Transfer Blog

Andrew Weisz: Finding His New Adventure

Meet Andrew Weisz!

Andrew’s a double major in Entrepreneurship and Management Information Systems (MIS) with minors in Marketing and Music here at UMD.

Originally from Plainview, MN, Andrew graduated from Plainview Elgin Millville High School in 2015.

Back in high school, Andrew was involved in LOTS of different things: Soccer, golf, theater, art, Boy Scouts, and Knowledge Bowl to name a few. Andrew was also a textbook introvert and just kept to his strict group of friends.

It wasn’t until college that he really spread his wings and flew. 

However, his first year of college was NOT spent at UMD.

After one year at his original college choice,  he transferred up north. He just felt UMD fit better. Simple as that.

Andrew’s favorite thing about Duluth? The atmosphere. He feels like there’s something for everyone and that there is always something going on…which is perfect for somebody who refers to himself as a “busy body!”

One of his fave things about Duluth. The music. And music festivals. They pretty much happen all summer.

He’s also a huge fan of the outdoor fun that led ranking Duluth one of the best outdoor towns in the nation in 2014, and also that Duluth was voted as  “The 4th Best Foodie City n the Nation” in 2015.

Duluth also has “that hipster vibe” that he likes to see!

His favorite thing about the UMD campus? How well-connected everything with its concourse and skywalk system. On a cold day in January, you will see people in shorts and a T-shirt because you just don’t have to go outside.

But – because it’s Duluth – he’s glad people to still get outside even when it’s cold because there are a ton of amazing things to do!

He’s also a huge fan of the amazing school bands at UMD, and would love if more people would join up.

In his overall experiences, Andrew’s simply just a huge fan of what he feels is UMD’s practicality:

“They actually teach the things I wanted to know instead of teaching things that we’ll never use. My favorite part of learning at UMD, though, is that it isn’t just test based. Instead of a test, you are going to be doing projects and working in groups. They really help find your strong suit and help you from there which for someone that sucks at taking tests is the absolute best.”

So the thing about having a “busy body?” True.

Here’s MORE about Andrew Weisz…and his transfer to UMD!

What motivated you to transfer?

Well when I started looking for colleges my senior year of high school I was kind of a slacker who didn’t care a whole lot about anything, so I only checked out two schools, UMD, and the school I attended for my first year. The campus of my first college was beautiful, the classes were okay, and the band was just awesome, but honestly, I didn’t feel a strong connection to campus. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the experience I had at my first college, and the friends I made were amazing and I still talk with them today, but it just didn’t feel like home to me. I’m an adventurer who loves to travel and explore. I learned Duluth was the place for that. So I went back to looking at my backup school, UMD. I went and toured it, and honestly fell in love with the school right away. Also, another big push to come was following a girl…(don’t do it, kids, it is a bad idea!).”

Why UMD?
This school was beautiful just walking around campus I saw so much art and nature I knew UMD was the place for me. The sports are great, and the men’s hockey team got second in the nation this year. Also for a band nerd, the music is also a huge part for me. They have a great program and even better people. Lastly, the biggest reason I love UMD is the opportunities. We are one of the best schools around for anyone that wants to learn but have a fun time doing it. We have programs that are only offered at UMD, teachers that have taught all around the world, and connections that will put me way ahead of many other students.

What was your transfer experience like?
“It was great! I found out extremely soon after applying that I got in and I could plan my second semester accordingly. The summer was then spent working back and forth with a counselor helping me learn exactly what I needed to know about UMD (they are the smartest people). As the school year came closer and closer I found out about my roommate and learned more and more about the school. I also started more and more excited for that awesome experience. Once I got to Duluth I ended up changing majors and they worked with me one-on-one to get me on the right track to make it so that I wasn’t going to spend too much extra time at college.

How did you feel when you arrived on campus?
I am not a normal case for arriving on campus for the first time. As a band kid, I arrived for band camp a week before. Band camp is where the marching band kids come together a week before and start working on getting music and our first show ready for the first football game of the season. I arrived at band camp with 0 friends but an eager attitude to have an awesome time and within the first day I had made at least 50 new friends. it’s such a close knit community that you’ll have no problem making friends. Everyone is super welcome no matter where you go, just be yourself and you’ll make friends. It is a whole new experience coming from one school to another, but it ended up being one of the best decisions I have ever made.

