University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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Updates for students admitted to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities are as follows:

I. Space Available in CFANS

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) still has space for qualified students interested in applying now. This includes students who are waitlisted to another University of Minnesota college who have a genuine interest in this college.

  • CFANS offers a broad array of 14 majors in the fields of business, bio-based engineering, animal science, health, and the environment.
  • The jobs outlook in these fields is exceptionally strong, and some CFANS majors have had 100 percent career placement rates for the last three years.
  • Much of the university’s “Grand Challenges” curriculum is housed within this cross-disciplinary, STEM-centered college.

If a student is interested in the majors offered in the CFANS, and would like to be considered for that college, please contact Casey Kuenn, in the Office of Admissions at for more information about CFANS. He can be reached at 612-625-3284 or 1-800-752-1000, or by email at ckuenn@umn.edu.

II. The College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS) offers the following majors:

  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural and Food Business Management
  • Agricultural Industries and Marketing
  • Animal Science (common choice for pre-veterinary medicine students)
  • Applied Economics
  • Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering (joint program with CSE)
  • Bioproducts Marketing and Management
  • Environmental Sciences, Policy and Management
  • Fisheries and Wildlife
  • Food Science
  • Food Systems
  • Forest and Natural Resource Management
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Science

The average freshman applicant admitted to CFANS last year ranked in the top 16 percent of their high school class and scored a 27 on the ACT (1840 on the SAT).

III. Confirm Enrollment by Sunday, May 1, 2016

Students can confirm their enrollment online at any time at http://www.uofminn.org/confirm. The $250 non-refundable enrollment confirmation fee can be submitted on this secure site. (Please note that any confirmation submitted after the May 1 deadline can only be accepted if space remains available in the U of M college to which the student was admitted. Confirmations that are not accepted will be returned.) Once students confirm their enrollment, they will receive information on orientation, registration, Welcome Week, and more. In addition students who have confirmed their enrollment will be able to schedule their summer orientation dates.

Note: Deferring the Confirmation Fee based on Financial Need

Students and families at this time of year who, because of financial need, request the ability to defer the $250 enrollment confirmation fee to their first semester tuition bill will have their requests considered on a case-by-case basis for low-income students or students for whom the $250 confirmation fee presents a financial hardship. In many cases, students who have received the ACT or NACAC application fee waiver would also qualify for confirmation fee deferral. Students may submit a request to defer the confirmation fee online at http://z.umn.edu/deferfee.