Complete the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
You must apply annually for financial aid.
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
The CBS New Student Checklist will be available beginning March 27, 2024.
Following this date, you will not be able to access the checklist until the system has processed your confirmation of acceptance, which could take 2-3 business days. The checklist includes the following actions:
- Register for Orientation
- Register for a Nature of Life @ Itasca date
- Complete the Orientation Prep Course - Complete at least one day before your Orientation date. International students will need to also take the International Student Preparation Course.
- Take all placement exams - Complete at least one week before your Orientation date
Explore Parent & Family Orientation Resources
Have transcripts from other colleges, AP scores and IB scores sent to U of M Admissions (if applicable) to email@example.com.