Admissions FAQ

We cannot make a recommendation without seeing a full application and without comparing it to other applications.

We look at the full application, and it is possible that strength in one area of the application can offset weakness in another. We always hope for many qualified applicants, and we sincerely hope you'll decide to apply, but the choice has to be your own.

We do not have spring admissions. We admit students only in the fall semester of each year.

For information about application deadlines and dates, visit the Application Deadlines page.

All information and application materials are submitted electronically through the online application system. For more information, visit the How To Apply page of the School of Mathematics or the Graduate School website.

Since applications are submitted each year using the online Application system, yes, you will have to submit a new application.

Please be aware that it is important to submit any information you can about your mathematical development since you last applied.

You may use the same recommenders, but we require that you submit at least one new letter of recommendation from someone who can comment on the mathematical activities in which you've been involved since the time you last applied.

For questions about application status, or finding out if your application is complete, visit the Graduate School's Application Instructions website, or contact Ms. Bonny Fleming at gradprog@math.umn.eduBe sure to include your full name in your email.

For other questions, contact the Director of Graduate Studies, Richard McGehee, at gradprog@math.umn.edu.For questions about application status, or finding out if your application is complete, visit the Graduate School's Application Instructions website, or contact Ms. Bonny Fleming at gradprog@math.umn.eduBe sure to include your full name in your email.