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Graduate School

International Students/Non-immigrant Admissions

Admission is determined by a selective process that includes consideration of English language proficiency, academic achievements, financial resources, and student visa eligibility.

In addition to the Graduate School admission requirements, ALL of the required supporting documentation listed below must also be sent to Enrollment Services by the appropriate deadline.

Application Deadlines
For best consideration for admission be sure to submit your application by the following deadlines:

International Non-Canadian:
  • Fall Semester: June 1
  • Spring Semester October 15
  • Summer Semester: March 15
Canadian International Students:
  • Fall Semester: August 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Summer Semester: May 15
After these dates, applications may be considered.

Send Application Materials to:
Enrollment Services
Minot State University
500 University Ave West
Minot ND 58707 USA
Fax: 701-858-3888



Required Supporting Application Documents

Notification of Application Status
The application packet must be complete before you can be considered for admission. You will be notified via email of the admission decision. In the meantime, please check out Steps for Admitted Students on the International Students Services page.



Additional Information

Conditional Admission Status for International Students
Conditional Admission Status may be offered to international students who are unable to demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency with a TOEFL or IELTS score that meets the minimum admission requirement for the MSU Graduate School. The following minimum requirements must be met before consideration for Conditional Admission Status will be granted:

Conditionally admitted students will be entered into the competitive applicant pool for "Admitted—Approved" status upon completion of any additional program-specific exams as well as proof of English language proficiency (see English- Language Proficiency) *Students holding Conditional Admission Status are not eligible to apply for Graduate Assistantships or Graduate School scholarships and are not eligible to enroll in graduate courses.

Credit Transfer
A student may request to transfer a maximum of nine (9) semester hours of graduate credit into a program of study, provided that an "A" or "B" was recorded for each course. The hours must have been earned at a regionally accredited institution. Transfer credits will not be accepted if the work was earned more than seven years prior to the date the student expects to complete the graduate degree.

A student must complete a "Request to Transfer Credit to a Degree Program" form.

The transfer of credit must be recommended by the studentís advisor and chairperson, and approved by the Dean of the Graduate School. Transfer work is not used in the calculation of cumulative grade point average.