Updated 03/4/2015
Qualified Applicants
Only High School Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors are eligible for admission consideration through this PSEO admission process.
Students admitted through this program will qualify ONLY for enrollment in a career and technical education (CTE) course.
Application Deadlines
Deadlines will be adjusted to the next business day if the date below falls on a weekend. Any applications or supplemental documents
received after the deadline will not be considered.
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Priority Deadline - April 15
Priority Deadline November 1
Final Deadline July 1
Final Deadline December 1
Requirements to Qualify
High School Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors:
Must pass the standard for the reading section of the 8
grade Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA)
PSEO Application Checklist:
NHCC PSEO Career/Technical Education (CTE) Application (PSEO students do not pay an application fee)
MN Department of Education Notice of Student Registration (MN State form) with signatures from student,
parent/guardian and high school official.
Official High School Transcripts (in a sealed envelope from the school). Transcripts must include the most recent
semester grades as well as 8
grade MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) results.
PSEO Career/Technical College Admission Restrictions:
Students admitted through this PSEO admission process are not eligible to take general education courses or courses
within programs that not are listed on the NHCC PSEO Career/Technical Education Approved Courses Guide.
Students are eligible to take only one CTE course in their first semester at NHCC.
After a student’s first enrollment term, progression in additional CTE courses will be evaluated by a NHCC advisor.
PLEASE NOTE: Students wishing to take a course not listed on the NHCC PSEO Career/Technical Education
Approved Program Guide should not submit this application. Returning CTE students wishing to change to General
PSEO should contact the
Admissions and Outreach office.
he “PSEO General Education AND Career/Technical Education Application” and all eligibility requirements for
the program are available online at www.nhcc.edu/pseo
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Eligibility Only
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
Complete and submit ALL application documents together
Before submitting your application, make sure that you have included all of the required documents listed below.
Incomplete applications will result in a delay of processing for determination of PSEO eligibility and next steps.
Updated 03/4/2015
PSEO Career and Technical Education
Approved Course Guide
BUS 1100 Introduction to Business and the American Economy (3 credits)
BUS 1440 Personal Financial Planning (3 credits)
CRD 1000 Career Planning (2 credits)
CIS 1000
Electronic Keyboarding Communications (3 credits)
CIS 1101 Business Computer Systems I (3 credits)
CIS 1200 Word Processing (3 credits)
CIS 1230 Business Presentation PowerPoint (3 credits)
CIS 1300 Introduction to the Internet (1 credit)
CIS 1310 The Whole Internet (3 credits)
CIS 1500 Developing Computer Keyboarding Skills (1 credit)
CIS 1510 Introduction to Computers and Basic Word Processing (1 credit)
CIS 1520 Spreadsheets (1 credit)
CIS 1530 Business Graphics (1 credit)
CSCI 1000 Computer Basics (3 credits)
CSCI 1020 Beginning Web Page Programming (1 credit)
ENGR 1000 Introduction to Engineering and Design (3 credits)
CRD 1010 Job Seeking Skills (1 credit)
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Date _____________________________ Social Security Number ______________________________________ (optional)
Providing your Social Security number is voluntary. If you choose not to provide the number, your application will still be processed. Providing your Social Security number is required if you are seeking financial aid, veteran’s benefits or if you plan to deduct your educational
expenses from your federal taxes. Your Social Security number is also used as your initial personal identification number (PIN) for various computer resources such as class registration. Failure to provide your Social Security number may prevent you from having access to these
resources. The number is also requested for purposes of administration, program evaluation, and consumer and alumni data.
PERSONAL DATA (Please print)
First Name ____________________________ Last Name _______________________________ Middle Name ________________
Address _______________________________________ City ___________________________ State _______ Zip ____________
Email _________________________________________ Home Phone _________________ Cell Phone __________________
Date of birth ____________ Are you a resident of MN? _____ Yes _____ No If yes, how long? ____ years ____ months
If no, state of residence ________ (If you are not a resident of MN, you are unable to participate in the PSEO program)
Are you a US Citizen? ___ Yes ___ No
If no, do you have a status as: ___ Resident Alien ___ Refugee/Asylee ___ Temporary Protected Status ___ Other
What term do you intend to begin taking a course?
_____ Fall _____ Spring Year ___________
What approved CTE program courses do you wish to pursue? _________________________________________________
(See NHCC PSEO Career/Technical Education Approved Program Guide for options)
What is your current educational intent?
____ Complete courses, no degree ____ Earn occupational certificate/diploma ____ Earn Associates degree
____ Earn Associates degree and transfer ____ Complete courses and transfer without degree
Have you attended this college before: ___ Yes ___ No If yes, last date of attendance: ___________________
High School (current) ___________________________________________City _____________________________ State __________
I am currently a High School: ____ Senior ____ Junior ____ Sophomore Graduation month /year ________________
Have you attended any college or university previously?
Yes No List all colleges/universities previously attended below.
Have these official transcripts sent to NHCC.
Application Continued on Back Page
Career and Technical Education (CTE) Course Eligibility Only
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Application
Updated 03/4/2015
The following information will help Minnesota State Colleges and Universities evaluate student recruitment and retention policies; it
will not be used as a basis for admission. Providing this information is voluntary.
Gender: __ Female __ Male
Are you Hispanic or Latino? Yes No
(A person of Cuban, Mexican, Chicano, Puerto Rican, South or Central American or other Spanish culture, regardless of race)
Race and ethnic background - Please select all that apply:
___ American Indian or Alaska Native (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North, Central or South America and who
maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment)
___ Asian (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent)
___ Black or African American (A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa)
___ Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander (A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific
___ White (A person having origins in any of the ordinal peoples of Europe, the Middle East or North Africa)
___ Two or More Races
Supplemental Documents
By initialing each item below, I verify that all required materials listed below have been are being submitted along with my
_____ MN Department of Education Notice of Student Registration with signatures from student, parent/guardian, and high school
(initials) official.
_____ Official High School Transcripts (in a sealed envelope from the school). Transcripts must include the most recent semester grades
(initials) as well as 8
grade MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) test results.
_____ NHCC PSEO Agreement of Understanding found at www.nhcc.edu/pseo has been thoroughly reviewed (does not need to be
(initials) submitted to NHCC).
In signing this application, I certify that the information I have provided on this application form and in all other admission application materials is
complete, accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. I also certify that I have thoroughly reviewed and agree to all of the items listed on the PSEO
Career/Technical Education Program Restrictions and on the PSEO Agreement of Understanding.
Applicant’s Signature: ____________________________________________________________ Date: __________________________
Access to Student Records
Required The college will not permit access to or the release of personally identifiable information contained in student educational records without the written consent of the student to any third party, except as authorized by the
MGDPA and FERPA or other applicable law. A copy of the Release of Private Educational Data form is available in Student Services offices, academic areas, and the college Information Drive. A written consent is valid if it: 1)
specifies the records that may be disclosed; 2) states the purpose of the disclosure; 3) identifies the person(s) to whom the disclosure may be made; and 4) is signed and dated by the student. If the release is for disclosure to an
insurer or its representative, the release must also include an expiration date no later than one year from the original authorization, or two years for a life insurance application. If the student requests, the school shall provide him or
her with a copy of the records released pursuant to the informed consent.
NHCC is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System and an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.
For disability accommodations call 763-493-0555. Minnesota Relay users may call 1-800-627-3529.
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