Admissions Requirements

All student must complete the Online Application.  A $35 U.S.D. application fee can be paid when you submit your application or you may call Enrollment Services at +1-701-858-3350 with your credit card information. You may also pay by a U.S. check 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 driver's license/passport.

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

  • Fall semester (August start):
    • Submit your application and all supporting documents by July 15.
  • Spring semester (January start):
    • Submit your application and all supporting documents by November 15.

After these dates, applications may be considered.

Notification of Application Status
You will receive an email 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 New Student Orientation. During orientation you will meet with an advisor, enroll in classes and learn about the campus. Welcome Week events during the weekend before the first day of classes will serve as an opportunity for you to explore the vast array of resources available at Minot State, including academic, cultural, social, athletic and community service programs.

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.
  • Submit current high school transcripts and academic records
    One copy at the time of application and a final, official government issued transcript after completion of high school.

    *Your marks will be converted to GPA and must meet our admissions standards

  • SAT or ACT results
    ACT Minimum score required for admission: 17
    SAT minimum score required for admission: 820 
           
            *If you took the SAT test after February 2016, the minimum SAT Total score required is 920.
              If you have questions, please call Enrollment Services.

  • 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] and supporting financial documents
     
  • 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
    Email: Admissions@MinotStateU.edu   
    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.

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.

  • 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, it 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, or detailed, evaluation completed by World Education Services (WES), Education Credential Evaluators (ECE) or American Education Research Corporation (AERC).

    Students must also provide an English translated copy of the institution’s 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.

    *Your marks will be converted to GPA and must meet our admissions standards

  • 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] and supporting financial documents.
     
  • Transfer Clearance Form [pdf]
    If you are transferring to Minot State 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 Minot State Office of International Programs (701-858-3888).
      
  • 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
    Email: Admissions@MinotStateU.edu   
    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.