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PSEO Students

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Start earning college credits sooner

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) give you an opportunity to earn college credits while you’re still in high school. The best part about PSEO? It’s free!

The program pays for your tuition and textbooks while you’re enrolled. This means you’ll get a head start on your college education, significantly reduce your college expenses, and experience North Central’s amazing Christ-centered community for yourself.

Why PSEO at North Central?

Through on-campus or online PSEO at NCU, not only will you start earning your college degree while you’re still in high school; you will experience quality academics by our outstanding faculty at our downtown campus. Open doors to your university experience and to jobs and internships after graduation.

Common questions about PSEO

How much does PSEO cost?

The State of Minnesota pays for the cost of tuition and the university provides your textbooks. Any textbooks not returned at the end of the semester will be charged to the student.

How many credits can I take each semester?

You can take a maximum of 18 credits.

What courses can I take through PSEO?

Students are able to choose any course that is on the PSEO Approved Course List. A student can take a course that is not on this list, but will be billed at the current tuition rate. PSEO is not an option during the summer term.

Is on-campus housing available?

Yes! A student must be entering their senior year of high school, be at least 17 years of age, have a 3.5 GPA, and be able to take 12 on-campus credits to be eligible to live on campus. Students in the residential on-campus PSEO program are responsible for all costs/fees associated with living on campus. These are not covered through the Minnesota PSEO program. Students must abide by the behavioral guidelines as delineated in the Student Guide and Responsibilities of Membership including the chapel requirements based on a freshman level status.

If eligible, students will be required to complete a mandatory interview as part of the housing process. You can apply for housing only after being admitted into the PSEO program.

Apply for PSEO on-campus housing!

Will someone help me pick out my classes?

The PSEO Coordinator will also be your academic advisor and will assist you in choosing appropriate courses to fulfill your high school requirements, etc.

How can I get involved on campus as a PSEO student?

There are many ways to be a part of the tight Christian community of North Central University: chapel, student-led Bible studies, PSEO social gatherings, university-wide events, and more.

Your next steps toward PSEO

Enrolling in PSEO at NCU is simple. Here’s how you can get started:

  • Visit How to Apply for step-by-step application instructions for first-time freshmen, transfer students, international students, and more.
  • Schedule a visit to our downtown campus!

Questions? Contact us.

We try to make it easy, but we know that the college application process can still be confusing. Don’t hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email with any questions or concerns: 1.800.289.6222 or