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University Catalogs.

Frequently Asked Questions

Courses

What do all the abbreviations and symbols with the courses mean?

Where can I find course descriptions or a course catalog?

Where can I find course registration information?

Can I take courses at the University of Minnesota without being admitted?

Does the University offer any online courses?

What does it mean when {Inactive} or {Approval Pending} appears after a course?

Majors, Minors, Degree Programs

Does the University offer any online majors or degrees?

Search

How do I search the University Catalogs website? (Tips for using the two different catalog searches.)

I'm searching for something, but I can't find it. Where is it?

Why do my searches always come up with "No programs found"?

What Does That Mean?

What does it mean when {Inactive} appears after a college or department name?

What's the difference between a minor related to a major and a freestanding minor?

Get More Information

How can I request more information about the University of Minnesota?

Can I order a printed version of a catalog?

How do I get an application for the University of Minnesota?

How can I contact someone with my questions?

Where can I get information about tuition?

How do I find old catalogs, past major requirements, or past classes?

How do I find out more about financial aid or scholarships?

Frequently Asked Questions

Courses

Q: What do all the abbreviations and symbols with the courses mean?

A: For definitions of abbreviations and symbols, see the Abbreviations Key.

Q: Where can I find course descriptions or a course catalog?

A: Course descriptions, including credits and prerequisites, can be seen by clicking on specific courses listed in the program requirements.

To look at all courses available through the University, see the University Courses website.

Course descriptions that have been printed in individual catalogs can be downloaded as PDF documents.

To find a list of courses and when they are offered for each campus, see the links to the Class Schedule on the Courses page.

Q: Where can I find course registration information?

A: To find out about registering for classes, registration times, when classes are scheduled, making changes in registrations, and more, see registration links on the Courses page.

Q: Can I take courses at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus without being admitted?

A: Yes. Visiting students just need to fill out a Registration and Cancel/Add Form. If there is space in the class, you can take it. Please look at the prerequisites before you choose to enroll in a course. You may need departmental approval.

Anyone who is not admitted to a school or college at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities can register in a course through the College of Continuing Education (CCE) as a "non-admitted" (i.e. "non-degree-seeking") student.

Q: Does the University offer online courses?

A: Yes. Many online courses are available through the University of Minnesota. Use the online course search to find Internet-delivered courses and partially Internet-delivered courses.

Q: What does it mean when {Inactive} or {Approval Pending} appears after a course?

A: Courses with {Inactive} or {Approval Pending} designations mean that the course is not currently available for registration. The course may be inactive for a short time, such as a semester, and then active again the next semester. Or the major may be phasing out the course and replacing it with another. Check with an adviser for more information about inactive courses.

A course with {Approval Pending} is a new course that has not been fully approved. Check with an adviser to find out when the course will be available for registration.

Majors, Minors, Degree Programs

Q: Does the University offer any online majors or degrees?

A: The University of Minnesota, Crookston delivers the bachelor of applied health degree online. For more information, see the Center for Adult Learning or call (800) 862 6466 ext 8681.

To find more information about the availability of online courses, degrees, or certificates, see the links on the Evening, Summer, Distance, and Online Courses section of the Courses page.

Search

Q: Where is it?

A: The table below contains some of the common search terms used on this site with links to where you will find the information.

What you're looking for

Where you'll find it

Course times, course registration, courses offered during a particular term, fall semester courses, spring semester courses

Class Schedules
See the Courses page for schedules from all campuses

Student, faculty, or staff email addresses, phone numbers, and other contact information

Search for People

Course Guide, unofficial course descriptions

Course Guide
Available for the Twin Cities campus only

Tuition, fees, how much does it cost

One Stop: Twin Cities
One Stop: Crookston
Business Services : Morris
Tuition and Fees: Duluth

Online courses, distance learning

Evening, Summer, Distance, and Online Courses section of the Courses page

Liberal education requirements, general education requirements, general course requirements, required courses, required classes

Liberal or General Education links on the Courses page

Departments and colleges, college office contact information

Department directory

Summer courses, summer classes, summer school, summer session

Evening, Summer, Distance, and Online Courses section of the Courses page

Admission requirements, entrance requirements, what do I need to get in, prerequisites for admission, requirements for admission

Office of Admissions: Twin Cities
Office of Admissions: Crookston
Office of Admissions: Duluth
Office of Admissions: Morris

Study abroad, international study

Learning Abroad Center

Jobs, employment, student jobs, human resources

U of M Job Center: Twin Cities

Maps, building maps, parking maps

Campus Maps: Twin Cities
Campus Maps: Crookston
Campus Maps: Duluth
Campus Maps: Morris

 

Q: Why do my searches always come up with "No programs found"?

