How to Apply

Fall application deadline: May 30th

Spring application deadline: December 1st

A complete application includes the PSEO application, an official high school transcript, and the Notice of Student Registration form. Please find more information below. (Note: Fall applications cannot be fully completed until the Minnesota Department of Education provides the updated NOSR form. This typically happens at the end of January/early February.)

Step 1: Review Eligibility

Determine your eligibility for admission by consulting with your high school counselor. Discuss whether PSEO is appropriate for your academic plan and individual circumstances (consider extra-curricular activities and/or jobs, study skills, maturity level, support system, etc.)

Step 2: Approvals Needed

Parents or guardians, and high school counselors are required to sign-off on paperwork included in the application process. Get them all involved in the conversation early on!

As you work with your high school counselor, create a list of courses you still need to complete in order to meet high school graduation requirements. High school graduation is a priority for PSEO students, and continuous contact with your high school counselor is important.

Step 3: Apply

Complete and submit the Bemidji State University Application for PSEO.

Use an existing StarID if you've already earned credits at any MinnState school (the format is xx0000xx), and use the StarID Self-Service site if you're unsure of your password or StarID.)

Make note of your StarID and password if you're creating them for the first time.

Step 4: Submit Additional Documentation

Your high school counselor should submit the following two items

1) Notice of Student Registration

Complete sections 1 and 2 of the Minnesota Department of Education Notice of Student RegistrationUse this version if you have Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Note: You are required to notify your high school of your intent to enroll as PSEO for the following academic year BEFORE May 30th. It is highly recommended that your notification is submitted in writing.

2) Official High School Transcript

Please have your school send an official copy of your transcript.

Mailing address:
Bemidji State University Admissions
102 Deputy Hall
1500 Birchmont Dr NE #13
Bemidji, MN 56601-2699


Step 5: Await Notification

Once your application is received, along with your official transcripts and the PSEO Notice of Student Registration form, admittance to the program will be determined by the PSEO Coordinator and you will be notified of your admission status and next steps.

Contact PSEO Coordinator

If you would like to discuss the PSEO program or application process further, please contact the Admissions Office.