Early College

Early College

Crown offers a number of “early college” programs for qualified students who are currently enrolled in high school but have not yet earned their diploma.  This permits the student to earn college credit which may be applied to a degree program at Crown or transferred to another institution.  The programs listed below include in-class, online, and blended options and are dependent upon your the state where you live.

  • PSEO On-Campus
    • For residents of Minnesota only
    • Classes are held on the Crown College campus in St. Bonifacius, MN
  • PSEO Online
    • Also for residents of Minnesota only
    • 100% online
  • Dual Enrollment
    • For U.S. residents residing outside of Minnesota
    • Students earn high school and college credit simultaneously
  • Classes in the School
    • Special program designed with an individual school
    • Online, in-class, or both
    • Can be customized to the needs of the school

Additional details of each program are provided below:

  • PSEO Students On-Campus (MN students only)
    The Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is a state-funded program that allows high school juniors and seniors to complete high school requirements at the college level. At Crown College, PSEO is a resourceful and intelligent way for academically advanced high school students to achieve their high school requirements and get a head start on a college education, supported by a Christ-centered community. Crown offers PSEO classes to all qualifying students who reside in Minnesota, including students enrolled in public and private schools, as well as high school students in Minnesota who are being educated in home schools. The State of Minnesota covers the complete cost of tuition and educational expenses, including books and class fees. Most colleges across the nation accept PSEO credits.

    Residential Program

    For Minnesota high school seniors who have earned a minimum of a 3.25 GPA. PSEO residential students live and study much like freshman at Crown. They live in the dorms, participate in student life and take freshman classes. (Please note: Room and board is not covered by the State of Minnesota and is the responsibility of the student.)

    Commuter Program

    For Minnesota high school juniors or seniors who have earned a minimum of a 3.25 GPA. Typically, students in this program enroll full-time, so the challenge of balancing high school and PSEO commitments at Crown need to be considered. Students must provide their own transportation.

    PSEO Application Process

    In order to be considered for PSEO Online student status, students must:

    • Complete and submit the Crown College PSEO Online Application for Admission. (Use the Apply Now button below.)
    • Request an official transcript be sent to Crown College from your high school.
    • Have your high school counselor complete and sign the Crown College PSEO Waiver Form and the State of Minnesota PSEO Notice of Student Registration form.
    • Have your parent(s) complete and sign both of these forms (the Crown College PSEO Waiver Form and the State of Minnesota PSEO Notice of Student Registration form)

    Apply Now

    Mail the completed forms to:

    Crown College Admissions
    8700 College View Dr
    St. Bonifacius MN 55375

    Applications for the Fall 2016 Residential and Commuter program are due April 1, 2016. Final decisions regarding students accepted to the program will be May 15, 2016.

    For any questions about Crown’s PSEO program, please contact our Admissions Office or call us at 1-800-68-CROWN.

     

    Additional Information:

    Note: PSEO students must start classes according to the Crown College academic calendar. Semester start and end dates, as well as holidays, may not coincide with the high school schedule.

    Books: Information about obtaining textbooks will be emailed to you in August prior to the start of the semester. This will enable you to obtain the books you need for PSEO approved classes. Textbooks are free for PSEO students.

    Transcripts: If you have not already done so, you must fill out a Transcript Request form for the Registrar’s Office to send your Crown transcript to your High School counselor. If you change high schools or move during the year, you must complete a new Transcript Request form and Minnesota Department of Education Form.

    Check with your high school before dropping classes. Some high schools consider a “W” (withdrawal) grade the equivalent of a failing grade.

    FERPA Permission: FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. When you become a Crown College student, your student records are your private information. If you have parents, high school teachers or a guidance counselor who needs to be able to discuss your academic progress or other student records with Crown staff, then you need to give permission for those people to have access to your information. If you have questions, contact your Crown advisor to discuss this further. You can fill out the FERPA permission form on Our. Crown under Students/Online Forms.

    Enrolling full-time at Crown College:

    Upon graduation from high school, PSEO students may apply for admission into the Arts & Sciences program or the School of Online Studies program. When making acceptance decisions, consideration will be given to three categories:

    • Academics
    • Areas of involvement within school and community
    • Leadership experiences within school and community

    It is expected that PSEO students’ abilities in these categories are exceptional.

  • PSEO Online (MN students only)
    The Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is a state-funded program that allows high school juniors and seniors to complete high school requirements at the college level. At Crown College, PSEO is a resourceful and intelligent way for academically advanced high school students to achieve their high school requirements and get a head start on a college education, supported by a Christ-centered community.Crown offers PSEO classes to all qualifying students who reside in Minnesota, including students enrolled in public and private schools, as well as high school students in Minnesota who are being educated in home schools. The State of Minnesota covers the complete cost of tuition and educational expenses, including books and class fees. Most colleges across the nation accept PSEO credits.

