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Future First-Years

Two and a half hours outside of Minneapolis is where you’ll find it: the perfect place for your future to grow. At UMN Morris you can become anybody. You can do anything. And when you leave here, you can go anywhere.

Questions about any of the info below? Contact Admissions.

Academic Recommendations

By the time you graduate, we recommend that your high school transcript should include the following:

  • Four (4) years of English;
  • Four (4) years of math including one year each of elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry,
  • Three (3) years of science with one year each of biological and physical science;
  • Three (3) years of social studies, including United States history;*
  • Two (2) years of a single second language.*

*Applicants missing this requirement will not be denied admission if they are otherwise admissible.

Of course, we also welcome college and advanced placement credits (see Credit for Previous Work). Learn more about how we evaluate applications.

Steps for future first-year applicants

  1. Visit Us. There are a number of visit options. If you can't visit, try our virtual tour.
  2. Complete the application Apply online using the UMN Morris application or the Common App, or download the application [PDF]. (Be sure to include a $35 non-refundable application fee, or $30 if applying online.) For tips on how to make the most of your application, keep reading about how we evaluate applications.
  3. Submit an official OR unofficial high school or secondary school transcript. You can also upload your transcript through your application portal or email it to
  4. Send any additional information (optional) Feel free to include extra materials like written statements, letters of recommendation, resumes, and portfolios that you feel would help get to know you better. We encourage written statements if there are any extenuating circumstances we should take into account when reviewing your application.
  5. Explore financial aid and scholarships
  6. Receive your admission decision In about three weeks, you'll receive an admission decision in the mail.
  7. Save your place! So we don't give your spot away, return the confirmation card included in your admission with a $175 non-refundable confirmation fee or pay the confirmation fee online with a credit card. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be able to request housing, schedule a registration session, and complete the necessary steps to be a UMN Morris student.

September 15
We begin to review applications on a rolling basis.

December 15
Priority application deadline for maximum scholarship consideration.

Applications received after Dec. 15 will be considered for admissions and automatic academic scholarships only.

August 1
Final application deadline.