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International Students

The University of Minnesota, Morris has the total package: a private-style college that’s part of a top 10 public research university. New horizons await you.

Experience a renewable, sustainable education that's also an incredible value. Questions about any of the info below? Contact Admissions.

Academic Requirements

To thrive at Morris, you should meet or exceed the following requirements:

If your native language or language of instruction is not English, we look for demonstrated English proficiency of: 79 TOEFL (IBT), 213 (CBT), 550 (PBT), or;
5.5 overall IELTS

Applicants who are near or below this requirement, or who have semesters below this benchmark, will be considered individually. 

Learn more about how we evaluate applications

Steps for international student applicants

1. Complete the application

Apply online and submit the $25 application fee via credit card. The application fee cannot be waived, but you can submit a U.S. check or money order directly to the Office of Admissions.

2. Have official transcripts from your secondary school and/or college transcript sent directly from the school to our office with a certified English translation if they are not originally written in English

Transcripts and examination results in certain countries must be certified by national examination council. This process may be time consuming. Please take this into consideration when applying for admission.

Official Guidelines: Academic records and transcripts are considered official if sent to Morris directly from the original institution. Students sending transcripts to Morris need to have the transcript in a sealed envelope with a stamp or notation from an official over the seal, showing the transcript came directly from the institution and in no way could the transcript be altered.

3. Submit official score reports for the TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT

If English is not your native language or language of instruction we will accept a TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, or ACT score. If your native language or language of instruction is English, you must submit either an SAT or ACT examination score. The Morris ACT code is 2155, the SAT code is 6890, and the TOEFL code is 6890.

*Test scores are considered official if sent to Morris directly from College Board, ACT, ETS (Educational Testing Service), IELTS, or an official at your secondary school.

*Students who have completed 30 or more transferrable credits at an accredited U.S. institution are exempt from submitting standardized test score reports.

4. Complete the financial certification information

International students are required to certify their ability to pay for the cost of attendance at Morris by completing the online Financial Certification form.

Connect with a current international student

5. Send any additional information (optional)

You are welcome to include extra materials like written statements, letters of recommendation, resumes, and portfolios that you feel would help get to know you better. We encourage written statements if there are any extenuating circumstances we should take into account when reviewing your application.

6. Receive your admission decision

In about three weeks, you’ll receive an admission decision via email.

7. Save your place!

So we don’t give your spot away, confirm your enrollment by paying the $150 non-refundable confirmation fee online. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be able to request housing, schedule a distance registration to sign up for classes, and complete the necessary steps to be a Morris student.

IMPORTANT DATES

September 15
We begin to review applications on a rolling basis.

October 1
Priority application deadline for spring enrollment.

November 1
Final application deadline for spring enrollment.

May 1
Priority application deadline for fall enrollment.

June 1
Final application deadline for fall enrollment.