Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

Key Registration Dates for Spring 2021

  • Admission forms and registration forms accepted: October 1, 2020

  • Registration Opens: late November 2020

  • Deadline for Submitting PSEO registration forms: January 22, 2021 (continuing students)

  • Deadline for admission applications for PSEO: January 15, 2021

  • Registration Closes: January 29, 2021 (NO adding courses after this date)

 

    *Reminder: Space is limited so you are strongly encouraged to submit your paperwork as early as possible. High demand courses are filled based on submission date of PSEO forms.

    Considering taking PSEO Courses?

    The video below provides a brief overview of the PSEO Program at Iowa State.

    PSEO information video

    Admission of PSEO applicants to Iowa State University

    Iowa State is pleased to offer qualified high school students the opportunity to enhance their education by taking college-level courses.  Because the grades earned in these courses are reflected on a college transcript that will follow the student for life, we want to make sure PSEO applicants are prepared for the rigor of Iowa State coursework and are likely to be successful academically.

     

    When reviewing a PSEO applicant, the Office of Admissions reviews the student’s preliminary high school transcript to project whether the student would likely be admissible as a freshman applicant upon high school graduation.  Detailed information concerning Iowa State’s freshman admission requirements may be found at www.admissions.iastate.edu/freshman/requirements.php

     

    If the preliminary transcript suggests the student would likely meet Iowa State’s freshman admission requirements upon graduation from high school, the PSEO applicant will be approved for admission. 

     

    Want to take an online course?

    Please visit the Online and Distance Learning website to gain an understanding of online courses at Iowa State. 

    How to register for PSEO Courses

    The video below provides more information about Iowa State University's PSEO program and explains how to fill out the PSEO registration form.

    PSEO how to apply and more information

    Iowa High School Students under the Postsecondary Enrollment
    Options Act (PSEO)

    First time enrolled at ISU

    Previously enrolled at ISU

    Required information:
    1. Nondegree student application
    2. PSEO form
    3. Iowa high school transcript (must be in the upper half of class.)

    Send the required information to:

    Mary Baumann
    10 Enrollment Services Center
    Ames, IA 50011-2444
    FAX: 515-294-2034

    Questions: 515-294-2331
    mbaumann@iastate.edu

    Required information:
    1. PSEO form

    Send the required information to:

    Mary Baumann
    10 Enrollment Services Center
    Ames, IA 50011-2011
    FAX: 515-294-2034

    Questions: 515-294-2331
    mbaumann@iastate.edu

     

    Iowa High School Students NOT under the Postsecondary Enrollment
    Options Act (PSEOA)

    First time enrolled at ISU

    Previously enrolled at ISU

    Required information:
    1. Nondegree student application
    2. Permission letter from a parent
    3. Permission letter from high school
    4. Iowa high school transcript (must be in the upper half of class.)

    Send required information to:

    Admissions
    100 Enrollment Services Center
    Ames, IA 50011-2011

    Contact adviser.