First Year International Student Application Checklist
International 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.
$35 U.S. application fee
- MSU does not currently have the capabilities to accept payments online. You may call Enrollment Services at +1-701-858-3350 with credit card information. OR
- You may pay by a check drawn on a U.S. bank or money order. Make the check or money order payable to Minot State University and note the applicant's full legal name as it appears on the passport. Send payment along with the other application documents.
Current high school transcripts
Students who attended a high school outside of the United States must submit an official transcript from the institution reflecting all courses attempted and grades received. To be considered official, transcripts must be sent to Minot State University by the issuing institution. Transcripts sent to Minot State University from the student are not considered official and will not be used to make an admission decision.
Students that have taken the West African Exams must request that the test results be sent to Minot State University by WAEC. Results sent to Minot State by the high school or by the student are not considered official and will not be used to make and admission decision. The student must copy the front and back of a scratch card and forward it to Minot State University to be used for verification purposes
Students who have taken the Cambridge International Examinations must have the exams forwarded to Minot State University from Cambridge. Results sent to Minot State by the high school or by the student are not considered official and will not be used to make and admission decision.
All transcripts must be issued in English or be accompanied by a literal word-for-word translation completed by a certified translation agency.
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:
Minot State University
500 University Ave West
Minot ND 58707 USA
For best consideration for admission be sure to submit your application by the following deadlines:
- Fall semester (August start): May 1 for the application and fee. The application must be complete by June 1.
- Spring semester (January start): September 15 for the application and fee. The application must be complete by October 15.
After these dates, applications might still be considered.
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.