General requirements for admission to the University in the Minnesota Cooperative Admissions Program (MnCAP)

Prior to enrolling at the University:

  • Complete the AA degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.
  • Complete the appropriate prerequisite and introductory courses for your intended major, with grades of C or higher. If you enter the MnCAP program as an undeclared major, you must have declared a major in one of the participating colleges by the time you apply for transfer to the U of M.
  • Meet the priority application deadline for the term you wish to begin.
  • Meet any additional admission conditions for individual U of M colleges, as outlined here.

Additional requirements for admission to colleges in the Minnesota Cooperative Admissions Program (MnCAP)

College of Biological Sciences (CBS)

  • Maintain a preferred cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.
  • Maintain a science GPA of 2.7 or higher. This GPA is calculated using grades from coursework such as general biology, organismal biology, calculus, calculus-based physics, general chemistry, and organic chemistry.
  • Complete one semester of calculus (equivalent to MATH 1271) with grades of C- or higher.
  • Complete one full year of general chemistry with lab (equivalent to CHEM 1061/1065 and 1062/1066) with grades of C- or higher.
  • Students are strongly encouraged to attend a prospective transfer student information session to help plan their transfer. Please visit the CBS website for more information.
CBS Transfer advising:
612-624-9717
cbs-tsfr@umn.edu

College of Continuing Education (CCE)

Construction Management

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.
  • Applicants must have completed the following courses with a minimum C- grade: Short Course Calculus or Calculus 1 and Physics I with Lab.
  • Recommend completing preparatory courses in Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, either Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications, and a Technical Writing course.

Health Services Management

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.
  • Applicants must have completed the following courses with a minimum C- grade: Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Statistics, Health/Medical Terminology, and either Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications.
  • Recommend an Introduction to Psychology or Managerial Psychology course.

Information Technology Infrastructure

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.
  • Applicants must have completed the following courses with a minimum C- grade: Short Course Calculus or Calculus 1, Physics I with Lab, and Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures.
  • Recommend completing preparatory courses in Microeconomics, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Statistics, either Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications, and a Technical Writing course.

Manufacturing Operations Management

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.
  • Applicants must have completed the following courses with a minimum C- grade: Short Course Calculus or Calculus 1, Physics I with Lab, and Chemistry.
  • Recommend completing preparatory courses in Microeconomics or Macroeconomics, Financial Accounting, Introduction to Statistics, either Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communications, and a Technical Writing course.
CCE MnCAP advising:
Willie Wong, 612-625-2529 or wkwong@umn.edu

College of Design (landscape design and planning only)

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.
  • Earn grades of C or higher in all transfer courses related to the major.
CDes MnCAP advising:
Branden Rudie, 612-626-3605

College of Education & Human Development (family social science, recreation administration, and youth studies majors only) - New Requirements

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended.
  • Family social science applicants complete statistics and public speaking prior to admission with grades of C- or higher
  • Recreation Administration applicants complete public speaking and either introductory sociology or general psychology prior to admission, with grades of C- or higher
  • Youth Studies applicants complete introduction to sociology, statistics, public speaking, and one additional social science course prior to admission, with grades of C- or higher
  • Submit CEHD Transfer Application Supplement with admission application
CEHD MnCAP advising:
612-625-3339

College of Food, Agricultural & Natural Resource Sciences

  • Successful transfer applicants will have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Successful applicants will have College Algebra (or higher) completed or in progress prior to applying at the U of M.
  • Demonstrate a strong foundation in math and science courses.
  • Applicants to the Applied Economics and Pre-Ag & Food Business Management major must have completed college algebra with a grade of C or higher and must have completed microeconomics or macroeconomics with a grade of B- or higher. Preferred GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Applicants to the Nutrition major must have completed one semester or two quarters of inorganic chemistry with lab with a grade of C or higher, and one semester or two quarters of biology with lab with a grade of C or higher. Preferred GPA of 2.8 or higher. If a student has one full year of Chemistry (equivalent to CHEM 1061/1065 and CHEM 1062/1066) then the student is not required to complete General Biology with a lab, prior to admission.
  • Applicants to the Food Science major must have completed one semester or two quarters of inorganic chemistry with lab with a grade of C- or higher, and one semester or two quarters of biology with lab with a grade of C- or higher. Preferred GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • All applicants who wish to pursue the emphasis of Pre-Vet in the Animal Science major AND intend to apply to Veterinary School must have completed college algebra, one semester (or more) of general chemistry with lab, and one semester of general biology with lab, with grades of B or higher. Preferred cumulative GPA for this emphasis in Animal Science is 3.0 or higher.
CFANS MnCAP advising:
Carolyn Larson, 612-624-3220

College of Liberal Arts (CLA)

  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher in courses related to your major. This cumulative GPA includes coursework from all colleges you have attended (note that the GPA requirement for Journalism & Mass Communication and for Computer Science majors is higher than 2.5).
  • Complete a second semester of a foreign language (for students who plan to pursue a BA or BIS degree).
  • Pass any auditions or special exams (for music and dance majors) prior to matriculation in CLA.
  • Preference is given to students whose first-choice major is in CLA.
CLA MnCAP advising:
Sara Harrison, 612-626-8046

College of Science and Engineering (astrophysics, chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, physics, and statistics majors only)

  • Complete the minimum course prerequisites required by the student's intended major.
  • Technical courses are all math and science-based courses beginning with the required prerequisite courses. These courses include, but are not limited to, calculus, calculus-based physics, general chemistry principles, higher-level math and science, engineering, and computer science courses.
  • For the purposes of admission, an applicant's technical GPA is calculated using all grades of technical courses including original and repeated attempts (referred to as an unbracketed technical GPA).
  • Maintain an unbracketed technical GPA or 3.2 or higher.

Please note: Students who are currently registered for the MnCAP program with the intent to transfer into an engineering program within CSE are encouraged to contact the CSE MnCAP adviser for more information about their likelihood of admission.

CSE MnCAP advising:
David Finlayson, CSE transfer counselor
612-625-6403
finla036@umn.edu

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