Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Office for Students in Transition?

The Office for Students in Transition supports the academic, social and personal transitions of all undergraduate students, with a particular focus on high school, first-year, transfer and non-traditional students.

We work collaboratively with students, parents and families to develop the connections, tools and resources to foster engaged learning and participation in a diverse world.

If you have a question or concern, and you do not know where else to go, stop by our office, give us a call or send us an email.

We will answer your questions, address your concerns, or point you to the right person or office that can!

I have AP courses, how does the transfer process work for these?

For AP we now accept scores of 3, 4, and 5. A score of 3 will usually come in as an elective or a lower level class. A score of 4 or 5 will come in as the class or sometimes as two classes. All of these are listed on the following website:

http://d.umn.edu/admissions/apchart.html

If you have questions, contact Heather Rondeau at hrond@d.umn.edu or 218-726-8615.

Who can we talk to about PSEO transfer specifics?

If students want to see how their credits will transfer, they will want to go to www.transferology.com (replacing u.select). If you go to www.transfer.org, it will redirect you to this new tool. This new tool is much more user friendly. You will need to start out by creating an account. Then, you will want to go in and put in all of your courses to see how they will transfer to UMD.

If you have general transfer questions, please contact the Admissions Transfer Counselor, Heather Rondeau at 218-726-8615 or hrond@d.umn.edu.

If you would like a preliminary credit evaluation done, please submit courses to Heather Rondeau at hrond@d.umn.edu in the Office of Admissions.

What is Advisement and Registration?

Advisement and Registration is your first step into your journey here at UMD. During your half day session of Advisement and Registration, you will meet with a Student Advisor who will guide you through the events of the day including meeting with Faculty and Staff Advisors, talking with TCF Bank, getting your Ucard, and answering any questions you might have about being a Bulldog. When you leave Advisement and Registration you will have your schedule for your first semester at UMD.

What is Bulldog Welcome Week?

During Bulldog Welcome Week you will become familiar with UMD’s academic expectations, make new friends, meet faculty and staff, explore the campus and get connected to UMD. New first year students are required to attend Bulldog Welcome Week events starting on the Friday before classes start and continuing up until the day before classes. Bulldog Welcome Week is a great way to dive into your UMD experience!

What is UMD Seminar?

UMD Seminar is a one-to-two credit University-wide orientation course. This course was developed to help new students with their transition into the university community. Topics addressed in this course include UMD technology, time management, study strategies, career/major exploration, academic planning, electronic learning portfolio development and other topics that help freshmen succeed academically, personally and socially.

Sections of UMD Seminar are limited to 25 students, and each section promotes discussion and active learning about topics important to new students. The small class size and active discussions provide opportunities for students to form connections with their instructor, teaching assistant, and fellow students.

Who do I contact about financial aid?

One Stop Student Services (located in Solon Campus Center 23) is UMD's primary financial aid resource on campus. They are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30p.m. No appointment is necessary and a walk-in counselor will be available to help with all of your questions. If you are unable to make it during their office hours, you can email them at umdhelp@d.umn.edu or leave them a message at 218-726-8000.

Provided is the link to the One Stop website where it lists when all tuition payments are due for Fall and Spring semester. Also on this website you can find other beneficial financial aid information.

http://www.d.umn.edu/onestop/student-finances/pay/due-dates/index.html

Do I need to attend Advisement and Registration?

Yes, attendance at Advisement and Registration is mandatory for all new incoming students. This is a time to meet with a faculty or staff advisor who will help you set up a four year plan. It also introduces you to the UMD community.

What is the 80 dollar fee for Advisement and Registration? Do I need to pay it?

This is a mandatory, one time, non-refundable fee. This fee goes towards all orientation programming including Advisement & Registration and Bulldog Welcome Week. If the fee is not paid, a hold will be placed on your account, and you will not be able to register for classes.

When are student leadership applications available, and where can I find them?

If you are interested in any of the student leadership positions available through the SIT Office, fill out the application below starting January 27, 2014. Priority will be given to applicants who complete and submit the application by the following dates:

Bulldog Welcome Week TeamLeads: February 12, 2014
Bulldog Welcome Week RockStars: February 24, 2014
Advisement & Registration Student Advisors: March 24, 2014
Advisement & Registration Transfer Student Specialists: March 24, 2014

The Universal Intern Application goes live on November 4, 2013. SIT is hiring two A&R Interns, one Transfer Student Services Intern, and three Bulldog Welcome Week Interns during this phase.

Fill out just ONE application for one, two, or all three internships. The Universal Intern Application is due on November 13, 2013.

Is Bulldog Welcome Week mandatory for transfer students?

Bulldog Welcome Week is not mandatory for transfer students but you are strongly encouraged to participate. Transfer Student Connect is mandatory for all new transfer students. At Transfer Student Connect you will have the opportunity meet and network with your peers, access information about campus services and resources, and familiarize yourself with the UMD campus.

