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Get a head start on your college degree.

Bethel’s distinct PSEO program gives Minnesota high school seniors the opportunity to take classes on campus, finish your high school credits, and get started on your college major.

Start Your Application

How to Apply

Complete your online application.

The application for Fall 2019 will open in August.

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, or SAT.

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

Mail your completed form to the Office of Admissions.

Complete your High School Counselor Form (pdf).

Work with your high school counselor and mail your completed form to the Office of Admissions.

Admissions Standards

  • 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. We do not offer PSEO for juniors in high school.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term

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


To be considered for admission, all admissions materials must be received by the application deadline. A limited number of spots are available for spring term with a completed application deadline of November 15. 

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 year 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.)

Morgan Peterson

Ask Morgan

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

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

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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