Apply to UMN Crookston

Every 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 high 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. As a test-optional university, you are not required to submit your ACT or SAT test scores.

Ready to apply? Click on your student type below for the application instuctions.

First-Year On-Campus Students

First-Year On-Campus Students

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

Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

Paper Application

*We encourage you to use the Common App application if you are applying to more than one Common Application Member Institution. Otherwise, we recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle application.


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?
  • Essay questions
    We review your written responses to the required short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you.
  • Letters of recommendation
    We read the required recommendation from your high school counselor, teacher, and others who are familiar with you. Reading your recommendation is another way for us to get to know you. We recommend that it comes from someone who knows you well and can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, and potential.

The Five Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $35 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to 6 short essay questions on the application
  4. Transcripts/GED (unofficial)
  5. 1 letter of recommendation

*ACT/SAT test scores only if you choose to send them


Application Dates & Deadlines for On-Campus Students

  • Spring 2020 Application Deadline - December 15, 2019
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.
  • Summer 2020 Application Deadline - May 1, 2020
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action Application Deadline - November 15, 2019
    All applications completed and submitted by November 15, 2019 will receive full admission consideration and automatic scholarship review and you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after December 16, 2019.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action 2 Application Deadline - January 1, 2020
    All applications completed and submitted by January 1, 2020 will receive full admission consideration and automatic scholarship review and you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after February 3, 2020.
  • Fall 2020 Rolling Application Deadline - August 1, 2020
    All applications received after March 1 will receive full admission consideration and automatic scholarship review and you will be notified of our admission decision within 2 weeks of completing your application.

Transfer On-Campus Students

Transfer On-Campus Students

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

Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

Paper Application

*We encourage you to use the Common App application if you are applying to more than one Common Application Member Institution. Otherwise, we recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle application.


What We Consider for a Transfer Student

  • GPA within your major
    Grades of coursework within your major
  • Involvement and experiences
    • Have you participated in clubs, professional organizations, or on a board?
    • Have you received any awards/honors?
    • Have you participated in collegiate sports?
    • Have you become a leader at your school or in your community?
    • Do you have family or work responsibilities?
  • Essay questions
    We review your written responses to the require short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you and your aspirations to complete your degree.
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation
    You choose if you wish to submit a letter of recommendation. We recommend that letters of recommendation from your employer, colleague, or a transfer advisor that can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, and potential.

The Four Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $35 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to 5 short essay questions 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.

*Recommendations only if you choose to send them


Application Dates & Deadlines for On-Campus Students

  • Spring 2020 Application Deadline - December 15, 2019
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.
  • Summer 2020 Application Deadline - May 1, 2020
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action Application Deadline - November 15, 2019
    All applications completed and submitted by November 15, 2019 will receive full admission consideration and automatic scholarship review and you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after December 16, 2019.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action 2 Application Deadline - January 1, 2020
    All applications completed and submitted by January 1, 2020 will receive full admission consideration and automatic scholarship review and you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after February 3, 2020.
  • Fall 2020 Rolling Application Deadline - August 1, 2020
    All applications received after March 1 will receive full admission consideration and automatic scholarship review and you will be notified of our admission decision within 2 weeks of completing your application.

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

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

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.

Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

Paper Application

*We encourage you to use the Common App application if you are applying to more than one Common Application Member Institution. Otherwise, we recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle application.


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 6 short essay questions that are included on the application
      3. $35 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. 1 letter of recommendation

Transfer Applicants:

      1. Your application
      2. Answers to the 5 short essay questions that are included on the application
      3. $35 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.

* Recommendations only if you choose to send them

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
  • 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?
  • Essay questions:
    We review your written responses to the required short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you.
  • Letter of recommendation
    We read the required recommendation from your high school counselor, teacher, and others who are familiar with you. Reading your recommendation is another way for us to get to know you. We recommend that it comes from somone who knows you well and can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, and potential.

What We Consider for a Transfer International Student

  • GPA within your major
    Grades of coursework within your major
  • Involvement and experiences
    • Have you participated in clubs, professional organizations, or on a board?
    • Have you received any awards/honors?
    • Have you participated in collegiate sports?
    • Have you become a leader at your school or in your community?
    • Do you have family or work responsibilities?
  • Essay questions
    We review your written responses to the require short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you and your aspirations to complete your degree.
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation
    You choose if you wish to submit a letter of recommendation. We recommend that letters of recommendation from your employer, colleague, or a transfer advisor that can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, and potential. 

