A complete international freshman admission application includes the items listed below. Applications cannot be reviewed until all of these items are received. Check Application Tracker to verify that the University of Minnesota has received your submitted documents and ensure all items are received by the application deadline(s).
You are required to report your 9th-12th grade courses and grades exactly as they appear on all of your original academic reports, transcripts and any examination results, such as, but not limited to: IB, IGCSE, O/AS/A-level, HKDSE, SPM, CISCE/CBSE, and WAEC.
EXAMPLE: If you went to school in China and now attend a U.S. high school, you need to report your Chinese school courses and grades (e.g. 1-100 grading scale) exactly as they appear on your original Chinese transcript issued by your Chinese school. Report your course names in English; however, you should not report your grades in the A-F grading scale if they appear on your U.S. high school transcripts.
The University of Minnesota accepts results from TOEFL iBT, IELTS Academic, MELAB, PTE Academic, and CAE C1 Advanced. To learn how to meet the University of Minnesota's English proficiency requirements, visit our English Proficiency Information for International Students page.
Students should report their highest Total or Overall scores and associated Listening, Reading, Speaking and Writing subscores from the same test date and testing agency using the Self-Reported Academic Record form. However, students will be given the opportunity to list all of their tests taken. Do not "superscore" your tests.
If you send your official test scores to the University of Minnesota from the testing agency, we will use your official scores in our review of your application.
ACT and/or SAT test scores are not required for international students but are highly recommended.
International Applicants should report their highest composite or total scores and associated subscores as well as Writing (ACT) and/or Writing & Language (SAT) scores from the same test date and testing agency using the Self-Reported Academic Record form. However, students will be given the opportunity to list all of their tests taken. Do not "superscore" your tests.
If you send your official test scores to the University of Minnesota from the testing agency, we will use your official scores in our review of your application. Visit our ACT and SAT information for freshman admission page for more information.
Do not complete the Self-Reported Academic Record form. Use our Document Submission Form to submit a clear and legible scanned copy of:
If you are a current high school senior and your transcript does not include your "in-progress" 12th grade coursework, please create a list of your 12th grade courses in a PDF or JPG file format and submit it along with your transcripts and English proficiency test score reports.
Visit the Self-Reported Academic Record FAQ for more information.
Some specific programs (Nursing, Acting, Dance and Music) require applicants to submit a supplemental application in addition to your completed admission application.
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.
Prior to enrolling at the University of Minnesota, all confirmed students will need to submit official final transcripts and test scores. We will compare the official final transcript and test scores against the Self-reported Academic Record. Academic integrity and student success are our highest priorities. The University of Minnesota has the right to cancel enrollment for any students who misrepresented their Self-Reported Academic Record. The Office of Admissions has sole discretion in determining if misrepresentation has occurred.
These official documents are carefully reviewed against the Self-Reported Academic Record. If the Academic Record is deemed inaccurate, the University of Minnesota may change the college of admission or cancel admission, regardless of whether the inaccuracy was intentional or accidental. Admission to the University Honors Program and merit-based scholarships may also be affected, among other things.
For more information, visit the Office of Admissions Policy: Verification of Self-Reported Academic Record.