Undergraduate Early Admissions
Eligibility for the Early Admissions Program is selective. In addition to being a currently enrolled undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota, most competitive applicants will possess the following at the time of application:
- At least 75 undergraduate credits (completed or in progress at the time of application)
- A 3.5 or higher undergraduate GPA
- While no specific experience or academic pathway is required, students with a strong liberal education background and sound quantitative and analytical skills will be best prepared for academic success at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Previous coursework in mathematics, statistics, and economics is recommended. Past applicants needing to strengthen this part of their skill set have found courses in introductory microeconomics, college algebra, and introductory statistics to be helpful preparation.
- Additionally, applicants applying to the MS-STEP Early Admissions program should be working toward completing a degree or taken advanced-level coursework in the natural or engineering sciences prior to their full enrollment into the Humphrey School.