PSEO Litigation Information

Keep up to date on what Northwestern is doing in regards to the legislation passed in May 2023

Dear PSEO Families,

As we have just passed through the Thanksgiving season, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your patience and support as we’ve navigated the legislative changes affecting our on-campus PSEO (Post-Secondary Enrollment Options) program. Your prayers and encouragement have been invaluable.

As many of you know, last spring legislation was passed into law concerning the exclusion of PSEO at schools that require a faith statement as part of their PSEO admission requirement. This law does not impact our ability to offer online PSEO but does challenge our ability to offer on-campus PSEO. The University of Northwestern – St. Paul currently has an injunction against this law while our legal case, Loe vs. Jett, is being heard in federal court. We anticipate the case to be in the courts for quite some time. However, during this process, we want to assure you that Northwestern is fully committed to your educational journey.

While the outcome of the Loe vs. Jett trial is yet unknown, Northwestern remains unwavering in our support of our PSEO students. Should the PSEO lawsuit not be resolved in Northwestern’s favor, we will allow all admitted or enrolled junior and senior on-campus students to complete their dual enrollment experience, through the duration of high school, without paying tuition for those credits, assuming the students remain in good standing with the University and maintain the minimum GPA.

At Northwestern, our mission is to provide Christ-centered higher education, enabling you to grow intellectually and spiritually, to serve effectively in your professions, and to provide God-honoring leadership in your home, church, community, and the world. It is crucial for us to maintain the faith component in our on-campus PSEO program. Therefore, we will continue to fight against this new law.

You have numerous education options available, and our Northwestern faculty and staff truly appreciate your support. We want to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude for entrusting us with your education. It means a great deal to us.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to reach out to us by contacting Tami Treder in Admissions at or Heidi Hoefs in our Dual Enrollment office at Our Fall 2024 application will open January 29 and the deadline for on campus will be May 1. The online deadline is August 1. We are here to assist you in any way we can.

Thank you, and may God bless you abundantly.


Erick Klein, M.B.A.
Vice President for Enrollment Management

Janet Sommers, Ph.D.
Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

FAQs on PSEO Legislation Changes

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