Frequently asked questions
What if I miss the priority application deadline?
- After the priority deadline, the website will list the majors that are still accepting applications. Any applications received after the final deadline of July 1 for fall consideration and the final deadline of December 1 for spring consideration will not be reviewed.
When will I receive an admission decision?
Applications received by the priority deadline:
- Review of applications will begin shortly after the priority
- 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 June 1 for fall consideration and
December 1 for spring consideration will not be reviewed.
Once admitted, you will receive detailed information on orientation and
other steps required before you start your first semester. More information
for admitted students »
Can I appeal if I'm denied?
If you are denied admission, you may submit an appeal. 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.
What does it cost to attend the University of Minnesota and how do I apply for financial aid/scholarships?
I work full time. May I be a part-time student?
- The University of Minnesota has a 13-credit minimum policy. New students should plan to progress through the program as a full-time student and will be expected to complete at least 13 credits each semester. If you have extenuating circumstances and would like to take fewer than 13 credits you can fill out an exemption form with your academic adviser.
May I take classes online?
- Most of the courses you're going to take will be specific to your major, and those courses are not generally offered online. You may have some options for taking a course or two online, but the vast majority will be taught in a traditional classroom setting, on campus.
How long will it take for me to graduate after transferring?
- This depends on a number of factors, and is difficult to determine before admission and before all of your transfer work has been reviewed for transferability.
- Use the University Catalog for your intended major to help with longer term planning prior to admission. There you can find a list of all of the required courses for that program, along with links to course descriptions that include information about prerequisites for each course and frequency of offerings. Formal graduation planning occurs between you and your CEHD adviser only after you've been officially admitted to your major.