Graduate Admissions

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Congratulations! You’ve been admitted to graduate studies at St. Cloud State University. Here, you’ll be surrounded by people who, like you, are curious about the world—and who want to broaden the scope of their own world.

Admission to the graduate program means you recognize the importance of investing in a global education.

Now That You’re Admitted


If you’re interested in applying for scholarships, a variety of domestic graduate scholarships are available on an annual basis for fall semester. The application deadline is March 15. Applicants are notified of decisions by April 15.

International graduate scholarships are available for students starting throughout the year.

Graduate assistantships

Full-time students who have been admitted to a graduate program are encouraged to apply for a graduate assistantship.


On-campus and off-campus housing and an estimate of housing and living expenses are available for graduate students. St. Cloud’s cost of living is comparable to other Upper Midwest cities its size.

International Students-Immigration Documents Express Emailing

The Center for International Studies office of International Recruitment and Admissions is pleased to make available DHL and FedEx Express mailing of initial attendance immigration documents (I-20 or DS-2019) to students overseas that are applying for F or J visas. This service is highly recommended to ensure the timely arrival of your admissions papers. The DHL and FedEx mailing must be paid by credit card (Visa, Mastercard or Discover cards only). To request express mailing of your documents, go to the following secure website: (works best with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox browsers) Please make sure that your name is indicated exactly as it appears on your admission documents and select The St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud MN as the sender address. Please enter student ID Number xxxxxxxx in the student ID field. If you have questions about how to use this service, please visit the FAQs section of this website or email

Please pay close attention to the information submitted, as errors in the credit card information or submitting incorrect or incomplete address information will result in a delay of your I-20's If you do not wish to use this service, we will send your admission package by regular first class mail. There is no means of tracking with this method, and it may take 3-4 weeks for your package to arrive. Please confirm your correct and complete shipping address, along with your telephone number.

New Student Orientation

A virtual orientation for new graduate students is available through the School of Graduate Studies. If you have questions – such as where to park or how to register for classes – the virtual orientation should have answers. While the virtual orientation is meant to help new graduate students, it can serve you throughout your graduate career at St. Cloud State University.


If you still have questions or need more information, contact us or stop by anytime at the School of Graduate Studies, Room 121, Administrative Services Building, in the center of campus. For questions directly related to your program of study, please contact your graduate coordinator/director.