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Office of International Programs

First Year Canadian Student Application Checklist

Canadian students who have not already completed more than 24 credit hours of university level course work are considered FIRST YEAR STUDENTS. Students who have complete 24 or more credit hours of university level course work MUST apply as transfer student.

Application for Admission - Use the on line application and submit directly to Minot State University. Submit one online or paper application (the online application is preferred).

$35 U.S. application fee

Current high school transcripts
One copy at the time of application and a final official government issued transcript after completion of high school.

SAT or ACT results
ACT Minimum score required for admission: 17
SAT minimum score required for admission: 820

Proof of English Language Proficiency
Applicants who did not complete their prior education in English must submit proof of English language proficiency.

Application for Form I-20 and Certification of Financial Responsibility [pdf]

Photocopy of the page containing your personal information from your Passport.
This information will be used to create your form I-20.

Send Application Materials to:
Enrollment Services
Minot State University
500 University Ave West
Minot ND 58707 USA

Fax: 701-858-3888

Mailing Timeline
On average it can take up to 14 business days to reach certain destinations in Canada. While applying at Minot State University take in consideration the mailing time of documents and plan ahead.

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

Notification of Application Status
You will receive a letter notifying you of your admission status within two weeks after you submit all of the required documents. Full acceptance is not granted until all requirements are met. Upon receipt of all required documents and offer of acceptance, you will receive instructions on how to register for your course work. In the mean time, please check out Steps for Admitted Students on the International Students Services page.