Spring 2024 Rochester Algebra Entrance Exam Registration

Student who are currently in 5th, 6th, or 7th grade and would like to join UMTYMP Algebra next year (2024-25) at the University of Minnesota-Rochester campus must taking our entrance exam this spring.  The information below applies to Rochester only.  (Students who qualify with the Rochester entrance exam take their UMTYMP courses in Rochester or online, and not in the Twin Cities.)  Families interested in the Twin Cities site should see this page instead.  Families from the rest of Minnesota should click here.

Spring 2024 Entrance Exam Information

We are planning to hold two rounds of entrance exam tests in Rochester this year.  All exams are in-person, on the UMR campus.

Round 1 is scheduled for Saturday, 2/17/24, at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm

Round 2 is scheduled for Saturday, 4/20/24, at 9:00am, 10:30am, 12:00pm

Students who test in February can retest in April if they are not admitted after Round 1.  There is no opportunity to retest after Round 2.  Do not register for both rounds at this time.  Students who re-test after Round 1 will be provided with a registration link at that time after Round 1 results are available.  If you register for both rounds at this time, your registration may be cancelled with no refund.

Registration for each exam closes at noon on the preceding Wednesday (2/14/24 or 4/17/24).

Further information:

As of Fall 2022, the University has lifted most of its COVID-19 restrictions, but please be aware that changes may occur.  If there is a surge in cases, for example, it's possible that adults and students could be required to wear masks during testing sessions.

In the past, first-time testers had the option to come to campus in February to learn about the entrance exam and take a practice test.  This year everybody who signs up for the entrance exam will have access to a University website with that information and online practice problems.

If your student qualifies for UMTYMP Algebra this year but you are not comfortable sending them to class, you can defer admission for a year.  (A student must start UMTYMP Algebra by 8th grade if they want to complete our entire 5-year sequence of courses.)

Please contact Professor Bright (brigh042@r.umn.edu) if you have questions about the Rochester site, COVID policies during the Rochester exam.  You can also check the Rochester UMTYMP page, which has links in the UMTYMP Admission section for Town Hall informational meetings.

Registration Instructions

To access the registration system, click the appropriate button below and follow the on-screen directions.  Please make sure to register using an account for the parent/guardian; as part of the registration process you will be asked for information about the student.  Because the parent/guardian is registering and paying the fee, the email receipt will have their name, and not the student's name.  This is normal, and we will use the student's name for the exam itself.

Please note:  If you are registering more than one student, you will need to use a different account (and different email address) for each.

Registration Link for Round 1 Exams  (2/17/24) - ROCHESTER ONLY

Registration Link for Round 2 Exams  (4/20/24) - ROCHESTER ONLY

After registering, please be sure to monitor the email you used to register, and remember your password for the registration system.  Any updates about the exam will be sent to that email address.  Also, starting in January you'll be able to use the same account and password to access a website with more information about the exam, directions to the building, and practice problems.  A link to that website will be sent to you at that time.

You can also log back in to learning.umn.edu to look up details about your registration.