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10th grade Career and Technical PSEO

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.

Below are the steps to become a sophomore PSEO student.

Special Requirements for 10th Grade PSEO

PSEO students in 10th grade will be allowed to register for ONE CTE (Career and Technical Education) course during their first semester. If they are successful (C or higher) in their first course, they can register for more in their second semester. Not all Anoka-Ramsey CTE courses are open for 10th grade PSEO students. Please see the full list of eligible courses in the Eligible Career and Technical Course section below.

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

    Once you have applied online, the following items are needed to complete your application:

    • Complete the PSEO Notice of Student Registration Form. Your high school counselor or administrator is required to sign this form.

    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.

    • Submit your High School transcripts, including your MCA Test scores. Students must achieve a score of Meets or Exceeds on the 8th grade MCA reading test or place into college level reading on the Accuplacer assessment.

    *Students interested in continuing to the general PSEO program for 11th or 12th grade must meet the eligibility requirements of that grade. Admission to the 10th grade CTE program is separate from admission to the general PSEO program.

    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.

    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.

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


    • 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 Sophomores: Must pass 8th grade MN Comprehensive Assessment (MCA) Reading at the composite proficiency level of Meets or Exceeds, or equivalent assessment, and meet the prerequisites of the CTE course they wish to enroll in. Students who do not have an MCA score can use the Accuplacer Reading assessment and must place into college level reading.

    BUS 1101 – Intro to Business
    BUS 1103 – Human Relations in the Workplace
    BUS 1104 – Written Business Communications
    BUS 1112 – Computer Concepts and Applications
    BUS 1122 – Business Ethics and Social Issues
    BUS 2142 – Principles of Marketing
    BUS 2215 – Legal Environment of Business

    Career Development

    CAOR 1102 – Career Development


    HCCC 1000 – Intro to Healthcare Careers
    HPER 1102 – Drugs, Alcohol and Tobacco
    HPER 1103 – First Aid and CPR
    HPER 1112 – Nutrition
    HPER 1115 – Stress Management
    HPER 2205 – Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
    HPER 2230 – Intro to Sports Management
    IHH 1100 – Intro to Integrative Health and Healing
    IHH 2106 – Intro to Qigong (IHH 1000 recommended before enrolling in 2106)

    Information Technology

    CNET 1100 – Introduction to Information Technology
    CSCI 1101 – Intro to Computer Science and Problem Solving (requires placement into course through Math Accuplacer test)


    BMED 1100 – Intro to Biomedical Devices and Industry
    BMED 2100 – Design and Manufacturing in the Medical Device Industry (BMED 1100 recommended before enrolling in 2100)
    ENGR 1100 – Introduction to Engineering

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