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PSEO eCollege

Central Lakes College (CLC) is very pleased to continue to offer PSEO eCollege for your students. CLC’s partnering high schools may continue to select online college level courses to offer to their students. While PSEO students have always been able to take online courses on their own, this is an opportunity for high schools to have the online college offerings in their registration booklets. PSEO eCollege courses serve to create an effective learning cohort within a high school building.

General Information

What is PSEO eCollege?
PSEO eCollege allows high school students to not only remain in their high school classrooms while learning with their high school peers, but they also are given the opportunity to take college courses online. PSEO eCollege courses are taught by CLC instructors for both college credit and high school credit. Online courses are now a common part of the college experience and this program provides high school students the experience of online learning in a high school environment while receiving dual credit. For additional flexibility, each high school determines the time and place for coursework.

How are PSEO eCollege courses delivered?
All PSEO eCollege courses are delivered to participating high school students online by a CLC instructor. Fall semester courses will begin on August 22, 2016, and Spring Semester courses will begin January 9, 2017. All courses use the Desire to Learn (D2L) learning management system and are asynchronous, meaning high school students have flexibility when they can schedule their work on the course within instructor’s assigned deadlines. (Courses are not self-paced.) D2L is the online management tool used by Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Students are able to get course assignments, review their grades, interact in discussions, and submit assignments using D2L. All PSEO eCollege students will be emailed “How to Get Started in Your Online Course” instructions prior to the online course commencing.

What should students expect?

Students will apply to PSEO eCollege as a PSEO student. The deadline to apply for PSEO eCollege is May 31, 2016.

Students should understand that PSEO eCollege courses require at least the same time and attention as would a traditional face-to-face course. Also, these courses are delivered on the assumption that after an online orientation, students are able to navigate through the course site independently.

As with all college courses, successful students are self-motivated, responsible, committed to adhering to deadlines without daily reminders, committed to spending time on the course outside of the high school scheduled time, willing to be persistent with the online delivery method and good time managers. Students will be in the same online college courses as traditional CLC students, as well as other high school PSEO students. These are true college-level courses.

To be admitted for PSEO, students must complete the following:

  • Student Eligibility: Juniors and seniors in high school are eligible for the PSEO eCollege Program.
  • Cumulative High School grade point average (GPA): Seniors must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5, Juniors must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • All PSEO eCollege students must submit a High School transcript.
  • Application to CLC: Students must apply to Central Lakes College as a PSEO student. For more information, please see:
  • PSEO Forms: Students must submit PSEO forms to CLC each semester they wish to take PSEO eCollege courses. The PSEO form must contain authorization from their school. To ensure students can register, please write “eCollege” on the top of the form.
  • Accuplacer Assessment: Students must complete the Accuplacer assessment test in Math and Reading or present test scores which are within the last two years. Please note that most courses require an Accuplacer Reading score of at least 56 to register. Other courses may require higher reading and/or math test scores as prerequisite requirements.

How do students register for PSEO eCollege?
Students may self-register or receive the assistance of their high school counselor through CLC eServices. Students are encouraged to attend a registration session at their High School or at CLC to receive eCollege information. This will ensure students are set-up for success immediately.

What is the student timeline for PSEO eCollege?

January 2016
Begin student application process for fall semester 2015 and spring semester 2016

February 2016
Begin Accuplacer assessment process for fall semester 2015 and spring semester 2016

April 2016
PSEO eCollege student registration opens for fall semester 2015 courses

May 31, 2016
Deadline for students to apply for PSEO eCollege

June 17, 2016
Deadline for students to register for PSEO eCollege fall courses

August 22, 2016
Fall Semester PSEO eCollege courses begin

November 4th, 2016
PSEO eCollege student registration opens for spring semester 2016 courses

November 23, 2016 
Deadline for students to register for PSEO eCollege spring courses

January 9, 2017 
Spring semester PSEO eCollege courses begin

What courses are available through PSEO eCollege?
The lists below are the courses that will be offered in 2015-2016. *PSEO eCollege courses offerings will vary from year to year.
Courses in bold text are part of the MN Transfer Curriculum.
**High Schools can make recommendations for additional course offerings.

PSEO eCollege Courses 2016-17 (pdf)

eCollege Course Schedule 2015-16 (pdf)


Course Catalog Course Descriptions:
View Course Catalog here

CLC Bookstore Website
For information regarding textbooks and other course related information,
go to:

Contact Information
High School students are encouraged to meet with their high school counselor if they are interested in enrolling in a PSEO eCollege course.

For general questions regarding PSEO eCollege, send an email inquiry to:

For PSEO eCollege questions regarding student’s admission, assessment, orientation services, and registration contact Nick Heisserer, Director of Enrollment Services – or 218.855.8038.

For PSEO eCollege questions regarding tuition and fee costs per student, or other financial related questions, contact Christina Anderson, Director of Business Services – or 218.855.8027.

For PSEO eCollege questions regarding PSEO online course offerings, contact Paul Preimesberger, Director of Secondary Relations – or 218.855.8163.