Northwestern is the largest provider of dual enrollment courses among private colleges and universities in the state of Minnesota. We offer more than 60 online courses in semester-length formats, including at-your-own-pace learning and collaboratively-based learning. You will be guided through your classes using a variety of textbooks, multimedia presentations, discussion forums, and other digital tools by caring and engaging Christian professors. Our online courses do not meet at a specific class time, rather, all course work can be completed at a student's own pace within the given course deadlines.
PSEO Online Courses Available
Check out the PSEO online course list to see all available classes. Bible classes are not eligible for the PSEO program; however, you can take these classes online at a discounted rate through the Early College program.
Do I need to attend class on-campus if I am only taking online courses?
No. Online PSEO courses are offered through a convenient online format which allows you to complete your work in a home or high school setting that best fits your schedule. You do not need to login at a certain time for class. Students interested in taking classes on-campus need to apply for our on-campus Dual Enrollment program.
How will I complete online courses?
Northwestern's PSEO online program requires you to have internet access to complete your courses. Our courses typically consist of online discussion boards, electronic assignment submission, and exams, as well as textbook readings. You will have a professor to answer questions just like any other class. Our courses are offered in either an Independent Study or Online Learning Group format. You must show responsibility, time management, and the ability to complete college level work for both types of course formats. Personal time management is imperative to academic success in our online courses.
Online Independent Study: An Independent Study Course means that while you study, you are independent of other students, weekly due dates, and regular interaction with your professor. You may work on the course at your own pace as long as you are able to complete the course by the end of the semester.
Online Learning Group: An Online Learning Group course requires you to interact with other students and your instructor. Semester start and end dates are critical for a learning group course. The group of students will start the course together, work through the course materials and assignments together, and finish together. This type of course has greater accountability because the courses have weekly due dates which are to be followed throughout the semester.
What are my computer requirements?
Participation in Northwestern's online courses requires the use of a personal computer with internet access. You can view our current computer requirements.
*Students with interest in pursuing Engineering courses will be required to have a computer with Windows operating system.