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Introduction

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Earn college and high school credit.

What is PSEO?

Opportunities abound.

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is an opportunity that allows high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to take courses at Northland Community and Technical College to earn both college and high school credit. Students are not allowed to take courses with supplemental fees greater than $85, or remedial courses (below 1000 level).

Why PSEO?

Prepare for the future.

Students have the opportunity to choose a variety of challenging coursework that may meet graduation standards as well as provide preparation for future career goals.

Affordability.

There is no cost to students for tuition, fees, and course required textbooks, materials, and equipment.

What Isn’t Covered

The following programs are not covered by PSEO funding and are ineligible for PSEO enrollment at Northland:

  • Fire Technology
    • Advanced Rescue
    • Fire Service Preparation
  • Geospatial Intelligence Analysis
  • Imagery Analysis
  • Practical Nursing
  • Welding Technology (East Grand Forks campus)
    • Welding Technology (EGF) is on a space available basis only. Registration opens for PSEO after August 1.
    • NOTE: Welding Technology IS available to PSEO students on the Thief River Falls campus.

NOTE: Excluded programs may have required general education or Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses that are available to PSEO students.

  • PSEO eligible courses are offered during the fall and spring terms at Northland Community & Technical College.
  • The Minnesota Department of Education does not fund courses taken during the summer. If a PSEO student chooses to enroll in courses during the summer term, the tuition, fees and books are the student’s responsibility.

The following courses are not covered by PSEO funding and are ineligible for PSEO enrollment at Northland:

View list of PSEO excluded courses

NOTE: This list is subject to change without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to check to ensure their courses will be funded by the PSEO program.

Apply for PSEO

Ready for next steps?

Are you interested in becoming a PSEO student at Northland? Learn more about the application process and deadlines. The Northland admissions staff invites you to contact us via email or phone (1.800.959.6282) with any questions or concerns you may have with PSEO.

Student studying

College in the High School (CHS)

Earn college credit prior to high school graduation.

College in the High School offers challenging, engaging courses to eligible high school students throughout Northwest Minnesota. Your College in the High School courses are the same courses that are taught on-campus at Northland.

Convenience is Key

Get a head start.

CHS differs from other pre-college credit programs in that your own high school instructors teach you the college courses during your regular school day at your own high school. You don’t need to come to the Northland campuses to take the class.

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Online College in the High School

Online CHS allows students to remain in their high school setting while taking online college courses.

College in the High School provides 42 partner high schools with access to online, college-level courses in several Mn Transfer Curriculum goal areas and technical course options. Through Online College in the High School, students have the opportunity to remain in their high school setting while taking online college courses that provide rich content and experience with a method of learning they will surely encounter as they continue their education and career aspirations.

College in the High School offers challenging, engaging courses to eligible high school students throughout Minnesota. The program provides unique features, including college transcription, exclusive online sections for program students, published student achievement data, on-site proctors at each high school, and a customized application and registration process. In addition to daytime support, direct student and high school support is available by phone and live chat at night and on weekends.

For more information, please email Distance Minnesota or call 1-800-657-3930.