High School Graduation Requirements
Meet with your high school guidance counselor and review the courses you need to graduate and what types of PSEO courses would meet those requirements. Enrollment in an incorrect PSEO class could result in delayed high school graduation, so communication with your high school guidance counselor is necessary.
Have you done well in other advanced coursework? College coursework tends to be more demanding than high school coursework. For every credit you are enrolled in, you can expect to spend 1 hour in class and 2 hours on homework per week. For a four credit course alone, you can expect to commit 12 hours per week.
Are you mature, responsible, and self-disciplined enough to be successful in a college setting? As a college student, you are expected to behave as an adult without reminders.
Saint Paul College and your high school may run on two different academic calendars, meaning start dates and vacation days may be different. If you are a part-time PSEO student, you need to manage schedules at two locations, which may limit which courses are available for you to take.
Students need to arrange transportation to the college. We are on a bus route and offer free on-campus parking to PSEO students. Bus passes and gas money are not covered; however, you can inquire with your school district about qualifying for the transportation reimbursement program available to families with incomes below the federal poverty guidelines.
Although the PSEO program covers the cost of tuition and textbooks, you may need to purchase other items not covered by PSEO funding. Non-consumable supplies (supplies that are not “used up” during the course but remains fully intact) are the responsibility of the PSEO student and may include but are not limited to equipment, tools, calculators, or uniforms. Certain courses may have additional fees or certification exam expenses. These extra fees may exist beyond normal tuition and fee coverage of the PSEO program and are the responsibility of the PSEO student.
Please be advised that while textbooks and some materials are covered, any that are not returned to the college by the deadline in good condition will become the student’s responsibility and the student will be billed. This bill must be paid out of pocket; it is not covered by the PSEO program.