Are you involved in any clubs/organizations?
I am involved in marching band, pep band, concert band, intramurals, Newman Center, Intervarsity, UMD film club, ballroom dancing club, entrepreneur club, UMD tour guiding, Frolfing club, and the lettuce eating club. My favorite club would have to be the UMD film club which is also known as the League of Extraordinary Film Critics. The reason this club is my favorite is that I am actually the founder and president of this club. We have over 270 awesome clubs at UMD, but I noticed we were missing one of the most classic clubs at any college. The movie watching club, so naturally I tried starting it. All I need was three friends and they let me make a new club! We started with 3 people and within the first semester, we are already up to 55 members. I would recommend to all to join or start some awesome clubs!

Did you hear about or are you involved with any internship or related opportunities?
I was involved in an internship for a computer company as a senior in high school, but since starting college I had not been interested in doing one yet. This next summer I am planning on trying to find one though. And as a business student, it shouldn’t be too hard. As a business student, they do an internship fair once a year bringing in a ton of companies looking for students. you just walk around and give people your resume. It’s super great because instead of you having to look online and search the globe for internships companies are coming straight to our school looking for you to work or intern for. also it is a great excuse to dress up and just show off to a ton of prospective employers. There is also this sick program called the career and internship program that helps students find a job or internship. My favorite part about them though is that they host mock interviews (so you can get real experience interviewing), and help you make the best resume possible! 

Do you work on-campus and/or off-campus?
“I work both on campus and off campus. My on campus jobs are as UMD Admissions tour guide, but I also work off campus at Dicks sporting goods as a golf specialist, and at Glensheen (the historic 52-room mansion in Duluth) as a tour-guide! It is extremely easy to do both school and work with an on campus job. Mainly because the school will work with your schedule to get you working when you can/ want to work! Also, it is right on campus so you don’t have to travel all throughout Duluth just to get to work. it is at most a five-minute walk from your work to class, which you really can’t beat.”

What has been your favorite class so far?
“My favorite class so far would have to be one of the general classes that every student should take. Jazz studies with Billy Bernard is the best class I have ever taken in college. The reason behind that is that this man has lived a life of jazz. He is an older man, but because of that he has lived, he grew up with Jimmy Hendrix playing with him and has played with most of the top jazz names in history. So instead of him talking about things he learned in a book he talks about real things that happened to him. He would randomly talk in class and say things like “yeah that Ray Charles that man could play” and then he would tell us about how he knew him and what his experience was like.”

Do you have a favorite professor?
“My favorite professor’s name is Tim Broscious. He is the athletic band director, and one of the coolest people you will ever meet. “

What has been your best memory at UMD?

“Well my life at UMD has only been underway for about a year, but within that year I have had so many memories it would be hard to pick just one to say is my best. If I would have to pick one I would have to choose the trip I went on with the pep band to the frozen four. It was a life changing experience watching our hockey team make it to the national championships, but the best part about it was that I got to watch it with all of my band friends. Well, either that or getting on national TV while playing cowbell that was pretty cool too. A few reasons on why that trip was my favorite memory at UMD are because I got to go for free, I got to support UMD, It was hosted in Chicago, and HOCKEY! it was a life changing experience that I am more than excited that I got to check out!”

What would you have done differently when choosing a college?
“Tour as many colleges as you can, and also take notes when touring campuses. It really stinks when you mix up information and get to a college where you believe something exists and then realize it’s a different college.”

What was your biggest fear about transferring and how did you overcome it?
“I think my biggest fear was not being able to find friends. Also transferring again was a huge fear of mine. To overcome this fear, I joined different clubs and bands! JOIN THE BAND!”

Do you have any advice for other students who are considering transferring to UMD?
“JOIN THE BAND! Join a club, get involved, and get out of your comfort zone! Look at more than just the college you are considering. The town/city the campus is located in should hold just as much importance in any student’s choice.”

Nikki Carroll: Finding her Fit

Sometimes “finding your fit” doesn’t happen right away.

And when it came to choosing a college, for UMD sophomore Nikki Carroll – who transferred to the University of Minnesota Duluth from a private school located in the Twin Cities in the Spring of 2016 – that was exactly the case.

Originally from Greenfield, MN, Nikki graduated from Delano High School in 2015. As a high-achieving and highly-involved student in high school, she had no problems getting accepted into college. She did, however, struggle with finding a college that not only challenged her academically but was a fit for her personally, too.

