Admissions

Information for Prospective High School and Transfer Counselors

Freshman | Transfer | Online | Non-Degree | ESL

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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

  • Complete an Application for Admission (paper PDF File Icon or online)
  • Submit a $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit ACT or SAT test scores (UMC ACT code 2129)
  • Submit official high school transcripts*
  • Submit official college transcripts for all college credits attempted or earned*

*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.

  • High school coursework
  • Grade Point Average
  • ACT/SAT test scores
  • Other indicators of academic potential

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:

  • Meet with their academic advisor and complete an Academic Plan (AAP).
  • Meet with staff of the Academic Success Center (ASC) for additional guidance and preparation.
  • Sign up for a tutor in at least one class.
  • Enroll in General Education 1000-Seminar for New Students*

*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

  • Complete an Application for Admission (paper PDF File Icon or online)
  • Submit a $30 non-refundable application fee
  • Submit official college transcripts for all college credits attempted or earned*

*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

  • College coursework
  • Grade Point Average
  • Other indicators of academic potential

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 StudentsPDF File 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 English as a Second Language (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:

  • Is a non-credit program in English as a Second Language.
  • Has three levels of instruction (beginning, intermediate, and advanced) with each level typically taking one semester (16 weeks).
  • Prepares students to apply for degree-seeking status after completing the advanced level of instruction.

For more detailed information and admission requirements, please visit the ESL website or 1-800-862-6466 ext 8551.

Recommended Timeline

September – July

Apply for admission. Merit scholarship funding is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis determined by the Application for Admission.

October - April

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.

October 1 - December 31

Apply for Specialty Scholarships before December 31. Students must be admitted before they are eligible to apply.

October - 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. Check out our housing and residential life!

February - July

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

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.

August

Attend orientation and move into the residence halls!

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center (ASC) 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.

Disability Resource Center 

The Disability Resource Center (DRC) promotes and ensures program and physical access for students with documented disabilities.

Career & Counseling Services

At UMC, our Career Development and Counseling Departments have a mission to help our students succeed. Support services within these departments include career exploration; educational and personal counseling; and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention and education services.

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