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.



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

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

Planning your arrival

Additional information for students who are:

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

Already Inside U.S.

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 St. Cloud State, no later than two weeks before the first day of classes at St. Cloud State. 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 United States until you begin studying at St. Cloud State University, you will receive your transfer I-20 during the first week or two at St. Cloud State. 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