The Minnesota Office of Higher Education (OHE) invites Minnesota schools to participate in a free program to promote college access and enrollment to your Class of 2025 graduating seniors. The Direct Admissions Minnesota program is designed to encourage all graduating seniors to consider themselves “college material” by proactively notifying them of the colleges and universities that are eager to admit them.

Students will receive a letter at the beginning of the 2024-2025 academic year that lets them know which Minnesota colleges and universities are granting them proactive admission. Currently participating high schools report that students benefit from boosted self-confidence, reduced self-selection bias, and enjoy a more stress-free college application process.

While this program is a true partnership between OHE, postsecondary institutions, technology platforms, and high schools, staff members at participating high schools play a critical role in the implementation process by working with OHE to conduct the academic review and review of transcripts, in addition to troubleshooting and answering questions that students and families may have.

There is no cost to participate in the program. Direct Admissions received funding from the 2023 Minnesota Legislature to continue to expand its partnerships. New high schools will receive funding to assist with costs related to staff time over the summer and during the outset of the year, and/or to assist with program events at the high school.

Upcoming Information Sessions

OHE is also hosting four virtual information sessions on the following dates for interested high schools:

We invite you to share this information with counseling or career center staff and high school administrators who also may be interested in attending and learning more about what the program entails. Only a select number of high schools will be onboarded for the 2024-25 school year. To indicate your interest and intention of participating in the program, please complete the Direct Admissions High School Interest Form by March 31, 2024.

We know that helping more students feel empowered to pursue postsecondary education is a goal that we all share. If you have any questions, please reach out to Aaron Salasek, Direct Admissions Coordinator, at

Learn More

Visit the Direct Admissions Minnesota website.