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Golden Gopher Application Now Open!

posted Aug 23, 2018, 12:00 PM by East Burke High School   [ updated Aug 23, 2018, 12:02 PM ]

I am excited to announce that our Golden Gopher Application for fall 2019 is open.Your students can apply at We also accept The Common Application and the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success application. Visit for more information.

As we shared in the spring, there is an important change to our application: Students must submit a Self-Reported Academic Record rather than an official high school transcript or official test scores. The Academic Record is found

See below for more information on the following topics:

If you have any questions or ideas, I encourage you to connect with us. Call our high school counselor hotline at 612-626-8378. We value the important insight and collaboration that colleagues like you bring to our work!

All the best in the year ahead,

Heidi Meyer
Executive Director
Office of Admissions
University of Minnesota Twin Cities


Fall 2019 Application
Students can apply using one of three applications:

A complete application includes:

  1. An application form from one of the platforms above
  2. A Self-Reported Academic Record (to report ACT or SAT test scores as well as high school courses and grades)

No transcripts, letters of recommendations, or essays are required.


Self-Reported Academic Record
Students must report their ACT or SAT test scores as well as their high school courses and grades through our Self-Reported Academic Record form. For important instructions and information, visit If a student has not yet taken the ACT or SAT, they can submit the Academic Record without the test scores and then update it later when test scores are received.

What does this mean for you? You will not need to submit any transcripts to the U of M Twin Cities on behalf of students when they apply this fall. Rather, you might find that you will be assisting students in accessing their unofficial transcripts so that they can accurately enter their courses and grades into our Academic Record form.

After students are admitted and have confirmed their enrollment to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities, we will verify their courses, grades, and scores when their final high school transcript (with graduation date listed) and official ACT or SAT score is submitted by July 1. We will use our Verification of Self-Reported Academic Record Policy during review.

NOTE: If students complete The Common Application, we DO NOT view or download responses to the self-reported grades and test scores from the “Courses & Grades” section of The Common App. Applicants must use our institution’s Self-Reported Academic Record form (


Application Deadlines
November 1: Early Action Deadline
Admission decisions are provided by the end of January.

January 1: Regular Deadline
Admission decisions are provided by the end of March.

All students who apply by these deadlines will receive full consideration for admission, scholarships, and the University Honors Program. Honors and scholarship decisions for all applicants will be provided by the end of March.

Test score grace period: October test dates of the ACT and SAT will be considered on-time for the Early Action Deadline if a student updates the test score section in their Academic Record by November 30. December test dates will be considered on-time for the Regular Deadline if a student updates the test score section in their Academic Record by January 31.


Supplemental Applications
Supplemental applications ( are required for students interested in the following programs:

Fall 2018 Admitted Student Profile
Each application is reviewed individually, and admission decisions are based on an overall assessment of application materials, including academic factors as well as leadership, extracurricular activities, and personal circumstances. We don’t use formulas to make admission decisions. Below is a profile of the middle 50% of our admitted students for fall 2018.

National Scholarship Awards
More and more students from across the country are discovering the benefits of a University of Minnesota education and our incredible Twin Cities location. To support our growing population of non-resident students, we are pleased to announce an increase in our National Scholarship award amounts for fall 2019. Our National Scholarships for non-residents will be at the following levels per year for four years:
  • $60,000 ($15,000 per year for four years)
  • $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years)
  • $20,000 ($5,000 per year for four years)
  • $10,000 ($2,500 per year for four years)
These enhanced scholarships will allow us to support students through their undergraduate careers and help them achieve their college dreams at a lower cost. Students are automatically considered for these academic scholarships based on an overall assessment of the freshman admission application. No separate application is required. If you are working with students who are looking for a major research university, an exciting metropolitan location, and a student-focused environment with exceptional faculty--encourage them to look at the University of Minnesota!





Office of Admissions, a Division of the Office of Undergraduate Education
240 Williamson Hall * 231 Pillsbury Drive S.E. * Minneapolis, MN 55455-0213 * Phone: 1-800-752-1000 * TTY for the hearing impaired: 612-625-9051