The Information Technology Infrastructure bachelor's degree is a non-freshman-admitting program. This means that you can apply for admission only after you have completed a minimum of 30 transferable semester credits (pre-major admission). Major status admission requires that students have completed a minimum of 45 transferable semester credits, including the major prerequisite courses.

Pre-major Admission Criteria

  • A minimum of 30 transferable semester credits. Use the Transfer Guide to ensure that the course credits will transfer to the U of M and count towards bachelor of applied science degree requirements
  • A 2.5 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Demonstrated interest in IT field

Major Status Admission Criteria

  • A minimum of 45 transferable semester credits
  • A 2.5 or better cumulative grade point average
  • Completion of prerequisite courses (or in progress):
    • Short Calculus or Calculus I
    • Physics I and lab
    • Introduction to Programming
    • Introduction to Algorithms and Data Structures
    • Machine Architecture and Organization (CSCI 2021)

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.
  • Non-academic 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.

Certificate Admission

To be admitted into the Information Technology Infrastructure certificate program, you must have

  • at least 45 semester credits of completed course work;
  • a preferred performance level of a 2.5 or better in your undergraduate or graduate-level work; if you do not have a cumulative 2.5 GPA but have relevant professional experience, contact an adviser regarding your admission;
  • exposure to operating systems and lower-level programming languages such as C or Java is desirable.

Minor Admission

To be admitted to the Information Technology Infrastructure Minor, you must be:

  • enrolled in, or a graduate of, an undergraduate degree program at the University of Minnesota.


  • Fall Term | August 1
  • Spring Term | December 1

CCE will discontinue summer admission beginning in 2017.

See how your credits might transfer by using the Information Technology Infrastructure Transfer Guide.