PSEO

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Cedarville University Dual Enrollment is pleased to serve Ohio’s PSEO students beginning with fall semester 2014. Ohio high school students wishing to apply for PSEO funding should contact their high school guidance counselor to begin.

  • The Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEO) allows Ohio high school students to earn college credit and/or high school graduation credit through the successful completion of non-sectarian college-level courses. Tuition is funded for eligible public school students by the traditional school district, community school or STEM school and paid directly to the university. Tuition is funded for eligible private or home school students by a specific amount of funds set aside by the Ohio General Assembly and paid directly to the university. Textbooks are provided by the university.
  • The purpose of the program is to promote rigorous academic pursuits and expose students to options beyond the high school classroom.
  • PSEO is open to eligible 9th through 12th grade students enrolled through public, community, nonpublic, and home schools.
  • PSEO students at Cedarville University will be taking courses through Cedarville University Dual Enrollment.
  • Option A allows the public, community, nonpublic, or home school student to choose, upon enrollment, college credit or both high school and college credit. Student pays all fees and expenses.
  • Option B allows the student to receive both high school and college credit. Under Option B, the student’s family is not required to pay for tuition, books, materials, or fees that are directly related to a course. However, parents should ask to be sure that they are fully informed about any general fees for which they may be responsible.
  • Home school students will be eligible for PSEO funding beginning with academic year 2014-15. Home school students should visit the Ohio Department of Education’s website and search the keyword “PSEO” for updates on the funding process for home school students.
  • Students or parents are required to reimburse funding if the student does not complete a course or if the student fails a course.
  • See your high school guidance counselor for details. Your main point of contact is your guidance counselor.
  • Students are responsible to ensure that all paperwork is completed with the Ohio Department of Education by the stated deadlines.
  • PSEO deadlines are often earlier than regular CU Dual Enrollment deadlines and take precedence over CU’s regular deadlines.

Public and Community Schools

February/ March

Mandatory high school PSEO information sessions for the next academic year

March 30

Students must inform their high school guidance counselor of their intent to participate in PSEO

May 1

Dual Enrollment/PSEO completed application for admission for both fall and spring semester due to Cedarville University, including online application , church leader recommendation, high school transcripts, test scores, and application fee of $30

November 1

NEW Dual Enrollment/PSEO completed application for admission for spring semester only due to Cedarville University, including online application, church leader recommendation, high school transcripts, test scores, and application fee of $30


Nonpublic Schools

February/ March

Mandatory high school PSEO information sessions for the next academic year

March 30

Students must inform their high school guidance counselor of their intent to participate in PSEO

May 1

Dual Enrollment/PSEO completed application for admission for both fall and spring semester due to Cedarville University, including online application, church leader recommendation, high school transcripts, test scores, and application fee of $30

May 15-June 15

Nonpublic students must submit an application to participate in PSEO For the following school year to the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) Office for Quality School Choice and Funding


Home Schools

Please visit education.ohio.gov and search the keyword “PSEO” for the most up-to-date information

Public and Non Public Schools

  • Attend your high school’s PSEO information meeting held each spring for the following academic year’s funding. The PSEO program requires that schools provide counseling to students and parents to inform them of possible risks and consequences of participation. Students and parents must sign a form indicating that appropriate counseling was provided and that they understand all of the responsibilities for participation.
  • Complete all paperwork and meet all deadlines according to PSEO guidelines and your high school guidance counselor’s instructions.

