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 2013-2014 Academic Year
- You must be at least 16 years of age and at least junior class standing.
- You must have a minimum, unweighted, cumulative high school GPA of 3.00.
- You must have taken some type of standardized test (OGT, PSAT, SAT, ACT, PLAN, etc.).
- You must submit the Application for Admission for the Post Secondary Options Program with signatures from both your 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.
- Students who do not meet all of the above requirements will have to apply and be approved through our Admissions Committee to enroll in PSO courses.
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)
Please note that students who wish to enroll in online courses may do so with a maximum two courses per term (there are two 7 week terms per 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 2013-2014 Academic Year
Students who start courses in the Fall 2013 semester and wish to continue courses for the Spring 2014 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 January 3rd, 2014 to enroll for those desired Spring 2014 courses.
Students who do not wish to take Fall 2013 semester courses, but wish to do so for Spring 2014 courses will need to submit the PSO Application with desired courses by December 1st, 2013.
Tiffin University Seated Schedule Spring 2014 - Seated Courses - last updated November 5th
Tiffin University Online Schedule Spring 2014 - Online Courses - last updated November 5th
(courses highlighted in red are closed/courses highlighted in gray require pre-requisites)
Deadlines to Remember
SPRING 2014- The new PSO student application deadline for both seated and online students for the spring 2014 semester is December 1st, 2013. New student applications will not be accepted after December 1st, 2013.
SPRING 2014- Students and their courses for spring 2014 must be approved by Tiffin University for scheduling no later than January 3rd, 2014. Course selections will not be accepted after January 3rd, 2014.
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.
FALL 2014- Students and their courses for fall 2014 must be approved by Tiffin University for scheduling no later than August 15th, 2014. Course selections will not be accepted after August 15th, 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: