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

Fall Semester 2020 Final Deadline: June 12, 2020*
*Late Applicants Must Petition for Acceptance

Spring Semester 2021 Deadline: TBD December 2020
Paperwork Must Be Submitted By This Date

Application Forms/Documents

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

  1. ICC Application (online)*
    *Students applying after June 12, 2020 must also submit a petition for late acceptance.
  2. Notice of Student Registration Form: Digital Signature Option or Typed Signature Option
  3. High School Transcript
  4. Verification Form
  5. Immunization Form (homeschool students only) - Available on Student Forms page under Admissions.

Where to Send: Email forms/documents to records@itascacc.edu, fax to 218-322-2325 or mail to Itasca Community College, Student Services, 1851 US Highway 169 E, Grand Rapids, MN 55744.

Enrollment Procedure Checklist

  1. Complete/submit Itasca's Online Application, Verification form, Notice of Student Registration form (digital signature option or typed signature option), high school transcript, and petition for late acceptance (if applying after June 12). Email to records@itascacc.edu (preferred), fax to 218-322-2325 or mail 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).
    All of the Above must be completed and submitted by deadline dates listed on this page.

  2. Schedule a PSEO Registration Appointment:
    Each semester's registration appointment dates and their corresponding paperwork deadlines are listed below.

  3. Attend the MANDATORY New PSEO Student Orientation: 8:00-9:00 on Monday, August 24 in Chucker Auditorium (Prior to Campus-Wide New Student Orientation.)
    This required orientation will be added to your Fall 2020 class schedule during your registration appointment.

Fall Semester 2020 PSEO Registration Sessions

Registration Date Appointment Times Location Test & Paperwork Deadline
Wednesday, May 20 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Zoom (video chat) Tuesday, May 12
Thursday, June 4 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Zoom (video chat) Friday, May 29
Thursday, June 18 9:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m. Zoom (video chat) Friday, June 5
Thursday, June 25 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Zoom (video chat) Friday, June 12
Thursday, July 16 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Zoom (video chat) Friday, June 12 (submit petition for late acceptance)
Thursday, July 30 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Questions

PSEO Application Process: Bill Marshall, Enrollment Services, 218-322-2340, william.marshall@itascacc.edu

PSEO Eligibility / Unique Circumstances: Becky Niemi, ICC Counselor, 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
Art 1206 Digital Photography
Engl 0091 Fundamentals of Written English
Fort 1398 Wildland Firefighting
Genl 1140 Leadership Enhancement
Hum 1208 International Travel Experience
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.