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178 Pillsbury Dr. S.E
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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Application Deadlines

Fall semester: March 1

Spring semester: October 1

Applications must be submitted by these deadlines to be given full consideration for admission. If you would like information about accommodations for a disability in the admission process, please contact CEHD Student Services, cehdinfo@umn.edu or 612-625-3339.

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Business and Marketing Education

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
    • Students from outside of the U of M Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.5 strongly recommended)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses.

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Math
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

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Early Childhood Education Foundations

Admission requirements

This undergraduate degree program prepares students for entry into the Master of Education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure programs in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education. M.Ed. admission requirements include successful completion of all requirements for the B.S. degree, and successful school practicum experiences. Preferred admission to the M.Ed. program requires a minimum 2.80 GPA. 

  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.8 strongly recommended)
  • 45 credits completed or in progress at the time of application
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • At least 60 hours of paid or unpaid experience working with young children. This may include mentoring, tutoring, camp counseling, babysitting, or nannying.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work with children.  This can be a supervisor from a day care center or camp, a teacher in whose classroom you have volunteered, a parent whose children you've worked with as a nanny or in some other capacity, or someone else who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with young children. Recommendation letters should address your personal qualities as they apply to your ability to relate to and work with young children.
  • The following course must be completed at the time of application:
    • General psychology

Applicants must have at least half of the following coursework completed at the time of application. Our strongest applicants will have child psychology and most of the remaining coursework completed or in progress:

  • Child psychology
  • First-year writing
  • Literature course
  • College algebra
  • Biology with lab (must be general biology)
  • Physical Science with lab (strongly prefer PHYS 3071w or PSTL 1163 at
    the U of M)
  • Earth science with lab (astronomy or physical geology)
  • History course (must fulfill historical perspective liberal education requirement)
  • Social Science elective (strongly prefer PSTL 1204 at the U of M)
  • Human Geography

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  4. Complete the hours verification form [Word]
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation.

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Elementary Education Foundations

Admission requirements

This undergraduate degree program prepares students for entry into the Master of Education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure program in Elementary Education. M.Ed. admission requirements include successful completion of all requirements for the B.S. degree, and successful school practicum experiences. Preferred admission to the M.Ed. program requires a minimum 2.80 GPA. 

  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.8 strongly recommended)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Experience with diverse populations
  • At least 70 hours of paid or unpaid experience working with children:
    • 35 hours of in-classroom volunteer hours in a K-6 public or charter school during regular school hours.
        • The classroom experience webpage outlines how to set up a volunteer experience.
        • These hours need to be complete (not in progress) before applying.
        • Experience in the following settings will not satisfy this requirement:  private schools, summer session, before or after school programs.
        • Classroom experiences prior to high school graduation will not satisfy this requirement.
    • 35 hours of additional work with children ages K-6. These experiences can include camp counseling, before/after school programs, tutoring, or additional classroom hours and are not required to be completed after high school graduation.
    • Note: All 70 hours may be your in-classroom volunteer hours, or any combination there of, as long as you have at least 35 in-classroom hours and the total is equal to 70 volunteer hours minimum.

All courses listed below completed or in progress:

  • General psychology
  • Intro to elementary schools
  • College algebra
  • Biology with lab (must be general biology)
  • Earth science with lab (must be astronomy or physical geology)
  • Social science (prefer PSTL 1204, but will accept cultural anthropology or political science)

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word].
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  4. Complete the verification of volunteer classroom hours form [Word] and the additional related experience form [Word].
    • Note: For each verification of volunteer classroom hours form you submit, the supervising teacher will need to submit an evaluation form to CEHD Student Services. Please send your supervising teacher an email with this form attached: [Word] or [PDF].

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Family Social Science

Admission tequirements

  • No minimum credit requirement. Students from outside of the U of M -Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Social science elective (sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, etc.)

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

More information

Human Resource Development

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Math
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

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Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • 60 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (Given the large number of applicants and the limited capacity of the program, the strongest candidates will have a GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of application.)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Students pursuing the M.Ed./initial licensure program in physical education must have a 2.80 GPA in the undergraduate program and meet other requirements.

