Step 1: Accept your offer of admission and pay the confirmation fee
Accepting your offer of admission and paying your confirmation fee is the next step in becoming a UMD Bulldog. To take this next step, log into the Application Portal and complete the decision reply form to initiate your confirmation process.
Make sure you have your credit card on hand in order to pay the non-refundable $100 confirmation fee.
Step 2: Sign up for Orientation, Advisement and Registration (OAR)
Orientation, Advisement, and Registration (OAR) is a multifaceted experience that takes place prior to starting at UMD. Students will be invited via their UMD email address to sign up for an Orientation Date. Spring dates for registration will open up in early November.
Visit the Confirm website to initiate your UMD email account and sign up for OAR.
For questions about OAR, you can reach out to the Bulldog Resource Center at 218-726-6393 or [email protected].
Step 3: Financial Aid
Complete your FAFSA and have the information sent to UMD (Federal School Code: 002388). We understand that incoming students and their families will have questions regarding their financial aid. A helpful resource page is available to assist you. If you can't find what you're looking for there, our staff at One Stop Student Services would be delighted to assist you. Email us at [email protected] or call 218-726-8000.
Virtual Financial Aid Appointments
These 30-minute financial aid appointments, designed for admitted seniors and their families, are created to meet you where you are in the process, help you navigate the FAFSA, explain estimated financial aid offers, explore financial aid resources that are available, and answer any questions you might have.
Click here and select a time slot on our Financial Aid Educator’s calendar that works best for you. Specify in the description if you prefer a Zoom session or would like a telephone call. Our Educator will get back to you with the appointment confirmation.
Step 4: Housing
Check out our Housing & Residence Life Office page for more information about on-campus housing, or click here for off-campus housing listings.
Apply for housing online or contact the Housing & Residence Life Office for more information about living on-campus.
Step 5: College Transcripts
Submit all final official college transcripts to UMD. Be sure to send us your final transcript from your current institution once final grades have been posted. Transcripts can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to:
UMD Admissions Processing
184 Darland Admin Bldg.
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812
Step 6: Transfer Preparation Appointment
Transfer prep meetings are available to new transfer students who have confirmed their enrollment to the University of Minnesota Duluth and signed up for an Orientation, Advisement & Registration (OAR) date. These meetings are designed to assist/support students between confirming to UMD and Orientation, Advisement & Registration (OAR).
These meetings act as a bridge to help students until Orientation happens and can cover different topics, such as transfer credit evaluations, APAS (Academic Progress Audit System), transcripts, Veterans Services, etc.
To sign up for a Transfer Prep meeting, please make an appointment here.
Note: This transfer prep meeting is not academic advising and does not replace your academic advising appointment with an advisor.
Step 7: Parking at UMD
Are you interested in bringing a car to campus? UMD Transportation & Parking offers a variety of parking options for students. You may find permit option details here. Parking permits for the 2023-2024 academic year will became available for purchase starting August 1, 2023.
Important considerations: Students who have enrolled in spring 2023 courses will see the purchasing options online within approximately 48 hours after course registration. Permits do sell out each year.
October 15, 2022 — Spring transfer application priority deadline (for scholarship consideration).
Mid-October, 2022 — Spring Housing Application becomes available.
November, 2022 — Orientation dates become available to Spring 2023 students.
January 11, 2023 — Spring semester classes begin!
March 2023 - Orientation dates become available to Fall 2023 students
June 15, 2023 — Fall transfer application priority deadline (for scholarship consideration).
May 1, 2023 — Confirm by May 1st to guarantee on-campus housing.
August 1, 2023 — Parking Permit Sale begins for enrolled students.
August 29, 2023 — Fall semester classes begin!