​Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is the program established by the State of Minnesota to "promote rigorous educational pursuits and provide a wider variety of options for students." Through PSEO high school students in 10th, 11th and 12th grade in which students may earn both high school and college secondary and post secondary credit through Ridgewater while still being enrolled in high school. Ridgewater College is pleased to be able to offer PSEO options to high school students.
Benefits of Enrolling
  • Get a JUMP START on your college degree
  • There is NO COST to you for tuition or required books.
  • Enhance your earning power by getting your college DEGREE SOONER
  • CHALLENGE YOURSELF with college-level curriculum


Two Options under the Ridgewater PSEO Umbrella
Post Secondary Enrollment Options
Eligible high school students are able to take college courses, tuition free, at one of Ridgewater College’s campuses, or online. Doing so allows them to earn both high school and college credits simultaneously.  Students have the flexibility to take all, or just a few, courses through the college.  
College in the High School
Ridgewater College partners with a number of high schools throughout the state of Minnesota to offer courses for students to earn both high school credit and college credit.  These courses are offered during regular school hours and are taught by Ridgewater faculty or qualified high school teachers.  Like PSEO, there is no cost to the student to take course through College in the High School.
Recommended Application Deadlines
May 1st for Fall Semester
December 1st for Spring Semester
High Schools may have their own application deadlines for students wanting PSEO classes. Check with your High School Counseling or Guidance Office.

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