The application deadline for fall 2017 transfer admission is February 1, 2017.

Transfer admission into the Carlson School is a competitive process. Prospective students are encouraged to pay special attention to the requirements listed below and to start preparing early. Applicants for transfer admission are typically considered at the sophomore and junior level.

Applications are accepted for fall admission only. In order for an application to be reviewed, ALL application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by the application deadline at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2017.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, students should meet the following criteria:

  • Completion of 26 credits by the end of spring semester
  • Minimum 3.0 collegiate GPA
  • Completion of the following three prerequisite courses, with a grade of C- or higher:
    • Microeconomics (ECON 1101, 1104, or APEC 1101)
    • Macroeconomics (ECON 1102, 1105, or APEC 1102)
    • Calculus (MATH 1142 or 1271)

Applicants will not be considered for admission if any prerequisite course will be completed in the summer prior to their incoming fall semester. Applicants need to ensure ALL prerequisite courses are completed by the end of spring semester.

Review Factors

Transfer admission is based on a holistic review of the applicant's background and accomplishments as presented in the application materials. Students admitted to the program have an average collegiate GPA of 3.75, strong co-curricular and leadership activities, and exceptional writing skills.

We look at the following items closely during the admissions process: 

  • Academic performance
  • Progress in prerequisite courses (Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Calculus)
  • Leadership, service, work experience and other "outside of the classroom" experiences (as assessed by the application addendum)
  • Writing skills (as assessed by the essay questions)
  • High school academic performance and ACT/SAT scores may be reviewed dependent upon the number of transferrable postsecondary credits.
    • NOTE: All applicants from outside the U of MN must submit a high school transcript to the U of MN Office of Admissions (NOT the Carlson School). The high school transcript (or GED) is needed to determine: proof of graduation; completion of high school preparation requirements; and completion of prerequisites for admission to your college of choice. Exception: students who have previously completed an A.A. degree or bachelor's degree DO NOT need to submit a high school transcript. For questions about this requirement, please contact the Office of Admissions
Junior Level Applicants

Though not required, junior-level applicants may also wish to complete the following courses prior to admission in order to enter the upper division business curriculum:

  • Business Statistics (SCO 2550)
  • Financial Accounting (ACCT 2050)
  • Fundamentals of Management (MGMT 3001)

NOTE: Students transferring in at the junior level will be required to take BA 3000 Career Skills the summer prior to enrollment in the program.

To Apply - Current U of MN Students

1. Complete the Change of College or Change of Campus form. If you wish to continue an existing degree program in another U of M Twin Cities college, please indicate this secondary program on the Change of College form. 

2. Obtain transcripts from schools outside the U of MN system and send them directly to the U of M Office of Admissions. DO NOT send transcripts to the Carlson School of Management. 

3. Complete the Carlson School Online Addendum.

  • NOTE: DO NOT send letters of recommendation to the Carlson School as they are not considered in review for admission.

  • If you believe you have faced extenuating life circumstances that are important for the application reviewers to be aware of, you are welcome (but not required) to submit a separate letter explaining such circumstances. ​​Please note, extenuating circumstances are serious and acute problems or events which are beyond your control or ability to foresee which may have affected your performance academically or otherwise. A separate letter of extenuating circumstances may be emailed to carlsontransfer@umn.edu (subject line: Letter of Extenuating Circumstances) or mailed by the application deadline to:

Carlson School Undergraduate Program
Attn: Transfer Admissions, 2-190 Hanson Hall
1925 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

4. In order for your application to be considered for admission, ALL application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by the application deadline at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2017.

To Apply - Students from Outside the University of Minnesota

1. Complete the U of MN Transfer Application and all related steps or visit the U of MN Office of Admissions in 240 Williamson Hall.

DO NOT send transcripts to the Carlson School of Management. All outside transcripts and test scores should be sent directly to the U of MN Office of Admissions at:

240 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

2. Complete the Carlson School Online Addendum:

​Step 1:

Step one for guest internet login requests

 

Step 2:

Step two in obtaining guest internet access

 

Step 3:

Third and final step in obtaining guest internet access

 

  • NOTE: DO NOT send letters of recommendation to the Carlson School as they are not considered in review for admission.
  • If you believe you have faced extenuating life circumstances that are important for the application reviewers to be aware of, you are welcome (but not required) to submit a separate letter explaining such circumstances. ​​Please note, extenuating circumstances are serious and acute problems or events which are beyond your control or ability to foresee which may have affected your performance academically or otherwise. A separate letter of extenuating circumstances may be emailed to carlsontransfer@umn.edu (subject line: Letter of Extenuating Circumstances) or mailed by the application deadline to:

Carlson School Undergraduate Program
Attn: Transfer Admissions, 2-190 Hanson Hall
1925 4th Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

3. In order for your application to be considered for admission, ALL application materials must be postmarked or submitted electronically by the application deadline at 11:59 p.m. on February 1, 2017.