Required coursework for students outside the U of M – Twin Cities

All four of the following courses completed:*

  • Biology with lab
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Physics with lab
  • General psychology

*Note: Science courses must be college level courses and 4 credits. This is to ensure that the courses meet the prerequsities for upper-level courses in the Kinesiology major. If you're transferring from a community college, please review the transfer guides for acceptable courses. If you're transferring from another four-year institution, please attend an information session.

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

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Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
    • Students from outside of the U of M - Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Introduction to sociology
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

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Special Education

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.75 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of experience working with people with disabilities or special needs, with at least 30 of those hours in a special education classroom setting (public and private school settings will count.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with people with disabilities or special needs. At least one of the two letters should be from a licensed special education teacher.

The following courses completed already at the time of application, with grades of C- or better:

  • First-year writing
  • College algebra

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  4. Submit documentation of all experience hours using the Special Education Hours Verification form. [Word]
  5. Submit two letters of recommendation from people who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with people with disabilities or special needs. At least one of the two letters should be from a licensed special education teacher.

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Sport Management

Admission requirements

  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.75 strongly recommended)
  • 60 credits completed or in progress
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Introduction to sociology
  • General psychology
  • Public speaking

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

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Youth Studies

Admission requirements

  • No minimum credit requirement. Students from outside of the U of M Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Experience with youth

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Social science elective (psychology, anthropology, political science, etc.)
  • Statistics

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

More information

Apply - Transfer from within the UM-Twin Cities campus

(Includes students who are currently or have been previously enrolled as a degree seeking student in any college at the Twin Cities campus)

Business and Marketing Education

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.5 strongly recommended)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Math
  • General psychology
  • Business writing
  • Personal leadership
  • Future studies

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

More information

Early Childhood Education Foundations

Admission Requirements

This undergraduate degree program prepares students for entry into the Master of Education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure programs in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education. M.Ed. admission requirements include successful completion of all requirements for the B.S. degree, and successful school practicum experiences. Preferred admission to the M.Ed. program requires a minimum 2.80 GPA. 

  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.8 strongly recommended)
  • 45 credits completed or in progress at the time of application
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • At least 60 hours of paid or unpaid experience working with young children. This may include mentoring, tutoring, camp counseling, babysitting, or nannying.
  • 2 letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work with children.  This can be a supervisor from a day care center or camp, a teacher in whose classroom you have volunteered, a parent whose children you've worked with as a nanny or in some other capacity, or someone else who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with young children. Recommendation letters should address your personal qualities as they apply to your ability to relate to and work with young children.
  • The following course must be completed at the time of application:
    • General psychology

Applicants must have at least half of the following coursework completed at the time of application. Our strongest applicants will have child psychology and most of the remaining coursework completed or in progress:

  • Child psychology
  • First-year writing
  • Literature course
  • College algebra
  • Biology with lab (must be general biology)
  • Physical Science with lab (strongly prefer PHYS 3071w or PSTL 1163 at
    the U of M)
  • Earth science with lab (astronomy or physical geology)
  • History course (must fulfill historical perspective liberal education requirement)
  • Social Science elective (strongly prefer PSTL 1204 at the U of M)
  • Human Geography

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-3 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 4 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Complete the hours verification form [Word] and submit two letters of recommendation.
  4. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

More information

Elementary Education Foundations

Admission requirements

This undergraduate degree program prepares students for entry into the Master of Education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure program in Elementary Education. M.Ed. admission requirements include successful completion of all requirements for the B.S. degree, and successful school practicum experiences. Preferred admission to the M.Ed. program requires a minimum 2.80 GPA. 