    PSEO Online Program

    For Minnesota high school juniors or seniors who have earned a minimum of a 3.25 GPA. Students in this program are in online classes with other PSEO students.

    PSEO Distinctives

    • Small class size (average 14 students)
    • Attentive & responsive professors
    • Advisors who serve as the student advocate
    • Clear expectations in every class

    PSEO Application Process

    In order to be considered for PSEO Online student status, students must:

    • Complete and submit the Crown College PSEO Online Application for Admission. (Use the Apply Now button below.)
    • Request an official transcript be sent to Crown College from your high school.
    • Have your high school counselor complete and sign the Crown College PSEO Waiver Form and the State of Minnesota PSEO Notice of Student Registration form.
    • Have your parent(s) complete and sign both of these forms (the Crown College PSEO Waiver Form and the State of Minnesota PSEO Notice of Student Registration form)

    Apply Now

    Mail the completed forms to:

    Crown College Admissions
    8700 College View Dr
    St. Bonifacius MN 55375

    Applications for the Spring 2016 Online program are due December 4, 2015. Decisions regarding acceptance will be made on a rolling basis.

    For any questions about Crown’s PSEO program, please contact our Admissions Office or call us at 1-800-68-CROWN.

    PSEO Online Program Details

    Course Offerings

    Crown offers courses for online students on a two-year rotation. Many of these courses will meet Minnesota high school graduation standards as well as most college general education requirements.

    Course offerings are as follows:

    Fall 2015

    Spring 2016

    ENG 1510: College Writing and Research ENG 2510: American Literature
    HIS 1510: World Civilizations HIS 2520: U.S. History
    FAR 1560: Art Appreciation PSY 130: General Psychology

     

    Important Dates:

    PSEO Spring 2016 Deadlines

    PSEO Fall 2016 Deadlines

    Applications for all Online Students: 12/04/15 Applications for new Online Students: 08/01/16
    Registration for all Online Students: 12/21/15 Registration for new Online Students: 08/15/2016
    Spring courses begin: 01/13/16 Fall courses begin:
    Last day to add a Spring class: 01/22/16 Last day to add a Spring class:
    Last day to drop a Spring class: 03/16/16 Last day to drop a Spring class:

    Additional Information:

    Note: PSEO students must start classes according to the Crown College academic calendar. Semester start and end dates, as well as holidays, may not coincide with the high school schedule.

    Books: Information about obtaining textbooks will be emailed to you in the month prior to the start of the semester. This will enable you to obtain the books you need for PSEO approved classes. Textbooks are free for PSEO students.

    Transcripts: If you have not already done so, you must fill out a Transcript Request form for the Registrar’s Office to send your Crown transcript to your high school counselor. If you change high schools or move during the year, you must complete a new Transcript Request form and Minnesota Department of Education form.

    Check with your high school before dropping classes. Some high schools consider a “W” (withdrawal) grade the equivalent of a failing grade.

    FERPA Permission: FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. When you become a Crown College student, your student records are your private information. If you have parents, high school teachers or a guidance counselor who needs to be able to discuss your academic progress or other student records with Crown staff, then you need to give permission for those people to have access to your information. If you have questions, contact your Crown advisor to discuss this further. You can fill out the FERPA permission form on Our. Crown under Students/Online Forms.

    Enrolling full-time at Crown College:

    Upon graduation from high school, PSEO students may apply for admission into the Arts & Sciences program or the School of Online Studies program. When making acceptance decisions, consideration will be given to three categories:

    • Academics
    • Areas of involvement within school and community
    • Leadership experiences within school and community

    It is expected that PSEO students’ abilities in these categories are exceptional.

  • Dual Enrollment (Students residing outside of MN)
    Qualified students can earn dual credit — high school and college — while they are still in high school.
  • Classes in the School

    Details

    Crown will provide the curriculum to schools with at least 10 students who wish to offer a college class.  For only $150/credit, students can take a college class in their high school.

    Benefits

    Students

    • Earn transferable college credits while in high school
    • Have access to on-site high school teacher
    • Will demonstrate one’s ability for college
    • Saves money

    Schools

    • Crown College provides the curriculum (can be customized to meet the school’s needs)
    • Improved retention through concurrent enrollment
    • Courses can be taught 100% in-class, 100% online, or through a blended model