Post-Secondary Enrollment Options Program


Through Heidelberg's PSEO program, qualified juniors and seniors may apply to take Heidelberg courses designated as appropriate by the institution.

An application for admission to the program must be completed for each academic year and should be submitted by July 1. Completed applications must be sent with a high school transcript.  A one time application fee of $25 is required.

Heidelberg's PSEO program is open to ninth and tenth grade students in very special circumstances in which a student is exceptionally talented in a given area and has exhausted all appropriate opportunities in that area at his or her high school.

Heidelberg reserves the right to limit what a student can take or terminate enrollment in the subsequent semester if a student earns a grade below a C-.

Admission Requirements

Students who have the maturity and study habits to do college-level work may apply for admission. To qualify for admission, the student must

  1. Have a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 or higher
  2. Have the recommendation of the high school counselor or principal

High school seniors must also have passed the Ohio Graduation Test prior to applying.

Students who do not meet the first requirement may apply for admission if the student has a combined score of 1650 or more on the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or a composite score of 24 or more on the American College Test (ACT). Admission is at Heidelberg's discretion.

Courses Avaliable

Students may select appropriate courses (usually 100- and 200-level courses) from the Schedule of Classes. Selections may be subject to the approval of the Heidelberg advisor and the campus instructor. Students will be permitted to take only those courses that are currently in the college schedule and for which there is sufficient enrollment of regular college students.

Because Heidelberg students are given priority in registering for classes, some classes may reach maximum enrollment before registrations for PSEO students are processed. In such cases, high school students will be asked to consider other course offerings.

Academic Subjects

  • Accounting
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Athletic Training
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Chinese
  • Communication
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Economics
  • Education
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • French
  • Forensic Science
  • Geology
  • German
  • Health & Human Performance
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Honors Seminars
  • Mathematics
  • Media & Broadcast Journalism
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Religion
  • Spanish
  • Theatre Arts
  • Women & Gender Studies

Credit and Cost

Qualified students may enroll under either of two options. The student must choose one of these options at the time of the application for admission to the PSEO program, and the choice may not be changed once the application has been submitted to Heidelberg.

  • Option A: The student will receive college credit for the course(s), and the student is responsible for tuition and all other costs associated with the course(s), including textbooks. Tuition for this program is approximately one-third of the regular tuition.
  • Option B: The student will receive both high school and college credit for the course(s), and tuition will be covered by the home high school district under the provisions of Ohio Senate Bill 140. Textbook(s), which must be returned at the end of the semester, will also be provided under the provisions of SB140.

PSEO Orientation

All first-time PESO students are required to attend an orientation session prior to enrolling at Heidelberg. Orientation will aquaint students with our online information system, available resources, and policies and program guidelines. Specific dates and times will be announced.

College Advisor

The Office of Admissions provides advising for students in the PSEO program. The office is located in University Hall. You may contact the Office of Admission by calling (419) 448-2515 or (419) 448-2097, or by e-mail at

Contact Information

Heidelberg University
Office of Admission
University Hall
310 East Market Street
Tiffin, OH 44883-2462

Telephone: (419) 448-2515 or 1-800-434-3352 ext. 2515
FAX: (419) 448-2334

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday