Student TestimonialsPage address: http://www.mnsu.edu/pseo/testimonials.html
Participating in the PSEO program] was one of the best decisions I ever made as a high school student; you have way more free time as well as freedom. Also, you are not treated like a high school student anymore. It is a wonderful and extremely rewarding experience that everyone who has the opportunity should take advantage of. It is an experience you have to try.
Through the PSEO program, I’ve been able to learn at a higher level than what I would have been allowed at my high school. I came from a very small high school, and it didn’t have very many choices for classes. Now, I'm taking all college classes and at no cost to me. It’s giving me a huge head start on my college learning.
The most beneficial aspect of the PSEO program is the opportunity to get a head start on your education and future. You also save a TON of money and become more responsible and independent from being on your own. I know everything I am learning will help build my transcript and bring me to where I want to be in my education (doctorate degree). There is nothing to lose, you meet new people, save money, and take off two (or one) years of college! It is a great experience and opportunity for those ready to take on the work load.
Taking classes on campus allows me to actually feel like a college student and get used to the college life. If I have trouble in a class the teachers go out of their way to help me where as in high school I’d fall behind in class. Don’t worry about giving up your high school career. You can still participate in school activities like sport games. I am in three activities at school so I still see my friends a lot and have a high school experience.
I chose to do PESO because I wanted to be able to pick the times I would go to class, I wanted to be able to pick my classes, and I wanted to be able to challenge myself. I now know how to handle being in college and having a busy life. I know what I’m looking for in a college, and what I want to do for the rest of my life. People need a chance to feel things out, learn how things work and learn what they want. Through this PSEO program I have learned how I want my college career to go.