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PSEO and Concurrent Enrollment students are Minnesota State Mankato students and must provide authorization to release private information (registration, grades, financial aid, etc.). The PSEO Office has developed a form that will allow our office to provide information to high school counselors, instructors, family, and guardians. This form is used strictly during a student’s PSEO experience and expires immediately after high school graduation.
Official transcripts can be requested through the Academic Records and Registration Office. Students must request official transcripts for their PSEO courses to be transferred to some institutions. The "Transferring Credits" section below provides instructions for navigating this process.
Learn how to apply to the University as a Concurrent Enrollment student!
You will be admitted to Minnesota State Mankato if you meet one of the following.
As a high school senior you:
Rank in the top 50% of your high school class OR;
You have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) OR;
You achieve a 21 of higher composite score on the ACT exam (with satisfactory GPA)
As a high school junior you:
Rank in the top 33% of your high school class OR;
You have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 (on a 4.0 scale) OR;
You achieve a 24 or higher composite score on the ACT exam (with satisfactory GPA)
PSEO Admission Checklist
All students wanting to participate in the PSEO program, including concurrent enrollment, must apply and be admitted to campus. A complete application requires the following:
PSEO students do not need to pay the $20 application fee
Priority application deadline: April 1
High school transcripts should be sent directly to Admissions.
Transcripts can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org;
Sent via Parchment
Additional Admission Opportunities
Currently, Minnesota State Mankato does not allow for students to appeal admission for concurrent enrollment, with one exception;
Students that are actively participating in Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) will be admissible to the concurrent enrollment program.
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Learn how to transfer PSEO credits to other colleges and universities!
We strive to serve the needs of all students and hope your PSEO experience has been positive. You work to save money and graduate faster through PSEO, and continuing your education at Minnesota State Mankato will ensure all your work is counted, since no transferring is required
It's important to note that every institution controls how credits transfer to them. Here are some tips to help with the transfer process:
Be purposeful with the courses you do register for; don't just register for courses because they are available. A PSEO Office staff member can help identify appropriate courses if you know what you intend to major in.
Keep copies of your course syllabi, this will help your new institution better understand what is taught in the course and how equivalent it is to their course.
To learn more about how to use Transferology, please refer to our User Guide.
Requesting Official Transcripts
Are you preparing to enroll at another institution? You will need to have official university transcripts in order for your credits to transfer. Official transcripts can be requested at the Registrar's Office.
If you are planning on enrolling at another MinnState institution you will need to inform the school you're enrolling at that you have completed courses with us and they will be able to pull your transcripts free of charge.
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PSEO staff can't answer questions on which courses meet your high school graduation requirements. You must meet with your high school counselor to help find university courses that meet your high school's graduation requirements before meeting your PSEO advisor. We've developed an Advising Form to help guide that conversation. You can print the Advising Form here.
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I forgot my StarID and/or my password . . .
The StarID is a username for use at all the institutions within the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system. If you are using your StarID for the first time and/or do not have a password, you will first need to activate your StarID and create your password.
If you've forgotten your StarID or StarID password you can go through the recovery steps.
How do I transfer my credits?
Students are responsible for having their PSEO and concurrent enrollment credits transferred to other institutions. Students should request to have official transcripts sent. If you are attending another school within the MinnState system you will not have to request your transcript, just let that school know you have a record with Minnesota State Mankato. The University of Minnesota system is NOT part of MinnState and students will need to request to have their official transcripts sent for evaluation.
The process can be completed online through our Registrar's Office site or by visiting Transcripts and Verifications.
If you're wondering how your credits will transfer to another institution or, how courses from another school will transfer to MSU, we recommend using www.transferology.com. Here you can creat a free account and learn how credits will transfer. Students can use this site to make informed decisions on courses to register for.
Not every institution is listed on Transferology. If you don't see one of the schools you're interested in enrolling in, please contact that school directly.
Do returning students apply?
Students who have previously enrolled for concurrent enrollment will not need to reapply. For example, a student who enrolled in English 101 spring semester will not need to reapply to the university fall semester. The application is required for students who have not enrolled or been admitted to the university previously.
If you previously applied and were not admitted, or applied for the wrong semester, we will require you to reapply to campus.
What's the difference between applying and registering?