So after one semester at her original college choice – a college she feels would’ve helped her succeed as well as anywhere, but didn’t feel fit her well – she transferred up north.

Nikki’s favorite thing about Duluth is that the city has a surprisingly large nerd culture for a city that’s “small” compared to the Twin Cities metro area. According to Nikki, Duluth’s several comic book and gaming stores throughout the city are the perfect places for her and her friends go to trivia nights weekly. And she feels it’s an excellent way for her to bond with the friends she has as well as meet new people.

Her favorite thing about UMD? The number of ways she can get involved and meet new people on campus. Whether it’s through working on campus, joining clubs, or playing intramural sports, she met new people through these experiences and found some of her best friends through this. There are hundreds of ways to get involved and everyone here can find something that interests them.

At UMD, Nikki is double majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry. And the fact that UMD has top-tier science programs made her decision to transfer that much easier.

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Nikki and fellow tour guide coordinator Whitney (right) working in the Admissions Visitor Center and taking a picture with UMD’s mascot, Champ!

What motivated you to transfer?
“I transferred to UMD because, after one semester at my previous, I felt like I’d fit in much better somewhere else. I had friends, good professors, and all the other experiences that typically make a student’s college experience awesome, but I still felt like I’d fit in better somewhere else. This prompted me to look into transferring to a different college.”

Why UMD?
“I decided to transfer to UMD because it was actually my original first choice when I was looking at colleges in high school. I really liked how person the UMD campus felt to me as well as all the opportunities UMD students can take advantage of during their time here.”

What was your transfer experience like?
“For me, transferring was scary! I continuously thought that I would decide to transfer and end up not liking my transfer college either and that I would be stuck if this happened. Luckily, UMD provides many resources for transferring students that make the process easy and as stress-free as transferring colleges can be. Even during the time that I was simply looking into transferring but hadn’t yet made a decision, UMD provided me with resources and people to talk to so that I could ensure that UMD was a good fit for me and my academic goals. When I had officially decided to transfer, UMD provided me with all the information I needed for an easy transfer process. I was given contact information for people to talk to if I had any questions and my admissions counselor really helped ease the stress of transferring.”

How did you feel when you arrived on campus?
“The first time I was on the UMD campus was for Advisement & Registration (A&R). Everyone I met on this day was incredibly welcoming. There were both professors and current students available for me to talk to about classes, setting up my schedule, and campus life in general. When I transferred, I lived on campus in one of the on-campus apartments. This was really nice because one of my roommates had been at UMD from her freshman year and the other was also a transfer student, so I got a lot of support from them and their different experiences with college and UMD. UMD faculty and professors are really great about making sure new students feel welcome, as well.”

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Nikki and some friends literally hanging out by the on-campus apartments in their hammocks.

Are you involved in any clubs/organizations?
“I am involved in lots of clubs and organizations at UMD. I am a part of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Club which allows me to interact with people who have similar academic interests as me but also connects me with job and internship opportunities from people working in chemistry career fields. I am also a part of the University Gaming Society which is a club that focuses on tabletop gaming, board games, and other nerdy things. It’s definitely one of the best clubs I am a part of. I also participate in intramural sports at UMD. I recently played on a softball team and I am looking to get involved with a curling team this upcoming winter season.”

Did you hear about or are you involved with any internship or job shadow opportunities?
“I do not currently have an internship but I have heard of the many opportunities UMD provides for finding internships and job shadow opportunity. I have gone to a few of UMD’s job fairs as well as utilized goldPASS for finding jobs and internships.”

Do you work on-campus and/or off-campus?
“I work both on and off-campus. Off-campus I work at a comic book store because, although I am a science major, I really enjoy drawing and art and this allows me to utilize my artsy side. On-campus I work for the Office of Admissions as a tour guide coordinator as well as volunteering at UMD’s Large Lakes Observatory doing research on Lake Superior and the surrounding environments.”

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Nikki and a fellow tour guide, Matt, like to pose heroically over UMD’s campus during one of the large group tour days.

What has been your favorite class so far?
“So far my favorite class at UMD has been quantitative analysis. This class is where, as a chemistry student, you get to start seeing more of the procedures that you would actually use in a laboratory as opposed to learning the basics of the subjects in a general chemistry class. I have always wanted to work in an analytical chemistry career field and this class helped me verify this.”

