The Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) provides qualified high school students (9th - 12th grades) the opportunity to strengthen and enrich their educational experience through enrollment in college courses. Students who participate in PSEOP receive college credit that may also fulfill high school graduation requirements, if approved by the student’s home school district.
The Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program is intended to complement rather than replace the high school college preparatory curriculum. To ensure maximum benefit to a student, a close working relationship is necessary among the student’s local school district, parents or guardians, and BGSU. It is the responsibility of all involved parties to maintain clear and continuous communication to guarantee that a student receives the greatest possible benefit from participation in the Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program.
Students may enroll in this program for fall and/or spring semesters under one of the following options:
Students receive college credit only. The parent and/or student are responsible for the costs of tuition, fees, textbooks, and materials.
Students receive both high school and college credit. The costs of tuition, fees and textbooks will be paid by the state under an established formula. (PLEASE NOTE: If a student under Plan B withdraws from class(es), the parent/student is responsible for payment.)
At the time of application a 3.5 minimum cumulative grade point average is required for applicants in the 8th and 9th grades. A 3.25 cumulative grade point average is required for applicants in the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. The GPA is calculated on a 4.0 scale and presented on the official high school transcript. Report cards will not be accepted.
Freshmen and sophomores are permitted to take ONE CLASS per semester.
PSEOP students may enroll in classes providing they have the prerequisite knowledge and skill, and space is available. Many PSEOP students enroll in courses in English Composition, Mathematics, Foreign Languages, Natural Sciences, and other liberal arts classes such as History and Philosophy.
The following courses are not available to PSEOP students: Developmental Courses (English 110 and Math 095x), Aviation Studies, Architec & Environment Design, Horsemanship, Scuba Diving, Independent Study and other classes with substantial liability or lab fees.
The availability of art and music classes is very limited. Students interested in music classes, private lessons or ensembles should contact Kathy Moss, the Coordinator of Music Admission at 419-372-8577 prior to the Orientation Program. Students are required to pass an audition to be eligible for private lessons. The availability of private music lessons is at the discretion of the College of Musical Arts (CMA).
General and instruction fees, textbooks and related supplies such as laboratory materials are provided by the State of Ohio to students participating in Option B. All materials issued through Option B are the property of BGSU and must be returned to the University Bookstore at the end of each semester. Students are responsible for the cost of all materials that are not returned; thus, the Office of the Bursar will bill parents. Pens, paper, notebooks, calculators, cameras, and other personal items are not included in Option B and must be purchased by the students.
The following application materials are needed for admission into the PSEOP program at BGSU:
Office of Admissions
110 McFall Center
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0085
Phone: 419-372-BGSU (2478)
Toll-Free: 1-866-CHOOSE BGSU (246-6732)
PSEOP students must maintain a minimum BGSU cumulative grade point average of 2.0 AND pass all BGSU classes with a grade of “C” or better in order to continue in the program.
High school students who qualify for PSEOP have the opportunity to challenge themselves with college courses while still enrolled in high school. Students have the opportunity to interact with faculty in a collegiate environment, which may assist them in making a successful transition to undergraduate studies upon completion of high school.