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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. 

Before You Apply

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. 

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The Admission Process for International Students
(two-step process)


First-Year Applicants:

      1. Your application
      2. Answers to the short essay questions that are included on the application
      3. $25 application fee 
      4. Official high school transcript (9th-12th grade) 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.
      5. English Proficiency (if applicable)

Transfer Applicants:

      1. Your application
      2. Answers to the short essay questions that are included on the application
      3. $25 application fee
      4. 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
      5. English Proficiency (if applicable)

* Recommendations only if you choose to send them

      1. Copy of your passport
      2. International Student Agreement form (PDF)
      3. Certification of Finances form (PDF)
      4. Declaration of Support form (PDF)
      5. Supporting documents for Declaration of Support (i.e. bank statement or letter from bank stating available funds)
      6. 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).

Official Documents Required

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: or UMN Crookston Office of Admissions, 2900 University Avenue, Crookston, MN 56716

Application Dates & Deadlines for International Students

  • Spring 2021 International Application Deadline - November 15, 2020
  • Fall 2021 International Application Deadline - July 1, 2021
    • Admission decisions will be released within 2 weeks of a completed file.

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.

Meet some of our Students

Roseline "Rose" Kansoole, of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso (West Africa), shares her story as agricultural business major at UMN Crookston.

Meet international student, Manpreet Singh, of Punjab, India. Manpreet found his calling at UMN Crookston while studying information technology management with a minor in sports & recreation management.

Frequently Asked Questions

What English proficiency test score do I need to earn to be considered for admission?

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).

Test Total Score
IELTS Academic 5.5
Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE Academic) 52
Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced 52
Duolingo 105

Exempt 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

American Samoa
Antigua and Barbuda
British Virgin Islands
Canada (except Quebec)
Cayman Islands
Federated State of Micronesia

Marshal Islands
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Northern Mariana Islands
Shetland Islands
St. Kitts-Nevis
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Virgin Islands

How do I register for an English language test?

Registration information is available at the websites listed below:

For additional questions check out our

Frequently Asked Questions

Additional Information

International Programs Student Brochure

International Pre-Arrival Information 

Applying for F-1 Visa 

Still have questions? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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