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Get a head start on your college degree!

Bethel’s distinct PSEO program gives Minnesota high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to experience life in the Bethel community and get a jump start on their college degree—all while completing their high school credit requirements. Our online and on-campus program options make courses accessible to Minnesota students near and far.

Learn About On-Campus PSEO Learn About Online PSEO

How to Apply

Complete your online application.

The application for Spring 2022 is now open.

Submit your high school transcript.

Request your official transcript from your high school. Transcripts must be submitted through a secure online portal or in a sealed envelope to the Office of Admissions.

Send your standardized test score.

We accept PSAT, ACT, CLT, SAT, or Pre-ACT.

Complete your PSEO State Form Notice of Registration (pdf).

Mail or email your completed form to the Office of Admissions.

Complete your High School Counselor Form.

Work with your high school counselor to complete and submit the online High School Counselor Form.

Admissions Standards

  • Student starting junior or senior year of high school in the fall
  • Resident of the state of Minnesota
  • ACT scores of 24 or higher 
  • Preference is given to applicants seeking full-time enrollment

The pool of applicants will set the bar for any given year. Acceptance is not guaranteed for any prospective student.

Application Deadlines

Spring Term 2021 for Current Sophomores and Juniors 

Students with a high school graduation year of 2022 or 2023 are eligible for PSEO for spring 2022. 

Early Admission Deadline: October 15
October 15: Completed application deadline 
November 1: Admissions decisions mailed

Regular Admission Deadline: December 1
December 1: Completed application deadline
December 15: Admissions decisions mailed
January 5: Deadline for students to confirm enrollment
January 31: Classes begin

How does PSEO work?

Get ahead on your college degree

PSEO 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. (A few exceptions are outlined in our PSEO Policies page.)

Fulfill your high school requirements

Choose from a number of courses that commonly fulfill high school graduation requirements. Here’s a list of courses and high school requirements to give you a good starting place when working out graduation requirements with your high school counselor.

Experience life on campus

It’s just like college, because it is! Take all your classes on campus, and if you’re over 17 years old (on or before move-in day in August) you can live in Bethel housing with another PSEO student. (Housing is not paid for by the state of Minnesota. Families are responsible for financing room and board.)

Hannah Leidall

Ask Hannah

Questions about admissions? Just ask Hannah! She knows everything about PSEO and is here to support you every step of the way.

Contact Hannah

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