International Admissions

International Admissions

October is FREE Application Month! In recognition of Minnesota's designated College Knowledge Month thoughout the month of October, St. Cloud State University will waive the $20 application fee for all undergraduate applicants!  To redeem this promotion, please complete all questions within our online application and email promotional code "Knowledge16" to, along with your first and last name.

International students at St. Cloud State earn a top-notch education at a great value. They quickly find a home on our welcoming campus, home to about 1,000 students from more than 80 nations.

We have 200 academic programs taught by teachers who make sure you get the support and guidance you need to transition into life and learning.

If you're ready to apply, start by reviewing our application checklist.

Important Notice: Reports have recently surfaced, where some students applying to universities in the United States, have reported being asked by a third party to pay “on behalf of the university,” an I-20 processing fee. Please BEWARE that this is a fraudulent act. There is no such I-20 fee and at no point will any U.S. university request this. If you have enlisted the services of a third party or “agent” to assist you during the application process, and should questionable requests or acts occur, please take caution. This person or organization may not be honest and is most likely not an authorized representative of the university.

Annual Security and Fire Report

This report is required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the University. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security. The most recent three calendar years of statistics are included for certain types of crimes that were reported to have occurred on-campus, at other University affiliated locations and on public property. You may also request a paper copy from the Public Safety Department at 320-308-3333, or by emailing

Undergraduate Application Deadlines*

Fall Admission

If you are not in the U.S.: June 1
If you are within the U.S.: July 15

Spring Admission

If you are not in the U.S.: Oct. 1
If you are within the U.S.: Nov. 1

*Deadlines listed above are our priority deadlines. St. Cloud State University has rolling admission which means applications received after our priority deadline will still be considered however, we reserve the right to defer any application to the following semester, should there not be adequate time for students to attend the first day of orientation.

All admitted students are expected to attend four days of orientation.  

Information for Applicants