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ESL Coordinator Ki-Tae Kim and Students

Application for Admission

To be admitted, international students must have completed studies equivalent to those required to graduate from high school in the United States. To apply for admission, prospective international students must submit the following:

  1. An application for admission. (Apply using either the PDF application for mailing, or the online application)
  2. A declaration of finances form
  3. A $30 non-refundable application fee in U.S. currency
  4. Official transcripts of high school or equivalent education in the original language and in English translation unless transferring from a college or university
  5. Official college transcripts in the original language and in English translation
    A course-by-course evaluation of non-U.S. university credentials is required for students wishing to transfer in courses taken outside of the U.S. UMC accepts credit evaluations conducted by any institution that is a member of NACES. See for a list of organizations. There are additional costs associated with this service, payable directly to the company conducting the credit evaluation. The company will convert educational credentials from any country in the world to the U.S. equivalents.
  6. ACT, SAT, or other standardized college entrance admission test scores ( if the international student is a native English language speaker (International students whose first language is English are not required to submit TOEFL scores.)
  7. English proficiency test scores if you are from a non-English speaking nation. The University of Minnesota, Crookston requires all non-native English-speaking students to demonstrate sufficient command of the English language necessary to succeed in college level classes taught in English. This proficiency must be demonstrated by results of the Test for English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB).