Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Students can get a jump start on earning college credits by taking college courses while they are still in high school through Minnesota's PSEO program. This program allows students to take college courses tuition free, saving both time and money on completing a college degree. PSEO courses may also fulfill high school course requirements and count toward a high school diploma.

If you are interested in PSEO, talk to your high school guidance counselor or go to the Minnesota State PSEO Information webpage. Local school districts need to be notified by May 1st before fall semester starts. See below for ICC's PSEO application deadline dated for fall and spring semester.

Eligibility Requirements

You must be a high school sophomore (special restrictions apply - see below), junior or senior at a public school, nonpublic school or home school.


PSEO Student Deadlines

Spring Semester 2019 Deadline: December 5, 2018
Testing and Paperwork Must Be Submitted By This Date

Fall 2019 Semester Final Deadline: June 1, 2019
*Test & Paperwork Deadlines are earlier for earlier registration sessions (see schedule below).

Application Forms

Students must have completed and submitted the following to the ICC Student Services Office by 4:00pm on the deadline date for each registration session listed below in order to register for classes as a PSEO student

  1. ICC Application (online)
  2. Notice of Student Registration Form
  3. Verification Form
  4. Immunization Form (homeschool students only) - Available on Student Forms page under Admissions.
  5. Accuplacer assessment test and any retest results (students are able to retest once), or provide qualifying ACT scores (English 18, Reading 21 and Math 22) or MCA scores (1158 11th Grade Math, MCA Reading not currently accepted)

Admission Procedure Checklist

  1. Complete and submit Itasca's Online Application, Verification form, and Notice of Student Registration form (along with your high school transcript) to the Student Services Office in 107 Backes Hall or to ICC Student Services, 1851 East Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN 55744. Homeschool students must also complete and submit the Immunization form (available on Student Forms page under Admissions).
    Must be completed and submitted by deadline listed above.

  2. Schedule a date to take the required assessment test by the deadline date listed below, unless you have qualifying ACT, SAT or MCA scores (listed above). Assessment results will determine your course placement. If an overall need for development coursework is indicated, enrollment in college level courses will be denied. Students may retest only once during the academic year.
    Must be completed and submitted by deadline listed above.

  3. Schedule and attend a PSEO Registration Session (if you did not already sign-up for one when you scheduled your assessment test). PSEO students must attend a registration session. The Spring 2019 registration session is offered at the date and time below.

Spring Semester PSEO Registration Session

Registration Date Registration Time Location Test & Paperwork Deadline
Friday, December 7 2:00 pm Backes Hall 15 December 5, 2018

Questions: Questions about PSEO eligibility or the application process should be directed to Becky Niemi, ICC Counselor at 218-322-2321.


Criteria for Continuing as a PSEO Student

To continue at Itasca as a PSEO student, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00. Students will be required to complete an ICC Academic Verification form and turn it into their ICC counselor prior to registering for the next semester. If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.00, you will automatically be suspended from Itasca Community College. An appeals process is in place for all students.

Restricted Classes

Course Number Course Name
Engl 0091 Fundamentals of Written English
Fort 1398 Wildland Firefighting
Genl 1140 Leadership Enhancement
Hum 1208 International Travel Experience
MasC 1301 Intro to Digital Photography
Math 0091 Pre-Algebra
Math 0092 Elementary Algebra
Math 0093 Intermediate Algebra
Math 0094 Functions 1
Math 0199 STEM Math
Musc 1191 Applied Music I
Musc 1192 Applied Music II
Musc 2191 Applied Music III
Musc 2192 Applied Music IV
NSci 1199 BWCA Trip
PE 1101 Cross Country Skiing
PE 1102 Downhill Skiing
PE 1105 Bowling and Curling
PE 1121 Golf
PE 1130 Outdoor Adventure
PE 1131 Camping Skills
PE 1132 Hunting
PE 1211 Care and Prevention
Coop Ed All courses

2199 Courses from all subject areas may be designated as non-PSEO by term. Please consult with the Student Services Office prior to registration.

Technical Course Options

Students who are interested in technical courses may take one technical college level course taught on a college campus as early as grade 10. To be eligible to do so, they must be enrolled in a public school, have a minimum of a "proficient" score on the 8th grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test for reading and meet the assessment prerequisites set for the course that must be met by all students. If a student successfully completes the technical course with a C or higher, the student can take additional technical courses as long as he or she meets the assessment requirements for those courses.

Technical Course List for 10th Grade Students

High school students enrolled under the Postsecondary Enrollment Options program at another Minnesota State College or University must complete the application and admissions process for PSEO students at ICC. Failure to complete the PSEO application process prior to registering for classes will obligate you for all unpaid balances relating to the courses for which you register. Contact the Admissions Office at this school for more information.