MCAD's Postsecondary Enrollment Option (PSEO) is an honors program for high school seniors in Minnesota. Being accepted into this program allows you to take college courses and earn college credit, free of charge, while still in high school.

To be considered for this program, you must demonstrate self-discipline, maturity, and a high level of commitment to visual and liberal arts. You may apply to participate in on-campus courses if you live within fifty miles of campus, or in online courses if you live beyond fifty miles from campus.

If admitted, high school seniors may take one 3-credit course per semester for up to two semesters (fall and spring) for a total of 6 credits.

The PSEO program is competitive and highly selective and students are not guaranteed classes from semester to semester. 


On-Campus Courses

  • AH 1701 Intro to Art and Design History 1
  • FDN 1112 Foundation: 3D
  • FDN 1211 Foundation: Drawing 1
  • FDN 1212 Foundation: Drawing 2*
  • EN 1500 Writing and Inquiry

Online Courses

  • 2D 3206 Quicksketch
  • 2D 3297 Experience Anatomy
  • 2D 3303 Drawing through a Lens
  • CSDE 3110 Intro to Infographics
  • CSDE 9305 Comic Art Crash Course
  • HS 3920 Creative Writing*
  • VC 4207 Graphic Design Essentials
  • VC 4208
  • VS 1152 A Space of Possibility
  • VS 1160 Color Marketing and Forecasting
  • VS 1164 Illustrated Portrait
  • VS 1166 Illustrated Poster

*Prerequisite Required: Drawing 1 is a prerequisite for Drawing 2; Writing and Inquiry is a prerequisite for Creative Writing.

Contact, 612.874.3760, or 800.874.6223, ext. 1.