  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.8 strongly recommended)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Experience with diverse populations
  • At least 70 hours of paid or unpaid experience working with children:
    • 35 hours of in-classroom volunteer hours in a K-6 public or charter school during regular school hours.
        • The classroom experience webpage outlines how to set up a volunteer experience.
        • These hours need to be complete (not in progress) before applying.
        • Experience in the following settings will not satisfy this requirement:  private schools, summer session, before or after school programs.
        • Classroom experiences prior to high school graduation will not satisfy this requirement.
    • 35 hours of additional work with children ages K-6. These experiences can include camp counseling, before/after school programs, tutoring, or additional classroom hours and are not required to be completed after high school graduation.
    • Note: All 70 hours may be your in-classroom volunteer hours, or any combination there of, as long as you have at least 35 in-classroom hours and the total is equal to 70 volunteer hours minimum.

All courses listed below completed or in progress:

  • General psychology
  • Intro to elementary schools
  • College algebra
  • Biology with lab (must be general biology)
  • Earth science with lab (must be astronomy or physical geology)
  • Social science (prefer PSTL 1204, but will accept cultural anthropology or political science)

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-3 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 4 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Complete the verification of volunteer classroom hours form [Word] and the additional related experience form [Word]
    • Note: For each verification of volunteer classroom hours form you submit, the supervising teacher will need to submit an evaluation form to CEHD Student Services. Please send your supervising teacher an email with this form attached: [Word] or [PDF].
  4. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

More information

Family Social Science

Admission requirements

  • No minimum credit requirement.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Social science elective (sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, etc.)

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

More information

Human Resource Development

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Math
  • General psychology
  • Business writing
  • Personal leadership
  • Future studies

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

More information

Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • 60 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (Given the large number of applicants and the limited capacity of the program, the strongest candidates will have a GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of application.)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Students pursuing the M.Ed./initial licensure program in physical education must have a 2.80 GPA in the undergraduate program and meet other requirements.

Required coursework for U of M-Twin Cities students

5 of the 6 following courses completed:

  • Biology with lab
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Physics with lab
  • Survey of kinesiology, recreation, and sport (KIN 1871)
  • Anatomy (must be at the upper level)
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

More information

Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Introduction to sociology
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Special Education

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.75 preferred minimum cumulative GPA

The following courses completed already at the time of application, with grades of C- or better:

  • EPSY 2601
  • EPSY 3701

The following courses should be completed or in progress at the time of application:

  • First-year writing
  • College algebra

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-3 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 4 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Current UMN-Twin Cities students only need to submit the personal statement. Students applying from Duluth, Crookston, Morris, or Rochester should submit the personal statement and the items listed below.
    • Submit documentation of all experience hours using the Special Education Hours Verification form. [Word]
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from people who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with people with disabilities or special needs. At least one of the two letters should be from a licensed special education teacher.
  4. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Sport Management

Admission requirements

  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.75 strongly recommended)
  • 60 credits completed or in progress
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
    The following courses should be completed or in progress at the time of application
  • Intro to Sport Management (SMGT 1501)
  • Intro to Kinesiology, Recreation, and Sport (KIN 1871)
  • Computer Literacy & Problem Solving (PSTL 1571)
    Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:
  • Introduction to sociology
  • General psychology
  • Public speaking

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Youth Studies

Admission Requirements

  • No minimum credit requirement.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Experience with youth

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Social science elective (psychology, anthropology, political science, etc.)
  • Statistics
  • YOST 1001 - Seeing Youth, Thinking Youth (for U of M students only)

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Transfer from another UM campus

(Students from Duluth, Crookston, Morris, and Rochester campuses, including those who are currently or have been previously enrolled)

Business and Marketing Education

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
    • Students from outside of the U of M Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.5 strongly recommended)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses.

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Math
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Early Childhood Education Foundations

Admission requirements

This undergraduate degree program prepares students for entry into the Master of Education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure programs in Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Special Education, or Elementary Education. M.Ed. admission requirements include successful completion of all requirements for the B.S. degree, and successful school practicum experiences. Preferred admission to the M.Ed. program requires a minimum 2.80 GPA. 

