Newly Admitted Transfer Students

Congratulations! We are excited to welcome you to our Golden Gopher community.

Confirm your Enrollment

After you’ve received word from our Office of Admissions, that you’ve officially been admitted to the University of Minnesota, your next step is to confirm your enrollment by submitting the enrollment confirmation form and fee of $80 to the Office of Admissions.

Pay online


Send your form and payment to:

Office of Admissions
240 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Once that is complete you should begin setting up your official U of M Email Account.

Activate your Email Account

The ‘official’ means of communication at the U of M is email. Activate your account now. After activation you’ll receive important information about your upcoming Transfer Orientation experience, campus welcome events, and other ‘need-to-know’ information. After activation, return to your email account to get updated information regularly throughout the semester.

Housing Options

There are several different opportunities for living on or around campus. To make it simple, here are two places to start.

1) To live on campus as a new transfer student you should Apply Today. New transfers have options to apply to be part of a specific Living Learning Community (i.e. Leaders in Transition)or to live on campus near other new transfers. Either way, get your application in early in order to secure a spot.

2) Much of what the university considers as off-campus is within walking distance or a short bus ride to campus. Check out the off-campus housing link to start your search and explore these opportunities.

Apply for Financial Aid

Understanding your student account is essential. Learn the basics and apply for aid. Have questions regarding your student account? Connect with our Onestop Student Services office.

Are you a resident of North Dakota, South Dakotas, Wisconsin, or Manitoba, Canada? Be sure to apply for reciprocity prior to the semester/term in which you plan to register.

Send your Final Transcripts

In order to be admitted you likely submitted an official transcript or two from a previous institution(s). However, you may have had courses listed as ‘in-progress’ if you sent a transcript while you were still attending your previous school. Once you’ve received final grades from your previous coursework, be sure to send a fresh copy of your transcript with all your completed courses to the address below.

Office of Admissions
240 Williamson Hall
231 Pillsbury Drive SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Note: Some students may have taken Advanced Placement (AP) test(s) in High School to receive college credit. AP scores may not be indicated as being  awarded on your transcript from your previous college/university. Please check with the Office of Admissions to find out if you should contact College Board about sending your AP scores to the U of M.

Prepare for Orientation

The Orientation and First-Year Programs office works with all new students to help welcome them to campus. They, along with your college offices, are your main contacts as your prepare for and first arrive on campus. Check out ‘Preparing for Orientation’ to start your new student checklist.

Connect with other New Transfers

Transfer Student Ambassadors (TSA)

TSAs are students who have recently made the transition who are available to answer questions about your orientation and your transition to the university. Meet our current Transfer Student Ambassadors

Facebook - UMN Transfer Student Group

The UMN Transfer Facebook Group is a great place to start connecting to new transfers before you even arrive at orientation. Introduce yourself and find other students who are preparing or have previously transferred to ask them about their expectations and experiences.

Attend Orientation and Welcome Events

Be sure to check out the Transfer Welcome Programs at the start of the semester to connect with other new transfer students and learn about campus resources.