How COVID-19 Impacts the Admissions Process

Adjustments have been made to Minot State's admission standards to meet the challenges surrounding COVID-19.

The North Dakota University System (NDUS) has permitted its member institutions to waive the test score requirement for admission decisions through the spring 2021 term. Minot State will review any qualifying application regardless of the test score.

  1. A submitted application and payment of the $35 application fee; 
  2. Official, final or in-progress high school transcripts; 
  3. Official, final or in-progress college transcripts (if applicable);  
  4. Successful completion of North Dakota high school core courses; and  
  5. A 2.75+ cumulative GPA. 
A review process has been established for all applicants with a GPA between 2.0 and 2.74. These applications will be reviewed and considered based off of their:
  1. Successful completion of North Dakota high school core;
  2. Statement of intent;
  3. Test score (if applicable); and
  4. Other applicable high school information (i.e. rank).

You would be eligible for admission for any term in the 2020-21 academic year.

With the changes to the admissions policies in accordance to NDUS waivers, any applicant with a GPA under a 3.0 is admitted with provision because test scores are not being used for admissions decisions Students on provision will have an academic success plan to ensure a successful transition from high school to college.

 

Minot State requires official transcripts to be on file for an admission decision and an applicant’s admission file to be complete. While we will accept your unofficial transcript for review, an admission decision is not made from that document.

 

A copy of your GED and your scores will be required along with your application for an admission decision.

We will use your test score as a piece of your admission file for review. You may qualify for additional four-year award dollars if you meet the criteria.

Automatic 4-Year Award

4-Year Award
4-Year Award
ACT Score:
30+
(or 1360+
SAT score)
High School GPA Award per Year
3.8 – 4.0 $3,000
3.5 – 3.79 $2,000
3.0 – 3.49 $1,500

Note:  If you have earned a GED score of 165+ and scored a 30 or higher on the ACT you are eligible for $1,500/ year.

4-Year Award
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4-Year Award
ACT Score:
26 - 29
(or 1230 – 1350
SAT score)
High School GPA Award per Year
3.8 – 4.0 $2,000
3.5 – 3.79 $1,500
3.0 – 3.49 $1,000

Note: If you have earned a GED score of 165+ and scored a 26 or higher on the ACT you are eligible for $1,000/ year.

4-Year Award
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4-Year Award
ACT Score:
21 - 25
(or 1060 – 1220
SAT score)
High School GPA Award per Year
3.8 – 4.0 $1,500
3.5 – 3.79 $1,000
3.0 – 3.49 $750

Note: If you have earned a GED score of 165+ and scored between 21 and 25 on the ACT you are eligible for $750/ year.

4-Year Award
4-Year Award
ACT Score:
19 - 20
(or 990 – 1050
SAT score)
High School GPA Award per Year
3.8 – 4.0 $1,000
3.5 – 3.79 $750
3.0 – 3.49 $500

Note:  If you have earned a GED score of 165+ and scored a 19 or higher on the ACT you are eligible for $500/ year.

4-Year Award
4-Year Award
Students who do not provide a test score for summer and fall 2020 admission* High School GPA Award per Year
3.5-4.0 $500

*If test scores are provided, the student will be awarded based on the original Automatic 4-Year Award

Award programs are subject to change without notice and subject to the availability of funds.

With the new procedures in place with COVID-19, we ask for your patience during this time as we process applications. Applications are reviewed daily and the review committees are set to meet weekly.