Apply as a First Year Student

People. Place. Purpose. Find yours at Morris.

The University of Minnesota Morris is where you’ll find your people. It’s where you’ll belong. It’s where you’ll thrive.

Whether you’re from a rural community, big city, Tribal Nation, or another country, if you’re looking for a welcoming environment where you can prepare for a flexible, rewarding career, Morris is it.

Apply Online as a First Year

Academic Recommendations

For future first-year students at UMN Morris, we recommend that your high school transcript include the following:

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of math, including 1 year each of elementary algebra, intermediate algebra, and geometry
  • 3 years of science with 1 year each of biological and physical science
  • 3 years of social studies, including United States history*
  • 2 years of a single second language*

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

We also welcome college and advanced placement credits

How we evaluate credit for previous work How we evaluate applications

Next Steps

  1. Visit Us. Experience the sights and sounds of campus in person. Choose from multiple visit options. Not able to visit in person? Try our virtual tour.
  2. 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 your high school or secondary school transcript. You can also upload an unofficial transcript through your application portal or email it to Also, find out how we transfer credits.
  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 us 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. Receive your admission decision in approximately two weeks. Note that this will be sent to the email address you listed on your application. 
  6. Submit the FAFSA. Use our federal school code 002389. Explore financial aid and scholarships.
  7. Save your place! So we don't give your spot away, return the confirmation card included in your admission packet with a $175 nonrefundable 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 become a UMN Morris student.

Admissions Deadlines

September 15

We begin to review applications on a rolling basis.

December 15

Priority application deadline for maximum scholarship consideration.

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

August 1

Final application deadline.



University of Minnesota Morris
Welcome Center
600 E Fourth Street
Morris, MN 56267


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