After High School
Admission Requirements for Minnesota Colleges and Universities
Listed below are general admission requirements for a variety of Minnesota post-secondary programs . You can use this information when making your registration choices , but it is your responsibility to check specific requirements for any college where you are planning on applying .
Technical and Community Colleges : www . minnstate . edu
Minnesota ’ s technical and community colleges have “ open admission ,” which means that they accept any student with a high school diploma or GED . ACT or SAT test scores are not required ; however , these schools may have their own placement tests . You may be accepted at any of these schools , but if you do not test into college-level courses , you will be required to take “ developmental ” courses before earning college credits . Also , many of these schools have popular programs with waiting lists ; therefore applying early is always a good decision .
Four-Year State Colleges and Universities : www . minnstate . edu
These programs have “ liberal admission ” requirements . Generally , students should complete the following minimum curriculum requirements , as stated on the website :
World Language Social Studies
3 years - minimum completion of Advanced Algebra / HS Algebra II
2 years of the same language 3 years
Science 4 years including : 1 year - Earth Science , 1 year - Biology with lab ,
1 year - other physical science with lab ( chemistry or physics ).
Other 1 year of visual or performing arts
Other admissions requirements :
Graduate in the top half of your class
Take the ACT or SAT
You must take either test . Specific scores are used a student . is not in the top 50th percentile .
University of Minnesota : www . umn . edu
The University of Minnesota has 5 campuses — Twin Cities , Duluth , Morris , Crookston and Rochester . Selective admissions requirements include ACT [ ACT with writing required for Twin Cities campus ] or SAT and high school rank and GPA .
All five campuses have the following minimum curriculum requirements :
Biological science , chemistry , and physics are required or Management , Biological Sciences , and Science and Engineering .
Single second language
Visual and / or performing arts
If not in the top half , your ACT or SAT score will be used to determine acceptance . Check with the school where you are applying for their score requirements .
4 years : Emphasis on writing , including instruction in reading and speaking skills and in literary understanding and appreciation .
4 years : Intermediate Algebra , geometry , advanced algebra / HS algebra II [ Integrated math 1 , 2 & 3 ]. Examples of 4th year math include calculus [ preferred ], pre-calculus , analysis .
3 years ; Including one year each of biological and physical science ( chemistry or physics ), and including a laboratory experience .
3 years : including one year each of U . S history and geography [ or a course that includes a geography component such as world history , western civilization , or global studies ].
1 year : including instruction in the history and interpretation of the art form [ e . g . theater arts , music , band , chorus , orchestra , drawing , painting , photography , graphic design , media production , theater production .]
22 High School Registration Guide