I am unable to attend Bulldog Welcome Week, what does this mean for me?

Bulldog Welcome Week is mandatory for all new incoming students. Welcome Week is a time to connect with the campus, meet new people, and have any questions you may have before classes start answered. If you are unable to attend due to a family obligation we understand but we strongly encourage you to find a way to most, if not all of events. Starting your college career only happens once.

Who can I talk to about seeing if my credits transferred?

If you have questions about transferring of credits you may contact your advisor in your collegiate unit or stop by and talk with Tory White, Transfer Services Program Coordinator. Tory is also available by phone at 218-726-8863. One Stop Student Services may also serve as a point of reference.

Who can I talk to about PSEO?

Suzan Gonia in the Office for Students in Transition is who you would want to contact with any question about PSEO. Suzan can be reached at 218-726-8149 or by email at sgonia1@d.umn.edu. Suzan's office is located in 42 Solon Campus Center.

If a student transfers from the Twin Cities, how do they change their e-mail?

  1. Go to http://www.d.umn.edu/itss
  2. Under “I would like to” (top right corner) click submit a service request.
  3. Under internet (email) accounts, click change email domain to Duluth.
  4. It should bring up a form that you will need to submit.
  5. After the form is submitted, you should stay off your email for an hour or so.

How do I learn about College in the Schools?

Barbara Perushek directs the College in the Schools (CITS) program here at UMD. CITS allows qualified high school juniors and seniors take UMD courses at their high school. Barbara can be reached at 218-726-6938 or by email at bperushe@d.umn.edu. Barbara’s office is located in 42 Solon Campus Center.

I lost something, have you found it?

If we do not have it, it may be at the Kirby Information Desk, the main collection for lost and found.

I am a parent, how can I get access to my student’s information?

One Stop Student Services: http://www.d.umn.edu/onestop/

On the right hand side under Quick Links: click online Parent/Guest Access and the STUDENT must login and fill out the form to give parents access.

What is Parents and Family Weekend?

Parent & Family Weekend is a long standing tradition here at UMD. Every October parents and families spend a weekend on campus, visiting their student’s residence hall and classrooms, attend workshops, and participate in a variety of fun activities. Events in the past have included hockey games, tailgating, a football game, taking the Vista Fleet tour, and much more.

How can I pay tuition?

Online: You may make payments online from your checking account, savings account or credit card, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Simply click on the billing and payment tab on your student account or go to www.d.umn.edu/umdbo/ebillpay.html. Payments must be completed by 5:00pm (CST) on the due date.

By Mail: Mail your check or money order made payable to the University of Minnesota Duluth and the top portion of your billing statement to:

UMD Cashier’s Office
140 Darland
1049 University Drive
Duluth, MN 55812

Make sure to mail your payment with enough time to arrive by the due date to avoid the $30 late payment fee and the $35 rebilling fee.

In Person: Cashier’s windows are located in the lobby of the Darland Administration Building. Hours are 8:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Drop Box: You may deposit your check or money order made payable to the University of Minnesota Duluth (no cash) along with the top portion of your statement in the payment drop box located next to the Cashier’s Office in the lobby of the Darland Administration Building.

Important Note: Payments must be made in U.S. funds. All payments must arrive by close of business on the due date to avoid the late payment fee of $30.00 and the rebilling fee of $35.00.

How can I get a job on-campus?

Job employment opportunities are available to students while attending the University of Minnesota Duluth. To be eligible for student employment, a student must be registered for a minimum number of credits each semester, as follows:

  • 6 credits per semester (at least half-time)
  • 3 credits in graduate school (or thesis only)
  • 6 credits as a non-degree-seeking student (eligible for miscellaneous employment but not eligible for work-study)
  • 6 credits total during the May and/or summer terms

To search for student employment go to the link provided: https://employment.umn.edu/ and apply online.

I am a Transfer Student, what does that mean?

Transfer students are integral part of the UMD community. We recognize that transfer students come to UMD from various backgrounds and life experience; therefore, we want to try and accommodate individual needs. Beyond orientation, the Office for Students in Transition will be happy to continue to assist you through graduation. Drop by Solon Campus Center 42 to meet Tory White, Transfer Services Program Coordinator.

What is Winter Welcome?

Winter Welcome is your introduction to the UMD campus community. Winter Welcome will provide you with the opportunity to meet and network with your peers; identify services and resources on campus that will enhance your experience at UMD; and connect with current students to ask questions and find out what makes UMD unique.

Is Winter Welcome mandatory?

No, Winter Welcome is not mandatory, but we strongly encourage you to attend! We promise it will be a fun, festive event and a great way to kick off your semester at UMD.