Faculty and Staff Resources


  • Admissions Toolkit
    • Readmission (express readmission)
      NEW PROCESS effective 8/14/23:  Application for readmission is through the online graduate application system (slate). The paper form has been retired. Similar to an application for admission, programs will approve readmission through slate, as well.
    • Change of Status  (add or change a track, switch from PhD to master's)
  • Slate Login (program login)


Advising/Degree Progress

Administrative Information

Requirements for Students Traveling Internationally on University Business:

  • Travel Approval: Students traveling to countries under a U.S. Department of State's travel warning must obtain approval form the University's International Travel Risk Assessment and Advisory Committee (ITRAAC) before departure. NOTE: Applicants are encouraged to apply early as the committee review process commonly takes 6 to 8 weeks. The committee will not consider applications completed less than 2 weeks prior to planned departure.
  • Register Travel: Students must register travel through the International Travel Registry for Students, which will facilitate completion of the following requirements.
  • Obtain University-approved, mandatory international travel, health, and security insurance (cost is $33/month or $8.75/week)
    • Complete a release and waiver
    • Provide 24-7 emergency contacts
    • Complete online health and safety orientation
  • Note:  Students receiving travel funding from the Graduate Office are considered to be traveling on University business, in most cases.

Updates - Synthesist

Synthesist is a biweekly publication of the Graduate School, designed to deliver information to graduate faculty & staff about issues, events and opportunities related to graduate, professional and postdoctoral education.

Data - The Ledger

The Ledger is a monthly account of admissions, records, and student systems news published by Academic Support Resources at the University of Minnesota.


In 2010, the University Senate Committee on Educational Policy (SCEP) charged a Graduate School Policy Review Committee to review and update existing graduate education policies that were previously found in a variety of formats, including the Graduate School catalog and constitution. The committee completed its work in spring 2012. Graduate education policies will continue to be developed and reviewed under the direction of the Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Education, in consultation with faculty, staff and student stakeholders. Please contact [email protected] with questions or for more information.

Post-baccalaureate education at the University of Minnesota is based on a structure which groups programs into two communities: traditional research-based programs, and professional practice-based programs. The model is informed in part by the work of the Special Committee on Graduate Education (SCGE) in 2013.