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We’re glad you plan to attend Anoka-Ramsey!

As a Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) student, you’ll find we offer many services to help you succeed.

  • The Post-Secondary Educational Options (PSEO) program is a state program for high school and home-schooled juniors and seniors, which offers the opportunity to enroll in and attend college-level courses and apply earned credits toward high school graduation requirements and a college degree. 

    The opportunity to take college-level Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses is now available to public high school sophomores.

    State funding covers the cost of tuition and required books for eligible courses. (See below for eligibility requirements)

  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College follows the PSEO admission guidelines set forth by the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU). High school, charter school and home-schooled students are admitted based the following criteria:

    • High School Sophomores: Must pass 8th grade MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) Reading at the composite proficiency level of “meets or exceeds”, or equivalent assessment, and meets the prerequisites of the CTE course they wish to enroll in.
    • High School Juniors: Must be in the upper one-third of class or test score at or above the 70th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test such as the ITED, PLAN, ACT, PSAT or CAT (Timed Version). Juniors may also qualify with a High School GPA of 3.5 or higher. (Effective 4/25/2017)
    • High School Seniors: Must be in the upper one-half of class or test score at or above 50th percentile on any nationally standardized, norm-referenced test such as the ITED, PLAN, ACT, PSAT or CAT (Timed Version). Seniors may also qualify with a High School GPA of 3.0 or higher. (Effective 4/25/2017)
  • Anoka-Ramsey offers PSEO Information Sessions to provide students and parents with information on eligibility, application process, and expectations for PSEO students. This is NOT the required PSEO Orientation and Registration session that students attend after they are accepted. This is designed for students and parents who want to learn more and ask questions about PSEO at Anoka-Ramsey.

    Cambridge Campus Information Sessions:

    Monday, Sept. 25, 5:30 pm, Rm G201

    Thursday, Jan. 11: 5:30 pm, G202 (Theatre) 

    Tuesday, Jan. 23: 5:30 pm, G202 (Theatre)

    Thursday, Feb. 8: 5:30 pm, G202 (Theatre)

    Thursday, Feb. 22: 5:30 pm, G202 (Theatre)

    Wednesday, March 7: 5:30 pm, G201 

    Tuesday, March 20: 5:30 pm, G202 (Theatre)

    Thursday, April 12: 5:30 pm, G202 (Theatre)

  • Anoka-Ramsey offers PSEO Information Sessions to provide students and parents with information on eligibility, application process, and expectations for PSEO students. This is NOT the required PSEO Orientation and Registration session that students attend after they are accepted. This is designed for students and parents who want to learn more and ask questions about PSEO at Anoka-Ramsey.

    Coon Rapids Campus Information Sessions:

    Tuesday, Jan. 9: 5:30 pm, Legacy Room (SC270) 

    Wednesday, Jan. 24: 5:30 pm, Legacy Room (SC270) 

    Monday, Feb. 5: 5:30 pm, Legacy Room (SC270)

    Wednesday, Feb. 21: 5:30 pm, Legacy Room (SC270)

    Tuesday, March 6: 5:30 pm, Legacy Room (SC270)

    Wednesday, March 21: 5:30 pm, Legacy Room (SC270) 

    Tuesday, April 12: 5:30pm, Legacy Room (SC270)

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