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)
  • Excluded from PSEO: Religion courses, private music lessons, independent studies, summer courses, work-study, and DII athletics
  • 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: Tuesday, May 15, 2018
    Online PSEO Program: Tuesday, May 15, 2018

PSEO Application Requirements

Online Application

When completing the application, be sure to select “PSEO” in the Academic Level field.

High School Transcripts

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

Transcripts need to be received directly from the institution in order to be considered official.
If you submit transcripts in person, they must be presented in a sealed envelope from your institution.

Personal Statement

In 500 words or less, please address the following two items:

  1. Explain why you feel you will be a successful PSEO student at Concordia University and address the steps you will take to ensure success.
  2. Please list the college courses you plan to enroll in at Concordia University and why

Statements must be typed, double-spaced and include student name, student email, student phone number, and current high school name in the upper right-hand corner.

PSEO Notice of Student Registration Form 

Please note that this form is also called the “Minnesota State Form”.

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 15th?

May 15th is the application deadline for traditional undergraduate students; Concordia is then able to determine how much space is available for PSEO students.

When are PSEO students notified of admission acceptance?

Admission acceptance decisions will be emailed 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 admissions@csp.edu.

Is there a PSEO Orientation?

Yes.  All admitted PSEO students will be asked to attend an orientation event on the CSP campus.  Attending Orientation is mandatory for enrollment.

Orientation details will be sent to all admitted students.

PSEO Application

Submitting Materials to Concordia

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

by email: admissions@csp.edu

Helpful Links

Questions about PSEO?

Questions about PSEO at Concordia can be directed to Brenda Vue at bvue@csp.edu.