Here are some things you need to do before living the Cobber life.

1. Visit Campus

Come experience for yourself what it's like to be a Cobber! You can tour campus, meet current students, talk with professors, coaches, conductors, admissions staff, and so much more. 

2. File Your FAFSA

The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available.

We will build you a personalized financial aid package based on initial scholarships and your FAFSA. To complete your FAFSA, go to and use code 002346.

3. Apply for Scholarships

̳ offers a wide range of scholarships that you can apply for. See which ones might be right for you, and don't forget to ask your high school counselor about other possible scholarship opportunities. 

Claim your account and create a password so you can stay up to date with all of your next steps as a Cobber. Your account information and instructions are also mailed to you after acceptance. 

Meet other accepted students and start connecting on ̳'s social media. #cordmn

Completing the SRI provides the Registrar's Office with the information needed to build your fall class schedule.


You will select your own First-Year Seminar (a unique first-year course taught in a wide variety of topics) by ranking your top choices. The registrar will do the rest, and your class schedule will be available later this summer!

10. Language Placement Inventory

If you studied a language in high school, you can continue to take that same language to fulfill your ̳ language requirement. Completing this inventory ensures that you will be placed in the appropriate class level. 

11. Submit Your Final Transcript

This one's important! We must receive an official high school transcript after you graduate. Official transcripts display your date of graduation and are sent directly from the high school to ̳.

Failure to provide a final high school transcript will result in a hold on financial aid disbursements. Contact your high school to request yours.

12. Transfer Your College Credits

If you have taken any college-level credit in high school, you will need to request a transcript from any colleges or universities you took classes through. This can usually be completed easily online at the school's website. AP, IB, CLEP, and other credits can also be transferred online.

14. Complete Your Health Forms

Immunization forms are mandatory prior to attending ̳. The immunization form can be found .

This video-based program provides crucial information about consent, bystander intervention, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, and much more. The online training course will help you better understand how important these issues are and what you can do to help make our campus safer.

In partnership with the , ̳ offers students an innovative solution to the challenge of obtaining the correct course materials at an affordable price.
The Achieve program combines the convenience of a subscription-like service with the vast inventory of digital, rental, and consumable course materials to ̳’s students, delivering ISBN-required course materials directly to students for the first day of class at an affordable fee per semester.

Parking permit applications for Fall 2024 will be available in late summer.

18. Move in to Your Dorm

The big day! The official start of your Cobber journey. New Cobbers will move to campus Sunday, Aug. 25, 2024. Specific details will be made available during the summer.

Class of 2028

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Admitted Student FAQs

You can use the Find Your Major tool to help narrow down a major that would be a good fit for you.

It’s perfectly okay to start college undecided about your major. In fact, it’s fairly common! Many Cobbers start down a path toward one major and end up changing directions. Building your best future sometimes includes a few twists and turns.

Here are some ways to point yourself in the right academic direction:

  • Take core classes that are aligned with your interests. Exploring will help you identify what you like and what you don't. You can narrow down your options from there.
  • Talk to your advisor, career coach, professors, and other students. They can help guide you toward a major that might be a good fit.
  • Learn about the experiences of current Cobbers and recent graduates by reading Stories of Cobber Life.
  • Take advantage of off-campus opportunities such as internships, service projects, PEAK experiences, and Breakaway trips.

Nearly one-quarter of ̳ students choose to double major and still finish in four years.

Four-Year Guarantee

Everything on the ̳ campus is in walking distance. A walk from one end of campus to the other takes about 10-15 minutes.

From theatre performances to athletic games, Cobbers have many opportunities to be a fan or participant. The student-led Campus Events Commission (CEC) hosts free events including concerts, movies, comedians, trivia nights, and volunteer activities.

Student Life

If you will be a first-year student, fill out the . Your responses will be used by the Registrar’s Office to complete your fall course schedule.

With the goal to prepare Cobbers to Become Responsibly Engaged in the World (BREW), the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum provides students with a solid foundation in written and oral communication skills and an appreciation for other cultures. 

The Core Curriculum consists of four First-Year Experience courses, two religion courses, 7-8 exploration courses, and two perspectives courses.

Once you have made your enrollment deposit, the Registrar’s Office will email you a link to the when it opens in late spring. Take this important step at your earliest convenience. Your responses will be used by the Registrar’s Office to complete your fall course schedule.

Some research opportunities are built into the curriculum, while other undergraduate research is through independent learning experiences or during the summer with recognized leaders in their fields. Students are encouraged to present their scholarly work at national conferences, the Scholars at the Capitol annual event, and with the academic community during the Celebration of Student Scholarship in April.

̳ has an online tool called Handshake that lets you apply and search for jobs both on and off campus.

While not an official policy, the college highly discourages students living further than 20 miles from campus to commute to campus each day. Students commuting to ̳’s campus from great distances have generally faced increased challenges in realizing their potential for full academic success and long-term persistence toward degree completion. If you live beyond a 20-mile radius from campus and still wish to commute to campus for classes and community life, please connect with your admission representative.

Once you make your deposit, you can apply for housing. You can access the application in CobberNet.

Then, you will first be assigned to your residence hall or learning community. These assignments start at the beginning of March and are done on a rolling basis about twice a month.

After you get your hall assignment, you’ll receive information via your ̳ email. You can also see your housing assignment in MyHousing.

You can browse the profiles of other students who have been assigned to the same hall or learning community and select your own roommate. The roommate selection period for fall semester is typically in June.

You can have a certain roommate, but you both need to match during the roommate selection process.

If you choose not to participate, Residence Life will match you with a roommate.

Final roommate and room assignments go out in mid-July.