Transfer Orientation Dates

Save the date for a mandatory one-day transfer orientation program:

2017 DatesType of transfer student

Wednesday, May 17
OR
Thursday, May 18

ICT (students from within the U of M-Twin Cities campus)

TBD

NAS/IUT (students from outside the U of M-Twin Cities campus)
Immersion Core

The Immersion Core (I-Core) includes courses in strategy, marketing, finance, and operations and will be taken together as part of a 12-credit cohort taken during one semester.

Students should NOT complete the following courses prior to transfer:

  • Finance Fundamentals
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Business Strategy
Transferring Credits

The Carlson School Undergraduate Program works with the U of MN Office of Admissions to determine how credits transfer to meet program requirements. Coursework beyond prerequisite requirements (microeconomics, macroeconomics, calculus) will only be reviewed after an admission decision is made. 

Use the Carlson School transfer guide to determine how select business coursework will transfer. Upper division, or major coursework, is generally reviewed on a course-by-course basis. Business coursework from two-year colleges beyond lower division requirements typically does not transfer. This includes coursework completed as part of an associate's degree program.

Refer to the U of MN Office of Admissions transfer guide and other resources provided on their website to determine how credits will transfer to meet liberal education requirements and more.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) will meet the University's liberal education requirements (but not the writing intensive requirements). Consult with a counselor at your current institution with questions regarding the MnTC.

Transfer Admissions Information Sessions

The first step for prospective transfer students is to attend a Transfer Admissions Information Session. The information session format includes a general overview of the application process, followed by an opportunity to sit down and discuss your individual questions one-on-one with an academic adviser. These sessions are the most effective way to accommodate your questions and specific situations.

Please register through EventBrite for a session that best fits into your schedule: 

DateTimeLocation
Thursday, November 311:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Hanson Hall 2-245
Tuesday, November 152:00 - 3:00 p.m.Carlson School L-114
Monday, December 51:00 - 2:00 p.m.Carlson School 2-219
Thursday, December 159:00 - 10:00 a.m.Hanson Hall 1-103
Friday, January 62:00 - 3:00 p.m.Hanson Hall 1-107
Tuesday, January 101:00 - 2:00 p.m.Hanson Hall 1-103
Wednesday, January 1111:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Hanson Hall 1-103
Tuesday, January 2410:00 - 11:00 a.m.Hanson Hall 2-245
Thursday, January 261:30 - 2:30 p.m.Hanson Hall 1-111
Monday, January 309:30 - 10:30 a.m.Hanson Hall 2-245

Please note dates. times and locations are tentative based on room availability. Please check back 2-3 weeks before the session to confirm details.

If you are unable to attend a Transfer Admissions Information Session, you can contact carlsontransfer@umn.edu with your questions.

Contact Us

The Carlson School offers the following specific support services for prospective transfer applicants. Please note, there are no transfer appointments. For a one-on-one meeting, you may either attend an information session and/or meet with an adviser during drop-in hours.

  1. Attend an information session.
    This is the first step for prospective transfer students. These on-campus sessions provide a full overview of the transfer admissions process to the Carlson School. Additionally, time is held at the end of each session to allow prospective students to meet with an academic adviser individually. Sessions are offered during the academic year prior to the application deadline. See the "Transfer Admissions Information Sessions" tab for the full schedule of sessions.

  2. Email carlsontransfer@umn.edu.
    This account is managed by the transfer admissions staff, and is the quickest and most efficient way to get your questions answered.

  3. Attend drop-in advising.
    Carlson School academic advisers are experts in the curriculum and the transfer process. If you are unable to attend an information session, and would like to meet with Carlson School staff individually to discuss your transfer plans and questions, you may attend drop-in advising; no appointment needed.

    Drop-in advising hours during fall and spring semesters are typically Monday – Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., with exception to Wednesday mornings.

    Drop-in advising hours are limited during the summer months and winter break (December-January). Please call the front desk at 612-624-3313 for information on the drop-in schedule for a given week.

  4. Visit the website.
    Refer to this transfer admissions website for the most up-to-date transfer information, including application information (requirements, timeline and review information), planning resources (transfer credit guides), information session schedule and updates for the upcoming application cycle.

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