evidence of college readiness by placement into college level English and/or math as indicated by the ACCUPLACER assessment OR with qualifying scores for the individual subjects on the ACT

Career and Technical Education courses ONLY

10th Grade Students:

  • Must attend a Minnesota public high school
  • Must have taken the 8th grade MCA reading test in the 8th grade, and met the proficiency level that meets or exceeds the standards. Please provide this with your application.
  • Must complete all of the application steps shown above, which includes taking the ACCUPLACER assessment and attending the PSEO Orientation.
  • All students must meet the course prerequisite requirements established by the college.

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