University of Minnesota Twin Cities

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.

 

 

SENCAP On-Line Ag Classes

SENCAP is offering on-line Ag classes available to LPS students!  Students can use their LTD scholarship and tuition is discounted 50% for those not qualifying for the Learn to Dream. This is a great opportunity for LPS students who are not able to attend TCA in Ag/Bio and/or want to get a head-start on their college coursework. Please click here to view SENCAP flyer for Ag classes.
Southeast Community College, in partnership with 37 school districts in Educational Service Units 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6, are proud to offer high school students the opportunity to enroll in Southeast Nebraska Career Academy Partnership (SENCAP) which offers several Academies: Health, Education, Information Technology, Business, Agriculture, and Welding. SENCAP’s website is located at https://www.southeast.edu/sencap/.

Juniors and seniors in high school not only have the opportunity to take college-level coursework in a career cluster of their interest, but also have multiple opportunities to explore their career in a hands-on approach through job shadowing, field trips, professional speakers, and annual events highlighting resume building, mock interviews, and other worthy career-related activities.

The program is designed for students to participate in SENCAP for two years with the intention of students earning college credit and preparing them for their future careers.

Students can take their SENCAP courses in a variety of formats: online, fiber/distance learning, hybrid, or face to face.  In addition to their college course, they will have a weekly portfolio assignment aimed to provide career education and exploration.

SENCAP Career Academies

Virtual College Fair

College Week Live will be hosting an online virtual college fair where students and their families may chat with admissions counselors and current students at schools of interest to them. To learn more, or click here to view the list of more than 100 colleges and universities that  will be available for live chats and webcasts on May 19 during All Access Day, one of the largest virtual college fairs of the year. To sign up for this event, visit http://www.collegeweeklive.com/event-schedule/all-access-may
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Nebraska Building Chapter & SCC Construction Camps

The Nebraska Building Chapter and Southeast Community College will be providing free hands-on construction experience at the Milford Campus on June 13th-17th (9:00-3:30) or The Career Academy at the Lincoln Campus on June 20th-24th (9:00-3:30). Interested students should register by June 1st at agcnebuilders.com/construction-career. Registration is free, but limited space is available for grades 9-12. For more information, please click here to view flyer or contact rpetsch@southeast.edu.

Activities will include:

  • The Basics: Tools & Practice
  • Carpentry & Wood Fabrication
  • Truss Design, Construction & Testing
  • Drywall Repair
  • Brick Layering Procedures
  • Concrete Exposure & Practice
  • Oak Hardwood Picture Frame Project
  • On-Site Experiences

 

Important FAFSA Updates for Juniors

Juniors:

  • Do you and your parents want to learn about Financial Aid for college?  Do you know how to apply?
  • Do you know you will be able to complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) beginning October 1, 2016?
  • EducationQuest Foundation will be holding two webinars to introduce you to the FAFSA and its process.

Simply select your link below to register:

–          Wednesday, May 4th at 6:00 pm:  http://eqf.org/1MWUDgM

–          Thursday, May 5th at 12:00 pm:  http://eqf.org/1Tc19Nu