REMINDER: Spring Semester will begin January 12, 2015.
New Policy: Private High Schools must complete the Advising Form for each student
Ms Beverly Walker, Director of Admission, Enrollment Services and Retention, 419.755.4786 for Application Processing, Eligibility Requirements & Acceptance.
High school students interested in the PSEO program must attend a 'PSEO Night', the information session held at their high school or career center. This is typically held in January or February each year. See your high school counselor for dates.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
North Central State's Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program is designed to allow high school students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through successful completion of college courses.
The purpose of the program is to provide enriched education opportunities to secondary grade students that are beyond the opportunities offered by the high school in which they are involved.
All high school students enrolled in a dual enrollment/dual credit program at North Central State College (Post-Secondary Enrollment Options, Dual Enrollment/ Dual Credit Grant, College NOW, and Seniors to Sophomores) must maintain a 2.0 North Central State College grade point average in order to remain enrolled in that program. In addition, if a student desires to move from one of the above programs to another, he/she must have a current grade point average of at least 2.0 from North Central State College.
PSEO Steps to Apply:
High school students interested in the PSEO program should attend a 'PSEO Night' information session at their high school/career center or meet with their High School Counselor, prior to submitting the application for PSEO. Please see your school counselor for more information. PSEO Night sessions are usually offered during the months of January - March! A representative from North Central State College will be in attendance at many of these session to answer any questions.
1. Attend PSEO Night at High School/Career Center or meet with your High School Counselor.
2. Submit a signed form of intent to your high school by the deadline (typically March 31st).
3. Complete a PSEO Application for Admission by the posted deadline.
5. Complete the college's new student assessment, if necessary.
The completed application, transcripts and test scores, must be submitted to the Admissions Office at North Central State College for review of eligibility requirements by the deadline indicated on the application. This will enable timely processing for entry into the program.
PSEO Entrance Requirements:
1. A high school cumulative GPA of:
2. An ACT assessment score of:
A reading test score below college level requirement will result in the student not qualifying for PSEO at the college.
Further information and details are available on the cover page of the PSEO Application for Admission.
Students that do not meet the ACT requirements, or have not taken the ACT, may take the COMPASS Assessment to determine eligibility for the program.
PSEO Option A
PSEO Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, but NOT as a PSEO student. If you want to enroll in summer classes, you will need to complete the steps for 'Concurrent Enrollment'. Payment will be required.
Once enrolled at the college, the student must maintain a college grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
If you are taking courses at NCSC for high school credit, you MUST check with your school counselor to see how your high school will award credit for PSEO classes. It will differ for each high school. Your school counselor MUST make this determination prior to registration at NCSC for PSEO.
There is a list of classes you are NOT permitted to take as a PSEO student, they include:
Prefix PTA, ADN, PNR, RAD, RES, OTA. Developmental Accounting, Math, Chemistry, Reading, or Writing. PSY260, CRJ160, CRJ171 and CRJ200 level classes. Practicums, seminars, internships, and academy classes. Please refer to cover of application for complete listing. Additional classes may be added without prior notice.
An 'Advising Form' must be completed by your school counselor before you will be allowed to register classes.
A class schedule for your semester of interest will be available up to 6 weeks before the start of classes. The class schedule is available online. You are permitted to take evening classes and/or online classes. When it is time to register for classes, tell the advisor that you are interested.
Books and other materials REQUIRED to complete the course are free to PSEO students. Students will purchase books at the campus bookstore using a voucher. A letter with detailed information on how and when to get your books will be mailed to you before the semester begins. Books MUST be handed in to the CASHIER at the end of the semester!
YES! Your high school and NCSC do not follow the same academic calendar. Just like different high schools have different days off, so does the college. A college academic calendar is available online and on-campus. The calendar shows all the important dates and scheduled days of no classes.
The college will rarely close due to weather. Any unscheduled closings due to unforeseen events will be reported on local TV, radio stations or wmfd.com
The campus has 24 hour security. Further information about Security and campus safety is available online.
The Student Success Center is available to assist or direct you, whatever your troubles. This should be your first stop for help. If you are in need of tutoring don't wait, a large tutoring center is available on campus.
Completing a class with a failing grade will have an impact in different ways. If you are struggling with the material in a class, be sure to talk to both the Student Success Center at NCSC and your high school counselor immediately. It is highly recommended you review the ODE information for PSEO.
YES. In order to use some of the facilities on campus, you will need a student ID. You will be issued a 'validation sticker' from the CASHIER and with photo ID (drivers license, state ID, etc.) will go to the Campus Recreation Center (CRC) to obtain your ID. ID's can be used for discounts at participating local stores and restaurants, and free RCT bus service.
Even though you have been attending NCSC as a PSEO student, you must now complete the 'online application' to attend as a standard student, and call the Admissions Office 419-755-4761 to meet with an Admissions Representative. We recommend you start this process no later than May 1st of your senior year. Remember to apply for the 'HS Scholarship' for NCSC by the deadline in March!
YES! Further information is available under Transfer Options
According to the Ohio Department of Education, a home schooled student must enroll in a traditional public school, a community school, or chartered or non-chartered nonpublic school, and the student would be subject to all the same requirements placed on other students at that school. See ODE website for more information.
PSEO Option A: This option allows the student to receive ONLY college credit. In this option, college credit (incl. tuition, fees, and all other costs related to the program) is funded entirely by the student or the student's family.
PSEO Option B: This option allows the student to receive BOTH high school and college credit. The cost (incl. tuition, fees, and all other cost directly related to the program) is funded by the state and the student's home school.
Final grades will be posted online through MyNC. By completing the PSEO Application for Admission, you have permitted your parents, the high school, and the Ohio Department of Education access to information regarding enrollment, course attendance, and grades while enrolled as a PSEO student.
By completing the PSEO Application for Admission you have permitted your parents, the high school. and the Ohio Department of Education access to information regarding enrollment, course attendance and grades while enrolled as a PSEO student.