The Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) has set the admission
requirements for participants in all MnSCU Post Secondary Education Options (PSEO) programs. To be eligible, students who are high school juniors are required to be in the top one third of their class, or score at or above the 70th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test. Seniors must be in the top half of their class, or score at or above the 50th percentile on a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test.
There is a provision allowing for local review of individuals who are close, but do not quite meet these standards. Each appeal is reviewed carefully and on occasion, an exception is made.
To appeal you will need to do the following:
1. Submit a letter formally requesting a waiver. This letter should:
In addition, the letter should be:
It is strongly recommended that you review your letter with your teacher or
2. Ask your teacher and/or counselor to submit a recommendation. This recommendation
should include specific information assessing your ability to complete the course
3. Ask the Guidance Office to send a copy of your high school transcripts and the above
mentioned letters to:
Senior to Sophomore Program
ATTN: Susan Jordahl, Interim Director
St. Cloud State University
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301