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Basic Educational Data Survey
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Postsecondary Enrollment Options


The Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Act offers Iowa high school students an opportunity to experience a wider variety of academic courses and promotes participation in rigorous academic curricula. The PSEO Act enables eleventh and twelfth grade students to enroll part-time in nonsectarian courses in eligible postsecondary institutions of higher learning in Iowa. Currently, ninth and tenth grade students identified as gifted and talented according to the district's criteria and procedures may also participate. The Postsecondary Enrollment Options page allows districts to post the cost for all PSEO eligible courses.    



The availability of and requirements for the program must be included in the district's student handbook. Information about the program must be provided to the student and the student's parent or guardian prior to the development of the student's core curriculum plan under section 279.61 of the Iowa Code The school district shall establish a process by which students may indicate interest in and apply for enrollment in the program.


Enter the total amount for which the district was billed by postsecondary institutions for postsecondary enrollment options (PSEO) courses. This amount cannot exceed the number of PSEO courses taken by students multiplied by $250.


Click the link below to go to the Departments website regarding PSEO.


Department of Education Website - Postsecondary Enrollment Options Act


Click the link below to go to the Iowa Code related to PSEO.


Iowa Code: Section 261E.6