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International Students

The University of Minnesota, Morris has the total package: a private-style college that’s part of a top 10 public research university. New horizons await you.

Experience a renewable, sustainable education that's also an incredible value. Questions about any of the info below? Contact Admissions.

Academic Requirements

To thrive at Morris, you should meet or exceed the following requirements:

If your native language or language of instruction is not English, you must show demonstrated English proficiency by achieving scores of a:

  • 79 TOEFL (IBT), 213 (CBT), 550 (PBT), or;
  • 5.5 overall IELTS, or;
  • 53 PTE Academic or PTE Academic Online, or;
  • 105 Duolingo English Test
  • ACT (21 subscores in English and Reading)
  • SAT (540 Reading & Writing)

Applicants who are near or below this requirement, or who have semesters below this benchmark, will be considered individually.

Learn more about how we evaluate applications

Steps for international student applicants

  1. Complete the application Apply online using the UMN Morris application or the Common App. The application fee cannot be waived, but you can submit the $30 application fee via credit card, a U.S. check, or money order directly to the Office of Admissions.
    • Note: Students participating in exchange programs are not required to submit the application fee.
  2. Have official transcripts from your secondary school and/or college transcript sent directly from the school to our office with a certified English translation if they are not originally written in English.

    Transcripts and examination results in certain countries must be certified by national examination council. This process may be time consuming. Please take this into consideration when applying for admission.

    Official Guidelines: Academic records and transcripts are considered official if sent to Morris directly from the original institution. Students sending transcripts to Morris need to have the transcript in a sealed envelope with a stamp or notation from an official over the seal, showing the transcript came directly from the institution and in no way could the transcript be altered.

    Transfer international students must submit official college transcripts. If the college credit you took is from a non U.S. school, it must be evaluated by a NACES member organization (i.e. WES or ECE). High school transcript is not required if you have 12 or more completed college semester credits.

    SpanTran is a NACES member organization for international transcript evaluation services. They have created a custom application for University of Minnesota Morris. You can access their application at SpanTran Application - University of Minnesota Morris.

  3. Submit official score reports

    If English is not your native language or language of instruction we will accept a TOEFL, IELTS, PTE Academic, Duolingo, SAT, or ACT score. If your native language or language of instruction is English, you must submit either an SAT or ACT examination score. The Morris ACT code is 2155, the SAT code is 6890, and the TOEFL code is 6890.

    • Test scores are considered official if sent to Morris directly from College Board, ACT, ETS (Educational Testing Service), IELTS, or an official at your secondary school.
    • The Duolingo English Test is an online English proficiency test that can be taken online, on-demand, in under an hour for only $49. The test is taken via a computer with a camera and includes a proficiency score, video interview, and writing sample which are shared with the University of Minnesota Morris when you send your results. Certified results are available within 48 hours of the test session.
    • Students who have completed 30 or more transferrable credits at an accredited U.S. institution are exempt from submitting standardized test score reports.
  4. Complete the financial certification information

    International students are required to certify their ability to pay for the cost of attendance at Morris by completing the online Financial Certification form.

  5. Send any additional information (optional)

    You are welcome to include extra materials like written statements, letters of recommendation, resumes, and portfolios that you feel would help get to know you better. We encourage written statements if there are any extenuating circumstances we should take into account when reviewing your application.

  6. Receive your admission decision

    In about three weeks, you’ll receive an admission decision via email.

  7. Save your place!

    So we don’t give your spot away, confirm your enrollment by paying the $175 non-refundable confirmation fee online. Once we receive your confirmation, you will be able to request housing, schedule a distance registration to sign up for classes, and complete the necessary steps to be a Morris student.
    • Note: Students participating in exchange programs are not required to submit the confirmation fee.

Important Messages from the University Statement of Agents

The University of Minnesota Morris does not partner with third parties (agents) to represent the University nor to recruit or enroll international students. Agents may be retained by students and their families to assist them with the application process but these agents are not agents of the University nor do they have a contractual agreement with the University of Minnesota, Morris.

International Student Life at UMN Morris

Important Dates

September 15
We begin to review applications on a rolling basis.

October 1
Priority application deadline for spring enrollment.

November 1
Final application deadline for spring enrollment.

June 1
Priority application deadline for fall enrollment.