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PSEO: Sophomore 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.

Below are the steps to become a sophomore PSEO student.

Special Requirements for 10th Grade PSEO

PSEO students in 10th grade cannot take:

  • online courses
  • more than one 1000-level career/technical course during the first semester of enrollment
    • though you can take more than one if you continue for a second semester as a 10th grade PSEO, after meeting with an advisor  
    • see eligible 1st and 2nd semester courses 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.
    • Submit your High School transcripts, including your MCA Test scores. You must pass the 8th grade MCA Reading test, or equivalent assessment, to qualify.

    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.

  • 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.

    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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