AdmissionsPost-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

PSEO at Concordia St. Paul

The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program at Concordia provides Minnesota juniors and seniors an opportunity to enroll in college courses without being charged for tuition or books.

Features of the PSEO Program

  • Students have the opportunity to take 100-200 level courses on campus or online (note: upper-level courses are available with permission of the instructor)
  • Religion courses, private music lessons, independent studies, and summer courses are excluded
  • Students with a 3.25 unweighted GPA or higher are encouraged to apply
  • Additional fees may not be covered by the PSEO program (i.e. technology fees, etc.)
  • Application Deadline (for Fall semester):
    On Campus PSEO Program: May 1st
    Online PSEO Program: May 1st

Frequently Asked Questions

How many credits may a PSEO student take?

Credit load can vary from 4-16 credits per semester. Typically, Juniors may take up to 12 credits per semester and Seniors may take up to 16 credits.

Why is the admission decision made after May 1st?

May 1st is the application deadline for traditional undergraduate students; Concordia is then able to determine how much space is available for PSEO students.

Can PSEO students start in the spring semester?

No. PSEO students accepted into the program will always begin in the fall semester.

When are PSEO students notified of admission acceptance?

Admission acceptance letters will be mailed by May 30th.

When do PSEO students register for classes?

Students accepted in the program will register for classes in July.

How do you know what college classes a PSEO student is academically prepared to handle?

A PSEO advisor walks each PSEO student through the registration process. Students will be encouraged to take classes based on previous academic experience.

Is on-campus housing available?

Campus housing may be available to PSEO students depending on availability. For more information, contact the Office of Admissions at 651-641-8230 or

PSEO Orientation

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 – 9am-12pm

We are excited you are joining the Concordia community!

To finalize your place in the PSEO program, you must register to attend orientation. Orientation is designed to provide important academic information, share details about campus life and officially launch your CSP career. Orientation is for students only so we ask family members and friends to refrain from attending this event.

Orientation is mandatory for enrollment. If you are unable to attend, please contact the PSEO Advising Office at 651-603-6318 or as soon as possible.


2015 Orientation Schedule
9:00am Check In – Buenger Education Center (BEC)
9:30am University Welcome
9:40am PSEO Overview
9:45-11:45am Rotating Sessions (Blue and Gold Groups)
Academic Presentation, Student Panel, Campus Involvement, Campus Tour
11:45am Admissions Overview
12:00pm Orientation Wrap Up | Pick up textbooks
12:30pm Math Placement Exam *optional
Parking on Campus

Complimentary parking is available in multiple places on campus. For this event you are encouraged to park in the campus lots or on the city streets (adhere to posted parking restrictions).

Once parked, proceed to the Buenger Education Center (BEC) for check-in.
*This is the same location PSEO Registration was held in


Traveling West on Interstate 94

Exit on Hamline Avenue. Turn left (south) on Hamline; go past Concordia Avenue and the campus is on your left hand side. Visitor parking is available in the lot on your left (Lot B) or on the streets within and around the campus.

Traveling East on Interstate 94

Exit on Lexington Avenue. Turn right (south) on Lexington Avenue and continue to Marshall Avenue. Turn right (west) onto Marshall and continue until Hamline Avenue. Turn right (north) onto Hamline Avenue. Vistor parking is available in the lot on your right (Lot B) near the E.M. Pearson Theatre and Lutheran Memorial Center or on the streets within and around the campus.

From the Airport

Take I-494 East to I-35E N toward St. Paul.
Exit onto Randolph Ave., turn left at stop light.
Turn right at Lexington Parkway.
Turn left at Marshall Ave.
Turn right at Hamline Ave. The campus will be on your right side.

From Union Depot (Amtrak)

  1. Drive southwest on E. 4th St. toward N. Sibley St.
  2. Take first right onto N. Sibley St.
  3. Turn left onto E. 7th St.
  4. Slight right onto Jackson St.
  5. Turn left onto E. 12th St.
  6. Turn left onto St. Anthony Ave.
  7. Take ramp on the left onto I-94 W
  8. Take exit 239A toward Hamline Ave.
  9. Merge onto St. Anthony Ave.
  10. Turn left onto Hamline Ave. N
  11. Go past Concordia Avenue and the campus is on your left hand side.


Airline/Airport Information

Taxi Information

Metro Transit

PSEO Application

The application deadline for Fall 2016 is May 1, 2016.

High School Transcripts

Submit official copies of your high school transcripts (public, private, or home school).

Writing Sample

Submit the proctored writing sample.

Guidance Counselor Letter of Recommendation

Submit the Guidance Counselor Letter of Recommendation. (PDF)

Homeschool recommendations must be from someone other than homeschool parent.

Notice of Student Registration

MN Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program Notice of Student Registration (PDF)

Submit Application Materials to Concordia:

by mail: Concordia University – St. Paul
PSEO Admissions
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104

by email:

by fax:   651-603-6320

Helpful Links

Campus Map