Office of Admissions
Future On-Campus International Students
Students from many countries attend the University of Minnesota Crookston - a coordinate campus of the University of Minnesota system. Each student contributes a unique world view and participates in all aspects of campus life. We pride ourselves on being a small, safe and transfer-friendly campus which seeks to meet the individual needs of all students through technology, personal attention, and dedicated career planning.
You are considered an international student if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, and you are on a temporary visa; or if you will require any type of visa to study in the United States.
Subheading:Academic Admission - Step 1: Apply
Subheading:Academic Admission - Step 2: Submit MaterialsText:Submit your English proficiency (if applicable) and High school transcript courses and grades. If you complete secondary school in a country where a secondary leaving examination is required for university entry, you must also provide results of this examination.
Subheading:Official Admission - Step 3: Submit I-20 DocumentsText:After being academically admitted you will want to become officially admitted. To become officially admitted students must submit the required documents to receive an I-20. See I-20 documents in International Admission FAQ.
What English Proficiency score do I need?
The University of Minnesota Crookston requires all non-native English speakers to demonstrate a command of English language that is necessary for success in college level classes taught in English. Applicants are required to submit results from the English language proficiency tests listed below. All undergraduate programs at the University of Minnesota Crookston requires a specific minimum score for admission (see the chart below). An official report of test scores must be sent to the Office of Admissions directly from the testing agency (from one set of exam results).
|Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic)||52|
|Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced||52|
|SAT Critical Reading sub-score (Taken prior to March 2016)||400 or higher|
|SAT Reading sub-score (Taken March 2016 or later)||22 or higher|
|ACT English||18 or higher|
Exempt English Proficiency Countries
Applicants from the following countries and U.S. Territories whose first language is English are exempt from the English language test requirement:
|Exempt Countries and U.S. Territories|
How do I register for an English language test?
Registration information is available at the websites listed below:
- Copy of your passport
- International Student Agreement form (PDF)
- Certification of Finances form (PDF)
- Declaration of Support form (PDF)
- Supporting documents for Declaration of Support (i.e. bank statement or letter from bank stating available funds)
- For students currently enrolled at a school in the United States: If you are currently attending a school in the U.S., your SEVIS record will need to be released to UMN Crookston. In order to do so, you and your Designated School Official will need to fill out and submit the Transfer Recommendation/Release form (PDF).
Whats considered an official document?
The University of Minnesota Crookston considers transcripts "official" only when the certified record of academic work is transmitted in a confidential manner from the issuing institution and includes proper signatures and authentication elements. The acceptance of official transcript(s) is at the discretion of the Registrar and may include sealed paper documents, a secure PDF utilizing a secure delivery service, secure transmission of electronic records from the issuing institution, etc. and should be a complete record of all coursework taken with final grades/marks. Faxed, scanned, and photocopied academic records are not considered official.
All documents not issued in English must be in the original language and include a certified true English translation. If you complete secondary school in a country where a secondary leaving examination is required for university entry, you must also provide results of this examination. Final transcripts or high school documents may include exam results such as, but not limited to, IB, A level, WAEC, HKDSE, SPM, and CISCE/CBSE.
Official test scores must be sent directly to the University of Minnesota Crookston by the testing agency. Official results, including total, overall or composite scores and subscores.
All materials can be sent to the Office of Admissions via email or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or UMN Crookston Office of Admissions, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716
Are admission requirements different for transfer students?
Transfer international students must submit official college transcript. If the college credit you took is from a non U.S. school, it must be evaluated by a NACES member organization (i.e. WES or ECE). High school transcript is not required if you have 12 or more completed college semester credits.
SpanTran is a NACES member organization for international transcript evaluation services. They have created a custom application for University of Minnesota Crookston. You can access their application at SpanTran Application - University of Minnesota Crookston.
Does UMN Crookston require the ACT/SAT for international students?
No, we do not require ACT or SAT for admission.
All students at the University of Minnesota Crookston pay in-state tuition.
Current UMN Crookston students are eligible for a half tuition waiver. Students must meet the following criteria to apply:
- Completed at least 24 credits from UMN Crookston
- Possess leadership skills, be involved with clubs and organizations on campus, and be an active UMN Crookston student overall
- Obtain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above and be enrolled full-time (12+ credits)
The flat-rate tuition policy makes all credits above 13 per semester tuition-free.
Ready to earn your University of Minnesota degree? With over 30 majors offered on campus, learn more about what our campus has to offer. See our frequently asked questions.
When will I receive my I-20?
You will receive your I-20 after you have been academically and officially admitted. See steps 1, 2 and 3 for admission process.
Arrival, Orientation, and More
Check out our Pre-arrival Information.
Full Course of Study; International and ESL
Immigration regulations require that all F-1 students register for and complete a full course of study every term. If you enroll for less than a full course of study, you must have approval from ISSS before the semester begins. If you take less than a full course of study without approval from ISSS, you will lose your legal status. Online and Distance Learning (ODL) courses are limited for F-1 students. Students with F-1 status may count a maximum of 1 ODL course OR 3 ODL credits per semester toward their full course requirement.
Maintaing F-1 Status
Learn more about applying for your F-1 Visa.
Are employment opportunities available for international students?
Yes. International students studying at Crookston are eligible for institutional student employment jobs. Seek employment at our Bookstore, Dining Services, Computer Help Desk and more!
What housing options are there on campus?
There are several residential hall options on campus. There are also off-campus apartments and homes in and around Crookston.
What transportation options are available?
There is a city bus service available for our students to use. You will need to have your U card to use the bus.
Do I need student health insurance and immunizations?
University of Minnesota policy requires all international students, scholars and their dependents to have health insurance while in the United States. Healthcare delivery in the United States is regrettably complex and expensive. The University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) provides coverage for students. Canadian students from Manitoba will receive an insurance waiver on their student account to cover the cost of the health plan. International students will be automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP).
Minnesota Law (M.S. 135A.14) requires proof that all students born after 1956 are vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, measles, mumps, and rubella, allowing for certain specified exemptions (see below). Any non-exempt student who fails to submit the required information within 45 days after first enrollment cannot remain enrolled. This form is designed to provide the school with the information required by the law and will be available for review by the Minnesota Department of Health and the local health agency.
- Tetanus/diphtheria (Td or Tdap) (at least one dose required within past 10 years)
- Measles/mumps/rubella (MMR) (at least one dose required at or after 12 months of age)
All students enrolled in more than one class at U of M Crookston are required to complete an Medical History/Immunization Record. The only exception to this would be either a medical exemption signed by a physician or a notarized conscientious exemption. You will not be able to attend class until you are compliant with this state law.
All incoming international students also need to complete the Tuberculosis (TB) Screening Questionnaire .
Mail, fax or bring in-person the completed Medical History/Immunization Record and TB Screening Questionnaire forms to:
Student Health Services
University of Minnesota Crookston
145-F Sargeant Student Center
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN 56716
What if I don't meet the English Proficiency score requirement?
Reach out to the Office of Admissions to discuss your options.
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