Study group in Honsey Hall lounge

Post Secondary Enrollment Option

Bethany participates in the State of Minnesota’s Post Secondary Enrollment Options program which provides high school Juniors and Seniors an opportunity to enroll full- or part-time in college courses without charge for books or tuition if space is available. Starting your education at Bethany through our PSEO program ensures a strong foundation and a smooth transition into your major after high school graduation.

As a PSEO student at Bethany, you may attend part time (up to 11 credits) or full time (12 to 15 credits) for the fall and/or spring term. You may enroll in any of the courses on the list of PSEO-eligible courses and take your classes on campus, online if available, or a combination.

PSEO Program Requirements:
  • Junior or Senior in high school (Freshmen and Sophomores are not eligible)
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • A minimum composite ACT of 23
All PSEO applicants must submit as part of the application process:
  • Application for Admission 
  • Essay (prompt in application)
  • Official High School Transcript
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • A letter of recommendation (one of which is from your high school guidance counselor)
  • Complete and submit a PSEO state form (contact your high school counselor)
  • Online Learner Contract (only required of students taking classes online)
  • Campus Visit (required if taking classes on campus, encouraged for online students)
Application Deadlines

The application deadline is April 30 for Fall semester and November 15 for Spring semester. Students should complete the application process in the semester prior to planned enrollment. Apply online.

More Information

For more information about the Post Secondary Enrollment Options program (sometimes also known as post-op or PSEOP) at Bethany Lutheran College please contact the Admissions Office.

Bethany Lutheran College PSEO Approved Courses

2020 Academic Catalog

Note: Not all courses are available every semester. Please view the Printable Course List and cross-reference the Closed Classes List for the applicable semester to check availability. For your first semester at Bethany, contact the Registrar to register for classes. For your second or later semesters, you may register on MyBLC.

Objective #1: Christian faith
Objective #2a: Demonstrate intellectual skills
Objective #2b: Demonstrate creative skills
Objective #2c: Demonstrate problem-solving
Science (3-4 credits)
Objective #3a: Demonstrate understanding of personal responsibility
Objective #3b: Demonstrate an understanding of public responsibility
Objective #4: Develop habits of thinking that apply to a fulfilling life of learning
Additional Graduation Requirement: International Language

Waived if 2 full years language in high school

Additional Options

These courses do not fulfill Bethany Gen Ed. requirements but are eligible for PSEO: