Transfer from within UMN - Twin Cities

UG Students

Attend an Information Session

Prospective students are encouraged to attend a Transfer Admissions Information Session, which will include:

  • An overview of the Carlson School and the application process
  • An opportunity to discuss one-on-one with a member of the Transfer Admissions team.
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Eligibility

Fall Admission:

  • All prerequisite courses completed by the end of Spring with at least a C-

    • Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Calculus

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • 2nd year applicants applying for their 3rd year are recommended to complete the following by the end of Spring:

    • Financial Accounting, Business Statistics

Spring Admission:

  • Limited spring transfer admission to the Carlson School is available for current University of Minnesota Twin Cities students who are eligible to begin Immersion Core by completion of the following courses by the end of Fall semester:

    • Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Calculus, Financial Accounting, Business Statistics

  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

  • Minimum of 12 credits already completed at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities as a degree-seeking student

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Application Deadlines & Key Dates

Fall Transfer Admissions Timeline

Deadline Description
Nov. 1  Application opens
Feb. 1 Application deadline for Fall semester consideration
March 20 Decisions announced

Spring Transfer Admissions Timeline

Deadline Description
Aug. 1 Application opens
Oct. 1  Application deadline for Spring semester consideration
Nov. 1 Application decisions announced
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Apply

If you are a current UMN-Twin Cities student transferring to the Carlson School, here's how to apply:

1. Complete and submit one of the following:

       a. Change of College Form – If you no longer wish to remain in your current college and only pursue a Carlson School major

       b. Additional Undergraduate Degree Form – If you wish to remain in your current college and add the Carlson School as a 2nd college and major

2. Carlson Transfer Supplement 

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Scholarships

  • Students admitted from within the University of Minnesota Twin Cities will be invited to apply for current student scholarships upon admission.

  • The Carlson School awards over $2 million scholarship dollars annually with award amounts ranging from $1,000-$7,500 per year.

  • Applicants are encouraged to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for best consideration of scholarship awards.

  • The selection criteria can include academic achievements, extracurricular and leadership activities, place of residence, financial need and contribution to diversity.

Frequently Asked Questions

Transfer admission is competitive and based on a holistic review of the applicant’s academic record, writing skills, experiences beyond the classroom, and personal essay. Admission consideration factors include but are not limited to:

Primary Factors:

  • Progress in prerequisite courses and progress towards Immersion Core
  • Academic performance in any collegiate courses
  • Writing and language skills as assessed by the essay

Secondary Factors:

  • Experiences beyond the classroom and life experiences as assessed by the supplement
  • Personal insight as assessed by the essay

Unfortunately, no. In order to maintain a fair and equitable review process, we hold all prospective transfer students to the same standard. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of the spring semester before admission.

Immersion Core (I-Core) is a signature experience of the undergraduate program, If admitted, I-Core includes foundational courses in business taken together as a 12-credit cohort experience during one semester. It is during the I-core semester in which students will declare their major. Students should NOT complete the following courses prior to transfer:

  • Finance Fundamentals (FINA 3001), Principles of Marketing (MKTG 3001), Operations Management (SCO 3001), and Business Strategy (MGMT 3004)

Junior (3rd) year level applicants are strongly recommended to take business statistics (SCO 2550) and financial accounting (ACCT 2050) prior to transfer in order to be ready for our Immersion Core curriculum and maintain adequate degree progress. Students should continue to complete any remaining liberal education courses. Beyond the prerequisites, students can take Psychology (PSY 1001), Fundamentals of Management (MGMT 3001), and our Additional Core (HRIR 3021, IDSC 3001, ACCT 3001).

Plan registration as if you have not been admitted. Rest assured, seats are reserved in Carlson classes for all newly admitted transfer students. If admitted, you will register during orientation in the summer.

Students should work with their current academic advisor to create a parallel plan as a backup. Admissions are competitive and not a guarantee. Prerequisites can be used towards our Management Minor and additional programs at the University. Visit majors.umn.edu to explore business-related majors.

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Questions?

Eric Ly

Transfer Enrollment Specialist

ericly@umn.edu

612-624-1856

Please note: we do not offer drop-in advising appointments. Prospective students should attend an information session as a first step. Advisors will be available at the information session to answer any questions.

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