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Sophomores and younger

Juniors

Seniors

Sophomores and younger

Course planning: Students should choose coursework that will prepare them to succeed in college. A strong college preparatory curriculum will give students the tools they need to succeed at the U of M. See our core subject requirements.

Juniors

Campus visits: Schedule a campus visit online or call 612-625-0000 or 1-800-752-1000. Meet us in person and see our breathtaking campus--just minutes away from the Minneapolis and St. Paul city centers--with your own eyes. There's no better way for students to get a taste of campus life.

Take the ACT or SAT: Students should take the ACT or SAT in the spring of their junior year to ensure that scores are available for the freshman admission application. The ACT writing exam is required.

Scores must be sent by the testing agency to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities using the following codes:

ACT: 2156
SAT: 6874

Course planning: Students should choose coursework that will prepare them to succeed in college. A strong college preparatory curriculum will give students the tools they need to succeed at the U of M. See our core subject requirements.

Seniors

Apply for Admission

December 15 Priority application deadline
The priority deadline for fall 2015 freshman applications was December 15. Applications that are submitted or become complete after December 15 are considered on a space-available basis. After December 15, space is limited and admission is more competitive.

November 1 Priority application deadline
The priority deadline for freshman applications is November 1.

December 15 Regular application deadline
The priority deadline for freshman applications is December 15.

Note on ACT or SAT scores: The ACT and SAT offered in October are the last opportunity for students to take the exam and have their scores arrive by the November 1 priority deadline. Contact the Office of Admissions if you have questions about sending scores or registering for the exams.

Honors and scholarship consideration: Admitted freshmen are considered for admission to the University Honors Program and for most of the University's competitive academic scholarships based on an overall assessment of their admission application. For more information, visits the Costs, Aid, and Scholarships section of our Web site.

Apply for Financial Aid

March 1 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). The FAFSA (available October 1 each year) 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 Web site.

Apply for Guaranteed Housing

March 1 Housing Living Learning Community priority deadline
Students who are interested in one of the Living Learning Communities are encouraged to apply as early as possible but no later than March 1. (The housing application becomes available in November.) Assignments in Living Learning Communities are based on the date the completed housing application is received, space availability, and whether students meet program requirements.

May 1 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:

  1. Submit the housing application and $25 non-refundable housing application fee to Housing & Residential Life no later than May 1; and
  2. Confirm your enrollment with the Office of Admissions no later than May 1.

Confirm Enrollment

May 1 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.

Got questions? Ask us! Use this online tool to get answers to frequently asked questions, or submit your own. Don't see what you're looking for? Call 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000.

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