Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

The Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program is a Minnesota program allowing high school students to enroll in courses at local cooperating colleges and universities. Through the program, students do not have to pay for college tuition, textbooks, or support services, and cooperating postsecondary institutions receive partial expense reimbursement from the Minnesota Department of Education

Each year, Bethel admits a limited number of high school juniors and seniors through the PSEO program. PSEO students enrolled at Bethel must follow the policies and guidelines outlined below until graduating from high school. Bethel does not necessarily seek state reimbursement for all courses that PSEO students take.


All Early College students are assigned an academic advisor within the Early College team to identify their educational path. While Bethel works with students and their high school counselors to ensure that courses taken at Bethel meet high school graduation requirements, responsibility for completing those requirements rests on the student.

General Requirements and Policies for PSEO Student Registration

Within the limits and exceptions outlined below, students can take 100-level and 200-level classes for which they have met the prerequisites. Students can be registered for no more than 16 credits in a semester and no more than 4 credits in January session.

Excluded Courses

Students cannot be registered for courses that focus on the Bible or Theological issues (with the exception of BIB 102, this includes courses with the prefix BIB, THE, or MIN).  PSEO students cannot be registered for sports courses that have fees of $30 or greater. All courses taken in PSEO must meet graduation requirements at the high school, so non-credit bearing and audited courses are not available for PSEO registration.

Additional Notes

General Education Entry Standing is assigned when students take their first Bethel class after their date of high school graduation.

For some courses, Bethel does not receive reimbursement from the state, but students may be registered for these courses while they are a PSEO student at Bethel. These courses are listed below.

BIB 102Introducción a la Biblia3
GES 130Christianity & Western Culture4
GES 147Humanities II: Renaissance and Reformation4
GES 244Humanities III: European Enlightenment and American Culture to 18774
GES 246Humanities IV: Modern and Contemporary Western Culture4
GRK 101Introductory Biblical Greek I4
HEB 101Introductory Biblical Hebrew I4


Students do not pay tuition nor academic fees, with the exception of music lessons or trip expenses.

Summer Courses

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.

More Information

For more information on PSEO and Bethel's Early College Program, access the Early College Handbook.

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