Welcome Future Students!Discover CLA. Choosing a college is one of your most important life decisions ? because college is where you discover opportunities for your future, prepare your mind, enrich your spirit, and create your life's meaning.
Transfer to CLA. If you have decided that the College of Liberal Arts would be a good match for your interests and goals, we welcome your application as a transfer student. Explore academics, majors, and resources on transferring your credits.
Apply for Admission. Learn about the application and admission process, and submit your application online. If you are transferring from another college or campus at the University of Minnesota, use the Change of College process.
Plan ahead with Iamnew. Use this calendar of "must do" and "good to know" actions and opportunities for admitted students to prepare for orientation and registration.
Attend Orientation. CLA and the Orientation & First-Year Programs office have teamed up to provide a comprehensive introduction to the University and CLA. At orientation you will meet with your student community adviser and register for classes.
Put Welcome Week on your calendar. This week-long program for first-year students is designed to complement your orientation experience, provide opportunities to enhance your academic and personal success, and give you an edge in starting college.
Use the Post-Orientation Checklist for first-year students or transfer students to be sure you are on track for a succesful transition to CLA and the U of M.
Participate in the First-Year Experience. Students will spend time exploring their interests, developing their educational plans, and connecting with other students, faculty, and staff on campus.
Follow the CLA Student Ambassadors on Facebook to learn more about what current CLA students are doing.
Are you really a transfer student?
You are a transfer student if you have been enrolled in a post-secondary school after high school.
You are not a transfer student if you have earned college credits while you were in high school. You would be admitted as a first-year student (freshman).
Become familiar with the College of Liberal Arts by browsing the many web resources available to you. Write down questions to ask your student community adviser at orientation.
After you are admitted, check your University e-mail account regularly ? it's the official means of communication at the U.
What are your goals for your education? What experiences outside of class do you plan to continue or explore? How will your goals and values influence the courses you take and the activities you pursue?