Application Dates & Deadlines for International Students

  • Spring 2020 International Application Deadline - November 15, 2019
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action International Application Deadline - November 15, 2019
    All applications completed and submitted by November 15, 2019 will receive full admission consideration and you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after December 16, 2019.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action 2 International Application Deadline - January 1, 2020
    All applications completed and submitted by January 1, 2020 will receive full admission consideration you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after February 3, 2020.
  • Fall 2020 Rolling International Application Deadline - July 1, 2020
    All applications received after March 1 will receive full admission consideration and you will be notified of our admission decision within 2 weeks of completing your application.

First-Year Online Students

First-Year Online Students

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

Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

Paper Application

*We encourage you to use the Common App application if you are applying to more than one Common Application Member Institution. Otherwise, we recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle application.


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?
  • Essay questions
    We review your written responses to the required short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you.
  • Letter of recommendation
    We read the required recommendation from your high school counselor, teacher, and others who are familiar with you. Reading your recommendation is another way for us to get to know you. We recommend that it comes from somone who knows you well and can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, and potential.

The Five Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $35 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to 6 short essay questions on the application
  4. Transcripts/GED (unofficial)
  5. 1 letter of recommendation

*ACT/SAT test scores only if you choose to send them


Application Dates & Deadlines for Online Students

  • Spring 2020 Application Deadline - December 15, 2019
  • Summer 2020 Application Deadline - May 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020 Application Deadline - August 1, 2020

Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.

Transfer Online Students

Transfer Online Students

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

Application Options

Golden Eagle Application

Common App Application

Paper Application

*We encourage you to use the Common App application if you are applying to more than one Common Application Member Institution. Otherwise, we recommend using our UMN Crookston Golden Eagle application.


What We Consider for a Transfer Student

Overall GPA

  • GPA within your major
    Grades of coursework within your major
  • Involvement and experiences
    • Have you participated in clubs, professional organizations, or on a board?
    • Have you received any awards/honors?
    • Have you participated in collegiate sports?
    • Have you become a leader at your school or in your community?
    • Do you have family or work responsibilities?
  • Essay questions
    We review your written responses to the require short essay questions on the application. Reading your responses is our way to get to know more about you and your aspirations to complete your degree.
  • Optional: Letter of recommendation
    You choose if you wish to submit a letter of recommendation. We recommend that letters of recommendation from your employer, colleague, or a transfer advisor that can speak to your abilities, accomplishments, and potential. 

The Four Parts of a Complete Application

  1. Your application
  2. $35 application fee or a fee waiver
  3. Answers to 5 short essay questions 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.

*Recommendations only if you choose to send them


Application Dates & Deadlines for Online Students

  • Spring 2020 Application Deadline - December 15, 2019
  • Summer 2020 Application Deadline - May 1, 2020
  • Fall 2020 Application Deadline - August 1, 2020

Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.

Benefits of Applying Early

Benefits of Applying Early

What are the benefits of applying to UMN Crookston early?

  • Achievement scholarships are awared at the time of admission - get an early gauge on what you could earn for scholarships
  • Receive your estimated Financial Aid Award Letter earlier​​​​​​​
  • Apply for additional scholarships
  • Early access to on-campus housing application
  • Know your admissions decision earlier in the year
  • Attend our Golden Eagle Admit Day
  • Reduce stress by cutting the time spent waiting for a decision
  • Save the time and expense of submitting multiple applications
  • Gain more time to look for housing and otherwise prepare for college
  • Reassess options and apply elsewhere if not accepted

Non-Degree Students

Non-Degree Students

Non-degree applicants should apply using the Non-Degree Seeking Student ApplicationPDF File Icon. 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

Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) Students

All PSEO applicants must fill out two PSEO application forms: 

Form 1 PDF File Icon

Form 2 PDF File Icon


PSEO Application Deadlines

  • Spring 2020 - December 1, 2019
  • Fall 2020 - July 1, 2020

Visit the PSEO page for additional information.

Apply to UMN Crookston

University of Minnesota Crookston

Office of Admissions, Suite-A, 2900 University Ave Owen Hall

2900 University Ave

Crookston, MN 56716

PHONE: 218-281-8569

FAX: 

umcinfo@umn.edu

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