Admitted Students

Are you ready?

Complete these important steps before arriving on campus.

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Step 1: Confirm your Enrollment

Confirm your enrollment. Confirming your enrollment is the next step in becoming a UMD Bulldog. After you pay the non-refundable confirmation fee, you can select your registration date.

Make sure you have the following items on hand to confirm your intent to enroll:

  • Student ID Number: this is found on your admission letter from UMD.
  • Credit Card: using a credit card is the easiest way to pay the non-refundable confirmation fee.
  • Schedule: it’s best to know your availability before selecting a session.

May 1 is the recommended deadline to confirm your enrollment.

Step 2: Financial Aid

Complete your FAFSA and have the information sent to UMD (Federal School Code: 002388). Starting in February, the Office of Financial Aid will begin mailing estimated award notifications to admitted students.

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 3: Housing

You can apply for housing beginning February 1. We start sending information about on-campus housing in mid-January. Make sure you complete your housing application by May 1. We can't guarantee space after this date.

View our housing options

Head over to our Housing & Residence Life site to explore the different housing options available to you as a student at UMD. The first dropdown on the top of the site will take you to our housing options. You can also take a brief video tour (YouTube) of our housing facilities with a student tour guide.

Step 4: Join the Official Class of 2025 Facebook Group

When you join the official class Facebook page, you will be able to connect with incoming students and get assistance from student leaders on campus. Only students who've been admitted to UMD for Fall 2021 will be accepted to the class of 2025 page. (If your Facebook name does not match the name on your application, you will not be eligible to enter.)

Step 5: Official Transcripts

Send your final high school transcript, with the date of graduation to the Office of Admissions by July 1st.

Submit official transcripts for any college courses and/or AP/IB examinations you've taken. This way we can give you credit for work you've done through PSEO, CIS, AP, or IB.

UMD Admissions Processing
123 Darland Administration Bldg.
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Step 6: Education Modules

To help new freshmen get ready for their first semester in Duluth, UMD requires the completion of three online educational modules. The modules cover a number of important topics, and they help UMD meet a Minnesota state law for incoming college students. Be sure to watch for an email with instructions in late July!

Step 7: Bulldog Welcome Week

This is your week to explore, discover, and get connected the week before classes begin. Bulldog Welcome Week is required for all new students and is filled with many first-year traditions.

Important Dates

October 2020 — File your FAFSA to be considered for financial aid.

November 2020 — Admitted students can begin to confirm their enrollment.

December 15, 2020 — Application deadline for scholarship consideration.

December 15, 2020 — Deadline to update your RaiseMe profile.

February 1, 2021 — Submit your application for on-campus housing.

February 2021 — Financial Aid begins sending Estimated Financial Aid Award Notices to students.

February, March, and April 2021 — Attend an Admitted Student Day (optional).

May 1 — Recommended deadline to confirm your enrollment and submit your application for on-campus housing.

Summer 2021 — Attend your Orientation session.

August tbd, 2021 — Move-in for incoming freshmen.

August 26, 2021 - August 29, 2021 — Bulldog Welcome Week for incoming freshmen.

August 30, 2021 — Classes begin!

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