Frequently Asked Questions for Common Application Applicants to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Do you have a preference for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities application or the Common Application?

Students applying using either platform receive equal consideration for admission.

If I apply as a freshman applicant using the Common Application, am I still eligible for the Share My App program?

Yes, students applying using either platform and whose applications become complete will receive an invitation to participate in Share My App.

Do I need to submit an essay?

No; an essay is not required because our application questions make it easy for you to let us know who you are. Our application questions and other required materials such as transcripts and test scores are used in our holistic review of your application.

Do I need to submit mid-term grades?

No, we do not request mid-term grades through the Common Application; if we need to request updated grades for any reason we will request them directly from you.

Do I need to submit letters of recommendation?

No; we do not request or require letters of recommendation. Our application questions make it easy for you to let us know who you are. Our application questions and other required materials such as transcripts and test scores are used in our holistic review of your application.

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