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Students from many countries attend the University of Minnesota Crookston - a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system. Each student contributes a unique world view and participates in all aspects of campus life.  We pride ourselves on being a small, safe and transfer-friendly campus which seeks to meet the individual needs of all students through technology, personal attention, and dedicated career planning. 

Before You Apply

You are considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, and you are on a temporary visa; or if you will require any type of visa to study in the United States. 

The Admission Process for International Students (two-step process)

STEP 1: BECOME ACADEMICALLY ADMITTED BY SUBMITTING THE FOLLOWING:

First-Year Applicants:

      1. Your application
      2. Answers to the short essay questions that are included on the application
      3. $35 application fee or a fee waiver
      4. Official high school transcript (9th-12th grade) courses and grades. If you complete secondary school in a country where a secondary leaving examination is required for university entry, you must also provide results of this examination.
      5. English Proficiency (if applicable)

Transfer Applicants:

      1. Your application
      2. Answers to the short essay questions that are included on the application
      3. $35 application fee or a fee waiver
      4. Official college transcript. If the college credit you took is from a non U.S. school, it must be evaluated by a NACES member organization (i.e. WES or ECE). High school transcript is not required if you have 12 or more completed college semester credits
      5. English Proficiency (if applicable)

* Recommendations only if you choose to send them

STEP 2: BECOME OFFICIALLY ADMITTED IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN I-20 BY SUBMITTING THE FOLLOWING:
      1. Copy of your passport
      2. International Student Agreement form
      3. Certification of Finances form
      4. Declaration of Support form
      5. Supporting documents for Declaration of Support (i.e. bank statement or letter from bank stating available funds)
      6. For students currently enrolled at a school in the United States: If you are currently attending a school in the U.S., your SEVIS record will need to be released to UMN Crookston. In order to do so, you and your Designated School Official will need to fill out and submit the Transfer Recommendation/Release form.

Official Documents Required

The University of Minnesota Crookston considers transcripts "official" only when the certified record of academic work is transmitted in a confidential manner from the issuing institution and includes proper signatures and authentication elements. The acceptance of official transcript(s) is at the discretion of the Registrar and may include sealed paper documents, a secure PDF utilizing a secure delivery service, secure transmission of electronic records from the issuing institution, etc. and should be a complete record of all coarsework taken with final grades/marks. Faxed, scanned, and photocopied academic records are not considered official.

All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified true English translation. If you complete secondary school in a country where a secondary leaving examination is required for university entry, you must also provide results of this examination. Final transcripts or high school documents may include exam results such as, but not limited to, IB, A level,  WAEC, HKDSE, SPM, and CISCE/CBSE.

Official test scores must be sent directly to the University of Minnesota Crookston by the testing agency. Official results, including total, overall or composite scores and subscores.

All materials can be sent to the Office of Admissions via email or mail: umcinfo@umn.edu or UMN Crookston Office of Admissions, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716


Application Dates & Deadlines for International Students

  • Spring 2020 International Application Deadline - November 15, 2019
    Admission decisions are typically released within 2 weeks of receiving all application materials.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action International Application Deadline - November 15, 2019
    All applications completed and submitted by November 15th, 2019 will receive full admission consideration and you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after December 16th, 2019.
  • Fall 2020 Early Action 2 International Application Deadline - January 1, 2020
    All applications completed and submitted by January 1st, 2020 will receive full admission consideration you will be notified of our admission decision on or shortly after February 3, 2020.
  • Fall 2020 Rolling International Application Deadline - July 1, 2020
    All applications received after March 1st will receive full admission consideration and you will be notified of our admission decision within 2 weeks of completing your application.

Full Course of Study; International and ESL

Immigration regulations require that all F-1 students register for and complete a full course of study every term. If you enroll for less than a full course of study, you must have approval from ISSS before the semester begins. If you take less than a full course of study without approval from ISSS, you will lose your legal status. Online and Distance Learning (ODL) courses are limited for F-1 students. Students with F-1 status may count a maximum of 1 ODL course OR 3 ODL credits per semester toward their full course requirement.


Frequently Asked Questions

What English proficiency test score do I need to earn to be considered for admission?

The University of Minnesota Crookston requires all non-native English speakers to demonstrate a command of English language that is necessary for success in college level classes taught in English. Applicants are required to submit results from the English language proficiency tests listed below. All undergraduate programs at the University of Minnesota Crookston requires a specific minimum score for admission (see the chart below). An official report of test scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency (from one set of exam results).

Test Total Score
TOEFL iBT 68
IELTS Academic 5.5
MELAB 75
Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) 52
Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced 52
Duolingo 105

Exempt Countries

Applicants from the following countries and U.S. Territories whose first language is English are exempt from the English language test requirement:

Exempt Countries and U.S. Territories

American Samoa
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Australia
Bahamas
Barbados
Bermuda
British Virgin Islands
Canada (except Quebec)
Cayman Islands
Dominica
England
Federated State of Micronesia
Grenada
Guam
Guyana

Ireland
Jamaica
Marshal Islands
Montserrat
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Northern Mariana Islands
Palau
Scotland
Seychelles
Shetland Islands
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands
Wales


How do I register for an English language test?

Registration information is available at the websites listed below:


For additional questions check out our

Frequently Asked Questions


Additional Information

International Programs Student BrochurePDF File Icon

International Pre-Arrival Information PDF File Icon

Applying for F-1 Visa PDF File Icon


Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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