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Questions? Text U of MN Crookston Admissions anytime at 218-276-5351Every student that applies to the University of Minnesota Crookston has unique talents, passions, interests, and skills. We know that our students come from a wide variety of backgrounds and that each school and home community is different.  We look for students who show eagerness and passion for contributing to their college experience and will lend educational and cultural diversity to the UMN Crookston campus.

Admissions looks at you as an individual. We consider all aspects of you - your life experiences, aspirations, work ethic, engagement and academic record. You do not need to submit your ACT or SAT test score for admission. So, even if you send us your test scores, it's important to know WE WILL NOT LOOK at them when making your admission decision.

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Start Your 2021 Application!

Golden Eagle Application Common App Application

*We recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle Application.
If you apply to other Common App member colleges, then we encourage you to apply to us through the Common App.

Are you an online only student? Apply Here!

Application Dates & Deadlines

Application Dates & Deadlines

On Campus

  • Spring 2021 Application Deadline - December 15, 2020
  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline - August 1, 2021

    You will be notified of our admission decision within 2 weeks of completing your application.

Online

  • Spring 2021 Application Deadline - December 15, 2020
  • Summer 2021 Application Deadline - May 1, 2021
  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline - August 1, 2021

    You will be notified of our admission decision within 2 weeks of completing your application.

International

  • Fall 2021 Rolling International Application Deadline - July 1, 2021


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Short Answer Questions on the Application

Short Answer Questions on the Application

Short Answer Question on the Application

Get a jump start on your answers!

The purpose of the short answer question(s) is for us to learn about your character and who you are and allow you to create a unique picture about yourself. We only require 75-250 words, so don't feel like you need to write a novel.

Here's the questions you'll find on the application.

First Year Questions:

You're required to answer 1 of 3 following questions:

  1. Why do you want to attend UMN Crookston?
  2. Share something about your identity, talents, or interests that we would not learn from your application materials.
  3. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? OR, Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.

Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, you may do so here.


Transfer Student Questions:

You'll be required to answer the following question:

  • Why did you select your major/program and how will this help you meet your personal goals?
  • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, please explain here.

Here's a few tips to help you write your answer(s) to the short essay questions.

We're looking for answers that...

  • We want answers that are reflective and open our eyes to something more about your experiences.
  • Let your personality shine in a way that your academic records don’t.
  • Explain circumstances, if any, that affected your academic record.
  • Are clear, focused, organized and follow a logical structure.
  • Pay attention to the rules of correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

First-Year On-Campus Students Requirements

First-Year On-Campus Students Requirements

Apply as a first-year student if you have not taken any college credit after high school graduation. 

The Four Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $25 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to the short essay question(s) on the application
  4. High School Transcripts/GED (unofficial)

* A Letter of Recommendation is optional.

What We Consider For A First-Year Student

  • Your GPA
    Grades within your core courses (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies)
  • Classes you've taken
    Have you taken challenging courses?
  • Involvement and experiences
    • Have you participated in clubs or organizations?
    • Have you received any awards/honors?
    • Have you participated in sports?
    • Have you become a leader at your school or in your community?
    • Do you have family or work responsibilities?
  • Short Essay Question(s)
    We review your written responses to the short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you. We encourage between 75 - 250 words per response. Here's what we ask. 

You're required to answer 1 of 3 following questions:

    1. Why do you want to attend UMN Crookston?
    2. Share something about your identity, talents, or interests that we would not learn from your application materials.
    3. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? OR, Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, you may do so here.

Application Dates & Deadlines for On-Campus Students

  • Spring 2021 Application Deadline - December 15, 2020
  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline - August 1, 2021


Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

*We recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle Application. If you apply to other Common App member colleges, then we encourage you to apply to us through the Common App.

Paper Application available if needed


Already applied and need to submit app materials?

Log back into your application to submit your admission materials

Log in here

Transfer On-Campus Students Requirements

Transfer On-Campus Students Requirements

Apply as a Transfer student if you attempted and/or earned college credit after high school graduation.

The Four Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $25 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to the short essay question on the application
  4. Transcripts (official) from all previous colleges in which you attempted credit and/or enrolled.
    • If the college was not regionally accredited at the time of enrollment, we will still need it.
    • It also does not matter how long ago you took the college credit, we will still need it.
    • High school transcript/GED is not required if you have 12 or more completed credits.

