Activate your Internet Account
Confirm your email activation by logging in to your University of Minnesota email account. Check your account for relevant emails and updates from CBS throughout the coming months.
Complete your CBS New Student Checklist
Your CBS New Student Checklist will be available beginning March 29, 2023. Please note that you will not be able to access the checklist items there until after our system has processed your confirmation of acceptance, which could take 2-3 business days.
Register for Orientation
Please Register for Orientation through the CBS New Student Checklist.
Fill out the 2023-24 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You must apply annually for financial aid.
Complete the Orientation Prep Course
This mandatory Orientation Prep Course will help you prepare for your transition to the University and CBS. You must complete this course at least one day before your Orientation date. You will have access to the Orientation Prep Course through the CBS New Student Checklist.
Take Chemistry and Math Placement Exams linked in New Student Checklist
Students are encouraged to review placement test instructions in the New Student Checklist and plan to take the placement tests at least a week in advance of their Orientation date. While the initial Chemistry placement exam takes about 90 minutes, students often engage with chemistry learning modules for an average of 15 hours to gain mastery of chemistry skills. The math placement exam will take about an hour. Final placement scores are due one week prior to your scheduled Orientation date. Students with AP credit for math or chemistry are still required to take the placement exams.
Take Language Placement Exam (if interested in continuing with a language)
Explore Parent & Family Orientation Resources
Have transcripts from other colleges, AP scores and IB scores sent to U of M Admissions (if applicable) to firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
International Students: Access the International Student Preparation Course