Automated Emails

From "Request for Information" page

Below are automated emails sent to all prospective applicants who have completed the Request for Information form hosted by the Graduate School Admissions office.

  • Click here for more information about the request for information page. As with other email services, subscribers have the ability to shut off the email communication at any time.

Emails:

Thank you for your interest  - sent immediately after request for information form is completed.

Connect with your graduate or professional program  - sent 4 days after request for information form is completed.

Preparing your application - recommendations and statements  - sent 21 days after request for information form is completed.                               

Campus and community information  - sent 28 days after request for information form is completed.           

Funding your graduate or professional study  - sent 35 days after request for information form is completed.

Thank you for your interest!

Subj: University of Minnesota – Thank you for your interest

Dear {#First Name#},

Greetings from the Office of Graduate Admissions at the University of Minnesota.  Thank you for your interest in graduate study on our campus. 

If you haven't already, we encourage you to log in to the myGrad page using the following link https://umngrad.askadmissions.net/vip/

You can use the information below to update your profile and area of interest:

Login Name:  {#Login#}

Password:  {#Password#}

Kind regards,

Office of Graduate Admissions

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Connect with your graduate or professional program

Subj: Connect with your graduate or professional program

Dear {#first name#},

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at the University of Minnesota!

Here at the U of M, we stress the importance of the “fit” between you and your graduate or professional program of interest.  If you haven’t done so already, we recommend you take the first step of visiting program web sites.

We also recommend connecting with graduate program faculty, staff and current students if they are available. If possible, alumni are also great sources of information. Later on in the application process, you can mention these conversations to demonstrate your commitment to success in the program. For program web sites, contact information, and important data, see: http://www.grad.umn.edu/Programs/index.html

We will contact you soon with more tips for the application process. Until then, best wishes as you prepare for your future.

Sincerely,

Office of Admissions

University of Minnesota Graduate School

Preparing your application - recommendations and statements

Subj: Preparing your application - recommendations and statements

Dear {#first name#},

Greetings from the University of Minnesota!

Below are a few more tips to help you prepare your application:

Recommendations

Be sure to choose your recommendation providers carefully. Sometimes applicants are unsure who to choose between academic or professional references, or may be concerned that they don’t have enough possible recommendation providers to begin with. To help, we suggest that you contact your graduate program directly. Many will provide you with very helpful feedback. Also, be sure to send your recommendation providers updates, statements, transcripts, or any other material you think might be helpful as they go through the process of providing you recommendations. Finally, you may wish to contact an additional recommendation provider just in case one of the others does not come through. For a list of graduate and professional programs, see: http://www.grad.umn.edu/Programs/index.html

Statements

Often times the personal statement (or writing sample) may be the only chance you have to communicate directly with the review committee in your own words, so proper grammar is extremely important. Also, be sure you follow instructions carefully to answer any specific questions and have someone proofread your documents. If you’ve had the opportunity to interact with faculty from the program, mentioning this interaction will both demonstrate your commitment to the program and help them remember you.

We'll be in touch soon with more information for you.

Best wishes,

Office of Admissions

University of Minnesota Graduate School

Campus and community information

Subj: Campus and community information

Hi {#first name#},

Greetings from the University of Minnesota!

As you consider graduate or professional study, we highly recommend you learn about the campus and local community as well. Of course it is best if you can visit in person, but there a number of online resources that can help you learn more about the University of Minnesota campus and the vibrant urban community of the Twin Cities. After all, you may be living here in the near future! See below for a few helpful resources:

“Wish You Were Here” website for the Twin Cities metro area:

http://www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/

 

U of M’s website for visitors and families:

http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/visitors.php

International Student resources (this appears only for prospects that have indicated they are international students):

http://www.passport.umn.edu/

Many programs or departments will help you arrange an individualized visit. For contact information, see: http://www.grad.umn.edu/Programs/index.html

Best regards,

Office of Admissions

University of Minnesota Graduate School

Funding your graduate or professional study

Subj: Funding your graduate or professional study

Dear {#prospect#},

Funding is a top priority for many graduate and professional students. So we’d like to make you aware of some information and resources here at the University of Minnesota.

Funding at the U of M

Funding opportunities are available for both domestic and international students.  Funding opportunities vary by program, but more than 65 percent of the U of M’s full-time graduate students receive funding by or through the University. 

Sources of Funding

Funding can come from your college, department, or program, university-wide programs, or other organizations - such as government agencies, foundations, and professional organizations. For more information, see:http://www.grad.umn.edu/prospective_students/Financing/index.html 

In addition to opportunities provided by your program or college of interest, the University of Minnesota Graduate School Fellowship Office offers a funding web page with more information, see: Funding_Tuition

Tips for Finding Funding

  • Visit your graduate program's admissions or application web page to determine deadlines, requirements, and processes.
  • Begin your research at least one year before you need the funding.
  • Don’t give up! If you can’t find funding even after you’ve been admitted to your program, keep searching within your department, college, or other offices at the University.
  • Identify faculty members with common interests that may have assistantships available, or that will be available in the near future.
  • Learn eligibility requirements and application processes for each funding opportunity, since they will vary by funding type, source, etc.
  • Note the majority of funding is available beginning in the fall semester.
  • In addition to the web pages listed above, visit our Graduate Assistant Employment office web page: http://www1.umn.edu/ohr/gae/

We hope you find this information helpful and remember to be persistent in your search for funding. Not only will you benefit from the financial support, but many funding opportunities have required teaching or research components that will help to develop your skills along the way.

Best wishes,

Office of Admissions

University of Minnesota Graduate School