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Office of International Programs

International Transfer Student Application Checklist

International students who have previously 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
Students transferring from a university outside of the United States 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). Information about the evaluation services can be found at:,,, and The credential evaluator can attach a photocopy of the transcript being evaluated to the evaluation report.

Official Entrance Exam Scores

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).

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

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.



page last updated Dec. 12, 2014