Prior to Registration Day

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Please be sure these items are complete prior to your Orientation session.

You may have already completed a few of these items when you visited the Admitted Students page, but just in case...

Also be sure to review and follow the Orientation instructions message you received from the Academic Advising Office in your college.


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View your Google Calendar

Please view and become familiar with your Google Calendar and accept the invitation for your Orientation session that you receive from your Academic Advising Office.

Check your UMD email regularly

Staying connected and informed will help you to be successful at UMD.  Email is the official method of communication at UMD and is where you'll get notes from your professors, learn about grades, be notified about information regarding your student aid and record. Please get in the habit of checking it regularly.

Submit your FAFSA if you're applying for financial aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be considered for federal grants, state grants, federal loans, and institutional aid. If you haven’t already done so, you (and your family) should complete and submit the FAFSA now. The FAFSA code for UMD is 002388.

Complete Additional Documentation

After UMD receives your FAFSA, you'll be notified by mail or your UMD email account if additional documentation is needed to process your financial aid. You can monitor your progress in the My Finances tab of MyU. See step 2 in the Financial Aid section to view your To Do List. 

If you have questions, email One Stop Student Services at [email protected] or call 218-726-8000 to speak to a counselor.

Upload your photo for your UCard

UCard is the official UMD identification card and your key to a number of services and discounts. 

If you have a preferred first name that you want to appear on your UCard, follow these directions.

NOTE: Allow 48 hours for changes you make in MyU to become active in the University’s data base.

Complete this form online, read the guidelines (near the bottom of the form), then upload your photo. 

Complete the Immunization Form

You are required to complete a Student Immunization Record at the start of your career at UMD.  The form is available online
Please note, you are not required to fill this out if you graduated from a Minnesota high school in 1997 or later.

Mail your completed form to:
UMD Health Services
615 Niagara Court
Duluth, MN 55812-3065

Alternatively, your completed form can be emailed to [email protected].

Submit your official final transcripts

If you’re interested in transferring college credits from your previous institution, wait until your courses are complete and grades are posted.  Then, contact the school’s registrar’s office and request that your official transcripts be mailed directly to:

UMD Admissions Processing
123 DAdB
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812-3011

Alternatively, the registrar at your current institution can email your official transcript to [email protected].

Submit Advanced Placement exam scores

UMD awards credit for scores of 3 or higher on College Board Advanced Placement (AP) exams.  If you haven’t done so, send your scores to UMD through College Board.  Visit College Board for more information on submitting your scores.

Let us know if you need disability or mobility accommodations

UMD is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable campus environment. To request disability accommodations (including sign language interpreters and alternate format print materials), contact Disability Resources at 218-726-6130 or [email protected] as soon as possible. Some accommodations may take a few weeks to arrange.

If you would like to register with Disability Resources to arrange formal accommodations for the academic year, please contact our office.