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PSEO: Junior or Senior High School Student

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 junior or senior PSEO student.

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

    Once you have applied online, you need to submit the following before you will be accepted:

    • PSEO Notice of Student Registration form
      • Please print and complete this form, including a signature from your school counselor or administrator.

    If you are unable to procure the necessary signatures, due to COVID-19 or school closures, please reach out to We will work with you on an option to waive the high school signature.

    • High School Transcripts
      • Including class rank and GPA. If your school does not use class rank/GPA, or you do not qualify with your class rank/GPA, you will need to submit a copy of a nationally standardized test score (Please see Academic Eligibility Requirements section below for examples of acceptable tests.)

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

    You may email documentation to We are unable to take photographs of documentation but can accept scans and PDFs of transcripts and PSEO Notice of Student Registration forms.

    Please allow two weeks for your application to be processed. All applications are processed at the Cambridge Campus for both Coon Rapids Campus and Cambridge Campus students.

  • After you’re admitted to the PSEO program, your next step is to meet Course Placement requirements.

    You can meet Course Placement requirements by submitting scores from the ACT exam or the Accuplacer assessment. Anoka-Ramsey is not currently offering Accuplacer, but you can learn more about the assessment here and determine if your ACT scores are sufficient for placement.

    Due to COVID-19, we are not currently offering the Accuplacer assessment. If you did not already complete the Accuplacer or ACT, you will be placed into courses using your high school GPA and high school coursework. More details will be shared upon your acceptance into the program.

    Students who were originally placed into classes based on their ACT or Accuplacer must request a re-evaluation of their placement, if they feel that their original scores do not place them accurately. The re-evaluation can be requested here: Course Placement Evaluation Request form 

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


    • Please bring Placement Test results or ACT exam on the day of your Orientation & Registration session.
    • 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 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 (Timed Version), Aspire, PLAN, ACT, PSAT or SAT. Juniors may also qualify with a High School unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher.
    • 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 (Timed Version), Aspire, PLAN, ACT, PSAT or SAT. Seniors may also qualify with a High School unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • PSEO students are not allowed to take the following types of courses:

    • Courses during summer session
    • Developmental courses numbered < 1000
    • Specific program courses requiring special admission; i.e., Nursing, Massage, PTA (*Pharmacy Tech program is eligible for PSEO funding)
    • All field study abroad classes – French, German, Chinese, Spanish, Humanities 2200
    • Field trips requiring an overnight stay
    • Private instruction
    • Credit by exam

    Additionally, the following courses are not eligible for PSEO funding:

    HPER 1123 Outdoor Activities

    HPER 1132 Skiing (Cambridge)

    HPER 1132 Skiing (Coon Rapids)

    HPER 1134 Snowboarding (Cambridge)

    HPER 1134 Snowboarding (Coon Rapids)

    HPER 1144 Camping (Cambridge)

    HPER 1156 Golf

    HUM 2200 Field Study Abroad

    MUSC 1105 Applied Lesson

    MUSC 2105 Applied Lesson

    MUSC 2150 AFA Applied Lesson

    MUSC 2175 AFA Recital Applied Lesson

    NATS 1003 (SD Trip, Summer only)

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