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Admission Requirements

You can apply for pre-major admission after you have completed a minimum of 30 transferable semester credits. Students admitted to pre-major status benefit from the same University resources, academic advising, community, and financial aid support as those students admitted to major status. Achieving major status, however, is contingent upon meeting the major status admission criteria below.

Pre-major Admission Criteria

  • A minimum of 30 transferable semester credits. Use the Transfer Guide to ensure that the course credits will transfer to the University of Minnesota and count towards the degree requirements.
  • 2.5 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Demonstrated interest in construction management field

Major-status Admission Criteria

  • A minimum of 45 transferable semester credits are required to achieve major status
  • 2.5 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (or in progress): Calculus I, Physics I, and Building Construction Plan Reading, with a grade of C- or better 

Lower Division Course Work Options

If you have not yet completed your lower division college course work, you have three options:

  • You may apply for admission to one of the freshman-admitting colleges at the U of M. Once you are admitted, you can complete the prerequisite courses and then request a change of college to the College of Continuing Education using the Application for Change of College Form. See the U of M Admission site for detailed information.
  • You can complete the prerequisites as a non-admitted student at the University.
  • You can complete your lower division course work at another post-secondary institution. You will be given the same consideration for admission as students who complete their lower division course work at the University. See the Transfer Guide for more information on how your credits will transfer.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)

The MnTC is intended to ease the transfer experience for students who have been strategic in their course taking at a Minnesota community college or any of the other MNSCU institutions.

You are expected to complete the entire MnTC prior to your first term of enrollment at the U of M. If you have not completed the MnTC, you will be required to complete the U of M Liberal Education requirements.

If you have any questions about how your courses will transfer, please contact a Bachelor of Applied Science adviser or visit the One Stop website. 

Students With International Credentials: International transfer credit evaluations are completed after you have confirmed your enrollment in the degree program. When the evaluation is available, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your transfer credit report.

Admission Process

The Bachelor of Applied Science is an advanced-standing degree program, which means that students are not admitted as freshmen.

Step 1: Evaluate Your Prior Course Work and Complete Prerequisites

Use Transferology to help determine how your completed course work will transfer to the University.

Use the Construction Management Transfer Guide to determine if you have met the necessary prerequisites (identified by an asterisk * in the left column). Course names in the Transfer Guide reflect general subject areas; exact titles may vary from school to school.

If you would like help with this evaluation process from a Bachelor of Applied Science program adviser:

  • Complete a Planning Chart Request and attach your transcript (unofficial transcripts are acceptable) and resume (optional). A Planning Chart will be returned to you with information on what course requirements you have met and those that have yet to be completed.
  • For additional assistance after you have received a Planning Chart, please make an appointment with a program adviser by calling 612-624-4000 or e-mailing cceinfo@umn.edu.
  • You may have to complete additional prerequisites; a program adviser can help you chart a course to do this. Several options are available to you depending on your current status:
  • If you are currently admitted to the University, you can begin enrolling in Bachelor of Applied Science prerequisite courses.
  • You can take Bachelor of Applied Science courses as a non-admitted student. See How to Take Credit Courses for more information.
  • You can complete the prerequisites at another postsecondary institution.

Step 2: Apply for Admission

Once you've satisfied the pre-major admission criteria, you can apply for admission to the College of Continuing Education. The process you follow depends on your status:

When to Apply

Fall Semester 2014Spring Semester 2015Summer Term 2015

Priority: March 1
Final: August 1

Priority: October 1
Final: December 1
Final: May 1



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