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):
    • 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.

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.

  • Current academic records
    Students who attended a high school or secondary 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. Additional documentation that may be required include exam certificates or diplomas. After you apply, you will receive a personalized email with all required academic documents.

    Students that have taken the West African Exams may send a copy of their WAEC Senior School Certificate showing all tests taken and all grades received. In addition, scratchcard information will also need to be provided.

    Students who have taken the Cambridge International Examinations may forward a copy of their exam results to Minot State so that official results can be pulled from the Cambridge database. If results are not available on the Cambridge database, official results will have to be mailed to Minot State directly from Cambridge.

    All transcripts 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
     
  • 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

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.

  • 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, 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.
  • Official Entrance Exam Scores  
  • 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).
  • 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.

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

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

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.

When you have been applied to the Graduate School, your files will be evaluated. Once all documents have been received and verified, you will receive an I-20.