Application Checklist and Timeline

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

Application Checklist

checkbox    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.

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


    Submit your ACT and/or SAT Reasoning scores. UMR, for the purposes of making an admissions decision, will accept self-reported test scores on the application. Once a student is admitted, he or she will be asked to verify those test scores.

Test scores may also be submitted electronically through the testing sites (ACT or SAT/College Board). The University of Minnesota Rochester's ACT code is 2154 and the SAT code is 5877. Test scores appearing on the high school transcript will also be accepted as official.


checkbox    Submit official transcripts.

checkbox     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.

checkbox     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. 

checkbox     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.

checkbox  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

checkbox  Teacher Evaluation and/or letter of recommendation (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.  

Deadline for first-year students:

Applications must be completed by December 1 for scholarship consideration

Deadline for transfer students:

Fall Admission - February 1st

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

Academic Requirements

Check It Off: Admissions Timeline for UMR-Bound High School Seniors

It's easy to get lost in the sometimes hectic college application process. That's why we've created this helpful timeline to smooth the transition from high school to life at the University of Minnesota Rochester.


checkbox    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)

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

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

checkbox    Research scholarships and other opportunities for financial assistance.

checkbox    Attend a Campus Visit Day


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


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

checkbox    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.

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


checkbox     Attend New Raptor Orientation.

checkbox    Accept financial aid award package.

checkbox    Attend the UMR Welcome Experience.

checkbox     Start your college career at UMR!