Welcome! On this page, you'll find important information about application deadlines, admission factors and criteria, and how to apply. Be sure to explore all links for information about transferring credit and important details about what it means to be a transfer student in our programs. As always, be sure to contact us directly if you have additional questions after exploring this page.
Priority Deadline - March 1, 2017. Applications are reviewed on a space available basis after this deadline. There is a chance a major may fill after reviewing the applications submitted by the priority deadline so you are encouraged to get your application in by this date.
Final Deadline - May 15, 2017
NOTE: Current College of Design students applying to the Arch BS and BDA are held to the May 31 deadline to submit their admissions materials.
Contact Branden Rudie, your Transfer Admissions Counselor, for scheduling an appointment or to set up a College of Design tour.
Interested in a full campus tour?
Contact our Universtiy of Minnesota Twin Cities Visit Office online or by calling 612-625-0000.
Please note that the Visit Office is only for a Minneapolis or St. Paul full campus tour.
Transferring as a degree-seeking student from outside the U of M system (including, domestic, international and U of M CCE students).
Changing colleges from within the U of M Twin Cities Campus, please go to the following webpage and click on the link in Step 5.
Changing colleges or campuses from outside the U of M system (Duluth, Crookston, Morris & Rochester), please submit the Change of College/Campus form to any Onestop Service Center:
Changing majors within the College of Design (including to the Arch BDA). Please submit the following application to 107 Rapson Hall:
The following transfer admission factors are considered in the review of transfer applications:
Note: No portfolio of work is required or will be considered at the time of application to the university and the college.
Students transferring from outside the U of M (or CCE non-degree) will be notified by postal mail. Students transferring from within the U of M system will be notified via EMAIL to their U of M email account. If you don't remember how to access your U of M email account call 612-301-4357.
College of Design domestic transfer students are automatically considered for a transfer scholarship based on an overall assessment of their admissions application. International students are automatically considered for the Global Excellence Scholarship based on an overall assessment of their admissions application. Students will be notified by mail if they are offered a scholarship.