App Tracker and Decisions

Application Tracker for students

Application Tracker

Students can track the status of their applications online at where they will find the most up-to-date information about:

  • when the application was received
  • whether any materials are missing
  • when the application is complete
  • when a decision has been made
  • what the decision is on their application

If they are admitted and choose to enroll at the U of M Twin Cities, App Tracker is also the tool to check what documents are needed for final enrollment (official final high school transcript and official test scores).

Student View in Application Tracker

Once a student submits their application, they will receive an email approximately 7 days later explaining how to log in to the App Tracker online tool. The visual clues (green checkmark, red X) are new features to help students quickly see what is missing and what is complete.

Screenshot of Application Tracker

 Communications to Applicants

• Within two weeks, students will receive an acknowledgement that their application was received.

• Within four weeks, students will be notified if any items are missing (Academic Record, application fee, etc.). Missing items will also be listed in the online Application Tracker (

• When the application is complete, students will receive an email indicating that the application is complete and that a decision will be provided by the date associated with their deadline.

• When an admission decision has been made, notification will first occur on Application Tracker.

Admission Decision Timing

Freshman Application Deadlines

  • Early Action I Deadline applicants: Students who submit their complete applications by the November 1 Early Action I Deadline* will receive an admission decision on Application Tracker by January 31.
  • Early Action II Deadline applicants: Students who submit their complete applications by the December 1 Early Action II Deadline will receive an admission decision on Application Tracker by February 15.
  • Regular Deadline applicants: Students who submit their complete applications by the January 1 Regular Deadline will receive an admission decision on Application Tracker by March 31.

*November 1 is also the deadline by which freshman School of Nursing applicants must submit their application to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. All nursing applicants will receive an admission decision on a single release date of December 15.


Admission decisions are based on a holistic review of each student's application materials. Each student who submits a complete application by either the early action or regular deadline will receive one of the following decisions. Please note that admission decisions are posted on the University's Application Tracker.

  • Admit: Based on our holistic review, the student has been admitted to the University of Minnesota.
  • Defer: The admissions committee has completed a holistic review of the application but has not yet made a final decision. Deferred applications will be reviewed a second time, taking into consideration the number of spaces available in the freshman class and competitiveness of the entire pool of applicants who met the January 1 regular application deadline. By March 31, deferred applicants will receive either an admit, waitlist, or deny decision.
  • Deny: We are not able to offer freshman admission. Students who are denied admission are encouraged to apply for transfer admission for a future semester. Transfer admission is also competitive so it is important that students achieve a strong academic record at another college or university.
  • Waitlist: The student's application has been placed on a waitlist. Although we have determined that the applicant is academically prepared to succeed at the University of Minnesota, we must make certain that we do not exceed the number of spaces available in each of the freshman-admitting colleges. Waitlisted applicants will receive an update on the status of their applications by mid-June. If we determine that spaces remain available, the overall strongest applicants will be admitted from the waitlist. for counselors

Counselor Portal on

High school counselors can use to view admissions status information about the students at their school.

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What is is a secure platform where school counselors can access application status and admission information for their students across participating colleges/universities.

What can I find on the University of Minnesota Twin Cities' platform? is our primary method for sharing applicant information with high schools. The portal is a helpful tool for you to track your applicants' statuses and receive notice of their decisions. If counselors choose to use it, there are also tools for uploading applicant materials directly to colleges and universities (we encourage you to use whatever document system works best for your school).

How do I set up an account?

If you already use, you can skip this step! If you haven't used before, create a new account. If you are the first staff person at your school to create a account, the Slate staff will verify your account within 1-2 business days. If one of your colleagues has already created an account for your high school, your colleague will verify your account. Learn more about creating/managing profiles.

If you are a school without a CEEB code, please contact the Office of Admissions at [email protected].

How do I view applicant data on

Within, navigate to the Colleges button (find the column building icon in the top navigation menu) and search for the University of Minnesota Twin Cities on that list. Click on our college name to view student data for your high school. 

What if I have questions?

If you have questions about the applicant data or admission statuses you see in, don't hesitate to contact us! Call us at 1-800-752-1000 or email [email protected].

If you have questions about creating an account or accessing, contact Slate directly at [email protected].