We have provided this timeline to assist you in the application process. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
The exams offered on October 24 (ACT) and November 7 (SAT) are the last opportunity for high school seniors to take the ACT or SAT and have the official scores sent to us before the December 15th application deadline. To send your official scores to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, use the codes listed below. We will consider your best overall score when we make your admission decision.
Additional information about our ACT or SAT requirement is available on our test scores page.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Freshman application priority deadline. Priority consideration for admission, Honors, and scholarships is given to students whose applications are complete by December 15th. After December 15th, admission is on a space-available basis and admission is more competitive.
February 28, 2016
By the end of February, students who submit a complete application by the December 15 priority deadline will receive one of the following decisions.
March 1, 2016
Financial aid application (FAFSA) priority deadline
To apply for need-based grants, scholarships, loans, work-study; and non-need-based student and parent loans, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Fall 2016 incoming freshmen that have not yet submitted the FAFSA should do so as soon as possible.
The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal, state, and University aid. Even if you think you may not be eligible, we strongly encourage you to submit the FAFSA. For more information about the FAFSA, visit the Costs, Aid, and Scholarships section of our website.
May 1, 2016
Freshman Housing Guarantee deadline
The University of Minnesota guarantees housing to all admitted first-year freshmen who are willing to accept assignment to any space designated, and who:
The housing application is now available. Admitted freshmen who apply for housing after May 1 are placed in housing on a space-available basis.
May 1, 2016
Enrollment confirmation deadline
When students confirm their enrollment, they are declaring their intent to attend the University of Minnesota, and we will reserve a place for them in the incoming class.