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PSEO On-Site FAQ


PSEO On-site courses are college courses offered to high school students through a partnership between Northwestern and the high school you attend.

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Which high schools may participate?

Northwestern partners with select private high schools to provide on-site PSEO courses.


Where does class take place?

Course instruction will take place in person at the high school, but additional work may be required at home or elsewhere with internet access.


Which courses may I take?

Your high school may choose any course from Northwestern’s traditional catalog for which the school has a qualified instructor. Typically, these courses will be common entry-level courses in academic subjects, but some schools offer more specialized courses.


Will the courses qualify for college credit at all institutions?

When you complete your course, full college credit will be applied to your academic record at Northwestern. Northwestern is regionally accredited and these credits may be used to complete a degree at Northwestern or transferred to another educational institution. We encourage you to check the requirements of the program and school where further study is planned before selecting your PSEO courses.


Which courses does Northwestern recommend for college-bound high school students?

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of Natural Science
  • 3 years of Social Science
  • 2 years of a foreign language and/or other general electives

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