Wright State University provides an opportunity for Ohio high school students to enroll in university courses for high school and/or college credit through the Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program.  The PSEO program is open to 9th through 12th grade students enrolled in the state’s public, community and  approved nonpublic high schools.

Beginning July 1, 2013, a student who has been excused from the compulsory attendance law for the purpose of home instruction under section 3321.04 of the Revised Code, and is the equivalent of a ninth, tenth, eleventh, or twelfth grader may participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program.

Guidelines & Enrollment Options

Program Guidelines

The purpose of the program is to provide advanced academic opportunities to qualified high school students and expose them to options beyond high school.  The program is not intended to replace the high school curriculum.

A student or parent must inform the district board of education, the governing authority of a community school, or the nonpublic school administrator by the thirtieth day of March of the student’s intent to participate in the post-secondary enrollment options program.

Admission to the PSEO program does not guarantee that a student will be able to enroll in a given course or any course since the university has a primary obligation to serve the needs of the university’s degree-seeking students.

Students at the Dayton campus are permitted to enroll in two courses (high school seniors: up to three courses) per semester based on the number of credit hours they are eligible to complete. Students at the Lake campus are permitted to enroll in up to 10 credit hours per semester based on the number of hours they are eligible to complete.

Students are responsible for consulting their high school guidance office to determine if and how courses completed through PSEO will be given credit toward high school graduation.

Enrollment Options

Students who participate in the program must choose from the following two options:

Option A

Allows the student to choose, upon enrollment, college credit only OR both high school and college credit. Through Option A, the student is responsible for tuition, books, and fees.

Option B

Allows the student to receive both high school and college credit. Through Option B, tuition, fees, and required books are covered at public expense.

Eligibility Requirements

 

Students considering the PSEO program should check with their high school counselors for details on the possible risks and consequences of taking part in the program. Both admitted students and a parent must attend a PSEO orientation session at Wright State prior to registering for courses.

Home-schooled students are now eligible to apply for the PSEO program at Wright State University.

Seniors
  1. Completed junior year of high school and at least 13 college-preparatory courses
  2. Earned a 3.25 or better cumulative grade point average
  3. Passed all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test as required for high school graduation; or submitted an ACT composite score of 22 or higher; or SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1020 or higher; or PLAN composite score of 22 or higher; or PSAT critical reading and math score of 102 or higher.
Juniors
  1. Completed sophomore year of high school and at least nine college-preparatory courses
  2. Earned a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average
  3. Submitted an ACT composite score of 22 or higher; or SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1020 or higher; or PLAN composite score of 22 or higher; or PSAT critical reading and math score of 102 or higher.
Sophomores
  1. Completed freshman year of high school and at least four college-preparatory courses
  2. Earned a 3.75 or better cumulative grade point average
  3. Submitted an ACT composite score of 26 or higher; or SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1190 or higher; or PLAN composite score of 26 or higher; or PSAT critical reading and math score of 119 or higher.
Freshmen
  1. Completed the eighth grade
  2. Submitted an ACT composite score of 26 or higher; or SAT Critical Reading and Math score of 1190 or higher; or PLAN composite score of 26 or higher; or PSAT critical reading and math score of 119 or higher.
  3. Students who will be high school freshmen must submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, or school administrator which addresses the student's academic abilities and needs.

Students may need to complete placement testing in mathematics and English ONLY if they are admitted into the program.

 

Application Process

Students interested in participating in PSEO at Wright State must submit an application for admission to the program no later than May 1 for Fall Semester and November 1 for Spring Semester.

Students, who wish to continue their participation in PSEO must re-apply each year, by the deadline.

2014-2015 PSEO Application

  1. Student fills out sections I and III.
  2. Parent/Guardian fill out section IV.
  3. Counselor (parent if homeschooled) fills out section II.
  4. Principal (parent if homeschooled) completes section V.
  5. Student must submit application, official transcript, $10 application fee (not required for students reapplying), and other documents as indicated by the eligibility criteria.
  6. All application materials, including test scores, must be received by the stated deadlines (postmarks are not acceptable) for an application to be considered.
  7. Student will receive written notification of his/her admission status and additional program information by June 15 for Fall Semester and by November 15 for Spring Semester applicants.

 

 Desired Term of Entry Application Deadline
Fall Semester May 1
Spring Semester November 1