Each year Bethel admits a limited number of high school seniors through the Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. PSEO students may enroll in 100- and 200-level courses for which they have met prerequisite requirements. PSEO students are required to complete GES106 during their first semester at Bethel and may take no more than 16 credits during the fall and spring semesters and 4 credits during interim. Tuition and fees for summer school courses are not covered by the PSEO program, though PSEO students may choose to take summer school courses and cover the cost of tuition and fees themselves. Bethel works with students and their high school counselors to ensure that courses taken at Bethel meet high school graduation requirements. PSEO students are also assigned an academic advisor in the department of a major in which they may be interested.

Bethel does not necessarily seek state reimbursement for all courses that PSEO students are taking. These excluded courses are:

Christianity & Western Culture
Introductory Biblical Hebrew I
Introductory Biblical Greek I
Hispanic Christianity
Meaning, Persons, and God
Personal Wholeness in Relating to Self, Others, and God
Politics and Religion in the United States
Religions of India, China and Japan
All BIB prefix courses
All MIN prefix courses
All MUL prefix courses
All THE prefix courses

General Guidelines for PSEO Student Registration

Students are required to complete GES106 Introduction to Liberal Arts during their first semester

Unless granted special permission, students cannot be registered for courses that focus on the Bible or Theological issues. These courses are not included as part of the PSEO program.

Students cannot be registered for music, art, or sports courses that have fees of $30 or greater. 

Students can be registered for no more than 16 credits in a semester and no more than 4 credits in interim

Students can take 100-level and 200-level classes for which they have met the prerequisites

A limited number of online courses are available to PSEO students

Students do not need to pay tuition/academic fees, with the exception of music lessons or trip expenses. 


An error in the print catalog has been corrected as of 11.1.16. Please refer to the online version for your plans of study