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 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 Deadlines

  • On Campus PSEO for Spring 2019: Monday, December, 3, 2018
  • On Campus PSEO Program for Fall 2019: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
    *Please note, the Fall 2019 application is not yet open. Please check back!

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 must be submitted to CSP through a secure online portal or in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions 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.

Statements should be saved as a PDF file and emailed to admissions@csp.edu.

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.

When do PSEO students register for classes?

PSEO students will be invited to register for classes via email.

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.

Spring semester Orientation will take place in January 2019.  More information will be provided upon acceptance.

What courses can I take as a PSEO student?

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).

Are any options unavailable for PSEO?

Excluded from PSEO: Religion courses, private music lessons, independent studies, summer courses, courses with required travel, work-study, and DII athletics.

Questions about PSEO?

Please contact our PSEO admissions counselor Brenda Vue at bvue@csp.edu with any questions you have about PSEO at CSP.

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

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