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PSEO & Other Dual Credit Options

The following programs may grant a student both high school and college credit. For questions about high school credit, speak with you counselor. For questions about college credit, check with the college(s) you are applying to.

PSEO (Postsecondary Enrollment Options)

Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is a program that allows 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students to earn both high school and college credit while still in high school, through enrollment in and successful completion of college-level, nonsectarian courses at eligible participating postsecondary institutions. Most PSEO courses are offered on the campus of the postsecondary institution; some courses are offered online. Each participating college or university sets its own requirements for enrollment into the PSEO courses. Eleventh and 12th-grade students may take PSEO courses on a full- or part-time basis; 10th graders may take one career/technical PSEO course. If they earn at least a grade C in that class, they may take additional PSEO courses.

There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course. Students must meet the PSEO residency and eligibility requirements and abide by participation limits specified in Minnesota Statutes, section 124D.09. Funds are available to help pay transportation expenses for qualifying students to participate in PSEO courses on college campuses. Schools must provide information to all students in grades 8-11 and their families by March 1, every year. Students must notify their school by May 30 if they want to participate in PSEO for the following school year. For current information about the PSEO program, visit the Minnesota Department of Education’s Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) webpage

Parents & Students - Please start by reading these guides and forms:

Start with the RHS Counselor Presentation about PSEO

PSEO Enrollment Checklist

Student/Parent Letter

Parent Contract

Concurrent Enrollment 

Simiar to PSEO, these college-level courses are taught by high school teachers in the high schools. Roosevelt offers several of these courses through our Health Careers Program. Students who successfully complete the course work earn credits at MCTC or Hennepin Technical College. 

International Baccalaureate (IB)
An internationally recognized rigorous course of study across all academic areas. Roosevelt High School is an authorized IB world school and  Middle Years Programme (MYP).  Students take exams in May according to the IB exam schedule. The IB Diploma Programme affords students numerous benefits including the development of critical thinking skills, connections between the classroom and the community, and college credit for their course work recognized by post-secondary institutions worldwide. 

College Level Placement  Examination (CLEP)
High school students can earn college credit by taking a computer-based test of their knowledge. The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) is a College Board program that allows students to accelerate their education by skipping introductory college-level courses in subjects they have already mastered through general academic instruction, significant independent study, extracurricular work or volunteerism.  There are 33 exams on a variety of subjects. The time and money saved can be used toward early college completion or to pursue a second major or advanced degree. CLEP exams are accepted for credit by more than 2,900 colleges and universities. Please check with the postsecondary institution of your choice for their most recent CLEP credit policy.

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