Parents of Undergraduate Students

The Carlson School Undergraduate Program views parents and guardians as vital partners in establishing and maintaining a successful collegiate experience. We offer an array of resources and opportunities for your students. We want to work together with you to help our students take advantage of these opportunities, but also assist them through their challenges and obstacles.

University Parent Program

The University of Minnesota Parent Program is a resource available to all parents of undergraduate students. The Parent Program provides regular communication on topics that help support student success, generate goodwill for the University, and promote an appropriate role for parents within the campus community. You'll find a wealth of advice about parenting a college student on the Parent Program website. You can also subscribe to parent email updates by sending your email address to

Important Deadlines

One Stop Student Services provides a comprehensive calendar of academic dates and deadlines. Some important dates for 2015 are:

  • January 20: Spring semester begins
  • March 16-20: Spring break
  • May 11-16: Final examinations
  • May 18: Commencement
  • May 26: May session beings
  • June 15: Summer session begins
  • September 8: Fall semester begins
  • November 26 - 27: Thanksgiving holiday
  • December 17 - 23: Final examinations

International Experience

Parents are an integral part of the study abroad process and the Carlson Global Institute understands that parents have numerous questions and concerns about their student's international experience. Both short- and long-term experiences are available and we encourage you to discuss the options with your student. For more guidance on study abroad topics, please visit the Education Abroad Parent Information page.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition and fees vary based on individual factors, such as student status, residency, and college of enrollment. For information about the costs for a Carlson School student, including the tuition surcharge and collegiate fees, visit our Tuition and Financial Aid page.

One Stop Student Services also provides expert advice whenever you have a question or concern about your student's registration, transcripts, financial aid, student accounts, billing, payments and veterans benefits.

Career & Internships

The Undergraduate Business Career Center (UBCC) is dedicated to helping students find the perfect career. Parents can be supportive to their students career exploration process by encouraging him/her to explore new interests and to use the services available in the UBCC, such as meeting with a career coach, creating a resume or preparing for a job interview.

Each year the UBCC publishes an employment report with placement and salary statistics for the most recent graduating class - Undergraduate Class of 2015 Employment Report (748.38 KB).


Please check the University of Minnesota Office of Admissions website for details about the application and important deadlines.

Submit Your Question

We understand that each student faces unique challenges. If you have a question or concern, please send an email to

By the Numbers

The average ACT score for an admitted student is 29.

Over 7,000 applications were submitted for 550 spots in the Class of 2019.

97.9% of the Class of 2015 reported receiving a job offer, started their own business, or were accepted into graduate school within 90 days of graduation.