Whether you are transferring from another University of Minnesota college or from an outside school, you have a home here at CEHD.
Preparing to transfer to a CEHD major involves four main steps: exploring your major, meeting admission requirements, learning how your credits will
transfer, and applying.
The spring 2014 application deadline has been extended for the following majors: Early Childhood Education Foundations; Family Social Science; Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies; and Youth Studies. Applications for these majors will be accepted through Monday, December 9, 2013.
1. Explore Your Major
You must apply to a specific major to transfer into CEHD. Explore CEHD undergraduate majors:
- Business and Marketing Education
- Early Childhood Education Foundations
- Elementary Education Foundations
- Family Social Science
- Human Resource Development
- Recreation, Park, and Leisure Studies
- Sport Management
- Youth Studies
To find out more about CEHD majors, attend an
2. Review Admission Requirements
CEHD admits transfer students into specific majors. All students are considered for admission based on an individual review of their application using the primary and secondary review factors listed below, in addition to the criteria described in the next section that is specific to the program students are applying to. These criteria include the specific prerequisite course and credit requirements for the individual program. Before applying, all students must meet the minimum admission requirements. However, meeting minimum prerequisite course, credit levels, and GPA requirements does not guarantee admission to a major. A variety of selection criteria are used to determine admission, including but not limited to, overall GPA, number of credits completed, and success in key courses.
Primary Review Factors
- Grade point average—cumulative, and in specific courses related to the student's intended major.
- An especially challenging pattern of coursework, especially in courses related to the student's intended major.
Secondary Review Factors
- Evidence of exceptional achievement, aptitude, or personal accomplishment not reflected in the academic record.
- A pattern of steady improvement in academic performance.
- Participation in extracurricular programs related to your intended major.
- Non-academic experience in a field related to your intended major.
- Evidence of exceptional talent or ability in artistic, scholarly, leadership, or athletic performance.
- Evidence that enrollment would enhance the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the student body.
- Outstanding high school, college, or community involvement.
- Military service.
- Work experience, paid or unpaid.
- Evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to educational achievement.
- Extenuating circumstances.
Admission Requirements by Major
Note: 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.
CEHD does not admit transfer students outside of specific majors. We advise students to stay at their current college and complete the admission requirements before applying to transfer.
3. Transferring Credits
Find out what classes to take at your current school to be on track for admission and graduation:
- Community college transfer guides
- Review u.select to see how courses from other institutions will transfer to the U of M and satisfy liberal education requirements. U.select instructions
- Office of Admissions transfer guide
- Transferring major-specific courses
- If you have taken courses which you intend to transfer in as major courses, those will need to be evaluated after admission. Transfer course evaluation form [Word]
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, email@example.com or 612-625-3339.
How to Apply
The application process to CEHD majors is different depending on where you are transferring from:
- (Students from Duluth, Crookston, Morris, Rochester, and Twin Cities campuses, including those who are currently or have been previously enrolled)
Current CEHD Students
All current CEHD students should follow the procedures for major declaration outlined here.
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 9 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 »
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.
For more information, sign up for an information session where you'll learn more about our majors, understand the application process, and have your questions answered.