University of Minnesota Twin Cities

January 2015 Transfer Newsletter

In this newsletter:

  1. Fall 2015 admissions: priority vs. final application deadlines
  2. Fall 2015 admissions: recommended vs. required prerequisite courses
  3. On-campus housing options for transfer students
  4. Spotlight: University of Minnesota business majors
  5. Special events: Environmental Internship & Career Fair and CDes Open House

As a reminder, current and past newsletters can also be viewed online at http://z.umn.edu/transfernewsletter.

Feedback Welcome:

This is the fourth year since we started this transfer newsletter and we genuinely appreciate your feedback. Please send all comments, suggestions and questions regarding newsletter content to Ms. Alyssa Kotzian, transfer newsletter coordinator, via email at kotz0015@umn.edu.

Additionally, we want to make sure that everyone who may be interested in our newsletters' information is receiving it. If you know anyone that should be added to our distribution list, please don't hesitate to contact Ms. Kotzian.

I. Fall 2015 admissions: priority vs. final application deadlines

Thank you for working with your students to submit their applications for fall admission. Complete admission and deadline information is available on our website at http://admissions.tc.umn.edu/transfer/deadlines.html.

Please note that some colleges and programs require additional materials including application supplements. Information concerning application supplement and required/recommended course prerequisites can be found on our website. If you or your students have any questions regarding this information, please contact the specific college in question.

We encourage students to submit complete applications by the priority deadline. Submitting complete applications by the priority deadline ensures full consideration. Applications received or completed after the priority deadline, but by the final deadline, will be reviewed on a space-available basis. Some programs may fill and therefore close their admissions before the final deadline.

In order to be considered for more than one program where the program deadlines differ, students must meet the priority deadline for each individual program.

II. Fall 2015 admissions: recommended vs. required prerequisite courses

Many undergraduate colleges and programs at the U of M-TC have required prerequisite courses that must either be complete or in-progress at the time of applying for Transfer admission. A full list of these required prerequisites can be found on our website.

Some programs and colleges have recommended prerequisite courses either in addition to or in place of required prerequisite courses. If you or your students have further questions regarding recommended and/or required prerequisite courses, please contact the specific program or college.

III. On-campus housing options for transfer students

In the fall 2015 semester, approximately 200 spaces will be available exclusively for transfer students. Priority will be given to students who select and are admitted to one of our Transfer Student Living Learning Communities. After that, priority will be based on a student's completed housing application.

Transfer Student Living Learning Communities:

  • CFANS Transfer Community - CFANS Transfer House is an excellent opportunity to connect with other transfer students who have similar career aspirations and academic interests in food, agricultural and natural resource sciences. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to research opportunities, study abroad programs, leadership programs and a variety of social events such as barbeques, informal dinners, and some off-campus experiences. This House is a co-ed community located in Bailey Hall on the St. Paul campus.
  • CSE Transfer Community - The CSE Transfer House is an excellent opportunity to connect with other transfer students who have similar career aspirations and academic interests in science and/or engineering. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to research opportunities, study abroad programs, leadership programs and a variety of social events such as barbeques, informal dinners with professors, off-campus experiences, etc. In addition to the social aspect, students will have access to the Taylor Tutoring Center in Frontier Hall that serves CSE students. This House is a co-ed community located in Centennial Hall and has space for 30 students.
  • Leaders In Transition - The Leaders in Transition LLC (also known as "Transfer House") gives new transfer students an opportunity to support each other through their first year at the U of M and learn about leadership for personal growth and professional development. The goal of Leaders in Transition community is to help transfers grow on a personal level so that they may become effective leaders their lives, student groups, and career endeavors. Past participants in this community have recalled their experiences to be both personally and professionally challenging as well as one of their most rewarding experiences during their first year on campus. This House is located in the 17th Avenue residence hall.

Additional housing for transfers such as Family Student Housing, off-campus housing and off-campus apartments close to campus continue to be excellent options for transfer students.

IV. Spotlight: University of Minnesota business majors

The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has many programs available for students who are interested in pursuing a career in a business-related field. Although the Carlson School of Business houses a majority of our business majors, many of our other colleges also have business-related majors.

Below is a comprehensive list of the 18 business-related majors we have to offer at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities:

Accounting
Agricultural and Food Business Management
Agricultural Industries and Marketing
Applied Economics
Bioproducts Marketing and Management
Business and Marketing Education
Entrepreneurial Management
Finance
Finance & Risk Management Insurance
Human Resource Development
Human Resources and Industrial Relations
International Business
Management Information Systems
Marketing
Public & Nonprofit Management
Retail Merchandising
Sport Management
Supply Chain & Operations Management

If you or your students have further questions regarding any of our business-related courses, please contact the specific program or college.

V. Special events: Environmental Internship & Career Fair and College of Design Open House

Environmental Internship & Career Fair

The University of Minnesota Career and Internship Services will be hosting an Environmental Internship & Career Fair on Wednesday, February 11. This event is free and open to all community college students. Students are encouraged to dress professionally and bring resumes.

Event Details:
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm
North Star Ballroom
St. Paul Student Center, St. Paul Campus
2017 Buford Avenue, St. Paul

The following fields will be represented at the fair:

  • Corporate/Municipal Sustainability
  • EcoTourism
  • Environmental Communication
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Environmental Consulting & Assess.
  • Environmental Design
  • Environmental Education
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Policy & Planning
  • Fisheries & Wildlife
  • Forestry & Natural Resource Management
  • Green Products & Services
  • Parks and Protected Areas Management
  • Renewable/Alternative Energy
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Soil Science
  • Terrestrial Land Management
  • Forests, Wildlife & Ecosystem Services
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Urban Forestry & Natural Resource
  • Management
  • Water & Wetland Management

College of Design Open House

College of Design will be hosting a Transfer Open House on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus on Friday, February 6, 2015!

At this special open house event, students will learn more about:

  • Why the College of Design at the U of M is one of the best places in the country to study the field of design.
  • The College of Design's signature academic programs.
  • Unique opportunities for students to get hands-on experience, such as design-focused student organizations, exhibitions and shows, and study abroad.
  • College of Design transfer admission requirements and next steps.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with College of Design faculty, advisers, staff, and current students, as well as take an optional tour of College of Design classrooms and facilities after the event.

College of Design Transfer Open House
Friday, February 6, 2015
1:15-4:00 p.m.
(check-in begins at 12:45 p.m.)
Rapson Hall

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