Admissions Information - International
Welcome! By applying to a graduate program at St. Cloud State University,
you are taking the first step to opening your world even wider.
Learn more about St. Cloud State in our International Student (pdf) brochure.
Graduate Admission Criteria
As a graduate applicant you are admitted based on the strength of your application
St. Cloud State University can offer international applicants unconditional admission, provisional admission, and a language admission status.
International applicants who have government sponsorship from Saudi Arabia, Oman, and Jordan may qualify for a conditional language admission status.
The first step is to apply
To complete the application process you must submit
- A completed admission
application with a $35 nonrefundable application fee
- Required transcripts - it is very IMPORTANT to READ these details.
- GRE or GMAT test scores if required (dependent on graduate program). The St.Cloud Testing Center administers the GRE, GMAT and TOEFL examinations.
- Three recommendation forms (PDF).
For suggestions on how to secure strong recommendations, click here. (PDF).
- Statement of intent (PDF).
proficiency examination (required for applicants whose first language
is other than English).
information form (PDF) required along with additional financial documentation for immigration purposes.
- Any additional
application materials required by your chosen program.
Once your application is complete
NOTE: All application materials, transcripts, recommendation letters and forms are collected for the
express purpose of consideration for admissions to the School of Graduate Studies. Application
materials are not transferable to the student or to another institution.
The materials are not meant
for purposes other than consideration for admission.
It is all in the details
International students who wish to attend an SCSU graduate program in the United States must apply for admission as full-time degree-seeking graduate students. The United States Department of Homeland Security requires full-time attendance for international students. International students on F-1 and J-1 visas cannot be considered for admission to part-time academic programs. Examples would include the MBA, Applied Clinical Research and College of Education part-time programs in Maple Grove and the Master of Engineering Management part-time program in St. Paul, MN. International students may enroll in the full-time MEM, MTQ and RAS programs held in Maple Grove, MN. Graduate certificate programs do not meet this requirement.
Additional details on studying in the USA
The following US government web site may be helpful to you in planning your studies in the United States. Please visit: http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/