A: There are several reasons why this may happen, including

Note: The keyword search searches names of majors and minors and their descriptions. In general, the fewer search criteria you use, the more results you will get.

What Does That Mean?

Q: What does it mean when {Inactive} appears after a college or department name?

A: When a college or department has been merged into another University college or department, the system will show that college or department as {Inactive}. This doesn't neccessarily mean that the programs that used to belong to the inactive college or department are not offered; it simply means that those programs now belong to a different college or department.

The {Inactive} status notation is typically found on past program requirements. Inactive colleges can also be found at the bottom of the drop-down college list on the search page. Selecting an inactive college for a search will produce past program requirements for that college.

Q: What's the difference between a minor related to a major and a freestanding minor?

A: A freestanding minor has no corresponding major; a minor related to a major does has a corresponding major. Both types of minors are open to all University students unless stated otherwise in the minor's admission requirements.

Get More Information

Q: How can I request more information about the University of Minnesota?

A: On the Twin Cities campus, Office of Admissions website provides a great deal of general information about the University and its colleges. The student life section of the site has information about housing, sports, student groups, events, and more.

See the admissions pages for each campus to request information specific to that campus.
Office of Admissions: Crookston
Office of Admissions: Duluth
Office of Admissions: Morris

Q: Can I order a printed version of a catalog?

A: No. Catalogs are no longer available in print. You can view all catalog information online or download pdf sections.

Q: How do I get an application for the University of Minnesota?

A: Twin Cities campus new freshman and transfer student applications for admission on the Twin Cities campus can be made online through the Office of Admissions. A downloadable application is also available.

International students (students applying from a country outside the United States) can use the online application or download an international application (scroll down the page).

Applications to the Graduate School for the Twin Cities campus can be found online on the Graduate School website.

Applications for the Medical School, Law School, School of Dentistry, and other professional schools can be found on the individual school's website or by contacting the school directly.

Applications for University of Minnesota coordinate campuses can be found on the individual campus websites:

Office of Admissions: Crookston
Office of Admissions: Duluth
Office of Admissions: Morris

Q: How can I contact someone with my questions?

A: Finding the right office or person to contact with your questions can be a challenge. The links below will help direct you to the right place.

If you're a prospective University student, the Office of Admissions is the best place to start. Visit the Admissions website to request information about the Unversity of Minnesota, find out about cost, find answers to general questions about the University and its colleges, or to get an application. Contact these coordinate campus admissions offices:

Office of Admissions: Crookston
Office of Admissions: Duluth
Office of Admissions: Morris

If you're a current student, visit the One Stop website for information about tuition, financial aid, grants, loans, registration, transcripts, housing, health service, libraries, computers, and more. Visit these coordinate campus sites:

One Stop: Crookston
One Stop: Morris
Tuition and Fees: Duluth

If you'd like to speak with someone in person, you can find phone numbers in the Department Directory. You can search for people by name using the People Search.

Q: Where can I get information about tuition?

A: One Stop: Twin Cities
One Stop: Crookston
Business Services : Morris
Tuition and Fees: Duluth

Q: How do I find old catalogs?

A: The Catalog PDF Archives has catalogs and bulletins going back to 1996.

To find printed catalog information prior to 1996, contact a One Stop counselor, call 612-624-1111, or mail or fax your request to 200 Fraser Hall, 106 Pleasant Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, fax 612-625-4351.

Q: How do I find out more about financial aid or scholarships?

A: Financial aid and scholarship links:
Twin Cities campus
Crookston campus
Duluth campus
Morris campus