If you received a deny decision, we sincerely regret that we are unable to offer you a place in the Minnesota Twin Cities freshman class. The admissions committee has completed a very careful review of your application, including an individualized and overall assessment of your application, including your individual responses to questions, your coursework, grades, and the additional information you provided.
Please know that when we make admission decisions, we are not trying to keep applicants out of the University. Rather, we must ensure that the number of new freshmen is reasonably in line with the resources and services designed to support student success (e.g., course availability, academic advising, and campus housing).
Can I transfer to the U of M in the future?
Each year, the University of Minnesota welcomes more than 2,000 transfer students to campus. Students are able to transfer after three or four semesters of full-time coursework, if they meet the admission requirements for the program in which they intend to earn a degree. To optimize the chances for successful transfer to the University, you should:
- Earn a strong grade point average at your transfer institution(s). Admission to the University of Minnesota remains competitive at the transfer level.
- Carefully plan your coursework at your transfer institution(s) to help ensure that the courses will transfer and minimize the time that will be needed to earn a degree from the University of Minnesota.
Are there any programs I can join to help me transfer in the future?
The University of Minnesota Twin Cities has partnered with seven public two-year campuses around Minnesota to offer the Minnesota Cooperative Admissions Program (MnCAP). Students enrolled in MnCAP are guaranteed transfer admission to one of the participating U of M colleges and majors when they meet certain conditions. Students in MnCAP work closely with dedicated staff at the community colleges and the University of Minnesota Office of Admissions to define the specific conditions for transfer.
Participating University of Minnesota Twin Cities colleges:
- College of Biological Sciences
- College of Continuing and Professional Studies (select programs only)
- College of Design (select programs only)
- College of Education and Human Development (select programs only)
- College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
- College of Liberal Arts
- College of Science and Engineering (select programs only)
Participating community colleges:
- Anoka-Ramsey Community College
- Century College
- Inver Hills Community College
- Minneapolis Community & Technical College
- Normandale Community College
- North Hennepin Community College
- Saint Paul College
Visit our MnCAP intro page for participating colleges and more information about this program.