Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO)
College-level courses for high school students
Are you an ambitious student who wants to learn at a more advanced level? The Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) at Hamline University is designed to allow qualified junior and senior high school students to broaden their educational backgrounds through college-level courses. PSEO courses can be taken for both high school and college credit, saving you time and money.
Hamline is a competitive college and admission to the PSEO is selective, but this one-of-a-kind experience will give you a glimpse into real college academic life. If you’re interested in applying, speak with your parents or counselor to strategically choose courses that spark your interests while fitting into your high school curriculum.
Whether you’re a prospective or admitted student, you can explore our available courses by viewing the course listing spreadsheets on the registration page. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 651-523-2207 with any questions.
|Fall 2022||June 1, 2022||September 1, 2022|
|Spring 2023||November 15, 2022||January 26, 2023|
PSEO application process
Students applying for their first term as PSEO students at Hamline must submit a complete application for admission consideration.
Generally, students admitted to the program will need to:
- Have a cumulative GPA of 3.5–4.0 and a class rank in the top 15%
- Demonstrate that they’ve already taken a strong selection of college prep classes
- Be either a high school junior or senior
We’ll fully review your high school background to determine if you’re prepared for the classes you’d like to take in the PSEO Program.
It’s important that the courses you want to enroll in support your high school program. Hamline’s PSEO courses can usually meet some of your high school graduation requirements. Before you begin the process of selecting courses, you should discuss your academic needs and goals with your high school counselor.
To preview courses available in upcoming terms, visit to our Course Listings and select the corresponding start term next to “On Campus Undergraduate.” You’ll need to list the courses you want to take on your application form.
Students applying for their first term as a PSEO student at Hamline must complete and submit the following documents, which are also available for download in the next section:
- , including a personal statement
- Official high school transcript(s)
Students returning for subsequent PSEO terms must complete their prior term course with a grade letter of C or above. To continue participating in the program, they should submit the following updated materials:
- Current/updated for the new term
- Hamline PSEO Application Form (personal statement not required)
- Updated high school transcripts
Registration for PSEO courses is determined on a space-available basis. Admitted students will be notified about attending PSEO Orientation and Registration, during which class registration gets officially confirmed.
For courses in modern languages, please take the Language Placement Test before registering.
High school juniors and seniors admitted to the PSEO can take one course for their first term at Hamline University. Introductory-level (1000, 1200, 1300, etc.) coursework for the first semester is recommended, unless a student has demonstrated that they’ve completed sufficient prerequisite requirements to enroll in upper-division courses.
We encourage students to return to Hamline for additional PSEO semesters after their first semester. Returning students may be allowed to take two courses if their previous PSEO coursework and grades demonstrate exceptional achievement.
PSEO students are not eligible to enroll in First Year Seminar courses. Additional course restrictions may apply to certain thematic topics/disciplines, such as music/ensemble, religion, and courses with off-site service-learning experiences (i.e., study abroad). Hamline does not offer a full-time PSEO Program.
Course credits and transcripts
Students admitted to the PSEO can receive dual credit. Completing a PSEO course may fulfill high school graduation requirements and help you earn college credits, too. The cost of tuition, books, and required materials for courses taken through the PSEO program will be paid by the Minnesota Department of Children, Families and Learning. The cost of courses taken for college credit, separate from the PSEO program, must be paid by the student.
Courses for high school credit taken through the PSEO will automatically become college credits if you go to Hamline University. You can also submit your Hamline courses to be considered for transfer credit at other colleges.
An official transcript will be mailed at the end of the term to the reported high school guidance office for school records. To learn how to request additional official transcripts, request a transcript on our website.
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