When deciding if the postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) program is right for you, we recommend doing a self assessment. If all of the descriptors below resonate with you, then you’re an ideal candidate for PSEO.
Are You Proactive in Your Education?
- As a PSEO student, you should have three main qualities: an independent learning style, good time management skills, and a willingness to seek help when it’s needed.
- UMN Morris PSEO students actively use peer tutoring services, the writing center, and instructor office hours to excel in PSEO.
- As a PSEO student, you are solely responsible for your academic experience. Your parents will not have access to your information due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Do You Have a Proven Track Record of Academic Success?
- Admitted PSEO students who are successful in courses offered at UMN Morris usually meet more than one of the following criteria:
- Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
- Top 10 percent of their high school class
- ACT composite score of 25 or greater
- Pursued most rigorous high school courses available to them
- Exemplified academic strength (grade B or higher) in high school courses taken
- Important: Grades earned as a PSEO student will remain on your UMN college transcript and can affect freshman admission to college.
Do You Fully Commit to Academic Priorities?
- UMN Morris does not consider high school activities, such as band and sports, to be activities that excuse you from PSEO course requirements. If these commitments conflict with an exam in a UMN Morris class, the UMN Morris instructor does not have to accommodate you. Refer to the Makeup Work for Legitimate Absences policy.
- The amount of outside work required in PSEO classes and commute times can make time management challenging. Typically for fall and spring semester classes, one credit represents three hours of academic work per week, so a 4-credit course represents 12 hours of academic work per week. Please see the Expected Student Academic Work per Credit policy.
- Juggling your high school and PSEO courses can be tricky. Carefully consider your course load and extracurricular activities, and prepare for the investment.
Information Sessions and Tours
You and your family are encouraged to meet with the PSEO adviser for an overview of the program and to learn how and when to apply.
Our PSEO adviser may be available to attend an event at your high school to share information about our PSEO program with students, parents, and guardians.
Our Admissions office also offers campus tours if you’re interested in attending UMN Morris as a first-year student. In-person and virtual options are available.