Attention New PSEO Students!
Prior to registering for class, new students must first complete the following:
College Student Inventory
Meet with an advisor/counselor
Click here for information about the Career Advantage New Student Orientation.
PSEO Information Nights
Learn more about the PSEO program at a PSEO Information Night. Learn more.
PSEO Student Responsibilities
Download and read the PSEO Orientation Handout that outlines the responsibilities of PSEO Students. Click here.
Post Secondary Enrollment Options at LCCC
Earn College Credit in High School
Lorain County Community College offers some great programs that enable academically advanced and talented high school (and home-educated) students to enroll in college courses Depending on the program, these courses may provide both high school and college credit. College credit can be earned and may be used at LCCC or for transfer to a college or university of choice after high school graduation.
The Dual Enrollment Team assists those high school students who are concurrently enrolling at LCCC. We work in cooperation with the students' high school guidance counselors to make sure that students are selecting the proper courses at LCCC. We also make arrangements for assessing new students to make sure that students are ready for college-level coursework. LCCC academic advisors work in conjunction with the Coordinator of Special Admissions programs, LCCC's Recruitment Specialists and LCCC's Counselor for Post-Secondary Options students on common concerns and issues.
Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO)
- Click here to view our Course Schedule
Click here for the PSEO Calendar
Ohio Post-Secondary Enrollment Option B
Get Both High School and College Credit for FREE
The Ohio Post-Secondary Enrollment Option B program is a popular choice for students - and for good reason. This program allows students to earn college credits while in high school, all for free. Under this program, students enroll in courses at LCCC and receive dual credit for high school requirements and for college credit. These credits may be used at LCCC or for transfer to the college or university of choice after high school graduation. Even books and other fees are covered under this state-funded program. The deadline for application is June 15 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester.
LCCC Credit In Escrow
Earn College Credit NOW That You Can Use Later
LCCC's Credit In Escrow program allows qualifying high school students to take college courses to receive college credit and students can choose to have college courses count toward high school graduation. Credits are then utilized at LCCC or for transfer to the college or university of choice. Under this program, tuition and all associated course costs are the responsibility of the student. Also, qualifying high school students who want to take courses at LCCC and are eligible for participation in the Option B program but who miss the Option B filing deadline, may participate in this program.
For Home-Educated Students
Students who are home educated may participate in LCCC's Credit In Escrow program. See the information on the LCCC Credit In Escrow program for complete information and eligibility requirements. LCCC welcomes home-educated students and, in fact, those in the Credit In Escrow program from home-educated settings have proven themselves to be outstanding students.
College Opportunity Partnership Program (COPP)
LCCC’s College Opportunity Partnership Program expands opportunity for area high school student in their high schools. These courses provide both high school and college credit without the student needing to attend campus. These credits may be used at LCCC or for transfer to the college or university of choice after high school graduation.
Eligibility Requirements for PSEO and Credit in Escrow Programs
Students who are currently attending chartered or non-chartered, public or private high schools are eligible to participate in both programs. Students currently in the eighth grade may apply now to participate for when they are freshmen. Home-educated students may participate in LCCC's Credit In Escrow program if they turn 14 years old before September 30 of the year they wish to enroll.
For students who want to participate in either the Ohio Post-Secondary Enrollment Option B program or LCCC Credit in Escrow program, it is recommended that they meet the following grade-point average (GPA) requirements: Freshmen should be carrying at least 3.9 GPAs, sophomores should be carrying at least 3.7 GPAs, juniors should be maintaining at least 3.5 GPAs and seniors should have minimum 3.0 GPAs. Home-educated students are eligible for participation only in the Credit In Escrow program and participation is based upon results of a personal assessment process administered at LCCC that covers reading, writing and mathematical skills (please see below).
To participate in the Ohio Option B program, students need to notify their high school officials (usually a guidance counselor or principal) of their intent to participate by March 30 prior to the academic year they wish to begin. School officials are then required to supply LCCC with the necessary academic information on students who are applying for participation. Home-educated students need to inform the superintendent of the school district in which they live of their intent to participate (this for the Credit in Escrow program only). A sign-off or proof of notification from the superintendent is necessary to participate.
Eligibility Requirements For LCCC's College Opportunity Partnership Program
Qualified students attending participating public high schools are eligible to participate in the program.
- Freshmen and Sophomores should have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA
- Juniors and Seniors should have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA
Each district will set the appropriate grade level for each LCCC class held at their high school. Please consult the school’s course catalog.
Assessment and Next Steps After Recieving Acceptance Letter
- Take the COMPASS ASSESSMENT or submit ACT or SAT scores to the Records Office. www.lorainccc.edu/COMPASS
- Register to attend a New Student Orientation at www.lorainccc.edu/orientation
(COPP students should check with their district for a date to attend a session at your high school if possible.)
- PSEO Students and COPP students attending orientation on LCCC's campus will complete the College Student Inventory during a New Student Orientation.
- Meet with an academic advisor or counselor.
Students may be exempt from the COMPASS part of the assessment process if they have earned ACT or SAT scores of:
- ACT English score of 18 or SAT English score of 430
- ACT Mathematics score of 22 or SAT Mathematics score of 510
- ACT Reading Score of 21 or SAT Reading score of 490
Application Deadlines: Students must meet application deadlines in order to participate in any of the above programs. For participation in the PSEO Option B or COPP program for fall semester, all application materials (see following information) must be received by June 15 prior to the academic year they wish to begin. For participation in the PSEO Option B or COPP program for spring semester, all application materials must be received by LCCC by October 15 (subject to notification of district by March 30). For the LCCC Credit In Escrow program, students need to submit application materials no later than three weeks prior to the start of the semester in which they wish to begin.
If you don't quite meet all of the GPA requirements for the PSEO Option B or Credit in Escrow programs, you still have a chance to participate. Under a special Talent Clause qualification, students who are exceptional in a particular area (such as history or art or science) and have received grades no lower than a B in these areas, may be recommended for participation in the Option B or Credit in Escrow programs at LCCC. Students are then allowed to enroll in college courses in these particular areas. Talent Clause applicants are reviewed for participation on a case-by-case basis.
Application for Admission
The Dual Enrollment Application for Admission is available from your high school guidance counselor.
For more information, e-mail Sue Lekan or call 440-366-7638.