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    Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program

    High school students take college-level courses.

    The Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) at Hamline University is designed to allow qualified high school students to broaden their educational backgrounds through college-level courses. Hamline is a competitive college and admission to the PSEOP is selective.

    Generally, students admitted to the program will have a cumulative grade point average of 3.50/4.00 and a class rank in the top 15 percent. Students will have already taken a strong selection of college prep classes and your high school background will be reviewed to determine preparation for the classes you would like to take.

    It is important that the courses you wish to enroll in support your high school program. The courses you take at Hamline will usually serve to meet some of your high school graduation requirements. Before you begin the process of selecting courses at Hamline, you should discuss your academic needs and goals with your high school counselor.

    Course Limitations

    High school juniors and seniors admitted to Hamline's PSEO program will be admitted to one course for their first term at Hamline University. Students who return to Hamline for additional PSEO semesters after their first semester may be allowed to take two courses if their previous PSEO course work and grades demonstrate exceptional achievement. Hamline does not offer a full-time PSEO program.

    Registration for PSEO courses is on a space available basis. Introductory level (1000, 1200, 1300, etc) coursework for the first semester is recommended, unless a student has demonstrated that they have completed sufficient prerequisite requirement to enroll in upper division courses. Placement test for modern languages must be completed prior to registration. Information about the language placement tests can be found at Language Placement Exam | Modern Languages | College of Liberal Arts.

    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).  Admitted students will be notified about attending PSEO Orientation & Registration to officially confirm class registration. For a preview of courses available in the upcoming terms, please see Course Listings and select the corresponding start term under the “On Campus Undergraduate” level of study. 

    Course Credits & Transcript

    Students admitted to the PSEOP may take their courses for high school or college credit. The costs 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 of the PSEO program, must be paid by the student.

    Courses for high school credit at Hamline will automatically become college credits should you decide to become a Hamline student. Should you choose another college, you may submit the Hamline courses to the other college to be considered for transfer credit based on their own transfer of credit policies. 

    An official transcript will be mailed at the end of the term to the reported high school guidance office for school records. For instructions on how to request additional official transcripts, go to Request a Transcript.

    Application Process

    Students applying for their first term as a PSEO student at Hamline must submit a complete application for admission consideration.

    Students returning for subsequent PSEO terms must complete their prior term course with a grade letter of C or above and submit the following updated materials for eligibility to continue participation in the Hamline PSEO program:

    Fall 2022 June 1, 2022  September 1, 2022
    Spring 2023 November 15, 2022 January 26, 2023


    Please email pseo@hamline.edu or call 651-523-2207 with any questions.