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Gustavus welcomes well-qualified Post-Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) students to join our community and take available courses in person, on campus as they complete their high school degree. Successful applicants typically have a high school GPA of 3.80 or higher. Please review this page carefully, then contact our PSEO coordinator KP Pauly with any questions.

All students interested in PSEO must submit a signed Notice of Student Registration Form and a current transcript as part of their application. 

Full-time Enrollment

  • Minnesota high school seniors are invited to apply for full-time PSEO at Gustavus.
  • Applications must be submitted by May of a student’s junior year of high school.
  • Students can choose to live on-campus. Under the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act, the state of Minnesota does not pay room and board costs. These costs are the responsibility of the student/family.

Part-time Enrollment

  • Minnesota high school juniors and seniors are invited to apply for both full-time and part-time options. 
  • Applications must be submitted by July 1 for fall semesters and December 1 for spring semesters.
  • Space availability will determine which courses are open for part-time PSEO enrollment. Part-time PSEO students are unable to register for closed or wait-list courses. Courses requiring a prerequisite may be possible for registration, pending prior completion of collegiate-level coursework.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Because PSEO options are funded through the Minnesota Department of Education, full-time and part-time PSEO students are not eligible to receive scholarships nor financial aid. There is no charge to PSEO students for tuition, books or fees for items that are required to participate in a course; students may incur fees for equipment that becomes their property when the course or program is completed or for textbooks that are not returned to the postsecondary institution according to their policies.


Please contact our PSEO coordinator KP Pauly with any PSEO-related questions. KP can elaborate on the above details and help you through the entire application, registration, and enrollment process.