An international student is defined as someone who is not a U.S. citizen or U.S. immigrant and is seeking admission to Minnesota State Community and Technical College. Permanent residents, refugees and political asylees must complete only the general admission process, not the international student application process.
International Student Application Process I-20 forms authorizing admission into the United States for educational purposes will be issued when all admission requirements are met and applicants have been accepted. Qualified international students must have a complete application by the deadline to be accepted for admission to M State.
Spring semester deadlines: Nov. 15 for applicants outside the U.S. and Dec. 15 for applicants already in the U.S. transferring from another institution.
Summer semester deadlines: April 15 for all applicants.
Fall semester deadlines: July 1 for applicants outside the U.S. and Aug. 1 for applicants already in the U.S. transferring from another institution.
Complete applications include:
- M State International Student Application for Admission Form - filled out and signed.
- $20 non-refundable application fee.
- Transcript of high school grades - all records must be officially certified, in English and listing subjects taken and interpretation of grades received in comparable U.S. units.
- Detailed financial statement (included in the International Student Application).
- Proof of sufficient funds to cover all costs for an entire academic year - applicants should not rely upon financial aid from the college or from other employment in the United States as a source of income. As a rule, neither financial aid nor permission to be employed is available.
- Documentation demonstrating English proficiency - there are two ways to be admitted to M State as an international student:
- Undergraduate admission: A student who submits one of the following measurements of English proficiency will be admitted as an undergraduate degree-seeking student: TOEFL score of 550 or higher (paper test), 213 or higher (computer test) or 79-80 or higher (Internet-based test), or completion of a college-level composition course with a grade of "C" or better from a United States college or university.
- English immersion admission: In this program, students complete one semester of English as a Second Language (ESL) courses prior to undergraduate admission. Students must send the following English proficiency measurement: TOEFL score of: 400 or higher (paper test), 97 or higher (computer-based test) or 32 or higher (Internet-based test).
- Health form - may submit a copy of a passport physical. An international student enrolled at M State is required to carry personal health insurance.