Congratulations on your admission to the Carlson Full-Time MBA Program! We look forward to having you join our talented class of students from around the world. The Carlson School Class of 2020 will have the opportunity to participate in our unparalleled experiential learning opportunities through Enterprises, the Carlson Global Enrichment programs, and join a network of high performing peers!

1. Respond to Offer

Student working on laptop

Log into our confirmation website to confirm your attendance for Fall 2018. Please respond to your offer of admission and submit your first $1000 non-refundable tuition deposit. You will need to use your U of M ID number and preferred e-mail address for your application to log in. To find your university ID number, please refer to your admission packet or admission e-mail.

In June, you will be notified about reconfirming your place in our Class of 2020. A second non-refundable tuition deposit of $500 will be due at that time.

International Students: After responding to and confirming your offer, you will be required to complete additional steps on the international applicants page. Following your completion of these additional steps, you will return to complete steps 2 - 7.

2. Email

In the summer, you will receive an e-mail with information on how to initialize your internet ID and password. You will be able to use this information to log into your UMN E-mail. Please note that it is extremely important that you initialize your account as soon as you receive this e-mail so that you will receive future communications regarding MBA Launch. The IT Student Services web site contains additional IT Launch Information as well as contact information for the Carlson School Help Desk (log-in required, using your Internet ID and password).

Prior to Launch, please be sure to visit the U Card Office to obtain your U Card (University ID Card). You will need this ID card at Launch.

3. Financial Aid

Beginning January 1, 2018, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online to be awarded aid for the 2018-19 academic year. If you plan to apply for need-based financial assistance, you must submit a FAFSA form. The University of Minnesota's financial aid officers will not be able to discuss your financial aid options until they receive your FAFSA information.

If you plan to apply for financial aid, fill out your taxes as soon as possible in January. Federal financial aid for the 2018-19 academic year is based on the information in your previous tax returns, so completing your taxes promptly is essential.

Visit One Stop for information about applying for financial aid. The University of Minnesota's school code for financial aid is 003969. If you have questions about financial aid, contact Jim Parker at 612-626-0750 or

4. Immunization

This is very important! Before classes start, please complete the Boynton Health Service Student Immunization Form to avoid a registration hold for the Spring 2019 semester. The form and instructions are on the Boynton Immunization Requirements page.

5. U Card


Prior to MBA Launch, please be sure to visit the U Card Office to obtain your U Card (University ID Card). UCards will be available after students are enrolled in Full-Time classes. Enrollment is done by the Student Affairs team in early August.

6. Start Your MBA Program

OrientationAttend Launch: MBA Launch is the official start of the MBA Program and is required for all new students. MBA Launch will begin Monday, August 20 and consists of two weeks of academic programming, career planning, community building and preparedness sessions. For our international students, International Launch augments new student programming with classroom, corporate and cultural sessions designed to aid students in transitioning to a new country. International Launch will begin August 15. 

Over the summer you will receive required academic pre-work for Financial Accounting. In addition to your academic pre-work, there will be assignments and tasks that need to be completed prior to the first day of MBA Launch. You are responsible for all of this material; please check your email regularly for essential communications. 

As  you prepare to arrive on campus, below are housing, transportation and community resources to get you started.

7. Courses

A tentative schedule for the fall is available to confirmed students on MBA Resources on Moodle. Cohorts and core teams will be announced at MBA Launch. The MBA Programs Office will register you for all of your fall courses in late July or early August. In August, make sure to check the My Courses tab in MyU Portal for syllabi and course information, including assignments and readings for the first week of classes.

The first day of classes is Tuesday, September 4, 2018. 

8. Order Books

Student choosing textbooks

Books for your courses will be in stock at the U of M Bookstore two weeks before the first day of class. You can locate your course books with the bookstore's online tool that automatically displays the books you will need for your Fall 2018 courses. What books you will need will be available once you are registered for classes in August.