Beginning August 2018, for fall 2019 freshman admission, the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will use self-reported grades and test scores in the application review process.
Self-reported grades and test scores empower students.
This approach reduces processing time.
It can reduce costs for many applicants.
Complete these steps to be sure your application is ready to be reviewed.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the SRAR at the time of application but no later than the application deadlines (Early Action Deadline is November 1, 2018; Regular Deadline is January 1, 2019). The sooner you complete all three application steps, the sooner your application can start being reviewed.
Students are required to submit the SRAR as part of the three step freshman admission application process starting in August. Students may choose to complete the freshman admission application and SRAR at the same time or submit the application first, then return to complete the SRAR at a later date.
An application WILL NOT be considered complete without a submitted SRAR.
Application review for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities is holistic and admission is competitive. Our holistic review takes into consideration the individual circumstances that make each individual student unique. Admission decisions are based on a very careful, overall assessment of each student's academic preparation and performance, as well as the additional information provided in the application, based on primary and secondary factors. Note that no single factor is the deciding factor in the decision.
Students who confirm enrollment will need to submit official final transcripts and test score(s). We will verify courses, grades and test scores to compare students' self-reported information with their official final high school transcript and official test scores.
When the SRAR form is available, the following information will be needed to complete the form:
More instructions on how to enter this information will be available by August 2018.
Students should report their highest composite or total scores and associated subscores from the same testing agency, using the SRAR form. However, students will be given the opportunity to list all of their tests taken.
Yes, however without the test score your application is not complete and will not be reviewed until all three application steps are done. The application will be available in early August for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
Applicants are encouraged to complete the SRAR at the time of application or as soon as possible and no later than the application deadlines (Early Action Deadline is November 1, 2018; Regular Deadline is January 1, 2019). The sooner you complete all three application steps, the sooner your application can start being reviewed.
Yes, if you have already sent your official test scores to the University of Minnesota from the testing agency, we will use your official scores in our review of your application. You will need to indicate that you will use your official test scores (or indicate that you will do this in the future) on the SRAR form. Your application will not be complete until we receive your test scores in either manner.
ACT: U of M test code: 2156
SAT: U of M test code: 6874
Note: Students who enroll at the University are required to provide official test scores from the testing agency by July 1.
Yes, students should plan on some extra time to complete the application. We estimate that each applicant will need to spend an additional 30-45 minutes filling in the self-reported section. We do not take this lightly, and we sincerely appreciate that time is very valuable to students and families.
Honest mistakes or typos can be assessed and usually easily corrected. Please contact the Office of Admissions if you have any concerns at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-800-752-1000.
Academic integrity and student success are our highest priorities. When we make an admission decision, we are assessing whether that student can be successful in a rigorous college environment. Upon review and at the sole discretion of the University of Minnesota, any admitted students who inflated or misrepresented their grades or test scores will make them ineligible for admission, subject to cancellation of registration if admission has occurred, or subject to sanction from the University of Minnesota, including dismissal from the U of M if the student has already enrolled.
Senior year courses and grades are very important. They are a primary factor we consider when making admission decisions. After final transcripts are received, we review each student's senior year coursework and grades earned to confirm course completion and that performance during the senior year is consistent with the academic performance at the time of application.
If you are considering making changes to your senior year courses or if you are concerned about your academic progress in any of your courses, you must consult with your admissions counselor right away at 612-625-2008 or 1-800-752-1000.
Changes in senior year coursework may result in a change to the student's college of admission. Unsuccessful completion of senior year coursework and/or a significant decline in academic performance during the senior year may result in the cancellation of admission.
Yes, students will be able to log back into their SRAR. More detailed instructions will be provided when the application goes live in August 2018.
No. We will work with each applicant on a case-by-case basis. Please email email@example.com or call 1-800-752-1000 for assistance.
Yes, homeschooled students will need to complete the SRAR form.