- 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)
- Readmission (express readmission)
- Slate Login (program login)
- Graduate Programs at UMD Flyer 2022-23
- Programs for Graduate Student Recruitment at UMD 2023 (GCTF, GSSF/DSF, others - login required)
- Provost's Professional Education Diversity Fellowship (PPDF)
- Dove Fellowship
- McNair Scholar Resources
- Annual Graduate Student Review Guidelines - University policy
- Assign/Update Advisor (GRD Program Staff Only; DMS Programs - please contact the Graduate School Office)
- GRAD Completion of Incomplete Work Contract (paper form)
- Graduate Degree Plan (GDP - Applies to students admitted prior to Fall 2022. Please print double sided - no staples. DO NOT INCLUDE page 3 unless necessary).
- DMS Degree Progress and Clearance Process Guide - for pre-GPAS students
- GPAS information (applies to students admitted Fall 2022 and later)
- GPAS (Graduate Planning and Audit System) website - resources and training for faculty and staff
- DMS Degree Progress and Clearance Process Guide - for GPAS students in DMS programs and post-bacc certificates
- DMS Master's Plan Type Assignment/Requirement Term Update (DMS programs only; Google form)
- Master's Plan Type Assignment (GRD programs only; for students on GPAS only; Workflow Gen form)
- NOTE: It's not necessary to submit master's plan type assignment forms if your program (GRD or DMS) has only one type (i.e., A or B or C). These will be assigned automatically.
- GPAS information for students - Duluth One Stop
- Graduate Student Advising Resources
- International Coursework Review - Process Map (PDF)
- Special Registration Categories - Grad 999, Advanced Status, etc.
- Transfer coursework between careers (e.g., UGRD to GRAD). Visit the Duluth One Stop Forms page and search for "Career". Choose the appropriate form for the type of transfer. Contact the Grad Office ([email protected]) with any questions.
- UMD Graduate Program Assessment Plans
- Withdrawal Process
- Appointment to the Graduate Faculty (PDF) (Effective Fall 2017)
- Appointing External Members to Graduate Examination Committees - UMD process guide
- Graduate Education Faculty Role List (Check here to be sure your program's faculty members are listed.)
- Appointment of Directors of Graduate Studies (Process Approved 4/19/2011)
- Graduate Assistant Employment - UMN Policy
- Graduate Program Coordinator Network
- Graduate Admissions Annual Updates Fall 2021
- Integrated Degree Programs (IDP) (formerly known as IUG): Process Guide
- Resources for New Faculty
- Travel Support requests
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.