  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.8 strongly recommended)
  • 45 credits completed or in progress at the time of application
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • At least 60 hours of paid or unpaid experience working with young children. This may include mentoring, tutoring, camp counseling, babysitting, or nannying.
  • Two letters of recommendation from individuals who know your work with children.  This can be a supervisor from a day care center or camp, a teacher in whose classroom you have volunteered, a parent whose children you've worked with as a nanny or in some other capacity, or someone else who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with young children. Recommendation letters should address your personal qualities as they apply to your ability to relate to and work with young children.
  • The following course must be completed at the time of application:
    • General psychology

Applicants must have at least half of the following coursework completed at the time of application. Our strongest applicants will have child psychology and most of the remaining coursework completed or in progress:

  • Child psychology
  • First-year writing
  • Literature course
  • College algebra
  • Biology with lab (must be general biology)
  • Physical Science with lab (strongly prefer PHYS 3071w or PSTL 1163 at
    the U of M)
  • Earth science with lab (astronomy or physical geology)
  • History course (must fulfill historical perspective liberal education requirement)
  • Social Science elective (strongly prefer PSTL 1204 at the U of M)
  • Human Geography

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-3 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 4 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Complete the hours verification form [Word] and submit two letters of recommendation.
  4. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Elementary Education Foundations

Admission requirements

This undergraduate degree program prepares students for entry into the Master of Education (M.Ed.)/initial licensure program in Elementary Education. M.Ed. admission requirements include successful completion of all requirements for the B.S. degree, and successful school practicum experiences. Preferred admission to the M.Ed. program requires a minimum 2.80 GPA. 

  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.8 strongly recommended)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Experience with diverse populations
  • At least 70 hours of paid or unpaid experience working with children:
    • 35 hours of in-classroom volunteer hours in a K-6 public or charter school during regular school hours.
        • The classroom experience webpage outlines how to set up a volunteer experience.
        • These hours need to be complete (not in progress) before applying.
        • Experience in the following settings will not satisfy this requirement:  private schools, summer session, before or after school programs.
        • Classroom experiences prior to high school graduation will not satisfy this requirement.
    • 35 hours of additional work with children ages K-6. These experiences can include camp counseling, before/after school programs, tutoring, or additional classroom hours and are not required to be completed after high school graduation.
    • Note: All 70 hours may be your in-classroom volunteer hours, or any combination there of, as long as you have at least 35 in-classroom hours and the total is equal to 70 volunteer hours minimum.

All courses listed below completed or in progress:

  • General psychology
  • Intro to elementary schools
  • College algebra
  • Biology with lab (must be general biology)
  • Earth science with lab (must be astronomy or physical geology)
  • Social science (prefer PSTL 1204, but will accept cultural anthropology or political science)

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-3 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 4 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Complete the verification of volunteer classroom hours form [Word] and the additional related experience form [Word]
    • Note: For each verification of volunteer classroom hours form you submit, the supervising teacher will need to submit an evaluation form to CEHD Student Services. Please send your supervising teacher an email with this form attached: [Word] or [PDF].
  4. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Family Social Science

Admission tequirements

  • No minimum credit requirement. Students from outside of the U of M -Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Statistics
  • Social science elective (sociology, psychology, anthropology, political science, etc.)

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Human Resource Development

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Economics
  • Math
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Kinesiology

Admission requirements

  • 60 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.5 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (Given the large number of applicants and the limited capacity of the program, the strongest candidates will have a GPA of 3.0 or above at the time of application.)
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Students pursuing the M.Ed./initial licensure program in physical education must have a 2.80 GPA in the undergraduate program and meet other requirements.

Required coursework for students outside the U of M – Twin Cities

All four of the following courses completed:*

  • Biology with lab
  • Chemistry with lab
  • Physics with lab
  • General psychology

*Note: Science courses must be college level courses and 4 credits. This is to ensure that the courses meet the prerequsities for upper-level courses in the Kinesiology major. If you're transferring from a community college, please review the transfer guides for acceptable courses. If you're transferring from another four-year institution, please attend an information session.