 


What We Consider for a Transfer Student

  • All College transcripts
  • Life experiences, responsibilities, commitments and engagement in activities
  • Answer to your application question
    • Why did you select your major/program and how will this help you meet your personal goals?
    • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, please explain here.

Application Dates & Deadlines for On-Campus Students

  • Spring 2021 Application Deadline - December 15, 2020
  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline - August 1, 2021


Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

*We recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle Application. If you apply to other Common App member colleges, then we encourage you to apply to us through the Common App.

Paper Application available if needed.


Already applied and need to submit app materials?

Log back into your application to submit your admission materials

Log in here

International On-Campus Students (First-Year & Transfer) Requirements

International On-Campus Students (First-Year & Transfer) Requirements

Apply as a first-year student if you have not taken any college credit after high school graduation.
Apply as a Transfer student if you attempted and/or earned college credit after high school graduation.

The Admission Process for International Students (two-step process)

STEP 1: BECOME ACADEMICALLY ADMITTED BY SUBMITTING THE FOLLOWING:

First-Year Applicants:

      1. Your application
      2. Answers to the short essay question(s) that are included on the application
      3. $25 application fee or a fee waiver
      4. Official high school transcript (9th-12th grade) courses and grades. If you complete secondary school in a country where a secondary leaving examination is required for university entry, you must also provide results of this examination.
      5. English Proficiency (if applicable)

Transfer Applicants:

      1. Your application
      2. Answer to the short essay question included on the application
      3. $25 application fee or a fee waiver
      4. Official college transcript. If the college credit you took is from a non U.S. school, it must be evaluated by a NACES member organization (i.e. WES or ECE). High school transcript is not required if you have 12 or more completed college semester credits.
      5. English Proficiency (if applicable)
STEP 2: BECOME OFFICIALLY ADMITTED IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN I-20 BY SUBMITTING THE FOLLOWING:
  1. Copy of your passport
  2. International Student Agreement form
  3. Certification of Finances form
  4. Declaration of Support form
  5. Supporting documents for Declaration of Support (i.e. bank statement or letter from bank stating available funds)
  6. For students currently enrolled at a school in the United States: If you are currently attending a school in the U.S., your SEVIS record will need to be released to UMN Crookston. In order to do so, you and your Designated School Official will need to fill out and submit the Transfer Recommendation/Release form.

What We Consider for a First-Year International Student

  • Overall GPA
    Grades within your core courses (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies)
  • Core GPA
  • English Proficiency (if applicable)
  • Classes you've taken
    Have you taken challenging courses?
  • Involvement and experiences
    • Have you participated in clubs or organizations?
    • Have you received any awards/honors?
    • Have you participated in sports?
    • Have you become a leader at your school or in your community?
    • Do you have family or work responsibilities?
  • Short Essay Questions
    We review your written responses to the short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you. We encourage between 75 - 250 words per response. Here's what we ask. 

You're required to answer 1 of 3 following questions:

  1. Why do you want to attend UMN Crookston?
  2. Share something about your identity, talents, or interests that we would not learn from your application materials.
  3. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? OR, Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, you may do so here.

What We Consider for a Transfer International Student

  • All College transcripts
  • English Proficiency (if applicable)
  • Life experiences, responsibilities, commitments and engagement in activities
  • Answer to your application question
    • Why did you select your major/program and how will this help you meet your personal goals?
    • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, please explain here.


Application Dates & Deadlines for International Students

  • Spring 2021 International Application Deadline - November 15, 2020
  • Fall 2021 International Application Deadline - July 1, 2021

Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

*We recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle Application. If you apply to other Common App member colleges, then we encourage you to apply to us through the Common App.

Paper Application available if needed


Already applied and need to submit app materials?

Log back into your application to submit your admission materials

Log in here

First-Year Online Students Requirements

First-Year Online Students Requirements

Apply as a first-year student if you have not taken any college credit after high school graduation.

The Four Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $25 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to the short essay question(s) on the application
  4. Transcripts/GED (unofficial)

What We Consider for a First-Year Student

  • Overall GPA
    Grades within your core courses (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies)
  • Core GPA
  • Classes you've taken
    Have you taken challenging courses?
  • Involvement and experiences
    • Have you participated in clubs or organizations?
    • Have you received any awards/honors?
    • Have you participated in sports?
    • Have you become a leader at your school or in your community?
    • Do you have family or work responsibilities?
  • Short Essay Question(s)
    We review your written responses to the short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you. We encourage between 75 - 250 words per response. Here's what we ask. 

