Posted: Thu, 08/09/2012 - 10:11am in Academics
Minnesota 10th grade students are now eligible to earn college credits from SCTCC through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) under a revised state law that took effect in July.
PSEO courses have been available to 11th and 12th grade students since 1985. The recent revision allows 10th grade students who have attained a passing score on the reading section of the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessments and meet course prerequisites to take a career or technical education course.
In 2011-12, PSEO students earned 1,800 credits and saved more than $325,000 in tuition, fees, and books. Plus, they made progress toward completing a college education while exploring programs of study at the same time.
Compared to peers who did not participate in dual credit programs, PSEO students have:
- Higher rates of enrolling in a college or university after graduation;
- Lower rates of required remedial coursework to prepare for college level studies; and
- Higher rates of earning postsecondary degrees.
Tuition, fees and books for PSEO students are paid by the Minnesota Department of Education. PSEO students do have to pay for parking.
Learn more about SCTCC's PSEO option.