UPDATE: Students applying for fall 2021 and fall 2022 undergraduate admission at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus are not required to submit an ACT or SAT score. Learn more.

Admission to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities: An introduction for military veterans

We welcome applications for admission from current or veteran service members and hope to assist you in applying for undergraduate admission to the University of Minnesota.

Below you will find a list of frequently asked questions about applying to the University as a veteran. Additional University Veterans Services, including information on student veterans orientation and veterans education benefits, can be found at the One Stop resource site.

Frequently Asked Questions for Veterans

Am I a freshman?

You are considered a freshman if you are still a high school student or if you have not enrolled in any college courses after graduating from high school. Learn more about applying for admission as a freshman.

Am I a transfer student?

You are considered a transfer student if you have previously enrolled in any course for college credit after graduating from high school. If you are a high school student and are enrolled in PSEO, College in the Schools, or have earned AP credit, you are still considered a freshman. Learn about applying for admission as a transfer student.

If you are unsure of whether you are a freshman or transfer student, please contact the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000 and ask to speak with Emilee Hemme.

Do I need to take the ACT or SAT?

If you are a freshman, you will need to submit an ACT or SAT test score and a final high school transcript (or GED test score). Learn more about registering for the ACT or SAT.

If you are unable to take the ACT due to extenuating circumstances such as deployment, you should enroll at another institution and complete a minimum of 26 transferable credits. If you have 26 transferable credits or more, an ACT or SAT score result is not a required component of the application process. Learn about applying for admission as a transfer student.

Do I need to submit the application fee?

If you are an active duty United States military service member currently deployed overseas, you do not need to pay the application fee. We will contact you to obtain a copy of your deployment papers.

How will my application be reviewed?

Admission for freshmen and transfer students is based on an overall assessment of primary and secondary review factors.

How do I apply for admission?

You may apply for admission online or request a paper application and submit it to the Office of Admissions in person or by mail.

Do you accept military credit?

While the University does not accept military credit as transfer credit, we will certainly consider such work as part of your overall application assessment. Credit earned at schools or programs completed while in the military must offer a learning experience that is similar to the experience offered in a University of Minnesota Twin Cities course.

Where can I find additional resources on being a veteran student at the University of Minnesota?

University Veterans Services offers extensive resources and services for prospective and current students related to veterans education benefits and benefit programs for military members, veterans, and their families.

Who can I contact with questions?

If you have questions about applying for admission, contact the Office of Admissions at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000 and ask to speak with Emilee Hemme.

If you have questions about veterans benefits or resources, or would like to schedule an individual consultation, contact the Veterans Services Office at 612-625-8076.

Request information

Return to Home Page

YouTube Instagram Virtual Tour