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Post Secondary Enrollment Option Program
The Minnesota Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) program allows high school 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students to take courses and receive both high school and transferable college credit. Courses are available on campus, online, or via ITV. Some PSEO students graduate with their Associates degree at the same time they receive their high school diploma. To participate in the PSEO program, a student must inform their school district by May 30 of each year of the student's intent to enroll in any postsecondary courses during the following school year and meet CLC PSEO Admissions requirements.

College in the Schools (CIS)
College in the Schools (CIS) is a dual enrollment program administered by CLC in partnership with local high schools.  The CIS program gives high schools an opportunity to strengthen their academic course offerings while providing high school juniors or seniors a jump start on earning college credit. Students experience the academic rigor of college curriculum and strengthen their study skills in a high school environment. CIS courses are taught during the regular school day at the high schools by exceptional high school instructors.

Eligibility for PSEO
12th grade/Senior must have a high school GPA of 2.5 or greater

11th grade/Junior must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or greater

10th grade must have taken the 8th grade MCA reading test and have met the proficiency of "meets or exceeds". If student meets the standards he/she may be eligible to enroll in a Career and Technical Education course.  Approved 10th grade courses.

1) Application: Complete a CLC application

2) PSEO form: Complete a PSEO Program Notice of Student Registration

3) Transcripts: Request current High School transcript to be sent to CLC

  • 10th graders: Submit a copy of 8th Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) scores in reading and provide evidence that you have met or exceeded the proficiency level.  Approved 10th grade courses.

4) Assessment: Complete the Accuplacer Placement Test

5) Returning PSEO: Complete a PSEO Program Notice of Student Registration every semester.

For more information visit: PSEO Policy and MN Department of Education


Eligibility for CIS
11th grade/ junior with a 3.0 cumulative GPA 

12th grade/senior with a 2.5 cumulative GPA

1) Application: Complete a CLC application

2) Complete CIS Enrollment Form through Dynamic Forms

3) Assessment: Complete the Accuplacer Placement Test

For more information: CIS Webpage




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Last Updated: 2/4/14