Welcome to the University of Minnesota Crookston! Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Minnesota Crooskton! Getting admitted was a big step on the road to becoming a Golden Eagle. Now it’s time to focus on what’s next. Find everything you need to get ready for enrollment below. 

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You're admitted. Now what?

Here are your next steps! 


1. Missed the VIRTUAL Golden Eagle Admit Day?

No worries! Watch the recording from Virtual Golden Eagle Admit Day on April 3, 2020. 

What was the day all about?

  • Various departments on-campus chatted about our student services, student life, and other types of activities students are engaged in with the Crookston community and on our campus
  • Saw a glimpse of First-Year Experience classes you'll be enrolled in during your first year
  • Q&A session for student supporters and family 

Watch Admit Day Recording Here


2. Confirm and Deposit

  • Step 1: Return to your Golden Eagle Account.

  • Step 2: Accept or decline your offer of admission. 

  • Step 3: Pay your $200 non-refundable enrollment deposit.  

* While you can accept your offer of admission right now, you do not need to pay your enrollment deposit until May 1, 2020- the National Decision Day. We have extended the deadline to June 1, 2020.

* Once you submit your deposit, you will gain access to the on-campus housing application.

Questions? Email Brooke Novak at novak303@umn.edu. We’re excited to welcome you into the Golden Eagle Family!


3. Activate your MyU Account & University Email

Your next step is to activate your MyU account and UMN Crookston email (this is different from your Golden Eagle Account). This will allow you to apply for housing on campus and Specialty Scholarships. Already completed this? Kudos to you - skip this step!

Activate your MyU Student Account

If you have previously enrolled with a U of M campus as a PSEO, CIHS, non-degree student or are transferring from another U of M campus you do not need to initiate your account. If you do not remember your account information, contact 1-HELP at 612-301-4357.

Your U of M email will be our official means of communication to you. Make sure you are checking both your U of M email and personal email often at mail.umn.edu.


4. Apply for Housing

UMN Crookston offers a wide selection of housing and dining options to ensure all students feel at home on campus. Once you pay your enrollment deposit, you will be able to apply for on campus housing. The on-campus housing application requires a $50 application/reservation feeLearn more about Residence Hall options.

Ready to apply for housing?

Use your student ID and complete your housing application. 

Apply Now

Questions about living on campus, the housing application, or the $50 application/reservation fee?

Contact Residential Life at (218) 281-8531.


5. Apply for Financial Aid & Scholarships

Your acceptance letter may have contained information about your Achievement scholarship or award. While UMN Crookston offers many opportunities for financial aid and scholarships, be sure to research funding from other sources as well. Please note: at this time, the Office of Financial Aid  & Scholarships will only send your estimated financial aid award letter to your university assigned email. 

UMN Crookston School Code: 004069

Be sure to apply for Specialty Scholarships! There's over 300 available! Just fill out one easy application! They are awarded to students based on a specific set of criteria that may include only one or several of the following: academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, service, financial need and legacy.

The deadline to apply for Specialty Scholarships has been extended to May 1, 2020. 

Apply for Scholarships!

Complete your FAFSA 

Questions? Contact Financial Aid at (218) 281-8550.


6. Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR)

Summer Orientation and Registration (SOAR) has been moved to an online virtual format. You will be able to meet with an adivsor and register for your first semester classes from the comfort of your own home. We will email you a sign-up link to pick a time in the coming weeks. Please keep an eye out and thank you for your patience during this time. 

Questions? Visit the Summer Orientation page or contact Brooke Novak at novak303@umn.edu


7. Get Moved In!

Welcome Weekend will be here before we know it! Move in, connect, get involved, and get ready for classes. Parents and family members are encouraged to help students move in. More information about housing, roommates, and getting connected will be mailed to you in the coming months.

Golden Eagle Welcome weekend begins August 21, 2020

Welcome Weekend Info


Tie up loose ends!

All those small items you need to take care of before you become a Golden Eagle. 

Submit Final Transcripts

Admission to UMN Crookston is provisional until a final, official high school transcript reflecting graduation has been submitted and reviewed. To avoid possible delays or holds on your financial aid or course registration, submit final transcripts by July 1 for a fall semester start or January 2 for a spring semester start.

If you completed college-level work prior to high school graduation, be sure to submit all official transcripts to be reviewed for advanced-standing credit.

Request your FINAL OFFICIAL transcripts to be mailed to:

Office of Admissions 2900 University Ave. Crookston, MN 56716

Complete Health Requirements

Submit the Medical History form that was sent to your email.

Minnesota law requires all students born after December 31, 1956, who are enrolled in a Minnesota public or private college or university to be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella. You are legally required to provide this information. Anyone who fails to submit this information within 45 days after beginning classes cannot remain enrolled.

The University of Minnesota Board of Regents requires all students who register for six or more credits to have hospitalization insurance. You will be asked to show proof of health insurance by presenting your insurance policy name, policy number, and policy phone number. If you do not have health insurance, you will automatically be charged for University sponsored insurance. For more information visit, immunizations and health services.

You can take care of this step any time before you enroll; many students bring health records with them to Summer Orientation.

Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota Residents

You will need to apply for reciprocity with your state. A reciprocity application was included in your letter of acceptance or you can apply online at the links below.

North Dakota  South Dakota  Wisconsin

Student Right-to-Know Act

Students may receive, on request, information about campus security and about graduation and retention rates at the University of Minnesota Crookston. To request information, please contact us.

Disability Accommodations

Disability accommodations will be provided upon request. Please Disability Resource Center.


Other questions? Your admissions counselor is always there to help.

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Questions? Text U of MN Crookston Admissions anytime at 218-276-5351       

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