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Welcome! We're so glad your student is considering the University of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota, your son or daughter will find great academics, including over 130 majors, the University Honors Program, and award-winning faculty, great opportunities for undergraduate research, internships, and study abroad at a great location in the heart of the Twin Cities--all for a great value.

Why the U of M?
With 140 majors, caring advisers, renowned professors, and 800+ student organizations on a thriving Big 10 campus, the U of M is a place where you can experience countless adventures and achieve your goals and dreams. Follow the links below to explore all that we have to offer!


Please note that the priority application deadline for fall 2014 freshman admission was December 16, 2013. Learn more.

Information about Admission

College Planning Tips
Wondering what courses your child should take during high school? Whether your student is in eighth or twelfth grade, this information will help your child prepare for admission and university-level study.
Next Steps
Based on your child's year in high school, find the next steps and deadlines for your family.
Learn more about our ACT/SAT requirements and get information about test dates and registration.
Tips for Your Campus Visit
Planning a campus visit? These five tips will help you make the most of your day.
Minnesota Cooperative Admissions Program (MnCAP)
MnCAP is an admissions program that serves students planning to transfer from Minnesota's public two-year campuses to transfer-admitting colleges at the University of Minnesota.


Admissions counselor blogs

U of M students win national and international academic scholarships

New initiatives to enhance the undergraduate experience

Campus events calendar

The U of M's new President: Eric Kaler

Involvement Opportunities

Alumni Ambassadors Student Recruitment Program
Alumni are invited to share their U of M experiences with prospective students in a variety of ways. Learn more about opportunities here.

Parent Resources

University of Minnesota Parent
Your one-stop shop for information about campus events, important dates, and programs available to you and your student. Tap into a network of families with students at the U of M.
Campus Safety and Security Tips for Families
Nine tips to make your family's University of Minnesota experience as enjoyable and healthy as possible. Also includes information on emergency notification systems that the University of Minnesota uses to communicate with students.
College of Science and Engineering Parents Organization
A resource for parents of current and future College of Science and Engineering students.
CLA Parent
A resource for parents of current and future College of Liberal Arts students.
Counseling and Consulting Services
We offer services that help your child stay physically, emotionally, and academically healthy while they are away from home. Learn more here.

Contact Us

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Office of Admissions, a Division of the Office of Undergraduate Education • 240 Williamson Hall • 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E. • Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213 • P: 1-800-752-1000 • F: 612-626-1693