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Get a head start on your college degree!

All students who meet our academic qualifications are welcome in Bethel’s PSEO and dual enrollment programs. Here, you can experience life in the Bethel community and get a jump start on your college degree—all while completing your high school credit requirements. Our online and on-campus program options make this opportunity accessible to you wherever you live.

How to Apply for PSEO How to Apply for Dual Enrollment 

Early College FAQ

Application Deadlines

Fall 2024 

Students with a high school graduation year of 2025 or 2026 are eligible for early college for fall 2024. 

February 1: Early admission deadline
May 1: Regular admission deadline
June 1: Deadline for students to confirm enrollment

Spring 2025

August 1: Application opens
December 1: Application deadline

Fall 2025

January 1: Application opens

How does Early College work?

Get ahead on your college degree

PSEO and dual enrollment students can enroll in most classes at Bethel, giving you the flexibility to work on general education credits and a college major all in your final years of high school. Residents of Minnesota should apply for PSEO, while those who live outside of Minnesota should apply for dual enrollment

Fulfill your high school requirements

Choose from a number of courses that commonly fulfill high school graduation requirements. Learn more about the courses we offer to give you a good starting place when working out graduation requirements with your high school counselor.

Experience life at Bethel

It’s just like college, because it is! Choose from online and face to face course options, and if you’re over 17 years old (on or before move-in day in August) you can live in Bethel housing with another early college student. (Families are responsible for financing room and board.)

It is the policy of Bethel not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, gender, or disability.