POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS EARLY/MIDDLE COLLEGE PROGRAM NOTICE OF STUDENT REGISTRATION ED-02476-04 Page 3
POSTSECONDARY ENROLLMENT OPTIONS EARLY MIDDLE COLLEGE PROGRAM
egislation passed in 2014 provides the opportunity to leverage Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) funding for
developmental coursework under specific circumstances. In Subdivision 9 of Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09 the
following language has been added to an existing clause:
n institution must not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment options purposes, in remedial,
developmental, or other courses that are not college level except when a student eligible to participate in the
graduation incentives program under section 124D.68 enrolls full time in a middle or early college program
specifically designed to allow the student to earn dual high school and college credit. In this case, the student shall
receive developmental college credit and not college credit for completing remedial or developmental courses.
TUDENT ELIGIBILITY - Refer to Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.68, and section 124D.09
tudents are considered eligible if they are enrolled in a core school day state approved alternative program under the
graduation incentives program as defined by the Minnesota Department of Education.
. A student must be enrolled in school in the 11
student who enters the program:
1) A the beginning of the 11
grade year may continue in the program for the equivalent of two academic high
chool years, except for state approved Learning Year Programs pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.128.
2) At the beginning of the 12
grade year a student may continue in the program for the equivalent of one academic
high school year.
r purposes of determining PSEO eligibility, the student must have reduced instructional time in the secondary
setting. Students cannot access PSEO on top of a full course load at the state approved alternative program.
n either case, if the student first enters the program during the academic year, the window of opportunity is reduced
f a student withdrew from high school for medical or other unavoidable reasons prior to the beginning of the
postsecondary institution’s 2
semester and generated no general education revenue through the remainder of the
school year after withdrawal, the student would be eligible to extend eligibility by one semester.
F. An institution shall not enroll secondary pupils, for postsecondary enrollment options purposes, in sectarian, remedial,
developmental, or other courses that are not college level unless the student is participating full-time in a state
approved alternative program and early/middle college program designed to help the student earn a certificate or
. In 2003, the PSEO law was amended so that the books are now returned to the college not the high school. Minnesota
Statute, section 124D.09, Subdivision 20 (2002), is amended to read: “Subdivision 20, TEXTBOOKS; MATERIALS. All
textbooks and equipment provided to a pupil, and paid for under subdivision 13, are the property of the pupil’s
postsecondary institution. Each pupil is required to return all textbooks and equipment to the postsecondary
institution after the course has ended.”
detailed information on the program and its requirements, please view the Postsecondary Enrollment Options
Program information (http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/fam/dual/pseo) on the Minnesota Department of Education’s