Senior to Sophomore (S2S)

Student Handbook

This handbook describes the rigors of the S2S program, its policies and procedures and the resources available to students and educators involved in the program.

Our 2017-18 calendar outlines application and program deadlines for students, teachers and university faculty involved in the program.

Application and registration

Interested students must apply online. Once admitted into the program, a student also will register for classes online

These step-by-step tutorials will help.

Students and parents need to complete, sign and return the Student and Parent Acknowledgment Form.

Dropping and withdrawing

  • Students may "drop" a course by the “Drop Date” listed on the S2S calendar found on this website and available from each high school. Dropped courses do not appear on your college transcript.
  • Students may "withdraw" from a class by the “Withdraw Date” listed on the S2S calendar found on this website and available from each high school.  Your transcript will show a grade of "W".  A "W" is not calculated into GPA, but the course is included when computing the percentage of credits completed for financial aid eligibility.
  • Students are responsible for officially dropping or withdrawing and should notify their high school immediately for a drop/withdraw form. Remind the counselor that the course is a Senior to Sophomore class. Students may not drop or withdraw from classes online.
  • If you do not withdraw by the deadline, you will receive the grade you have earned (i.e. an "F".)
  • Learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress.

Eligibility

High school juniors must rank in the top 33 percent and high school seniors must rank in the top 50 percent of their class to be eligible for our Senior to Sophomore program. 

Some specific courses may require a higher admission standard; some courses also have a prerequisite or require a placement test.

To remain eligible, you must maintain a 2.0 GPA.

Grading at St. Cloud State University

Students are awarded: A (excellent), B (very good), C (average), D (passing) or F (failing). Plus and minus grades may be assigned. 

Academic policies

  • You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA to continue in the program.
  • If your cumulative GPA falls below 2.0, you are not eligible to participate in Senior to Sophomore or PSEO on campus courses for subsequent semesters.
  • Your transcript is a permanent college record.
  • This is not an opportunity to try college. This is college.

Academic holds

  • A hold can be put on student records if there are outstanding bills such as library or parking fines with the university.
  • A hold will prevent students from registering.
  • A hold will prevent grades from being mailed to students and the high school (especially important at the end of your senior year).
  • Settle monetary holds at the Cashier's Office, Room 122 in the Administrative Service building, 320-308-6462.

Student services

Senior to Sophomore students have access to many student services.

  • Email. Activate your StarID using your personal email to access your account. Complete online registration to get your ID number.
  • Internet access. is also available either from home or on campus. Computers at the Miller Center Library provide direct access. If you would like to connect from home, you can use your StarID and Password.
  • Miller Center Library checkout. Request a bar code from Patty Dyslin, program assistant, at 320-308-5758, or during a campus visit that includes a library orientation session.
    1. Students and faculty have access to all online databases and electronic journals on and off campus from any computer with Internet access.   Questions: SCSU HelpDesk, 320-308-2077 
    2. You can access the library catalog and databases through the homepage.
    3. Information on general resources is in the S2S Program Course Guide.
    4. Library assistance is available 24/7 at Ask A Librarian
    5. You may check out books for 4 weeks and are limited to 25 items with one renewal for books. 
    6. Fines are $1/day for late materials.  Users pay the replacement cost plus a $10 processing fee for unreturned materials.
  • Academic advising. Advising & Student Transitions is in Room 210 of Centennial Hall. It offers general education advising and advice on course selection and major programs. 320-308-6075.