University of Minnesota, Crookston
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UMC Admissions Fall Admission Timeline Chart

UMC has rolling admission. However, we strongly encourage students to follow the suggested guidelines so that we may best accommodate you.

Applying for Fall Admission

*Application materials postmarked on or prior to deadline will be accepted.

September – July Apply for admission
January – Feb 15 Apply for Specialty Scholarships (Due February 15)
January – March  Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
December  – July Complete Housing contract and submit room reservation fee
February 15 - July Submit Registration Form
July – August  Approve Financial Aid award package by August 1
August Attend Orientation & Move in!


Applying for Spring Admission

July – December Apply for Admission
Ongoing Register for Orientation and spring classes, submit Registration fee

*Academic Scholarships, Specialty Scholarships, Federal Financial Aid funding, and Housing may not be available for spring admits. We will work to accommodate your needs to the best of our ability.


Detailed Admissions Timeline

September – February 1

Apply for admission. Academic 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

December - July

Admitted student packets include information regarding living on campus.  Using the student ID from the acceptance letter, students are able to print the housing contract from the website provided on the Residence Life materials in the acceptance packet.  The housing contract must be signed and completed correctly, and accompanied by a $50 non-refundable application/reservation fee then mailed to:

      University of Minnesota Crookston
      Office of Residential Life,CH 1110
      2900 University Ave.
      Crookston, MN 56716-5001


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.  For questions concerning Financial Aid, please call 218-281-8569 or e-mail

April - August


A registration packet will be sent to admitted students beginning in April. At that time, students will choose a registration date and be guided through the process to register for fall classes. Students who have received a scholarship from UMC will be invited to RSVP for the Scholarship Brunch to be held on Monday, May 4, 2015. Registration dates for Fall 2015 are noted below. In the packet that will be mailed in early March, students will be asked to denote their top choices for registration dates. Please note that dates do fill and students are encouraged to return the form as soon as possible after receiving it.


Friday, May 15th
June 11th, 12th, 15th, 19th and 22nd
Friday, July 24th


Attend orientation and move into the residence halls! Move in day for Fall semester 2015 is Friday, August 21st. New Student Orientation will continue through Monday, August 24th and classes will begin on Tuesday, August 25th.