Home School Students

  • Home school students should visit education.ohio.gov, and search the keyword “PSEO” for the most up-to-date information.
  1. To apply for fall and spring semester of the following academic year, complete the Dual Enrollment online application. Submit the online application and the following 4 items to Cedarville University Admissions by May 1.
    • High school transcript
    • Test scores
    • Church Leader Recommendation Form
    • $30 application fee
  2. To apply for spring semester only, public school students may complete the online Dual Enrollment application and submit all items to Cedarville University Admissions by November 1.
  3. Submit application items by mail or fax:
    • Mailing address: Cedarville University Admissions, 251 N. Main St., Cedarville, OH 45314.
    • Admissions fax number: 937-766-7575.
  4. Acceptance into the program is based on the admission criteria listed for Dual Enrollment/PSEO.
  5. Dual Enrollment/PSEO students are subject to the same standards of academic and social conduct, community covenant, and University policies as other Cedarville University students.
  6. No additional financial aid is available to Dual Enrollment students. Ohio residents under PSEO Option A should make payment arrangements with the cashier’s office prior to orientation. Ohio students approved for PSEO B funding are responsible to ensure all appropriate paperwork is completed with the Ohio Department of Education by the stated deadlines.
  7. PSEO students must maintain a Cedarville University GPA of 2.0 to continue in the program. Students who maintain a 2.0 Cedarville GPA do not have to complete the application for admission to register for subsequent semesters.
  • Parents and students should be certain they are fully informed about any general fees for which they may be responsible. Cedarville University charges a $30 application fee to all Dual Enrollment/PSEO applicants.
  • Students who choose PSEO Option "B" will have full funding for tuition, textbooks, materials and fees associated with their particular course as long as the course is successfully completed.
  • Courses that are not completed or for which a student earns a failing grade must be repaid to the high school or local school district for all course expenses incurred, including tuition and textbooks/supplies.
  • Students will be charged for textbooks provided by Cedarville University that are not returned within 2 weeks of the end of the course.
  • Personal materials such as optional books, computer software, calculators, tools, etc., are not funded by PSEO.
  • Non-eligible and restricted courses are not funded by PSEO.
  1. You will receive an acceptance letter in the mail from Cedarville University Admissions.*
  2. You will be contacted by email by the Dual Enrollment coordinator and asked to complete the “Course Request Form” to complete your registration.
  3. You should begin reviewing the information at Next Steps for Dual Enrollment Students.
  4. Degree-seeking students at Cedarville University have course selection priority. Dual Enrollment/PSEO students will be registered on a space-available basis. Cedarville University reserves the right to cancel classes, to change instructors, or to limit registration in courses. PSEO students are strongly encouraged to submit all paperwork early to ensure availability in the courses of their choosing.

*Acceptance into Dual Enrollment/PSEO at Cedarville University does not equal admission to Cedarville University undergraduate degree programs. To apply to Cedarville University, contact Cedarville University Admissions.

  • View the full list of online courses offered to Dual Enrollment students.
  • Applicants submitting PSAT scores only will not qualify for English or math courses that require proficiency scores. Proficiencies may be met by earning a 500 or above on math and critical reading portions of the SAT, or they can be met by earning a score of 19 or above on the math subtest of the ACT and a 21 or above on the English subtest of the ACT.
  • With successful completion of required prerequisites, commuting PSEO students may enroll in on-campus courses that are not listed in the online course offerings.
  • PSEO funding will not apply to Cedarville’s Bible courses, but students may choose to enroll in and pay for these courses themselves (Option A). Students will be responsible for all tuition, textbooks and fees.
  • PSEO funding will not apply to PEF 1990 Physical Activity and Christian Living, but students may choose to enroll in and pay for this course themselves (Option A). Students will be responsible for all tuition, textbooks and fees.
  • Cedarville’s summer online courses are not covered by PSEO funding unless the student’s high school is normally in session for 12 months a year. Enrollment in the school during this period of time must be considered part of the student’s normal enrollment for the year. Students may, however, take summer online courses at the greatly reduced Dual Enrollment rate until high school graduation.
  • Cedarville’s Summer Studies program is not covered by PSEO funding, but students may take advantage of this opportunity at their own expense.
  • PSEO students may not use PSEO funding to repeat a course to raise their grade. Students may choose to pay for a course to raise their grade.

Yes! After acceptance into the program, you will receive information about New Student Orientation. This event, which takes place on Cedarville University’s campus on August 11, will give you and your parents a first-hand look at Cedarville’s Christ-centered learning community. You will meet your professors, explore the online learning environment, and get your books and your CU ID card. Our goal is for you to leave campus feeling connected and confident that you have what it takes to succeed in Dual Enrollment.

  • Textbooks and required materials are provided free to students for courses that are funded by PSEO. Students can pick up their textbooks and materials at PSEO orientation which will be held on Cedarville University’s campus.
  • Students who purchase their own books for PSEO courses will not be reimbursed.
  • Textbooks provided through PSEO funding are the property of the university and must be returned following the semester. Students will be charged for textbooks not returned within 2 weeks following the end of the course.

Kevin Napp, Assistant Director for Dual Enrollment Recruitment

  • knapp@cedarville.edu
  • 1-800-CEDARVILLE (233-2784)
  • 937-766-7700

Paula Kordic, Dual Enrollment Coordinator

  • kordicp@cedarville.edu
  • 1-866-CEDARVILLE (233-2784)
  • 937-766-3775