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Application Checklist and Timeline

REQUIRED: A strong passion for health care.

Application Checklist

At UMR, we understand the process of applying to and selecting a college can be overwhelming. We hope this checklist will help.

✔️ Complete the online application. Your application file, which includes this application and all application required materials, must be complete before a decision can be made.

✔️ Pay the application fee. You can pay by credit card via the online application or make a check payable to the University of Minnesota Rochester. The non-refundable application fee is $30.

✔️ACT and/or SAT Reasoning scores (optional). Students can indicate on the application if they wish to have their test scores reviewed as part of the holistic review process.

✔️ Submit official transcripts.
    ✔️ First-year students - Must send official high school transcripts. If you have received a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), an official score report is required in addition to any available high school transcripts. Official college transcripts must be submitted for any PSEO and/or CIS work.

    ✔️ Transfer students - Must send official college transcripts for all schools attended. Must also send official final high school transcripts if transferring with less than 30 credits. 

    ✔️ We receive official transcripts through Common App, Naviance, Docufide/Parchment, Scrip-Safe, National Student Clearinghouse, ETX (Electronic Transcript Exchange) and Transcripts Network. You are also more than welcome to have your institution mail us an official sealed copy.

✔️ Complete your passion for health care short answer question (required for scholarship consideration). Students who succeed at UMR are passionate about health care. Please describe your passion to pursue a career in health care. Provide any examples of how you have developed your passion over the years. 

✔️ Teacher Evaluation and/or letter of recommendation, Math or Science teachers preferred. (optional). Letters can be mailed or emailed ( to us from the recommender themselves only or listed in the online application. Letters of recommendation are not considered for Health Professions students.  


To view Admissions Application Process videos click this playlist below:


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  • Deadline for first-year students:
    • Applications must be completed by December 1 for scholarship consideration
  • Deadline for transfer students:
    • Fall Admission - February 1
  • Deadline for Nursing and Pre-Physician Assistant students:
    • Applications must be completed by December 1
  • Admissions Decision Deadline - June 1

Applications are still accepted and reviewed after deadline based on space availability.

Admissions Timeline

✔️ Apply for admissions to the BSHS program at UMR. (A complete application must be submitted by December 1 in order to be considered for scholarships.)

✔️ Register to take any necessary entrance exams and have your scores sent to UMR at ACT code 2154 and/or SAT code 5877.

✔️ Ask for letters of recommendation from reliable contacts who are familiar with your goals and accomplishments.

✔️ Research scholarships and other opportunities for financial assistance.

✔️ Attend a Campus Visit Day.

✔️ Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by UMR's priority deadline, March 1. Use UMR School Code 003969. Watch your e-mail for the resulting Student Aid Report (SAR).

Admissions Decision Deadline - June 1

✔️ Schedule a campus visit and begin making a list of questions to ask a UMR admissions representative.

✔️ Attend a VIP Day for Admitted Students. (Invitations are sent to accepted students in February.) This is a fun day for admitted students to learn more about their classmates, housing and general information about UMR.

✔️ After graduation, request for your final high school transcript to be sent to UMR (including graduation date).

✔️ Attend New Raptor Orientation.

✔️ Accept financial aid award package.

✔️ Attend the UMR Welcome Experience.

✔️ Start your college career at UMR!