PSEO Application

Minnesota high school students can take college courses that meet high school graduation requirements through PSEO. Apply online for PSEO courses and learn about deadlines and requirements for enrollment.


Can you answer yes to these questions?*

  • Will student live with parents or court appointed guardians while taking PSEO courses?
  • Will student physically be in the state of MN during each semester enrolled in PSEO courses?

If so, then proceed with the PSEO application. If not, please fill out Early College Application.

New Students

  1. Complete the applicable PSEO application above. This includes the following supplemental items: high school transcript, standardized test scores (optional), NOSR (Notice of Student Registration) Form required by the State of Minnesota. Find out more on their website. Please send supplemental items to [email protected].
  2. You will receive an email to the inbox listed on your application containing your acceptance status; if you are accepted, you will also receive an email with information about myUNW student portal, which includes your Northwestern email account. *Please note that all communication from UNW, including registration instructions, will be sent to this student email address, so you will need to check it regularly.
  3. The on-campus PSEO program is very competitive with limited availability. You will be asked to submit an unedited video essay and two recommendations as a part of the application process.
  4. You will receive your textbooks and course materials just before the class begins. PSEO students do not need to order them.

Returning Students

Returning students, please submit the 24-25 Notice of Student Registration Form to [email protected]. Please be aware the state of Minnesota will pay for courses that meet high school graduation requirements. Find out more on their website. For courses that do not meet high school graduation requirements, you will be responsible for payment. Work with your school and your UNW academic advisor to make your best plan.

* Further clarity of PSEO eligibility requirements listed on pages 14-16 of the MDE Reference Guide (November 2021).