PSEO Overview

In order to maximize course selection and book availability for students, the following deadlines for DMACC PSEO registration for the 2017/2018 school year have been put into place:
Fall 2017 Term - July 14, 2017
Spring 2018 Term - November 17, 2017

*Any registration submitted after these dates must be approved on an individual basis by the Registrar.

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)

In 2016, legislation revised Iowa Code chapter 261 E (Senior Year Plus). This revision affects the eligibility of community college courses for Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) where concurrent enrollment agreements are in place.​

If your school district has a concurrent enrollment agreement with DMACC, students will not be eligible to take courses at DMACC under PSEO. Please contact your school district if you would like to discuss Senior Year Plus guidelines and DMACC enrollment opportunities.

Student Eligibility

Only high school students that attend a school that does not have concurrent enrollment through DMACC. Students attending a public or accredited nonpublic school who are in the 11th or 12th grade are eligible to participate. Also, 9th or 10th grade students who have been identified as gifted and talented are eligible to participate. Students need to consult with the PSEO official at their high school to determine other eligibility requirements. PSEO is offered during the Fall and Spring semesters only.


Tuition, fees and required textbooks in most cases are free for participating students. However, students may be required to purchase additional equipment or supplies that become the property of the student. Students should discuss costs with their high school counselor. Students who withdraw/drop a course or fail a course will be responsible to their school district for the cost of the course.


Courses are offered for college credit only. Course audit or challenge testing is not available. The local school district will determine the number of high school credits to be granted, if any, for successful completion of the course. The credit given may count toward applicable graduation requirements of the local school district; if so, the credits will be included on the student's high school transcripts.

Confidentiality of Student Records

DMACC complies with the Family Educational Right & Privacy Act - FERPA (20 U.S.C., 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). Any student, regardless of age, enrolled in a postsecondary institution like DMACC must provide the college with written permission before student records such as grades, attendance history or academic progress can be shared with any third party - including parents.

PSEO contact Andrea Jacobsen or 515-964-6803.​