Early exposure to business curriculum helps you begin discovering your passions and preparing for your future career. Starting as a freshman, you’ll engage with an innovative curriculum in small classes that empower each student to weigh in on the discussion. And with several national case competition wins under their belts, our undergraduate students jump right in to put their new knowledge to work for real businesses. Are you ready to join them?
Freshman admission to the Carlson School is handled through the University of Minnesota Office of Admissions. If you are a graduating high school senior you should apply to the University of Minnesota as a freshman and choose the Carlson School of Management as your first-choice college. The Office of Admissions reads every application in its entirety and completes a holistic review. There is no one fact or figure that determines your admission.
The application opens in July for the following fall. Taking the ACT or SAT test prior to your senior year and applying early is ideal. Below are important dates for fall 2017:
|Priority Application Deadline|
November 1, 2016
Students who apply by November 1 will receive an admission decision by the end of January.
|Regular Application Deadline|
December 15, 2016
Students who apply by December 15 will receive an admission decision by the end of March.
|Confirmation Deadline||May 1, 2017|
There are no early action or early decision deadlines. By confirming your enrollment you are declaring your intent to attend the University of Minnesota, and reserving your place in the incoming class.
|High School Rank (if provided)|
|SAT Total (new test format, estimated score out of 1600)||1260-1410|
This table provides a composite picture of freshman students admitted to the Carlson School for fall 2016. It is an overview of the middle 50 percentile to help you gauge your eligibility but is not criteria for admission.
If you’ve taken college-level courses such as Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), Post Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO), College in the Schools (CIS) or other courses you can be awarded for your achievements. There is no limit on the number of credits you can transfer into the University of Minnesota. To explore how your courses will transfer, use the following resources:
- Advanced Placement Course Awards: This chart shows the scores accepted, credits, awarded and requirements fulfilled for AP exams.
- International Baccalaureate Course Awards: This chart lists qualifying scores for IB subjects and credit awards.
- Liberal Education Transfer Guides: This guide lists all courses by colleges that the University of Minnesota Twin Cities has evaluated to satisfy the Liberal Education requirements all students must complete for college graduation.
- Carlson School Transfer Guide: This guide can be used to determine how select business coursework will transfer.
- Transferology: This free, online database lists all transfer courses previously evaluated by the University of Minnesota Twin Cities.
In order to receive any type of credit, official scores or transcripts must be sent to the Office of Admissions. For more information, refer to the Office of Admissions Transfer Guide.