Number of PSEO students living on campus sees increase

Senior Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) students taking classes at North Central are allowed to live on campus based on the amount of available housing and specific qualifications. The option was first made available during the 2015-16 school year. Seven PSEO students are living on campus during the Fall 2017 semester.

The move to allow PSEO students to live on campus was made both because of available space in the campus dormitories and to benefit PSEO students who know they want to later attend North Central for their undergraduate degree.

“We want these students to be a part of the community, to be connected,” Stacy Sikowski, PSEO and student support specialist said. “They are shortening their college career by up to two years, and this allows them to participate in college life when they know they want to stay here.”

The students must meet several eligibility requirements to be permitted to live on campus. The minimum GPA is 3.5 and they must be at least 17 years of age. The students go through an interview process before being approved to live on campus. All costs are the same for PSEO students as for undergraduates, but except they must pay all living costs out of pocket.

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