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Office of International Programs

Canadian Transfer Student Application Checklist

Canadian students who have already attended a college or university, AND have completed at least 24 semester hours are considered TRANSFER STUDENTS.If you are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours of college or university credit, you must apply as a first year student.

Application for Admission
Use the on line application and submit directly to Minot State University.

$35 U.S. application fee

Transcripts from all colleges or universities previously attended
Transcripts must be official and issued directly from the college or university to Minot State University. If you have had possession of the transcript in must be in the original unopened envelope in which the school issued it. Opening a transcript will make it unofficial.

Students transferring from a non-English speaking university in Canada must submit an official transcript from the institution reflecting all courses attempted and grades received; in addition to a professional course-by-course evaluation completed by World Education Services (WES), Education Credential Evaluators (ECE), American Education Research Corporation (AERC), or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). The credential evaluator can attach a photocopy of the transcript being evaluated to the evaluation report.

Students must also provide an English translated copy of the institutionís catalog or a copy of the course descriptions or course syllabi from the catalog to aid in the evaluation of transfer credit. Since the evaluation of transfer credit can be lengthy, please be aware that the results of the evaluation may not be available prior to your arrival and registration at Minot State University.

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]

Transfer Clearance Form [pdf]
If you are transferring to MSU from a college or university in the United States you must submit a transfer form signed by you and the international coordinator at your current school. Please fax the form to the Office of International Programs (701-858-3279).

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.