You're required to answer 1 of 3 following questions:

    1. Why do you want to attend UMN Crookston?
    2. Share something about your identity, talents, or interests that we would not learn from your application materials.
    3. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? OR, Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, you may do so here.

Application Dates & Deadlines for Online Students

  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline - August 1, 2021
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.


Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

*We recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle Application. If you apply to other Common App member colleges, then we encourage you to apply to us through the Common App.

Paper Application available if needed


Already applied and need to submit app materials?

Log back into your application to submit your admission materials

Log in here

Transfer Online Students Requirements

Transfer Online Students Requirements

Apply as a Transfer student if you attempted and/or earned college credit after high school graduation.

The Four Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $25 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to the short essay question on the application
  4. Transcripts (official) from all previous colleges in which you attempted credit and/or enrolled.
  • If the college was not regionally accredited at the time of enrollment, we will still need it.
  • It does not matter how long ago you took the college credit, we will still need it.
  • High school transcript/GED is not required if you have 12 or more completed credits.

What We Consider for a Transfer Student

  • All College transcripts
  • Life experiences, responsibilities, commitments and engagement in activities
  • Answer to your application question
    • Why did you select your major/program and how will this help you meet your personal goals?
    • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, please explain here.

Application Dates & Deadlines for Online Students

  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline - August 1, 2021
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.


Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

*We recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle Application. If you apply to other Common App member colleges, then we encourage you to apply to us through the Common App.

Paper Application available if needed


Already applied and need to submit app materials?

Log back into your application to submit your admission materials

Log in here

International Online Students (First-Year & Transfer) Requirements

International Online Students (First-Year & Transfer) Requirements

Apply as a first-year student if you have not taken any college credit after high school graduation.
Apply as a Transfer student if you attempted and/or earned college credit after high school graduation.

The Five Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $25 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to the short essay question(s) on the application
  4. Transcripts/GED (official)
  5. English Proficiency (if applicable)

What We Consider for a First-Year Student

  • Overall GPA
    Grades within your core courses (Math, Science, English, and Social Studies)
  • Core GPA
  • English Proficiency (if applicable)
  • Classes you've taken
    Have you taken challenging courses?
  • Involvement and experiences
    • Have you participated in clubs or organizations?
    • Have you received any awards/honors?
    • Have you participated in sports?
    • Have you become a leader at your school or in your community?
    • Do you have family or work responsibilities?
  • Short Essay Question(s)
    We review your written responses to the short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you. We encourage between 75 - 250 words per response. Here's what we ask. 

You're required to answer 1 of 3 following questions:

    1. Why do you want to attend UMN Crookston?
    2. Share something about your identity, talents, or interests that we would not learn from your application materials.
    3. Recount a time when you faced a challenge, setback, or failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience? OR, Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
  • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, you may do so here.

What We Consider for a Transfer Student

  • All College transcripts
  • English Proficiency (if applicable)
  • Life experiences, responsibilities, commitments and engagement in activities
  • Answer to your application question
    • Why did you select your major/program and how will this help you meet your personal goals?
    • Optional: If you would like to add additional information about yourself or your academic record, please explain here.

Application Dates & Deadlines for Online Students

  • Fall 2021 Application Deadline - August 1, 2021
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.


Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

*We recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle Application. If you apply to other Common App member colleges, then we encourage you to apply to us through the Common App.

Paper Application available if needed


Already applied and need to submit app materials?

Log back into your application to submit your admission materials

Log in here

Non-Degree Students - Apply Here

Non-Degree Students - Apply Here

Non-degree applicants should apply using the Non-Degree Seeking Student ApplicationPDF File Icon. Email your application to the Office of Admissions at umcinfo@umn.edu

You are considered a non-degree student if you meet any of the following criteria:

  • You wish to take classes toward a UMN Crookston certificate program
  • You wish to take classes toward a degree at another institution
  • You wish to take classes for enrichment

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Students - Apply Here

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Students - Apply Here

Step 1: Submit your online PSEO Application. The Fall 2020 application is now closed. The Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 application will open September 1st.

Step 2: Submit all additional materials to your PSEO application account.

PSEO Students: If you have already started an application with us and are unable to login or create a new application, please contact us at 218.281.8680 or umcinfo@umn.edu for assistance.


PSEO Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2021 - August 14, 2021

Visit the PSEO page for additional information.

Start your application at UMN Crookston!

University of Minnesota Crookston

Office of Admissions, Suite-A Owen Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8569

FAX: 

umcinfo@umn.edu

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