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DUAL ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS
Tonight’s information is subject to change
 College Credit Plus Recommendations have been
released by the Ohio Board of Regents
 These recommendations are under consideration by
the state Legislature
 We are describing the PSEO program as it exists
today.
What is PSEO?
 Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) is an
opportunity for qualified high school students to take
college classes before graduation
 There are two options:
 Option A – the student receives college credit and the family
pays all costs
 Option B – the student receives both high school and college
credit, and the school district pays tuition and books
Why Would I do Option A?
 Option A is the only option available during the
summer
 Option A students may not want to have college
classes on the high school transcript
What Does Option B Cover?
 Option B students will have costs paid by the school
district. This includes:
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Tuition
Books (student may be required to return at the end of the
term)
Fees
 Option B does not include:
 Optional Fees (parking, gym membership)
 Transportation
What are the benefits of PSEO?
 Free college credit
 Opportunity to enroll in classes not available at high
school
 Exposure to college faculty/ college expectations
 College credit may transfer easily (especially between
public institutions within Ohio)
What Are the Risks of PSEO?
 College coursework is more rigorous than high
school
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Pace is much faster – students will cover the same content as a
year-long AP class in a 15 week semester
College Faculty expect more work to be done outside of the
classroom
 Financial Risk
 PSEOP legislation states the school districts may require
families to re-pay the cost of tuition and books for students
who fail or withdraw
What Are the Risks of PSEO?
 Participation in college classes may take time away
from other activities
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Student may need to limit involvement in sports and other
extra-curricular activities or jobs
 Transportation is not provided
 Students taking classes on a college campus need to factor in
time needed to drive to campus, find parking, etc.
 Course credit may not transfer to private or out-of-
state colleges
Who can participate in PSEO?
 Students must be in grades 9 – 12
 Students must have an open period in the school day
(not counting lunch)
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1 HS Carnegie Unit (year long course) = 5 semester hours
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A student with one open period may take 5 semester hours during
the entire school year
 Students must file letter of intent with HS counselor
by March 30
 Students must meet the admission criteria set by the
college
Who Should Participate in PSEO?
 Students who are motivated and mature
 Students who are strong students
 Students who have interests beyond what is available
in the high school
 Students who have the time to devote to college
classes
The Ohio State University
Michele C. Brown
Senior Assistant Director
Undergraduate Admissions
(614) 688-4468
[email protected]
http://undergrad.osu.edu/academy
The Ohio State Academy
 Admission Criteria
 Students must have a grade point average of 3.7 (4.0 scale) and
 Student must have standardized test scores
ACT composite 26 or higher or
 SAT combined Math and Critical Reading 1180 or higher or
 PSAT combined Math and Critical Reading 118 or higher or
 Plan composite 26 or higher
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 Application Deadline
 Autumn semester – May 1
 Spring Semester – November 1
The OSU Academy – Additional Requirements
 Students must complete the college prep curriculum
Students wishing to
take:
Must complete these high school courses…
English
4 units of college prep English
Math
The highest level of math available at high school
Natural Science
3 units of science with a lab
Social Science
2 units of social science
Foreign Language
2 units of foreign language
Visual or Performing Arts
1 unit of visual or performing art
OSU Academy - Timeline
 March 30 – letter of intent to participate in PSEO
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due to high school
May 1 – Deadline to apply for Autumn semester
Rolling – notification of admission into the Academy
Mid-June – invitation to on-campus orientation
mailed to students
Late July/early August – on-campus orientation/
class scheduling
August 20 – first day Autumn Semester
Columbus State Community
College PSEO
Jackie Stewart
[email protected]
Columbus State Community College Timeline
 Timeline is as follows:
Public/Charter schools and
Homeschools
Private schools
PSEO A
PSEO A
Summer 2014 – May 1, 2014
Summer 2014 – May 1, 2014
Autumn 2014 – July 1, 2014
Autumn 2014 – July 1, 2014
Spring 2015 – November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 – November 1, 2014
PSEO B
PSEO B
Autumn 2014 – July 1, 2014
Autumn 2014 – May 1, 2014
Spring 2015 – November 1, 2014
Spring 2015 – May 1, 2014
Columbus State Community College Requirements
ACCUMULATIVE UNWEIGHTED
HIGH SCHOOL GRADE POINT
AVERAGE (on a 4.0 Scale)
ONE of the following
STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES
(minimums listed, completed
within the last two years)
3.0 (or higher) for Seniors (Class of
2014)
ACT: Composite - 22
3.0 (or higher) for Juniors (Class of
2015)
OR
PLAN: Composite - 20
3.0 (or higher) for Sophomores
(Class of 2016)
SAT: Writing - 430 AND
Critical Reading - 450 AND
Math - 520
3.0 (or higher) for Freshmen (Class
of 2017)
PSAT: Writing - 50 AND
Critical Reading - 50 AND
Math Score - 50
CSCC Steps for PSEO
Enrollment
STEP 1.COMPLETE THE COLUMBUS STATE
COMMUNITY COLLEGE ONLINE APPLICATION
FOR ADMISSION.
Step 2
STEP 2.TAKE THE COMPASS PLACEMENT
TEST
Step 3
STEP 3.COMPLETE AN ONLINE PSEO
ORIENTATION ONLY AFTER RECEIVING AN
EMAIL THAT YOU MAY PROCEED.
Step 4
STEP 4.(PRIVATE/08 SCHOOL PSEO B
APPLICANTS ONLY). SUBMIT AN OHIO
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION APPLICATION
FOR NONPUBLIC STUDENT PARTICIPATION
BY JUNE 1ST.
Things to Remember
 We will communicate to you and your guidance
counselor along the way.
 Please use an e-mail address that you check often.
That is our means of communication to you.
 Call us with questions…..
 The CSCC website is a great resource.
Questions
JACKIE STEWART
[email protected]
MICHELE BROWN
[email protected]

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