International Freshman Admission Requirements

Priority admissions are given to those applicants who have submitted application materials by April 1 for enrollment in the fall term and by October 1 for enrollment in the spring term. No admission decisions will be made for applicants who do not provide all required documents and information.

A complete admissions file includes:

1) MSU application for admission

2) Official academic records (referred to as transcripts in the United States) and/or diplomas attesting to the applicant's secondary and university education must be sent directly to the Office of Admission, Mayville State University, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257 if they are recorded in English. Academic records in any other language must be sent directly by the instituition(s) attended to the an evaluation service used by Mayville State University (such as World Education Services.) All documents must bear an official signature in ink of the appropriate official of the institution (such as the registrar or recorder of records) and must bear the institution's seal. If the college or university will not mail original, official academic documents to the United States, exact copies that have been certified as such by the appropriate institutional official of each institution attended should be sent.

Mail the following documents to:  Office of Admissions, Mayville State University, 330 Third Street NE, Mayville, ND 58257.

3) A photocopy of the page containing your personal information from your passport.

4) Evidence verifying adequate financial resouces to provide for all expenses (tuition, room/board, travel, etc.) while in the United States and during the entire period of time you expect to attend Mayville State, including vacation periods, must be provided before admission is granted. To meet this requirement applicants must complete the International Student Financial Statement and return it to the Admissions Office. If funding is expected from a sponsor who resides in the United States, Affidavit of Support (I-134) will be required in addition to the Financial Statement. Financial statements must be current within six months of the first day of the initial semester and show sufficient funds for each academic year.

5) International Students enrolled in an on-campus course are required to provide documentation of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella, tuberculin (TB), and meningococcal (Meningitis).

Documentation of immunity means:

a) Evidence of two doses of measles, mumps, and rubella vaccine no less than one month apart from a licensed physician or authorized representative of a state or local health department.

b) Proof of a positive serologic test for measles, mumps and rubella; or proof of a date of birth prior to 1957.

6) Apply for the International Student Scholarship

7) All international students are required to maintain health insurance coverage from an approved carrier while in attendance at any state university in North Dakota. A health insurance policy selected by the State Board of Higher Education or approved by the Chancellor of the University system is required. The premium cost for twelve months for a single student must be pre-paid to the MSU Business Office prior to enrollment i.e by the first day of classes. Students who fail to pre-pay their health insurance premium will be cancelled from their classes. Refunds of health insurance premiums will be granted only if the international student officially withdraws from the university.

8) A copy of the SEVIS I-1901 processing fee paid to the appropriate government agency.

9) MSU awards credit for Cambridge A-levels, IB diploma, and AP credits. Advanced standing and collegiate-level credits may be awarded based on the student's performance on these exams and certain other upper-secondary school certificates. Students should send score reports to the Office of Admissions for evaluation. An official evaluation of a student's secondary record is often helpful in this process and can be provided by organizations such as World Educational Services (WES).

All International Students are required to produce evidence of the English proficiency

Language requirements for native English Speakers:

Native English Speakers refer to students from countries where English is an official language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by submitting official results from ACT/SAT. Minimum scores for ACT English sub test of 18 or higher or SAT writing of 430 or higher are required for ENGL 110 College Composition I.

Language requirements for non-native English Speakers:

Students from countries where English is not the official language will be required to produce evidence of their English proficiency. This can be demonstrated by official results from TOEFL (score of 68 on the Internet-based test, or 523 on the paper test); IELTS (score of 6.0 or higher); or completion of an official ELS course at levels 112 or above. Other English proficiency methods are accepted--please contact the Admissions Office for more information.