This deadline information is for the fall 2021 freshman application. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
November 1 Early Action I Deadline
December 1 Early Action II Deadline
January 1 Regular Deadline
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 application will be available October 1, and families can fill it out using their 2019 income tax information. Admitted students who have submitted a FAFSA will begin receiving estimated financial aid award notices in February.
The FAFSA 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 website.
Freshman Housing Guarantee deadline
Students can submit the housing application online prior to receiving their admission decision. Applying for housing early will increase the chances of students receiving their preferred residence hall. Housing assignments are made in the order in which the housing application (NOT the application for admission) is received.
The University of Minnesota guarantees housing to all admitted first-year freshmen who are willing to accept assignment to any space designated, and who:
Admitted freshmen who apply for housing after May 1 are placed in housing on a space-available basis.
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.
Please note that for most admitted freshmen, the enrollment confirmation deadline is May 1, 2021.