Thank you for applying to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. 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. The committee has not yet made a final admission decision and has placed your application on the waitlist.
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).
If space becomes available in the freshman class, we will automatically re-review your application and consider you for admission. The number of students who will be offered admission from the waitlist will be based on the number of admitted students who confirm their enrollment. If space becomes available we will admit the overall strongest applicants who remain on the waitlist. Students who are selected for admission will receive an update on the status of their applications by mid-June.
What factors do you consider when making an admission decision?
Each and every application is read very carefully by more than one staff member in the Office of Admissions before a decision is made. This process ensures that each application is given a thorough, fair, and consistent review. Admission decisions are based on a very careful, overall assessment of each student's academic and context factors. Note that no single factor is the deciding factor in the decision.
What is the academic profile of students who are admitted?
Admission decisions are based on an individual, overall assessment of each application, using the academic and context factors listed above.
Am I at a disadvantage because my high school does not provide high school rank information?
No. Students whose high schools do not provide high school ranks receive full consideration for admission, through an individualized and overall assessment of the application. For a complete list of the factors that we consider to make an admission decision, see a list of holistic review factors.
Do you really read every application?
Yes! Each and every application is read very carefully by more than one staff member in the Office of Admissions before a decision is made. This process ensures that each application is given a thorough, fair, and consistent review. Because we are committed to ensuring that each application receives very careful consideration, our review takes time to complete.