Post Secondary Enrollment Options Program
Kent State at Ashtabula's Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Program is designed to provide qualified high school students with access to college level course work. College courses taken under the PSEO Program may also fulfill high school graduation requirements, if approved by the student's local school district.
Participation in the PSEO Program at Kent State Ashtabula is not intended to replace course work available at the high school, but rather to enhance the educational opportunities available to students while in high school.
In general, students seeking admission must demonstrate their academic preparation for the challenge of college study. Ideally applicants to the PSEO Program should have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher, a minimum ACT composite score of 23 and COMPASS scores that indicate college readiness. Students must also have a B average in the subject area in which they desire to enroll at the University.
Students who do not meet these criteria are eligible to apply for admission and will be evaluated for acceptance to the PSEO Program based on their high school curriculum, cumulative high school grade point average, ACT scores, and letters of recommendation.
Students must also participate in Kent State at Ashtabula's Post-Secondary Assessment and Information Session (PAIS) where the students will complete Kent State's COMPASS placement assessment in composition, mathematics and reading. Following the PAIS Program, a required personal interview will be scheduled. Students applying to the PSEO program will not have the option to re-take the COMPASS assessment.
For more information or to request an application packet, please call (440) 964-3322.