The Construction Management bachelor's degree is an "advanced standing" admission program, meaning applicants fulfill 45+ lower-division credits prior to applying to "major status." However, for early access to financial aid, advising, and other resources, you can apply for "pre-major" status after 30 transferable credits.

We conduct a holistic review of application materials and consider recent grades when making admission decisions.

Pre-major Admission Criteria

Major-status Admission Criteria

  • 45 transferable credits
  • 2.5+ GPA
  • Completion (or in progress): Calculus 1, Physics 1, Building, and Construction Plan Reading with grade of C- or better

Secondary Review Factors

  • Evidence of exceptional achievement, aptitude, or personal accomplishment not reflected in the academic record.
  • A pattern of steady improvement in academic performance.
  • Participation in extracurricular programs related to your intended major.
  • Nonacademic experience in a field related to your intended major.
  • Evidence of exceptional talent or ability in artistic, scholarly, leadership, or athletic performance.
  • Evidence that enrollment would enhance the cultural, gender, age, economic, racial, or geographic diversity of the student body.
  • Outstanding high school, college, or community involvement.
  • Military service.
  • Work experience, paid or unpaid.
  • Evidence of having overcome social, economic, or physical barriers to educational achievement.
  • Extenuating circumstances.

Additional Conditions for Admission

In addition to meeting specific college admission requirements, transfer students must be eligible to return to their previous colleges or universities. The University of Minnesota also reserves the right to deny admission to an otherwise admissible applicant if the University determines that the applicant's enrollment would not be in the applicant's and/or the University's best interest.

Minor Admission

Certificate Admission

  • Construction Management Certificate
  • At least 45 semester credits of completed course work
  • 2.5+ GPA (If you do not have a cumulative 2.5 GPA but have relevant professional experience, contact an adviser regarding your admission).


Spring Term | December 1 
Fall Term | August 1

CCE will discontinue summer admission beginning in 2017.

See how your credits might transfer by using the Construction Management Transfer Guide.