Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO)
WHAT IS PSEO?
This program allows eligible public or non-public high school students to enroll in classes at Iowa Lakes Community College during the regular school day to earn concurrent high school and college credit.
WHO MAY ENROLL?
An “eligible student” is a student who is classified by the board of directors of a school district or by the authorities in charge of an accredited nonpublic school as a ninth or 10th grade student identified according to the school district’s criteria as a gifted and talented child or an 11th or 12th grade student during the period the student is participating in the enrollment option. Students must meet the ASSET or ACT requirements for admission to Iowa Lakes Community College. Permission to enroll must be obtained from the appropriate high school official and the student’s parent or guardian.
WHAT CLASSES ARE ELIGIBLE?
With written approval from the appropriate high school official, classes may be attended at any Iowa Lakes Community College campus or online eCollege during the Fall and Spring semesters. Summer semester and Fast Track classes do not qualify for PSEO. A student may enroll in one or more classes as long as their high school does not offer a comparable class. If the high school offers a comparable class, the student will not receive high school credit and must pay the tuition for that class taken at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Students should consult with their high school counselor to determine which classes qualify and are appropriate for the individual student.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
There is no cost to the student for a PSEO class. The school district contracts with Iowa Lakes Community College for the cost of tuition, fees, materials and textbooks. The student is responsible for transportation to and from the campus. School district policy may require students to pay for classes in which they earn non-passing grades or withdraw.
If a student elects to enroll for Summer semester or Fast Track classes, the full cost is the responsibility of the student.
WHAT ABOUT CREDIT TRANSFER?
Before enrolling in PSEO classes, it is the student’s responsibility to check with his/her counselor and the institution being considered for transfer for a determination of which classes will be accepted for credit.
WHERE WILL I TAKE CLASSES?
Classes may be taken at any Iowa Lakes Community College campus or online eCollege during the Fall or Spring semesters according to the schedules for that semester.
HOW DO I START?
The student and counselor will determine which classes are appropriate based on the student’s needs and abilities. Once the classes are determined, the appropriate PSEO and enrollment forms must be completed and signed by the authorized high school official. A parent must sign the registration form if the student is under the age of 18. Appropriate reporting forms must be completed by the instructor and submitted to the Iowa Lakes Community College Registrar.
Any student interested in enrolling in PSEO classes should first contact his/her high school counselor for information. Counselors and students may contact any of the following Iowa Lakes Community College staff at 800-242-5108.