Do you have a favorite professor?
“My favorite professor at UMD is Richard Buckalew. He’s a mathematics professor and his teaching style is really structured around making sure students truly understand the subject. He is helpful during his office hours and is also easy to talk to which makes getting help a lot more enjoyable.”

What has been your best memory at UMD?
“My best memory at UMD was spending every Friday night last semester playing board games in one of the meeting rooms on campus. It’s really great being able to start your weekend by meeting up with a bunch of your friends, playing board games, then going to Tavern on the Hill to get some food. It is something I looked forward to every week and am already looking forward to during the upcoming fall semester.”

Did you study abroad?
“I have not studied abroad but I am in the process of planning a study abroad trip for the fall semester of my senior year.”

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Nikki posing next to a giant penguin that she found during a pit stop in New York when her and some friends went on a road trip to Maine over winter break this past year.

What would you have done differently when choosing a college?
“Something I wish I would have done differently is paid more attention to how I felt about the overall campus when I was choosing a college, not just if the college had a good academic standing. I thought that going to a private university would be better for me academically but soon discovered that there is so much more to choosing a college than academics and that you need to choose a college where you feel comfortable on the campus.”

What was your biggest fear about transferring and how did you overcome it?
“My biggest fear about transferring was that I wouldn’t like to college I transferred to either and that I would become stuck in this loop of never being happy with where I chose to attend college. I overcame this fear of transferring by talking to people I knew who attended UMD and asking them what their favorite things about UMD were and if they thought the college was a good fit for them.”

Do you have any advice for other students who are considering transferring to UMD?
“The best advice I can give is to simply go for it. In my experience I was not happy with the college I was attending and was scared that if I transferred I wouldn’t be happy at my new college either. Eventually, it came down to me deciding that I knew I wasn’t happy where I was and that worst case scenario nothing would change when I transferred. Luckily, transferring to UMD has been one of the best decisions I have made and I am glad I had to courage to transfer.”

Duluth Transit Authority (DTA)

Hey Transfer Students,

Worried about transportation in Duluth? Don’t sweat it!

UMD students can get on the bus and ride without any extra cost. Jump on the bus, swipe your U-card, and enjoy the ride! Buses run daily and drop off/pick up is at Kirby Plaza right here on campus! 🙂

Want more information? Go to! #ridethebus #DTA


Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)

Hey, Transfer Students!

Are you a resident of the states of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, or Nebraska? Do we have news for you!!

UMD recently joined the Midwest Student Exchange Program (MSEP)! MSEP gives out-of-state students an opportunity to pay only 105% of resident (in-state) tuition.


MSEP participants must be degree-seeking undergraduate students and meet all regular admission requirements. To be eligible for the MSEP tuition rate at UMD, a student must:

  1. Be a legal resident of Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, or Nebraska. (Wisconsin, North Dakota, and South Dakota students are covered under the University’s reciprocity agreements.)
  2. Apply and be accepted for undergraduate admission. Consult the Office of Admissions for more information.
  3. Be an applicant who is enrolling at the University of Minnesota Duluth for the first time beginning fall semester 2017 or after. New freshmen and transfer students will be automatically considered for MSEP upon completion and review of their application for undergraduate admission.
  4. MSEP participants are eligible for most UMD new student academic merit and special talent scholarships based on the criteria of each scholarship.

MSEP undergraduate tuition rates will be calculated at 105% of the resident (in-state) tuition rate. This rate applies only to undergraduate enrollment through the Duluth campus of the University of Minnesota. MSEP benefits pertain to tuition only. MSEP participants will be responsible for all other fees associated with undergraduate enrollment. The MSEP tuition benefit cannot be retroactively applied to tuition assessed prior to fall semester 2017. Provided that eligible students remain enrolled as continuing undergraduates at UMD, MSEP status will be automatically renewed annually.

Alexandria Perrella: Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog


Alexandria Perrella had high hopes when she transferred to the University of Minnesota Duluth in fall 2013.

Alexandria actually grew up in Duluth, but after graduating high school in 2012, she wanted to “skip town” for college. So she enrolled at a 4-year public university in Wisconsin.

However, after a year away, she felt her hometown university was more in line with what she wanted out of an education.

For Alexandria, it all worked out: She graduated from UMD in 2016 with B.A. in Marketing and a minor in Hispanic Studies!

