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Checklist For Admitted Students

Welcome to the University of Minnesota Class of 2022! This checklist is for first-year students admitted for fall 2018. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!

  1. Confirm your Enrollment (Reserve your spot!)
  2. Apply for Financial Aid
  3. Apply for Housing

After you confirm your enrollment, you will begin to take additional steps towards becoming a Golden Gopher!

  1. Celebrate Your Admission!
  2. Complete Your New Student Checklist
  3. Attend Orientation
  4. Submit Final High School Transcripts
  5. Attend Welcome Week

Detailed Information

1. Confirm your Enrollment (Reserve your Spot)

The deadline to confirm your enrollment for fall 2018 is May 1, 2018; however, students are encouraged to confirm their enrollment as soon as possible. When you confirm your enrollment, you are making a commitment to attend the University of Minnesota in the fall. After we receive your enrollment confirmation, we will reserve a place for you in the incoming class and send you information about your next steps.

You may confirm your enrollment online. The website will prompt you to confirm your enrollment and pay your $280 non-refundable confirmation fee using a credit card, or by returning the enrollment confirmation form (enclosed with your admission letter) and the confirmation fee to the Office of Admissions by May 1.

2. Apply for Financial Aid

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). The FAFSA will be available in October 2017, and students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The U of M's priority deadline to submit the FAFSA is March 1. We strongly encourage you to submit the FAFSA, even if you aren't sure you will be eligible. For more information about the FAFSA, visit the Costs, Aid, and Scholarships section of our website or contact a financial aid counselor at One Stop.

3. Apply for Housing

The housing application will become available in late November.

Living Learning Communities

A Living Learning Community is a "house" within a residence hall that is focused on a specific academic or cultural interest. The LLC housing application becomes available in November, and interested students are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Assignments in Living Learning Communities are based on when the completed housing application is received, space availability, and whether students meet program requirements. The guaranteed housing application deadline is March 1.

Freshman Housing Guarantee

The University of Minnesota guarantees housing to all admitted first-year freshmen who are willing to accept assignment to any space designated, and who:

  1. Submit the housing application-contract and non-refundable housing application fee ($25 for 2017-18) to Housing & Residential Life no later than May 1; and
  2. Confirm their enrollment with the Office of Admissions no later than May 1.

Students who apply for housing after May 1 are placed in housing on a space-available basis.

After You Confirm Your Enrollment

After you confirm your enrollment, you will begin to take additional steps towards becoming a Golden Gopher!

4. Celebrate Your Admission!

There are many ways to celebrate and let others know of your admission to the University of Minnesota! You can:

  • Visit our #FutureGopher page to download Gopher Pride, get Gopher gear and more
  • Celebrate Maroon and Gold Fridays by wearing your U of M gear this Friday, and every Friday!
  • Share a picture of your UMN Pride, and use the #FutureGopher hashtag with all your U of M related posts!

5. Complete Your New Student Checklist

The New Student Checklist is an interactive, online checklist that allows students to complete the "Tell us about yourself" survey, sign up for orientation dates, and take any required placement exams. Depending on your college, you may need to take a placement test for math, chemistry, and/or a second language to help us determine the best starting point for your college curriculum.

The New Student Checklist will become available in April to students who have confirmed their enrollment. Confirmed students will receive a link to The New Student Checklist directly from their admitted college, and they can also access it through the OFYP (Orientation and First Year Programs) website using their U of M internet ID (e.g. smith999) and password. (Please note that enrollment confirmations are processed as quickly as possible, but the New Student Checklist becomes available approximately five business days after the confirmation is submitted.)

If you have questions, please contact Orientation & First-Year Programs at 612-624-1979 or 1-800-234-1979, or check OFYP online.

6. Attend Orientation

Orientation, which occurs in June or July 2018, is a required event during which you will meet your college adviser and register for your freshman year classes.

New Student Orientation is your two-day, official introduction to University life, where you'll meet with a college adviser and register for classes. All freshmen are required to attend this important program, which ensures a great start to your first year at the University of Minnesota. Your two-day orientation occurs in June or July. Students who have confirmed their enrollment can select their orientation date beginning on in April through the New Student Checklist (see above). More information will be emailed beginning in March to students who have confirmed their enrollment. If you have questions, please contact Orientation & First-Year Programs at 612-624-1979 or 1-800-234-1979, or check OFYP online.

7. Submit Final High School Transcripts

In order to verify that you have met University of Minnesota enrollment requirements, you must have your final high school transcript, including date of graduation, submitted to the Office of Admissions by the July 1st, 2018, deadline. When we receive your final transcript, we will review it to make certain you have maintained your strong academic record. Important note: Read our complete policy about senior year performance and final high school transcripts.

8. Attend Welcome Week

Welcome Week compliments your orientation experience and is an action-packed experience for new freshmen connects you to the campus, your college of enrollment, and the Twin Cities community. Welcome Week occurs the week before classes begin and attendance is required. During the program, you will have an opportunity to build relationships with your classmates and discover the multitude of resources and opportunities available to enhance your college experience. More information will be provided in the summer to students who have confirmed their enrollment. Visit the Welcome Week page for more details.

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