Freshman Application First Deadline: November 1, 2017: Full consideration for application, Honors, and scholarships is given to students whose applications are complete by November 1. Applicants will receive a decision no later than January 31, 2018.
Freshman Application Second Deadline: January 1, 2018: Full consideration for application, Honors, and scholarships is given to students whose applications are complete by January 1. (Grace period notice: Submit your fall 2018 freshman application and all supporting materials by January 16th to be considered on time for the January 1st deadline.) Applicants will receive a decision no later than March 31, 2018.
Application Tracker is a tool you can use to determine which application materials have been received, and whether a decision has been made on your application.
Admission applications and supporting materials, whether they are submitted electronically or through the mail, generally appear on Application Tracker within 10 days. (Please note that international student documents may take slightly longer.) Each document is individually reviewed and manually connected to your application file, so this process does take some time to complete. You will receive an email from the Office of Admissions when your student ID has been created and Application Tracker is available. Questions? Please contact us as soon as possible at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000.
We look at several pieces of information to make an admission decision. Be sure to use this application checklist to ensure your application is complete.
(If you are an international student, see your application checklist.)
Admission applications and supporting materials, whether they are submitted electronically or through the mail, generally appear on Application Tracker within 10 days. (Please note that international student documents may take slightly longer.) Each document is individually reviewed and manually connected to your application file, so this process does take some time to complete. The November 1 deadline is a postmark priority deadline, so any items postmarked by November 1 will be considered on time.
We will always consider the best composite score submitted by each applicant, so we strongly encourage students to list the U of M as one of the schools to receive an official score each time they sit for an ACT or SAT exam.
Important: Students who have already taken the ACT or SAT should send current scores to us now to ensure their applications can be completed on time.
Students who have earned or will earn a GED must have official scores sent to us.
The MN Battery and TOEFL are English proficiency exams for students for whom English is not their native language. Students who have questions about registering for an English proficiency exam or sending scores should contact the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000.
Applicants who are currently in high school must submit an official transcript through the end of junior year. Applicants who have already graduated from high school must submit an official final high school transcript that includes grades through the end of 12th grade and the date of graduation. Applicants who have taken college courses must submit official transcripts from those colleges as well, even if no credit was earned. Please note: We are not able to accept faxed or photocopied transcripts.
We accept transcripts via a variety of formats to make it easy for schools to send official transcripts in whatever manner is easiest for each school. Your school may choose to submit these documents using Parchment, Naviance, or another electronic service. Schools may also mail them to the address below, or fax them to 612-626-1693 (from the school's official fax number). If your school has a specific protocol for requesting transcripts, please follow your school's protocol.
If you applied online, you can pay your application fee online by credit card. Simply log into your admission application. Because you have already applied, you will be brought to the 'Thank You' page, which contains the link to pay your fee online.
If you applied using a paper application or if you would prefer to pay by check, view payment information.
Qualifying applicants may also submit an Application Fee Waiver Request form.
Sometimes we receive an application that does not contain responses to all required questions. If Application Tracker or another communication from us indicates that an application is missing a response to one of these questions, please see below for details on how to submit that information.
If Application Tracker indicates that "Application for resident classification" is missing, applicants should complete and submit the residency form. This information will not be used to make an admission decision; it will be used to consider the applicant for Minnesota resident tuition.
The University of Minnesota is committed to maintaining a scholarly, educational environment characterized by safety, respect, and integrity. As part of this commitment, the University requires undergraduate applicants to supply information about their conduct.
Applicants reporting academic dishonesty, sexual offense convictions, or pending sexual offense charges are never automatically barred from admission to the University. Before the information below is considered, we will complete a holistic, overall assessment of the application, and if it is determined that the applicant is academically admissible, only then will the responses be considered as factors in our review.
Please be sure to include your full name and date of birth.
If "background questionnaire" is noted on Application Tracker as missing, please submit your answer to the following required application question:
If "expulsion/suspension/probation question" is noted on Application Tracker as missing, please submit your answer to the following required application question:
Applicants may also include an optional statement as to why they believe this information should not be cause for concern about the safety of the university community.
Note: Misrepresenting answers to these questions may result in the withdrawal of your application or admission. If your answers to the above questions change, you are required to notify the Office of Admissions and provide updated answers.
If this item is indicated as required on your Application Tracker, please provide a list of work, school, or other activities since graduating from high school, with dates included. Examples may include, but are not limited to, work experience, family responsibilities, exchange programs. Visit http://z.umn.edu/timeaftergrad to submit this requested information. This information is required to assist in the overall assessment of your application materials, and to ensure that any coursework since high school graduation is reflected in your application file.
Applicants to the following programs are required to complete a supplemental application: acting, dance, music, and nursing. If Application Tracker indicates that an applicant needs to complete a supplemental application, these applications may be found below:
Please submit all missing information to:
University of Minnesota Office of Admissions
240 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Dr. S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213
Phone: 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000 • Fax: 612-626-1693