Freshman Admissions

Located in the vibrant Twin Cities design community at one of the largest research universities in the nation, the College of Design encompasses a full range of design disciplines. With eight undergraduate degrees, 24 graduate degree options, and nine research, creative scholarship, and engagement centers, we value a hands-on, interdisciplinary learning experience.

Freshman Admissions Deadlines

Admission for the Fall 2021 semester has two deadlines—early action and regular. Regardless of which deadline you choose, the undergraduate admissions process and materials are standardized across the University. Read more to discover which deadline is right for you.

Early Action Deadline: November 1, 2020

The early action deadline for fall 2021 freshman applications is November 1, 2020. Students who apply by November 1 will receive full consideration for admission, University Honors Program, and scholarships. Admission decisions will be provided by the end of January and Honors and scholarships decisions will be provided by the end of March.

Regular Deadline: January 1, 2021

The final deadline for fall 2021 freshman applications is January 1, 2021. Students who apply by January 1 will receive full consideration for admission, University Honors Program, and scholarships. Applications that are postmarked or completed after January 1 are considered on a space-available basis.

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