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.
ALL CDes majors are accepting transfer applications for spring term except architecture bachelor of science (B.S.). Please note that while the programs admit for spring, studio sequencing for Pre-Architecture, Pre-Apparel, and Pre-Interior Design only begin in the fall term.
Priority Deadline - October 1, 2015. 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 - December 1, 2015
Priority Deadline - March 1, 2016. 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, 2016
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 your CDes Transfer Admissions Counselor for questions or to set up a visit. Refer to the Transferring Credit Web page for detailed information on how credits transfer into the U of M and into your major.
Design Transfer Admissions
Full campus tours can be set up by contacting 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. Be sure to also contact the College of Design directly if you'd also like to set up a visit specifically with the College of Design.
Transferring as a degree-seeking student from outside the U of M system (including from CCE).
Changing colleges or campuses within the U of M system, please submit the Change of College/Campus form to any Onestop Service Center:
Changing majors within CDes (including to the Arch BDA or BA). If you are changing majors within CLA to the Arch BA, please submit the following application to 107 Rapson Hall:
The following transfer admission factors are considered in the review of transfer applications:
Note: Please refer to the architecture degrees for additional admission and program information. Refer to the Application Materials section above for the proper admission materials to submit.
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.