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The Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program

Are you an academic high achiever? 

Would you like to cut the cost and length of your college education? 

The Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program (PSEOP) was created by the Ohio Legislature to allow students to enroll in a college or university to earn both college and high school credit. 


About the program

Advantages for college-level learning during high school 

  • Strengthening the high school curriculum and raising expectations for high school students. 
  • Reducing the total number of credits needed to be earned in college. 
  • Potentially reducing the time required for the baccalaureate and costs to parents, students and taxpayers. 
  • Enriching the undergraduate college curriculum by lessening the need to take introductory courses, consequently allowing earlier entry into advanced courses, facilitation of double majors, or permitting additional electives. 

PSEOP pays the following for students receiving dual high school/college credit 

  • All tuition and fees applied to the bill at the time of registration 
  • Registration fees including changes in a UA course schedule if changes are due to high school schedule conflicts initiated by a UA administrator. 
  • All required textbooks and non-consumable items. Please note: All required textbooks and non-consumable items must be returned at the end of the term.

Admissions


PSEOP distance-learning opportunities 

For students attending a district surrounding The University of Akron, an additional approach is available. Postsecondary distance-learning classes allow the student to enjoy the best of what high school has to offer, while providing a virtual campus collaboration linking multiple school districts. 

Distance Learning Classrooms are linked with interactive, multimedia technology and are equipped with state-of-the-art instructional equipment. Therefore, instructors teaching from these classrooms have all types of instructional media at their disposal. Instructors also have the ability to view multiple remote classrooms at a time.


For currently enrolled postsecondary students 

Always remember to state that you are a PSEOP student when you speak with any UA department. 

You must meet with your adviser for any schedule changes and to register for each semester: Center for Academic Advising and Student Success

Online resources

  • Memorize your student ID number and UANet ID to login to My Akron
  • Check your UA email account frequently. The Zip Support Center can be reached at 330-972-6888 for UANetID/password issues. 

Books must be returned by the end of exam week each semester.


Information for graduating postsecondary students 

Re-application information 

Student enrolled in the Postsecondary Enrollment Options Program must reapply through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions during their senior year of high school to be considered for admission as a new freshman. 

To reapply as a new freshman please submit the following credentials: 

  • Undergraduate Application for Admission
  • Official High School Transcripts 
  • ACT or SAT scores (if retaken since applying for PSEOP) 
    You are not required to repay the $45 application fee or the $125 confirmation fee, but you must complete a new "Intent to Enroll" form to confirm your intention to continue your enrollment at UA. 

New freshmen deadlines 

Honors College information 

Transfer of credits to another institution 

All subsequent colleges/universities will require an official copy of your UA transcript when you apply. You may request a transcript through My Akron or by submitting a request form to the Office of Registrar

Failure to disclose that you have attended The University of Akron could be considered as falsification of your record, and a college/university could deny you admission. 

Each college/university establishes their own policy for the transfer of credits. However, all state universities and community colleges in Ohio have established articulation agreements which assure the transfer of credits. 

You can visit the "U. Select" website at www.transfer.org to investigate how your credits may transfer to other institutions. In addition, you should call any institutions you are considering for clarification on their transfer policies. 

PSEOP student at The University of Akron


For assistance

Greg Dieringer 
Coordinator of the PSEOP Program 
Executive Director of Student Initiatives
330-972-7066 
gdierin@uakron.edu 

Greg Landis 
PSEOP Admissions 
Senior Assistant Director, Admissions 
330-972-5827 
glandis@uakron.edu 


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