Our unique approach to admissions is designed to avoid bias, allowing for both worldwide student access and extremely high selectivity.
Your admission is based on merit alone and is determined by our own specific criteria, not standardized test scores or generic essay questions. We also have the unique advantage of unlimited enrollment, so you are not competing with other applicants for a spot.
Binding Enrollment Option
During every cycle, you have the opportunity to expedite your admissions notification by choosing to make your decision binding. This option is ideal if Minerva is your first choice school, you are prepared to make an enrollment deposit, and you want to know your status as soon as possible.
Note: If you are interested in matriculating in 2018 or later, please complete and submit the first page of the application. We will contact you when the appropriate admissions cycles are open.
The Minerva Schools at KGI reserves the right to evaluate an application and render a final decision even if all pieces of the application have not been received.
If you are deeply inquisitive, independently motivated, and globally-minded, you might be right for Minerva.
While your academic performance is an important factor, we also look for interests and achievements outside of class — indicators of your potential to improve the human condition and collaborate in solving the most complex problems of our time.
Transferring to Minerva is an opportunity to reset the course of your education.Attending as a transfer student gives you the benefit of having experienced firsthand the limitations of traditional institutions. This fact alone can be a powerful motivation for success in Minerva’s rigorous educational setting.
You may have questions or concerns that you would like to discuss face-to-face.
In every admissions cycle, we offer a variety of live, online discussions with Minerva staff, faculty, and current students. Topics include what to expect in the admissions process, how to navigate the different requirements, and other distinctive aspects of the Minerva experience.
Begin your application by telling us about yourself.
The free application typically takes 30–45 minutes to complete, and includes an overview of your academic performance and information about your personal accomplishments.
“Growing up, I had to work harder to compensate for not knowing how to play the college admissions ‘game.’ At Minerva, college is something you earn — not win. Game over.”
“I’m drawn to Minerva’s vision for transforming higher education; how it challenges students to think unconventionally and empowers them to explore limitless possibilities.”
“Having traveled to 40+ countries, I’ve found the best classroom is a trail not yet forged — challenging at every turn, but leading to spectacular views few before have ever seen.”