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 2022 semester has three deadlines—two early action and one regular. Regardless of which deadline you choose, the undergraduate admissions process and materials are standardized across the University.

Early Action I Deadline: November 1, 2021

The early action deadline for fall 2022 freshman applications is November 1, 2021. Students who apply by November 1 will receive full consideration for admission, University Honors Program, and scholarships. Students who submit their complete applications by the November 1 Early Action I Deadline will receive an admission decision of admit, defer, or deny in Application Tracker by January 31.

Regular Deadline: January 1, 2022

The final deadline for fall 2022 freshman applications is January 1, 2022. 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. Students who submit their complete applications by the January 1 Regular Deadline will receive an admission decision of admit, waitlist, or deny in Application Tracker by March 31.

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Early Action II Deadline: December 1, 2021

The second early action deadline for fall 2022 freshman applications is December 1, 2021. Students who apply by November 1 will receive full consideration for admission, University Honors Program, and scholarships. Students who submit their complete applications by the December 1 Early Action II Deadline will receive an admission decision of admit, defer, or deny in Application Tracker by February 15.

Questions?

Please reach out to our High School Admissions Counselor.