Getting Started


The first step for prospective students is to Apply for Admission. Please refer to How to be Admitted to determine your faculty/program choice.

Once you have submitted your application and supporting documentation to the Admissions Office, you will be notified of their decision by mail. Your official notice of admission, a Certificate of Acceptance, contains your student number, which is your permanent number necessary for registration and other functions at the university.


Once you have received your Certificate of Acceptance, you are eligible for course registration. Aurora Student is the starting place for:

  • searching the course catalogue and the class schedule (filter by Distance and Online)
  • registration activity
  • entering the secure area for changing your address
  • accessing your tuition fee statement
  • obtaining your book lists

Accessing your Course

You will need to claim a UMNetID (university identification number) to access your course. When your password is displayed, please record it as you cannot retrieve it again.

Starting your Course

You are now ready to access your course. Explore the UM Learn system before your courses begin by visiting Support, Help, and viewing the available videos within UM Learn.