Application Checklist for International Freshman Applicants

A complete international freshman admission application includes the items listed below. Applications cannot be reviewed until all of these items are received. (View application deadlines.)

  • Completed Application for Admission

  • $55 U.S. nonrefundable application fee
    If you apply online, you may pay the fee online using a credit card.

  • Secondary school transcript from each secondary school/high school attended
    If you have graduated from high school/secondary school, the final school transcript must include grades through the end of the last year in school (equivalent to the 12th year of high school in the U.S.) and the year of graduation. If you were also issued a graduation certificate or leaving examination results, we must also receive a copy of this document. Transcripts may include exam results such as, but not limited to, IB, A-level, WAEC, HKDSE, SPM, and CISCE/CBSE. You may submit these documents online using our Secondary School Document Submission form. If you are applying with the Common App or your school uses Parchment, Naviance or another electronic transcript delivery system, please request that your school counselor submit your transcript.

  • English proficiency test scores
    If your native language is not English, an official report of an English proficiency test score is required. Official test scores must be sent directly to the University of Minnesota by the testing agency.

    Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    U of M test code: 6874.
    International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic
    Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB)
    Pearson’s Test of Academic English (PTE Academic)
    Cambridge Assessment English (CAE) C1 Advanced
  • ACT/SAT test scores
    ACT and/or SAT test scores are not required for international students, but are highly recommended. Note: If your ACT or SAT test date was cancelled by the testing agencies and rescheduled for a later date, the University of Minnesota will work with you to make sure you meet our application deadlines. Please request an extension on our contact form.

    U of M test code: 6874
    U of M test code: 2156

  • Passport
    Submit a copy of your passport at our Secondary School Document Submission form.

We will request any additional information that may be required. If your application file is missing one of the items above, use our International Missing Information Guide for instructions on how to complete your application.

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