Admission, Registration, and Completion

Admission Requirements

To be admitted into the 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.

Admission Process

Although you may take one or two program courses before applying for official admission into the certificate program, we recommend that you apply for admission as soon as possible. Once accepted into the program, you will receive timely program updates and course registration information along with admitted student benefits.

You can apply for the program by completing the Application for Certificate Admission form. If you have questions, contact the Information Center at 612-624-4000 or

Application Deadlines

Application Term Final Deadline
Fall semester July 15
Spring semester November 15
Summer term April 15

Using Certificates in Degree Programs

Many of the certificate programs fit into a degree program; however, you must meet all of the admission requirements of the degree program. The IT Infrastructure undergraduate credit certificate program can apply toward the IT Infrastructure Bachelor of Applied Science degree program. If you plan to use this certificate in this degree program, please consult with an adviser first.

Certificate Completion

To be awarded an IT Infrastructure certificate, you must

  • complete an Application for Undergraduate Degree form (the words "degree" and "certificate" are used interchangeably on the form; it is important for you to check the deadlines if you want to graduate in a specific term);
  • complete all courses in the certificate with a grade of C- or better;
  • take all courses in this certificate for a letter grade (on the A/F grading basis);
  • receive a cumulative GPA for all certificate courses of 2.00 or better;
  • complete the certificate within four years of your admission date.