Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)


PSEO Mission Statement: In partnership with secondary schools and districts, Minnesota State Mankato’s PSEO Office provides equitable access to rigorous, high-quality college-level coursework, to prepare students for college and career success.

All the options can be overwhelming. Take a look at a few reasons why Minnesota State Mankato could be the right choice for you!

PSEO Fast Facts

We know there are a lot of options for you to earn college credits while in high school. Below is a brief comparison of the most common options available to Minnesota high school students. Take a minute to compare, when you'd like to learn more about a particular option, click one of the purple buttons above.

College Credit Options

There are a few options for you to earn college credits. Below is a comparison of the most common ways students earn credits while in high school. You can click the links to learn more about the specific types of credits.

  Concurrent Enrollment Traditional PSEO AP
Cost to student and family Free Free Costs of AP tests vary
University Experience Students are exposed to the rigor and expectations of university courses. Students are physically or virtually part of the university community. None
Access to Minnesota State Mankato Resources Access to most university resources. Access to most university resources. None
Transcripts Posted on official university transcripts Posted on official university transcripts College Board sends transcripts to institutions
Eligibility 9 - 12 grade 11th and 12th grade Varies by school district

Traditional PSEO

Traditional PSEO allows you to register for courses at the university and taught by university faculty members, either online or on campus.

Concurrent Enrollment

Concurrent enrollment courses are offered at your high school and taught by approved high school instructors. Find out more here!

Student Forms & Guides

Here you'll find links to common forms, manuals, and guides.

PSEO Family Members

This page is designed for family members that are helping to support students enrolled in PSEO and/or concurrent enrollment courses. You'll find best practices and resources available to you and your student.

High School Counselors

High school counselors can find general information on how to support students enrolled in PSEO or concurrent enrollment courses. You'll also be able to learn more about support provided by the PSEO Office.

PSEO Admission Requirements

The PSEO Office guarantees admission to students that meet the requirements. This page will help you better understand what those requirements are and next steps to enroll in courses!

Post Secondary Enrollment Options Staff

Contact the PSEO Office for questions you have about PSEO or concurrent enrollment.