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PSEO: Home-Schooled Junior or Senior

GETTING STARTED

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.

Please consider attending a PSEO Information Session to learn more.

Here are the steps to become a home-schooled Junior or Senior PSEO student.

  • Apply online for admission to the college. There is no cost to apply.

    Once you have applied:

    • Complete the PSEO Notice of Student Registration Form (also known as the PSEO State form). Home school administrator/parent signature required.
    • Submit your home-school transcript
    • Submit nationally standardized test score. Please check the Eligibility requirements section to see the necessary percentile ranking for each grade level.  Please check the Academic Eligibility Requirements section below to see the necessary percentile ranking for each grade level.  

    Mail all documents to:
    Anoka-Ramsey Community College
    ATT: PSEO Admissions
    300 Spirit River Dr S
    Cambridge, MN 55008

    You will be notified by mail if you have been accepted or denied.  Students will not be accepted until all paperwork listed above has been submitted.

     

  • After you are admitted to Anoka-Ramsey, your next step is to take a placement test at the Coon Rapids or Cambridge Testing Center.

    No appointment is needed. Just check the Testing Center schedules for walk-in testing times or call to confirm space availability:

    • Coon Rapids Testing Center: 763-433-1180
    • Cambridge Testing Center: 763-433-1980

    You may substitute ACT scores for the placement test if your ACT was taken within the last 2 years and meets the minimum required section scores:

    • English: 18 or higher
    • Math: 22 or higher

    To send your ACT scores to Anoka-Ramsey, you can either submit an official high school transcript (which includes your ACT scores) to us at the address below, or have your scores sent from ACT by visiting www.actstudent.org/.

    Mail all documents to:
    Anoka-Ramsey Community College
    ATT: PSEO Admissions
    300 Spirit River Dr S
    Cambridge, MN 55008

  • All PSEO students are required to attend an Orientation and Registration session prior to being allowed to register for their first semester of courses.
    SIGN UP HERE.

    • Please bring Placement Test results or ACT exam on the day of your Orientation & Registration session.
  • Please complete the Immunization Form and submit it to the Records and Registration Office at one of the college campuses.

    • Only you, the PSEO student, are eligible to pick up books in the bookstore. No one may pick up your books for you.
    • You need to present your Anoka-Ramsey Student ID and a printed class schedule at time of pick up.
    • PSEO books are available approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
  • 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 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, CAT, Aspire, PLAN, ACT, PSAT or SAT.
    • 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, CAT, Aspire,  PLAN, ACT, PSAT or SAT.

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