Students who have not previously enrolled in a university or college are considered a freshman student. Students who have completed AP, IB, or A-level coursework for which they may receive college credit are still considered a freshman provided they have not yet enrolled directly in a university.
You are considered a transfer student if you are a high school graduate who has registered or enrolled at a college, university, or any other school after graduating from high school. If you are a high school student and are enrolled in PSEO, College in the Schools, or have earned AP credit, you are still considered a freshman. (If you are currently in high school, you should apply as a Freshman.)
Learn more about the University of Minnesota and the application process by downloading our brochures:
- Fact Sheet for Undergraduates: Photos and important information for prospective international undergraduate students, including listings of undergraduate majors.
- International Transfer Undergraduate Student Admissions Guide: An overview of information for international undergraduate students who will apply to the University of Minnesota as transfer students. Includes admission requirements and transfer of credits.