University of Minnesota, Crookston
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Prospective Canadian Students

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The University of Minnesota, Crookston, attracts students from all over the United States, Canada and the world. Studying in the U.S. is a great way to increase your world view and global perspective. With flat rate tuition, Canadian students pay the same as Minnesota residents, and scholarship opportunities, studying at the University of Minnesota, Crookston is affordable and you will graduate with a degree that is recognized world wide.


Financial Information

2014-2015 Tuition & Costs
Canadian students pay the same tuition and fees as Minnesota residents.

U.S. Dollars
Canadian Dollars
(Approx. as of Sept. 2014)
Tuition & Fees
Room and Board*
Health Insurance
Personal Expenses
Total Expense

 *Estimated Room and Board is for Skyberg Hall with Dining Services option A (19 meals/week and $100 Eagle Bucks)

Health Insurance
All Canadian students are required to purchase the U of M Health Insurance. Manitoban residents are eligible for health insurance scholarships. These scholarships are available to full-time, degree seeking students and cover the complete cost of health insurance.

In accordance with U.S. government regulations international students are not permitted to work off campus, however, limited student jobs are available on campus. International students are eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) off-campus work options after 9 months of full-time studies. Restrictions do apply, so contact the Office of International Programs for more information.


Academic Scholarships
Beginning in fall 2008, Canadian students are eligible for academic scholarships. These scholarships are awarded based on ACT/SAT scores and cumulative GPA. Students are awarded the appropriate academic scholarship from their Application for Admission. No separate scholarship application is required. Students must be enrolled full-time (12 credits) to receive academic scholarships.

Specialty Scholarships
The U of M, Crookston has over 300 specialty scholarships available to students made possible by donors. The scholarships are awarded to students based on academic achievement, extracurricular activities, community involvement, leadership, service and legacy. Specialty scholarships require a separate application due February 15.

International Student Scholarship
There are ½ tuition scholarships available for international students. The scholarship is based on academic performance and need and is available to students who have completed one year of study at the University of Minnesota, Crookston. Contact the Office of International Programs for more information.


Application Materials

To be admitted, Canadian students must have completed studies equivalent to those required to graduate from high school in the United States.

To be considered for admission, Canadian applicants must submit the following:

  1. Application form for Undergraduate International Students (Paper PDF Icon or Online)
  2. Declaration and certificate of finances PDF Icon
  3. $30 nonrefundable application fee in U.S. currency.
  4. Official transcripts of high school or equivalent unless transferring from a college or university.
  5. Official college transcripts (see Credit Transfer Requirements from Non-United States Institutions)
  6. Either official ACT/SAT scores or TOEFL scores*
    The U of M, Crookston English as a Second Language (ESL) program is recommended if your TOEFL scores are below admission standards.

Send the completed forms and supporting materials from Items 1-6 above to:

Office of International Programs
University of Minnesota, Crookston
2900 University Avenue
Crookston, MN 56716 USA

Applications for admission will be reviewed after all required materials have been received.


Contact the Canadian Student Representative:

Don Buegel
Director of International Admissions
Toll Free - (800)-862-6466
Direct Line - (218) 281-8350



Credit Transfer Requirements from Non-United States Institutions

A course-by-course evaluation of non-U.S. post-secondary credentials is required for students transferring from a college or university outside of the United States. The transcript evaluation form may be obtained from the World Educational Services. The form must be submitted with official transcripts/academic records from all post-secondary schools attended, along with word-for-word English translations.

There will be a cost for the service charged by the World Education Service. The WES evaluation converts educational credentials from any country in the world into their U.S. equivalents. It describes each certificate, diploma or degree that you have earned and states its academic equivalency in the United States.

A complete and official set of academic transcripts, records, and certificates from secondary schools, colleges, and universities attended, in the original language and in English translation, must be sent with the admission application.


TOEFL English Language Proficiency

To determine the English language proficiency of prospective international students, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is normally required.

More than 6,000 institutions and agencies in 110 countries rely on TOEFL scores to select students with the English skills needed to succeed. View the Frequently Asked Questions about TOEFL testing or for information on how to register online, by phone, or by mail for the ETS TOEFL test in your country.

For dates and locations of the examination, write to:
TOEFL / TSE Services
P.O. Box 6151
Princeton, NJ 08541-6151 USA.


Admitted International Students: Required Health Forms

I. Immunization Requirements

Minnesota Law (M.S. 135A.14) requires that all students born after December 31, 1956 and enrolled in more than one class per semester must provide dates of immunization against the following:

All students enrolled in more than one class at U of M, Crookston are required to complete an Immunization Record PDF Icon. The only exception to this would be either a medical exemption signed by a physician or a notarized conscientious exemption. You will not be able to attend class until you are compliant with this state law.

Mail the completed Medical History and Immunization Record form to:

Student Health Services
University of Minnesota, Crookston
Student Center 145J
2900 University Ave
Crookston, MN 56716

II. Requirements for International Student Health Insurance

University of Minnesota policy requires all international students, scholars and their dependents to have health insurance while in the United States. