University of Minnesota, Crookston
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Information for High School and Transfer Counselors

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Students apply to UMC as a freshman if they have earned or attempted fewer than 24 semester or 36 quarter college credits after high school graduation. Students with only college credits earned as PSEO, CIHS, or AP courses are considered freshman. All prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission.

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Freshman Application Checklist

*Transcripts are considered official if they bear the original signature of the registrar, seal of the institution, college certified, or printed on security paper. Transcripts must have been issued within the last year. Please mail transcripts and test scores to the Office of Admissions.

Freshman Review Factors

UMC does not hold a minimum score requirement for the ACT/SAT or for high school GPA. Admission decisions are based on an assessment of indicators for success at UMC.

Students who do not meet the minimum preferred requirements will be referred to the Admissions Committee for an admission decision.

Conditional Admissions*

Students who do not meet the preferred admissions requirements may be admitted on 'Conditional Admit' status. In order to assure academic success, these students will be required to complete additional steps during their first semester, such as:

*Complete requirements for students admitted on a conditional basis will be provided after admission. For more detailed information, please contact your admissions counselor.

Transfer Counselors

Students apply to UMC as a transfer if they have earned or attempted more than 24 semester or 36 quarter college credits. All prospective students are encouraged to apply for admission. (Note: Students with college credit only through Post-Secondary Enrollment Options, College in the High School, or AP or IB courses should apply as a freshman.)

Transfer application checklist

*Transcripts are considered official if they bear the original signature of the registrar, seal of the institution, college certified, or printed on security paper. Transcripts must have been issued within the last year. Please mail transcripts and test scores to the Office of Admissions.

Transfer Review Factors

Online Learning

UMC currently offers many online degree programs. Students wishing to pursue an online degree should apply following general freshman or transfer application instructions.

Persons may take online courses not in pursuit of a degree. Non-degree seeking students should complete the Application for Non-Degree Students PDF Icon. Please contact the Center for Adult Learning or via phone at 1-800-862-6466 ext. 8681 for more information on distant learning options.

English as a Second Language Program

The ESL program at the University of Minnesota, Crookston (UMC) is a pre-collegiate English program providing English language instruction and related support services to foreign students who are both qualified for and have a desire to study undergraduate classes at UMC.

The ESL program is designed for highly motivated students who wish to read, speak, hear, and write English for professional, personal, or academic purposes. The ESL program:

For more detailed information and admission requirements, please visit or contact Ki-Tae Kim, Coordinator, at or 1-800-862-6466 ext 8551.

Recommended Timeline

September – February 1

Apply for admission. Merit scholarship funding is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis determined by the Application for Admission. Students may apply after February 1, however scholarship availability will depend on funds available for students who apply for admission after February 1

January - March

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). While the federal government does not announce an official deadline, some federal financial aid programs, including grants, have limited funding and are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Also, completing the FAFSA early will assure students receive a financial aid award packet estimate prior to May 1.

February 15

Apply for Specialty Scholarships before February 15. Students must be admitted before they are eligible to apply.

February - July

Financial aid award packets are sent to students. Students must approve award packages; instructions will be included with award packets.

March - July

Apply for Housing. Admitted students will be mailed housing contracts in late March. Students are encouraged to complete housing contracts as soon as possible to assure space is available.

March - August

A registration packet will be sent to admitted students beginning in March. At that time, students will choose a registration date and be guided through the process to register for fall classes.


Attend orientation and move into the residence halls!

Housing & Residential Life

Residential Life has two residence halls and two apartment complexes and provides coeducational on-campus housing for nearly 500 students. Several Community Advisors (CA) in each of our residence halls help to guide our students through their first year on campus with safety tips, study advice, and encouraging them to get involved in on-campus activities.

All rooms on campus are furnished with extra-long twin beds, wardrobe and drawer space, desk, and chair for each student as well as phone service and computer access. Laundry facilities are also within each residence hall.

All freshman students living in a residence hall are required to purchase a meal plan through Dining Services.

Academic Assistance Center (AAC)

The Academic Assistance Center (AAC) is an excellent resource available for students to assist them in achieving their academic goals. The staff and center provide a variety of resources including free peer tutoring, free professional tutoring in five subjects, computer technology assistance, and computerized tutorials. The AAC is also home to the Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) and Student Support Services (SSS). SSS is a federally funded program and students enrolled in the program can benefit from additional assistance in completing financial aid forms as well as having free access to a number of social and cultural events facilitated through SSS throughout the year.

Career & Counseling Services (CCS)

At UMC, our Career & Counseling Services department is a comprehensive unit with a mission to help our students succeed. Support services within CCS include career exploration; educational and personal counseling; Disability Services; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention and Education Services (ATOD).

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