Students need to both apply to the university and register for courses to receive college credit.
Applying occurs first and involves the student filling out the online e-application. The application process will ask for a student’s contact information, educational background, and the semester they plan to start taking classes. As part of the application process, counselors/teachers will need to send over official transcripts to the Admissions Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato for a student to be formally accepted.
Registering is a much simpler process. After a student has been accepted, they can now register for classes on e-services. Registration will ensure that a student is going to receive college credit and that the credits will appear on their university transcript.
When should I apply for my concurrent enrollment courses??
Students planning on taking fall classes should plan to apply in April – May, prior to summer vacation. Students planning on taking spring classes should plan to apply in November – December, prior to winter break. Students are encouraged to apply early because the Admissions Department at Minnesota State University, Mankato will receive hundreds of applications in a short time period. It’s important that adequate time is given to review and process applications. Late applications are not guaranteed to be reviewed.
How can I withdraw from a concurrent enrollment course?
It's important to understand that a withdrawal will appear on your university transcripts and could affect your standing with Minnesota State Mankato and your ability to continue with the PSEO program.
For detailed information, and a walkthrough, please see our How To Withdraw from a Class document.
I need more help.
If you have a question that isn't answered on our website, feel free to contact us:
Minnesota State University Mankato PSEO Office
I have a registration hold. What's this all about?
Most of the time students should be able to register without any issues. There are some instances where students may run into registration errors. Below are the most commmon registration errors that a student will receive. If you receive a registration error please contact the PSEO Office immediately, most can be addressed quickly. You can find our contact information on the right side of this page.
The PSEO hold is normally placed on student accounts that have applied to become traditional PSEO students. For the most part, concurrent enrollment students should not experience this hold. If you are being prevented from registering because of the PSEO hold please contact the PSEO Office. In most cases we are able to override the hold immediately and allow you to register.
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Similar to the PSEO hold, this should not be a hold that most students encounter. The Admissions Hold is placed on students account when they are admitted but is activated on 4/1 of your graduation year.
You may experience this hold if you are registering for a course that starts in the fourth quarter or if there was an error when the hold was placed on your account.
Contact the PSEO Office immediately, we can override the hold quickly to allow you to register.
The orientation hold is pretty common. Anyone that has been admitted to Minnesota State Mankato as a first year student will have this hold placed on their account. The PSEO Office regularly checks for students that might have this hold on their account. Depending on when your first year application is accepted by Admissions, we may miss overriding this hold.
Please note that this hold does not pertain to any orientation you may have completed through the PSEO Office.
If you encounter this hold, please contact the PSEO Office immediately. We can override the hold and allow you to register quickly.
PSEO students are held to the same academic standards that tuition paying students are. All students enrolled at Minnesota State Mankato are required to meet the Academic Standing policy.
Currently, PSEO students are given one semester to meet these standards. If a PSEO student falls below the completion rate (66.67%) OR minimum GPA (1.7) they will be placed on Academic Warning and not allowed to enroll in PSEO, including concurrent enrollment, courses with Minnesota State Mankato.
We have adapted the PSEO policy to help ensure students remain in good academic standing with other institutions. If after two semesters a student does not meet both standards they will be suspended from campus. Academic suspension appears on a student's university transcript. Since students will not be eligible to enroll after one semester of not meeting standards, PSEO students are not able to be suspended from campus.
If you see this hold on your account you will not be eligible to enroll in courses. If you beleive this hold was placed by mistake, please contact the PSEO Office.
This is a very common registration error that PSEO students receive. Every concurrent enrollment course is assigned to a specific cohort, typically, the high school that you are part of. This assures that only students at your high school are eligible to enroll.
If you receive this registration error please check to see if you've been admitted to campus. You can check your admission status by reaching out to your high school counselor or course instructor. You can also check your admission status by logging into our eApplication. Once you've been admitted you will be added to your cohort and should be able to register for your course(s).
Sometimes students are accidentaly added to the wrong cohort. You will know this happens if you receive an error message that you're part of a different cohort than your high school. For example, if you're a student at St. James High School but you have been added to the Eagan High School cohort.
If you've been added to the wrong cohort, please contact the PSEO Office immediately. We can make the change quickly and allow you to register.