Congrats on your admission! We're excited to welcome you into our campus community. Being admitted is the first step on the road to becoming a Golden Eagle. Use the list below as a reference guide to help make your transition to U of M Crookston feel a little more organized!  Welcome to The Flock!


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1. Accept or Decline Your Admission

We know this is a huge decision, so please take your time!  Whenever you are ready, log into your Golden Eagle Account to make your decision.

Let us know your enrollment decision by clicking "Accept" or "Decline" when you're ready.  

  • If you accept your admission, please continue on to paying your enrollment deposit.  
  • If you decline your admission, please let us know and you can stop here.

2. Pay Your Enrollment Deposit

U of M Crookston requires an enrollment deposit that covers all costs associated with becoming a Golden Eagle (think: course registration, Welcome Weekend/Transition Crookston, etc.).  The $200 deposit is non-refundable and can be paid through your Golden Eagle account.  Upon depositing, you will be able to apply for housing and activate your UMN email account.

Are finances holding you back?  We are here to help.  We understand that the enrollment deposit can be a challenge, so U of M Crookston offers an option to defer the enrollment deposit.  Please note: the enrollment deposit is not waived but rather deferred to your student account to be paid with tuition and fees.  You can defer your deposit by filling out the following form: Enrollment Deposit Deferment.

If you have questions about paying your enrollment deposit, please contact the Office of Admissions or Brooke Novak.

3. Visit Campus

If you have not visited our beautiful campus yet, we encourage you to do so!  Schedule a Campus Experience where you will meet with an admissions counselor, take a campus tour with a current student, and talk with our Financial Aid office.  We will also arrange an in-person or virtual meeting with faculty if available.

4. Activate Your Account

To ensure you can complete important items like applying for housing and specialty scholarships, you will need to activate your student account.

If you have previously enrolled with a UMN campus as a Post Secondary Enrollment Option (PSEO), College in the High School (CIHS), non-degree student, or are transferring from another UMN campus, you do not need to initiate your account.  If you do not remember your account information, contact 1-HELP at 612-301-4357.

Be sure to remember your UMN Student ID number and password.  You will need these for every step throughout this process.  

5. Fill out the FAFSA

Everyone wants money to pay for college, and the FAFSA is the best way to get that.  If you have not already done so, submit and share your FAFSA with U of M Crookston.

Be sure to use the U of M Crookston School Code: 004069

6. Attend Admit Day

Spring 2024 Admitted Student Day will be announced soon! We are so excited to see you on campus!

  • Admitted Student Day is our on campus event for all admitted students where we get to celebrate your admission and offer you another chance to experience campus as you prepare for your next steps. This event is geared towards our Fall 2024 admitted students.
  • Whether you've decided that U of M Crookston is the place for you this Fall and you are ready to hear about your next steps or you're still trying to make your decision, this event is for you! You'll have the chance to hear from a group of current students, speak with your future professors, visit with campus resources, and tour the campus, including residence halls, dining facilities, the wellness center, and classrooms.

7. Apply for Scholarships

After you are admitted, you will receive an email with our Specialty Scholarship application (deadline to apply is May 1).  There are over 300 scholarships available, but you only need one application to be eligible for all of them. Learn more about Specialty Scholarships.

Don't forget about RaiseMe either!  Earn micro-scholarships for good grades, extracurricular activities, volunteering, and more by going to the RaiseMe website and building a free profile.  The deadline to submit all of your earnings is May 1.

Visit the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarship's for more information.

8. Apply for Housing

If you have accepted your admission to U of M Crookston, you will be able to apply for on-campus housing.  It is a great way to get the best college experience, and we want you to have that as well here in the #1 ranked Best Public College Dorms in Minnesota!  Your application and $100 application/reservation fee can all be completed online. 

Housing Application Process

9. Obtain Your UCard

Your UCard is your ticket to everything on campus: athletic events, campus dining, the library, and much more.  You will receive instructions on what to submit for your UCard in your U of M Crookston email.  

For any questions, please contact Linda Olson in the Registrar's office at

10. Complete your Medical History

As you get closer to registration, we will need your medical history and immunization records.  You can download the form, complete it, and send it back to Nan Widseth, R.N., at Student Health Services prior to Orientation & Registration. 

For any questions, please contact Nan Widseth at 218-281-8512 or

International students: Please complete the form and bring copies of your immunization documents with you.

All forms can be submitted to: 
Student Health Services
145F Sargeant Student Center
2900 University Ave.
Crookston, MN 56716

You may also fax your completed form to 218-281-8588.

11. Attend SOAR (Student Orientation and Registration)

Starting in June, you will meet with an advisor and register for your first semester classes.  This will be done in a virtual format. Watch for information in your U of M Crookston email.

12. Move In and Start Classes

At last, it will finally be Welcome Weekend and classes will begin! First-year students that will be living on campus will get moved into their residence halls during this time.  You will also get to connect with other students and get involved in activities over the weekend. 

Transfer students will have a shorter orientation the day before classes begin.

Golden Eagle Welcome Weekend will be
in late August with more details to follow!

13. Other Items to Complete

A Golden Eagle has a keen eye for the details, so make sure to complete these small tasks before starting classes!

Submit Final Transcripts

Admission to U of M Crookston is provisional until a final, official high school transcript reflecting graduation has been submitted and reviewed.  To avoid possible delays or holds on your financial aid or course registration, please submit your final transcripts by July 1 for the Fall semester or by January 2 for the spring semester.

  • If you have completed college-level work prior to high school graduation, be sure to also submit all official transcripts from the corresponding college to be reviewed for advanced-standing credit.
  • Final Official Transcripts can be emailed to or mailed to: 
    Office of Admissions
    2900 University Ave.
    Crookston, MN 56716

Complete Reciprocity
North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin Residents

Note: While we do not have any out of state tuition costs, we will need all out of state students to complete their reciprocity with your state for business purposes. 

Students from these states will need to apply for reciprocity with your state. Apply online through the appropriate link: 

Student Right-to-Know Act (optional)

Students may receive, on request, information about campus security as well as graduation and retention rates at the University of Minnesota Crookston.  To request this information, please contact the Office of Admissions.

Disability Accommodations (if needed)

Disability accommodations will be provided upon request.  Please contact the Disability Resource Center for more information.


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With so many college choices we know how important it is to find your fit. If you're ready to make it official as a Golden Eagle then start your checklist.

If you're still deciding, let us know! We're happy to help you go through your options, whether that's at U of M Crookston or not, and fill in those missing pieces.

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