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Make your senior year in high school your freshmen year at Bethel.  

Bethel is a popular choice for pursuing Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO). Bethel's PSEO program is distinct for offering full-time enrollment for Minnesota high school seniors. 

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PSEO Admission Criteria

  • Student starting senior year of high school in the fall
  • Resident of the state of Minnesota
  • ACT scores of 24 or higher, this is a general benchmark
  • 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. A limited number of spots are available for students to begin spring term of their senior year in high school. We do not offer PSEO for juniors in high school. 

Application Details

To consider your application for admission, Bethel University must receive the following by the deadline:

Dates and Deadlines for Fall 2018

New this year: In order to better serve our PSEO applicants, we have extended our admissions deadlines to accommodate applicants taking the ACT in April.  If you are not accepted during our early admission deadline, your completed application will be reviewed on May 1 with all other applicants. 

Early Admission Deadline: March 1 

  • March 1: Completed application deadline 
  • April 1: Admissions decisions mailed
  • May 1: Deadline for student to confirm enrollment 

Regular Admission Deadline: May 1 

  • May 1: Completed application deadline 
  • May 15: Admissions decisions mailed
  • June 1: Deadline for student to confirm enrollment

If you have questions, contact our PSEO admissions counselor or attend the PSEO Information Session on Monday, February 26, 2018.


What classes can I take as a PSEO student?

PSEO students can enroll in most classes at Bethel, with a few exceptions outlined in our PSEO Policies page. Because of this flexibility, PSEO students can finish high school graduation requirements, begin working on college general education credits, and make progress toward a major all in their final year of high school.

What courses will fulfill my high school requirements?

Bethel has a number of courses that commonly fulfill high school graduation requirements for our PSEO students. For your convenience, we have compiled 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.

Can I live on campus as a PSEO student?

Students that are 17 years old on or before move-in day in August can live in Bethel housing. You'll live with another PSEO student in one of Bethel's residence halls. Housing is not paid for by the state of Minnesota. Families are responsible for financing room and board. 

How do I register for courses?

Once you're admitted and you've confirmed your enrollment, expert faculty and staff will build your class schedule for your first semester. If you are entering Bethel’s PSEO program in the fall, your schedule will be sent to you in the summer. For your second semester at Bethel, you will register yourself for classes. Students need to complete the PSEO State Form Notice of Registration for each semester of PSEO. 

Admissions Features

Majors and Minors

Take a look at our majors and minors to see if Bethel has the right program for you.

Financial Aid

Last year, Bethel gave out $30 million in financial aid to help students pursue their education. Learn more about the financial aid available to you.

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