An international freshman student is starting at a university for the first time or is transferring with fewer than 12 university credits. Usually the student enrolls directly out of high school/secondary school with no previous university experience.
You must provide evidence that you have completed your secondary education within your home country (usually 12 years) and be entitled to acceptance into the universities in your home country. As a result of the extreme differences in educational systems among countries, admission requirements vary depending on the country you are from.
Your academic performance will be evaluated for acceptance to MSU Moorhead. If your grade reports are not issued with a U.S. 4.0 grading system, our Director of International Student Services will evaluate your grade reports or mark sheets to determine eligibility.
You are required to have English proficiency as evidenced by a TOEFL score (500 on paper test, 173 on computer test or 61 on internet test), IELTS score (5.5 or better), MELAB score (80 or better), completion of ELS course 109 or higher or completion of Kaplan course.
You must prove to be financially self-sufficient and able to provide proof of your funds.
All applicants outside of the United States are encouraged to contact your local EducationUSA Advising Center for assistance with your application.
All undergraduate international students must submit the following information to be considered for admission:
We strongly recommend students receive their acceptance packets via express mail (FedEx or DHL). If you wish to receive your documents via express mail, please go to eShipGlobal - University Express Mail Services. Register and activate an account, prepare a shipment request, pay the mailing cost online and eShipGlobal will route the request to MSUM. You will receive the acceptance packet approximately 3-5 business days from the date of mailing. This must be done within 3 days of acceptance into MSUM.
We recommend that students use the above eShipGlobal - University Express Mail Services site for effect shipping service. If students create their own shipment at a DHL or FedEx office, please be advised that we will need a copy of the shipping label and proof of payment before we will send the shipment out. This makes the process smoother for both the University and the student. Please be aware students who choose this route often encounter complications that delay the time for them to receive their documents.
Please note submission of fraudulent documents will cause severe penalties resulting in an investigation from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Your SEVIS (Immigration Record) will be terminated immediately.
MSUM TOEFL institutional code is 6678