Requirements

Cumulative GPA
(on a 4.0 scale)

 

ACT (composite) or
SAT* (total) Score

  =  

Admission Decision

2.75+

  AND 

21+ ACT
1060+ SAT

=

Admitted

3.0

AND

20 ACT
1030-1050 SAT

=

Admitted

3.25

AND

19 ACT
990-1020 SAT

=

Admitted

3.5

AND

18 ACT
960-980 SAT

=

Admitted

3.75

AND

17 ACT
920-950 SAT

=

Admitted

2.0+

AND

17+ ACT
920+ SAT

=

Admitted with provision

*If you took the SAT test before March 2016, the minimum SAT score required is 820.

Admission Checklists and other information

  1. Completed application for admission which includes a $35 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submit your official results of the American College Testing (ACT) OR the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):
    • ACT School Code: 3214
    • SAT School Code: 6479
  3. Submit official academic records:
    1. If currently attending school, submit an in-progress high school transcript.
    2. Once you have graduated from high school, submit your final, official high school transcript.
    3. If you have taken dual credit or earned credit from another college or university, submit your official transcripts from those institutions.

*Additional High School Core Class Requirements
(A credit typically represents one year of study.)

Subject Minimum Preparation Average preparation of an admitted first year Minot State applicant

English

including the development of written and oral communication

4 credits 4.04 credits

Mathematics

including Algebra 1 and above, excluding business, consumer, and general mathematics

3 credits 3.43 credits

Laboratory Science

including at least one unit each in two or more of the following: biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science.

3 credits 3.67 credits

Social Studies/History

including history and psychology, excluding consumer education courses

3 credits 3.53 credits

Foreign Language

No requirements 1.6 credits

Total Courses

13 credits 16 credits

*Freshman students who completed high school prior to 1993 are exempt from the high school core curriculum requirements. If you are at least 25 years of age on the first day of class, ACT or SAT scores are not needed.

  1. Completed application for admission which includes a $35 non-refundable application fee.
  2. Submit your official results of the American College Testing (ACT) OR the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):
    • ACT School Code: 3214
    • SAT School Code: 6479
  3. Submit curriculum description or transcript showing the following:
    1. Specific listing of classes completed by the student, identified and/or separated by class levels - Minot State may request a course syllabus or detailed description of course content
    2. Clear identification of those courses which meet the North Dakota University System College Preparatory Requirements
    3. Key explaining grading system
    4. Date of student's graduation/completion of plan of study
    5. Signature of parent/instructor
    6. Identification of any other private or public high school the student has attended
    7. Diploma/Certificate issued by the local school district in which the student resides if the district provides such a document

*Additional High School Core Class Requirements
(A credit typically represents one year of study.)

Subject Minimum Preparation Average preparation of an admitted first year Minot State applicant

English

including the development of written and oral communication

4 credits 4.04 credits

Mathematics

including Algebra 1 and above, excluding business, consumer, and general mathematics

3 credits 3.43 credits

Laboratory Science

including at least one unit each in two or more of the following: biology, chemistry, physics, or physical science.  

3 credits 3.67 credits

Social Studies/History

including history and psychology, excluding consumer education courses

3 credits 3.53 credits

Foreign Language

No requirements 1.6 credits

Total Courses

13 credits 16 credits

*Freshman students who completed high school prior to 1993 are exempt from the high school core curriculum requirements. If you are at least 25 years of age on the first day of class, ACT or SAT scores are not needed.

  1. Completed application for admission which includes a $35 non-refundable application fee. 
  2. A copy of the General Education Development (GED) certificate and test results. If you took the GED in 2014 or later, you must have a GED score of 145 on each subset (four exams). If you took the GED prior to 2014, all GED subset scores must be at least 410 with an overall score of 500 or higher for admission.
  3. Submit your official results of the American College Testing (ACT) OR the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):
    • ACT School Code: 3214
    • SAT School Code: 6479

* If you are at least 25 years of age on the first day of class, ACT or SAT scores are not needed.