Admissions Requirements

All students 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):
    • Students who are currently living outside of the United States: Submit your application and all supporting documents by June 15.
    • Students who are currently living within the United States: Submit your application and all supporting documents by July 15.
  • Spring semester (January start):
    • Students who are currently living outside of the United States: Submit your application and all supporting documents by October 15.
    • Students who are currently living within the United States: 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. Visit the International Student Services page for important steps to prepare for your arrival, and time at Minot State in F-1 status.

International students who have not already completed more than 24 credit hours of university level course work are considered FIRST YEAR STUDENTS. 

  • Current academic records

    International high school credentials must be evaluated by one of the evaluation services listed below. There is a cost to the applicant for the evaluation, this fee and the evaluation are the sole responsibility of the applicant. The applicant must request a course-by-course evaluation and for it to be sent to Minot State. This will allow the evaluating service to provide Minot State an official evaluation upon completion.

    You will need to create an account with one of the below evaluators and then follow their instructions for submitting 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

International students who have previously attended a college or university, AND have completed at least 24 semester hours (after evaluation) are considered TRANSFER STUDENTS.

If you are transferring fewer than 24 semester hours of college or university credit, you will need to submit your academic records from your post-secondary AND secondary institutions for evalution (see "First Year Student Checklist" tab above for more information).

  • Official academic records from all colleges or universities previously attended
    Students transferring from a post-secondary institution outside of the United States must submit official academic records 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) and American Education Research Corporation (AERC). Information about the evaluation services can be found at: www.wes.org, www.ece.org and www.aerc-eval.com. All academic records must be issued in English or be accompanied by a literal word-for-word translation completed by a certified translation agency.
  • Official Entrance Exam Scores (see "Entrance Exams" tab below for more information)
  • 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).
Watch this step-by-step video on how to complete your International I-20!
  • 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

All prospective undergraduate students are required to submit one official entrance exam of their choice (from the list below) in order to be considered for admission.

If an applicant has completed a minimum of two years at a regionally accredited  institution in the U.S. OR has completed Composition I and Composition II at a regionally accredited  institution in the U.S. with a minimum grade of ‘B’ he/she is exempt from the required score below.

All entrance exam results must be sent officially in a sealed envelope from the testing institute to Minot State University.

  • Please note: only IELTS examination scores can be sent via email, as we are able to verify those score through a verification service. All other examination scores must come from the testing institution.

For undergraduate admission, only one test is required:

TOEFL, taken within 2 years:
IBT minimum score of 71
Paper-based minimum score of 525

IELTS, taken within 2 years:
Minimum score of 6.0 overall band

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)
Minimum SAT Writing and Language score required is 25 and the minimum SAT Total is 920.

If you took the SAT test before February 2016, the minimum SAT sub scores are Writing 430 and Math+Critical Reading 820.

ACT
Composite score of 17, English sub test 18

ACCUPLACER
Write Placer of 5 or higher

NextGeneration Writing of 256 or higher

The Language Company Level 9 Completion Certificate , issued within the last 6 months

Duolingo English Test
Minimum score of 95 for scores submitted after 11/14/2020

PTE-Academic
Minimum score of 50

Minot state University offers several Masters level programs. If you are interested in applying for a Masters program, you must meet all of the admissions requirements of the graduate school.

After you have applied to the Graduate School and all documents have been received, your files will be evaluated. You will receive an I-20 once all documents have been verified and admission has been offered.