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University of Minnesota -Twin Cities - 2016

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Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Submit your complete application, including all test scores and transcripts, with a $55 application fee before the freshman class fills. (Priority deadline of December 15th;applications that are post marked or become complete after December 17 are reviewed on a space-available basis; ACT preferred, SAT accepted; applying early in your senior year in high school strongly recommended.) Admission decisions are based on an overall assessment of the primary and secondary factors. Primary factors include: successful completion of a college preparatory curriculum; high school rank percentile; grade point average; ACT or SAT scores; strength of the curriculum through high school graduation, including courses that exceed the core subject requirements and any advanced courses (i.e. honors, AP, IB, college level). Secondary factors include: evidence of exceptional achievement, aptitude, or personal accomplishment not reflected in the academic record or standardized test scores; a pattern of steady improvement in academic performance; participation in extracurricular college preparatory programs; evidence of exceptional talent or ability in artistic, scholarly, leadership, or athletic performance; ACT/SAT writing test results; outstanding high school or community involvement; size of graduating class;
work experience; family attendance or employment at the University of Minnesota; first-generation college student; evidence of exceptional motivation, maturity, or responsibility;
evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to educational achievement; evidence that enrollment would enhance the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the student body; extenuating circumstances.

For Graduate School, requests for application materials should be sent to the director of graduate studies in the individual program. Application procedures are available on the web at http://www.grad.umn.edu/

Recommendations

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