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Post-Secondary Enrollment Options

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is an opportunity that allows high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to take courses at Northland Community and Technical College to earn both college and high school credit.

What is Post-Secondary Enrollment Options?

Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is an opportunity that allows high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors to take courses at Northland Community and Technical College to earn both college and high school credit. Students have the opportunity to choose a variety of challenging coursework that may meet graduation standards as well as provide preparation for future career goals. There is no cost to students for tuition, fees, and course required textbooks. Students are not allowed to take courses with supplemental fees greater than $85, or remedial courses (below 1000 level).

Excluded PSEO Programs & Courses

Programs

The following programs are not covered by PSEO funding and are ineligible for PSEO enrollment at NCTC:

  • Commercial Vehicle Operator
  • Fire Technology
    • Advanced Rescue
    • Fire Service Preparation
  • Firefighter - Paramedic
  • Geospatial Intelligence Analysis
  • Imagery Analysis
  • Practical Nursing
  • Welding Technology (East Grand Forks campus)
    • Welding Technology (EGF) is on a space available basis only. Registration opens for PSEO after August 1.
    • NOTE: Welding Technology IS available to PSEO students on the Thief River Falls campus.

NOTE: Excluded programs may have required general education or Minnesota Transfer Curriculum courses that are available to PSEO students.

Courses

  • PSEO eligible courses are offered during the fall and spring terms at Northland Community & Technical College.
  • The Minnesota Department of Education does not fund courses taken during the summer. If a PSEO student chooses to enroll in courses during the summer term, the tuition, fees and books are the student’s responsibility.

The following courses are not covered by PSEO funding and are ineligible for PSEO enrollment at NCTC:

View list of PSEO excluded courses

NOTE: This list is subject to change without notice. It is the student’s responsibility to check to ensure their courses will be funded by the PSEO program.


College in the High School

CHS allows qualified students to earn college credit prior to high school graduation.

College in the High School offers challenging, engaging courses to eligible high school students throughout Northwest Minnesota. Your College in the High School courses are the same courses that are taught on-campus at Northland.

Through College in the High School (CHS), qualified students like you can earn college credit prior to high school graduation. It gives you a head start on your college career before you even leave high school. CHS differs from other pre-college credit programs in that your own high school instructors teach you the college courses during your normal school day, at your own high school. You don't need to come to the Northland College campuses to take the class.

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Online College in the High School

Online CHS allows students to remain in their high school setting while taking online college courses.

College in the High School provides 38 partner high schools with access to online, college level courses in several goal areas of the Mn Transfer Curriculum and technical course options. Through Online College in the High School, students have the opportunity to remain in their high school setting while taking online college courses that provide rich content and experience with a method of learning they will surely encounter as they continue their education and career aspirations.

College in the High School offers challenging, engaging courses to eligible high school students throughout Minnesota. The program provides unique features including college transcription, exclusive online sections for program students, published student achievement data, on site proctors at each high school, and a customized application and registration process. In addition to day time support, direct student and high school support is available at night and on weekends by phone and live chat.

For more information, please email Distance Minnesota or call 1-800-657-3930.

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Application

Are you interested in becoming a PSEO student at Northland? Learn more about the application process and deadlines.

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Contact Us

The NCTC admissions staff invites you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have with PSEO.

Email:
admissions@northlandcollege.edu

Phone:
1.800.959.6282

In the meantime, feel free to explore our campuses and program offerings from your home or phone by going on an interactive, virtual tour of NCTC.