Here’s her UMD transfer story, straight from her brain to the UMD Transfer Blog!

“When they tell you that college flies by, they aren’t kidding! It’s crazy to think that it has been a year since I graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth. To some, including myself, graduating and getting a diploma didn’t necessarily mean I had my life planned out, but UMD definitely made a great impact on where I am today and prepared me for my next chapter in life.

“Being from Duluth, I have always had a great love for this beautiful city and all the opportunities it has to offer. Deciding to stay in Duluth after graduating college was the only definite decision I’d made by graduation day…and I was okay with that.


The last semester of my senior year I took a marketing internship course through the Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE). I interned at an awesome local business called Lake Superior Art Glass which is owned by a UMD alum, Dan Neff. The course, taught by Angela Soderberg, and the time I spent on site at Lake Superior Art Glass was such a great experience! I was able to use the skills I learned in my business and marketing classes in the real world and it sparked my interest in social media marketing. I also had the chance to learn glassblowing…and I highly recommend it!

“I continued to work at Lake Superior Art Glass for four months after graduation. Then I decided to hit the road!


“Looking back on my time at UMD, one of the greatest opportunities I had was studying abroad. To help complete my minor in Hispanic Studies, I spent six weeks in Salamanca, Spain studying the Spanish language, culture and women’s history. I learned so much about Spain, myself, and my love for travel!

“Then, in September 2016 my sister and I decided to visit a good friend in New York City and then I hit the road and spent 12 days driving and exploring states including Colorado, Utah and Arizona because I simply love to travel and I truly believe it is one of the best ways to learn.


“Throughout high school, college, and post-graduation I also worked at my family’s restaurant, Sammy’s Pizza. I am currently managing, creating schedules, hiring employees, and learning everything it takes to run a restaurant. I also operate Sammy’s Pizza Downtown’s Facebook and Instagram pages which helps me put many of the skills I learned in school and at my internship to good use.

“This honestly was never what I had planned for my future, but I am greatly enjoying every moment of working for my family’s locally owned and operated business.


“I recently spent the weekend in Chicago, Illinois cheering on the UMD Men’s Hockey team at the Frozen Four Tournament since they made it to the Frozen Four and then the Championship game. During my time in Chicago, I was able to catch up with friends and other alumni that traveled in from New York, California, the Twin Cities, and beyond. We had a great time talking about the awesome memories we made during college at UMD and what we’ve all been up to this past year. Most of all, we loved cheering on our team! Like they say, ‘Once a Bulldog, Always a Bulldog’.”

“In all, I can say with pride that the professors, the friends, and all of the opportunities I gained made transferring to UMD the BEST decision of my life!

Graphic Design major Ashly Westerman: Working as Planned!

Image6During high school, Ashly Westerman developed a plan to attend Century College in White Bear Lake, MN for her generals, then to transfer to UMD to finish her Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

So, after finishing up at Century, Ashley transferred to UMD for Fall Semester, 2016. And she’s majoring in Graphic Design.

Just like she planned.

Ashly, who’s originally from Forest Lake, will graduate from UMD in December of 2018. and her plans after graduation would be to find a job within the graphic design field.

We asked Ashly a bunch of questions about herself AND her UMD transfer experience. Check out her story below!


What’s your favorite thing about Duluth?

“There are so many different things to do. You can never be bored! My absolute favorite thing to do in Duluth is go to Canal Park and all of the other parks around Duluth. I am really interested in photography, as well, so these places are really good spots to take pictures. Another thing I like to do in Duluth is go to the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. I really like chocolate and they have the best caramel apples!”

Long exposure picture taken by Ashly of Superior Street during her photography class night time photo shoot.

Her favorite thing about UMD so far?

“UMD has the big school reputation but also has a small school feel. It’s really the best of both worlds.”

Why did you choose UMD?

“When deciding on a college, I didn’t want to go too far away from home, so I figured Duluth would be an excellent choice. I have always loved Duluth. As a child, my family would take weekend trips all the time.”

What was your transfer experience like?

“My transfer experience was probably a lot like the typical transfer student. I had been in contact with an academic advisor since my senior year of high school making sure my classes from Century College would transfer. After two years of generals and a color-coded binder of all those classes, I transferred to UMD almost seamlessly.”

Homecoming 2016 football game with Ashly’s boyfriend and roommate.