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
    • Students from outside of the U of M - Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Introduction to sociology
  • General psychology

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Special Education

Admission requirements

  • 30 credits completed or in progress
  • 2.75 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • Complete a minimum of 60 hours of experience working with people with disabilities or special needs, with at least 30 of those hours in a special education classroom setting (public and private school settings will count.)
  • Two letters of recommendation from people who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with people with disabilities or special needs. At least one of the two letters should be from a licensed special education teacher.

The following courses completed already at the time of application, with grades of C- or better:

  • First-year writing
  • College algebra

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-3 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 4 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Current UMN-Twin Cities students only need to submit the personal statement. Students applying from Duluth, Crookston, Morris, or Rochester should submit the personal statement and the items listed below.
    • Submit documentation of all experience hours using the Special Education Hours Verification form. [Word]
    • Submit two letters of recommendation from people who can speak to your strengths and ability to work with people with disabilities or special needs. At least one of the two letters should be from a licensed special education teacher.
  4. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Sport Management

Admission requirements

  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA (2.75 strongly recommended)
  • 60 credits completed or in progress
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Introduction to sociology
  • General psychology
  • Public speaking

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit items 1-2 to cehdtrfr@umn.edu. Submit item 3 to One Stop.

  1. Submit a CEHD application supplement. [Word]
  2. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the CEHD application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)
  3. Submit to One Stop an undergraduate change of college form. If you are planning to keep your major in your current college and add this as a second major, please email transfer adviser Owen Marciano, ohmarciano@umn.edu to learn more about how to do so.

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Youth Studies

Admission requirements

  • No minimum credit requirement. Students from outside of the U of M Twin Cities campus with fewer than 26 completed and transferable credits will be required to submit high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores for review.
  • 2.0 preferred minimum cumulative GPA
  • All prerequisites for CEHD majors and CEHD major courses must be completed for a letter grade. A grade of C- or higher must be earned for all courses required for admission to the major and for coursework in the major. In cases where courses are recommended but not required, strong applicants will have earned at least a C- for those recommended courses
  • Experience with youth

Although not required prior to admission, strong applicants will have the following coursework completed or in progress:

  • Public speaking
  • Introduction to sociology
  • Social science elective (psychology, anthropology, political science, etc.)
  • Statistics

Application instructions

Download the PDF version of the application instructions. Submit all materials to the Office of Admissions, 240 Williamson Hall, 231 Pillsbury Drive SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455. Fax: 612-626-1693.

  1. Complete a University of Minnesota transfer application.
    Note: You will need to provide both high school and college transcripts.
  2. Submit a transfer admission application supplement [Word]
  3. Submit a personal statement. Instructions for writing the statement are on the transfer admission application supplement form. (For help, see tips for writing your personal statement [PDF].)

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What to expect after you've applied

Applications received by the priority deadline:

  • Review of applications will begin shortly after the priority deadline.
  • You will receive an admission decision by email. For spring admission, you will be notified no later than mid-November; for fall admission, no later than mid-April.

Application received after the priority deadline:

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis. Please note that many majors will fill by the priority deadline.
  • You will receive an admission decision by email no later than one week after the final deadline.

Any applications received after July 1 for fall consideration and December 1 for spring consideration will not be reviewed.

After You're Admitted

Once admitted, you will receive detailed information on orientation and other steps required before you start your first semester. More information for admitted students »

Admission Appeals

If you are denied admission, you may submit an appeal [PDF]. Ordinarily, students appeal an admission decision in order to bring to light compelling new academic information that was not previously included in their applications, or extenuating personal circumstances that they feel warrant another review of the application. Each appeal is reviewed individually and decisions are based on a very careful overall assessment of the primary and secondary review factors, the applicant’s academic interests, additional information provided in the appeal, and space in the major.

Current CEHD Students

All current CEHD students should follow the procedures for major declaration outlined here.

Contact

Owen Marciano, Prospective Transfer Student Adviser & Transfer Admissions Coordinator
CEHD Student Services
360 Education Sciences Building
612-625-3339
ohmarciano@umn.edu



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