Up2U Frequently Asked Questions

Contact our Solution Center at 877.450.3322 or email info@minnesota.edu for any additional questions you have regarding the up2U program.

What is up2U?

up2U is a unique program that supports learning and motivates students to persist toward university transfer and degree completion. The program can lead to significant savings from a scholarship award for the first year of full-time enrollment at an up2U partner university.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Enrolling as a first-time college student
  • Not transferring from another institution
  • Not already enrolled at M State
  • A concurrent/PSEO student enrolling at M State in the fall semester immediately following your high school graduation

What are the participation requirements?

To participate in up2U, you must:

  • Enroll in a minimum of 9 credits per semester
  • Attend a mandatory up2U orientation session on campus or online
  • Remain in good academic standing with a minimum 2.5 GPA and no academic warnings or suspensions
  • Continuously enroll every semester (excluding summer)
  • Complete a degree within three years from the first semester enrolled
  • Take the CLA+ performance task assessment upon completion at M State
  • Apply to an up2U partner university
  • Enroll at an up2U partner university and continuously maintain at least a 3.0 GPA during the first year of full-time enrollment

How will this help me save?

Each up2U university partner configures its own scholarship award amount ranging from $500 to $5,000. The scholarship amount will be based on the leveraging between cumulative GPA and the competency demonstrated on the CLA+ performance task. Students who maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher through completion at M State are eligible to participate in up2U. Competency levels demonstrated on the CLA+ augment, validate or offset the student's cumulative GPA upon completion of an M State degree or the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum.

Is there a participation fee?

There is no cost for participating in up2U. The workshops, resources and support services are free for student participants.

What is the CLA+?

The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA+) is a performance-based assessment that measure critical thinking and writing skills. For more detailed information regarding the CLA+, consult the CLA+ Student Guide.

Will I need to attend an orientation for up2U?

An orientation session is mandatory for all up2U students. One session will be offered on each campus, with two additional options for completing the orientation online.

If, for any reason, a student opts out of the up2U program, is he or she eligible to opt back in?

No, students must meet all participation requirements, which includes continuous enrollment in at least 9 credits.

Is there an appeal process for participating students who are disqualified from up2U?

A student is automatically disqualified from the program if he or she does not meet all the participation requirements. There is no appeals process.


Last modified: August 20th, 2015 at 07:20am