How did you feel when you arrived on campus?

“I felt a little intimidated. I didn’t know anyone and I really hadn’t had a tour of the campus. But after some time just roaming around, it wasn’t bad.”

Are you involved in any clubs/organizations?

“Yes. I am involved with SDO which stands for Student Design Organization. SDO gives students interested in design an opportunity to network with other design students and professionals, learn more about the Minnesota design scence, and work on fun collaborative design projects. We are currently working on the branding of Open Studio.”

October 2016, this piece was displayed at the Duluth Institute of Art while Shakespeare’s First Folio was on display at the Tweed Museum of Art at UMD.

Did you hear about or are you involved with any internship or job shadow opportunities?

“I have heard of multiple different opportunities but do not currently have one. I am currently searching for an internship or job in the Graphic Design field.”

Do you work on-campus or off-campus?

“Yes. I work on-campus for the Office for Students in Transition (SIT) as the Transfer Student Intern. In my role, I work with my supervisor (SIT’s Dauli Menze, who we’ve featured previously!) to plan events for the upcoming fall semester. All of these events are for new transfer students. I also help with the programs, social media, and a few other things here and there.”

What has been your favorite class so far?

“That’s a tough one. I really enjoy all of my Graphic Design classes, but if I had to choose one, it would probably be my Graphic Design 1 class.”

Do you have a favorite professor?

“There are so many different professors that I find to be really amazing professors, but by far, my favorite would have to be Professor Terresa Hardaway. I first had her for my Typography 1 class and I currently have her for my Graphic Design 1 class. She is challenging in so many different ways, but she is challenging in a good way and not in the way of making class miserable but in the way of wanting to help make you a better designer and person. She is definitely someone that inspires me to do better and pursue my dreams.”

Ashy with some new friends she met during the School of Fine Arts (SFA) Gallery Hop this last fall.


What has been your best memory at UMD so far?

“My favorite memory at UMD would definitely be the moment that I received the email that I passed my portfolio review. Three years of planning and hard work had led up to that moment and I remember the exact moment that I read that email. I was sitting in the library with two of my roommates that I had met just three days before and instantly started crying of happiness.”

Were you involved in Transfer Student Connect?

“I was not involved with Transfer Student Connect, but wish that I was. I would definitely recommend that every transfer student get involved with it!

Ashly holding her baby cousin while checking out the Tall Ships Festival in Duluth last August.

What would you have done differently when choosing a college?

“I honestly do not think I would have done anything different. I am really happy with where I am at with my college career.”

What was your biggest fear about transferring and how did you overcome it?

“The only campus tour that I got was in my senior year of high school, so when I came to campus two years later, I didn’t remember where anything was. I overcame this by convincing my roommate to spend a few hours with me just kind of roaming around campus to find stuff since neither of us knew where anything was.”

Do you have any advice for other students who are transferring to UMD?

“Definitely take time to find your classes ahead of time. You don’t want to be struggling to find them at the last minute.”

Are you ready to be a UMD Bulldog?

Hey Transfer Students!

Have you been admitted and are ready to take that next step to become an official UMD Bulldog? We have a great website for you to check out.

Go to

This will outline all of the steps and dates for upcoming events!

Have questions about any of this? Get in touch with us at or 218-726-7171.

Have a great day!

Heather Rondeau, Undergraduate Admissions Transfer Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Hey Transfer students!

Do you find yourself thinking about attending UMD, but you have SO MANY questions?

Check out our FAQs page by going to:

If you do not find the answers here, do not hesitate to send us an email or give us a call.



Program Highlight: Musical Theatre

Hey Transfer Students!

Are you interested in Music, Dance, AND Theatre?? Do we have the major for you!

UMD offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre with a Musical Theatre emphasis.

The B.F.A. degree program is for students who wish to focus more intensively in a theatre performance or design/technical emphasis as preparation to enter the professional theatre as an actor, designer, technician, stage manager or other similar profession.


The musical theatre emphasis is for students who wish to pursue specialized study in preparation for a career that requires song, dance and acting skills. Training focuses on building a marriage between acting, song and dance with specific study in each. Thereby creating what the industry terms a triple threat. The program is multi-disciplined and challenging and demands the utmost physical, mental and emotional strength and commitment.

Want to check out the required courses? Click here!

For more information about this degree, contact the School of Fine Arts at:

218-726-8312 or


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