If you are a male or female high school student who has outstanding academic performance, you can experience the challenge of college courses, access an expanded selection of courses and receive college credit for successfully completed courses through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program. Most courses are available to Minnesota juniors and seniors at no cost. Tuition, fees and required textbooks are paid by the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
Once we receive all the admission credentials listed below, we will notify you as soon as possible to let you know if you’ve been accepted and to tell you when registration will open for your courses. Letters of acceptance are sent by mail; all subsequent communication about registration, placement testing and orientation will take place via email. Generally, registration for fall semester takes place in late August and registration for spring semester takes place in mid-January. Since PSEO students typically register 7–10 days prior to the beginning of classes, course selection may be limited at that time.
Please send to the Department of Admissions:
St. Catherine University PSEO Program
Office of Admission, F-2
2004 Randolph Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105-1794
Discuss your schedule with your guidance counselor to determine which classes you are required to complete to be eligible for graduation. The PSEO program is a great way to:
If accepted, you will receive a list of available courses the day before PSEO registration begins. There are no guarantees that specific courses will be available, including classes you may need to fulfill your high school graduation requirements. We also cannot guarantee the availability of evening times for classes. PSEO students register after most St. Kate’s students have already completed their schedules, which means some classes may be full when PSEO registration begins.
In the meantime, you can look over an upcoming course schedule. Indicate “Fall” or “Spring” semester from the drop-down list to see what is offered. You can view a course description, seat availability and prerequisites by clicking on the course title.
Getting Into a Full Class or Bypassing a Prerequisite
If you would like to obtain special permission to register for a class that is already full — prior to the beginning of PSEO registration — you must contact the department or professor directly. In general, once a course is full, it is full.
Prerequisites ensure that you have the knowledge base necessary for success in a course.
Keep up the good work! You must receive a grade of C or higher in your postsecondary courses to be eligible to continue in the program at St. Catherine.
You must repeat the entire application process for each semester you want to enroll. However, if you are continuing from the most recent fall semester to the spring semester at St. Kate’s, you only need to submit the St. Kate’s PSEO Application and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) form. Acceptance remains contingent on the grades you received in your current class(es).
Whether you’re applying as a first-year university student at St. Kate’s or elsewhere, you can get an official copy of your PSEO transcript from the Office of the Registrar.