International Admissions

Accepted? Next Steps...

Congratulations on your acceptance to St. Cloud State. We welcome you to our community, to our campus and to our classrooms. Before you begin your formal education, there are a few things you need to know.

Online Pre-Arrival Sessions

Please attend one or more of the following to have your questions answered: All sessions begin at 9:30 a.m. CST and will end by 10:30 a.m. We look forward to talking with you. Please go to this link to log in using the guest login information. You need to log in only at the times and dates stated or the link will state that Guests cannot log in.

June 19 - Undergraduate student (Bachelor's) Pre-arrival Question and Answer

July 11 - Student Panel - ask questions to current international students at St. Cloud State

July 17 - Undergraduate student (Bachelor's) Pre-arrival Question and Answer

July 23 - Graduate student (Master's) Pre-arrival Question and Answer

July 31 - Undergraduate student (Bachelor's) Pre-arrival Question and Answer

August 7 - Tentative


Fall 2019 international student orientation is August 20-22, 2019 and is required for the scholarship. Orientation for all undergraduate students (Huskies First Four) including international students begins the evening of August 22 and lasts through August 25. Classes begin August 26.

Spring 2020 orientation begins January 7, 2020. Classes begin January 13, 2020.

Planning your arrival

Additional information for students who are:

Overseas/Outside of US - click links below for tips and resources to assist you in the visa process.

Already Inside US

Transfer Notification Form Fill out part 1 and give it to an international student advisor at your current school along with a copy of your acceptance letter. He/she should fill out part 2. The SEVIS record should be released, and the Transfer Notification form faxed to SCSU, no later than two weeks before the first day of classes at SCSU. Your transfer I-20 will be issued after you arrive at St. Cloud State University unless you are leaving the country and need to have it sent to you prior to re-entry. Let us know!

If you will remain in the U.S. until you begin studying at St. Cloud State University, you will receive your transfer I-20 during the first week or two at SCSU. If you leave the U.S., you may need to renew your visa.  In this case, please see the list of items you need to take with you for your visa appointment.

  1. Contact our office to let us know you will be traveling outside the United States and that you need an I-20 from us. 
  2. Acceptance letter
  3. Financial Documentation