Post Secondary Options: Begin Your College Education While Still In High School!
Tiffin University offers high school students the opportunity to take college classes while still enrolled in high school through a state mandated Post-Secondary Option Program. If you qualify, you will be fully integrated into the classroom and/or online courses with current TU students. Your college education can begin today! Here is what you need to know:
Admission Requirements 2014-2015 Academic Year
- You must be have high school junior or senior class standing.
- You must have a minimum, unweighted, cumulative high school GPA of 3.00 as well as a 3.0 in the subject of study for which you wish to enroll.
- You must have one of the following standardized tests: OGT, ACT or SAT.
- You must submit the Application for Admission for the Post Secondary Options Program with signatures from you and both your high school guidance counselor and your parent or guardian as well as a copy of your current academic transcript with your standardized test scores before the set deadline. A new application must be submitted for each academic year.
- Be accepted by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by the designated deadline (July 1st, 2014 for Fall 2014/December 1st, 2014 for Spring 2015).
If you meet the above requirements, you may choose to enroll at Tiffin University under one of two options:
Option A: Permits students to enroll in college courses for college credit. The student is responsible for all costs including tuition, books, materials and fees (online and seated courses).
Option B: Permits students to enroll in college courses for high school and college credit. The student will not be required to pay for tuition, books, materials, and fees. (online and seated courses)
Students may take a maximum of 12 credit hours per semester or two online courses per term (there are two seven week terms in a semester) as post-secondary option students. Students participating in both seated and online courses in one semester cannot exceed 12 credit hours. This will include any credit hours taken as dual enrollment courses at the student's high school.
Students may not take their full high school course load as a Tiffin University post-secondary options student. At least one high school course must be taken each semester.
Withdrawing from Courses
Students must maintain a 2.0 TU grade point average each semester to continue to enroll for courses each academic year. If you decide to no longer participate in the program before the course has ended you must file a withdraw request and meet with your high school counselor to develop a new course schedule before the last week of class (finals week). Failure to file the necessary forms and request with Tiffin University before the last week of class (finals week) may result in a failing grade and payment of fees to your local school district.
How to Apply
Students who wish to apply for admission to the Tiffin University Post Secondary Options program are required to complete an application for admission. You can download an application below. The signatures of your guidance counselor, a parent or guardian and yourself are required prior to submitting the application along with a copy of your transcripts.
Click here to download an application (PDF) - Online and Seated
Enrolling for PSO for the 2014-2015 Academic Year
Students who start courses in the Fall 2014 semester and wish to continue courses for the Spring 2015 semester will not have to fill out a new application once they've applied for the academic year. However, a Course Selection Sheet will need to be re-submitted to Tiffin University by December 22nd, 2014 to enroll for those desired Spring 2015 courses.
Students who do not wish to take Fall 2014 semester courses, but wish to do so for Spring 2015 courses will need to submit the PSO Application with desired courses by December 1st, 2014.
Tiffin University Seated Schedule Spring 2015 - Seated Courses - last updated Nov 2014
Tiffin University Online Schedule Spring 2015 - Online Courses - last updated Nov 2014
(courses highlighted in red are closed)
Click here to download a Course Selection Sheet (PDF) - Students returning from Fall 2014 (returned no later than December 22nd, 2014)
Deadlines to Remember
FALL 2014 - The new PSO student application deadline for both seated and online students for the fall 2014 semester is July 1st, 2014. New student applications will not be accepted after July 1st, 2014.
All course selections must be solidified by August 15th, 2014. Additional course selections will not be accepted after this date.
SPRING 2015 New Students- The new PSO student application deadline for both seated and online students for the spring 2015 semester is December 1st, 2014. New student applications will not be accepted after December 1st, 2014.
SPRING 2015 Returning Students- Students and their courses for spring 2015 must be requested and approved by Tiffin University for scheduling no later than December 22nd, 2014. Course selections will not be accepted after December 22nd, 2014.
Dual Enrollment Courses
If you are interested in applying for courses as part of a dual enrollment agreement at your current high school, please contact your high school guidance office or Sarah Johnson at the information below.
Please submit all application materials and questions to:
Or Email to: