International Students

An “international student” is anyone who is enrolled at Minnesota North College who is not a U.S. citizen, an immigrant (permanent resident) or a refugee. An international student who is not already in the U.S. on an F1 visa will need to apply for one in their home country. Minnesota North accepts new international students as well as transfer students from other U.S. colleges or universities.

International Students

  1. Apply
    • Before you begin the application, you will be prompted to create your StarID and password. Be sure to select “International Visa Holder or Seeker-type: F1 Non-Immigrant Academic Student” on the application.
    • Required Application Fee
      • For your application to be processed, Minnesota North requires a non-refundable $20 application fee.This fee can be paid online after you apply, through your E-Services account, or by sending the payment directly to:
      • Minnesota North College
        c/o Business Services
        1515 East 25th Street Hibbing, MN 55746
  2. Submit Required Documentation
    • Complete the International Student Agreement and Certificate of Financial Responsibility Forms.
    • Submit a copy of your passport demographics page (with photo, name, and personal information).
    • Submit official high school/secondary school transcripts to Minnesota North. If your official transcript is not in English, also submit a certified translated copy.
    • If you have earned college/university credits from any non-U.S. institutions and would like to transfer credits to Minnesota North College, purchase a course-by-course evaluation from ECE or WES and have the evaluation sent directly to Minnesota North.
    • Submit your Immunization Record by completing Section 3 of the Immunization Form.
    • Provide proof of English Proficiency: If you are from a non-English speaking country, or graduated from a non-English speaking school, you must submit proof of English proficiency. Minnesota North requires a score of 61 on the internet based TOEFL examination. Minnesota North also accepts the MELAB (75 or better), IELTS (5.5 or better), PTE Academic (44 or better) and Duolingo (95 or better) and SAT (Reading sub-score of 22+ or Critical Reading sub-score of 400+). Students who graduated from a U.S. high school or have completed 24+ college/university credits from an accredited U.S. institution with a 2.0+ GPA are exempt from testing.
    • Once Minnesota North has reviewed all your documentation, the Admissions office will issue you a Form I-20 “Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant Student Status” and acceptance letter by email
    • You will need to print and sign your I-20, pay the $350 I-901 SEVIS fee at fmjfee.com and apply for your F-1 visa.
  3. Register for Classes
    • The class registration process varies by campus. Visit the Minnesota North Class Registration Page.
  4. Additional Enrollment Steps
    • While you are completing the application process, there are additional  steps that students may choose to complete:
      • Apply for Scholarships
      • Apply for Housing
        • Students can apply for on campus housing.
        • Students must complete the online housing application and pay the deposit to secure housing at their selected campus. Housing is offered on a first-come-first-serve basis.
  5. Pay Your Tuition, Housing & Health Insurance charges
    • Tuition
      • Payment of tuition and housing should be made before the start of each academic semester. Students who have not paid or set-up a payment plan may be dropped from courses.
      • To help you meet your educational expenses, we are proud to offer the Minnesota North Payment Plan – a convenient, interest free, payment plan. This is NOT a loan program. You have no debt, there are no interest or finance charges and there is no credit check.
    • Health Insurance
      • All international students are required to purchase the Minnesota State system health insurance policy unless the students’ sponsoring government or agency certifies in writing that coverage is in effect under a plan provided by the sponsoring government or agency.
      • Payment for annual Health Insurance coverage must be made in full prior to your arrival on campus each academic year.
    • Visit the Business Office for more information about paying your bill and common FAQs.
  6. Purchase Your Books
    • Minnesota North College Bookstores provide all required textbooks and course materials for your courses.
    • Bookstore hours, policies, booklists, and more can be found on the Minnesota North Bookstores webpage.

 

International Student Admissions Contact

Bill Marshall
International Admissions Specialist
William.marshall@minnesotanorth.edu
218-322-2340 (office) | 651-236-0558 (cell)