Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEOA)
College classes taken through the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act (PSEO) are available to high school juniors and seniors and also to talented and gifted freshmen and sophomores. These courses may be taken in a variety of different ways—face-to-face (on campus) or FlexNet. Each high school determines which courses are approved.
The student must fill out the Iowa Central enrollment form with a designated person at the high school, usually the counselor or principal. Students wanting to enroll in English or math courses are required to meet Iowa Central’s minimum qualifications on a mandatory assessment test in order to enroll in these courses.
The student is not charged for the cost of the course or for the textbook for the course. The school is charged the actual cost of the course up to $250. If the student should withdraw or fail the course, however, then the student or parent is required to reimburse the high school for the cost of the course. Books for PSEO classes are loaned to the students with the understanding that they are returned to the bookstore at the end of the course. In order for the school to receive the PSEO textbooks for the students, a School Official must fill out the SYP/PSEO Textbook Order Form.
PSEO students are expected to follow Iowa Central's policies and guidelines, which can be found in the Handbook for High School Students Enrolled in College Courses.
If there are questions concerning PSEO courses, please contact Carrie Rock at Iowa Central at 1-800-362-2793 ext. 1096 or firstname.lastname@example.org.