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Application Deadlines and Timeline

Two groups of students typically apply to this program. There are separate application deadlines and timelines, as listed below. It is the applicant’s responsibility to review and adhere to the appropriate timeline for the group to which they belong.

University of Minnesota-Twin Cities B.S. in Early Childhood Education: Foundations graduates:

  • October: Application period opens
  • December 15: Application deadline (All application materials must be submitted by this deadline to be given full consideration for admission)
  • Mid-February: Admissions decisions
  • Mid-May: Orientation
  • Late August: Practicum experiences/Classes begin

All other applicants:

Applications are open year-round. Deadlines for each semester are as follows:

  • February 15: Deadline to apply for Summer admission
  • March 15: Deadline to apply for Fall admission
  • September 15: Deadline to apply for Spring admission


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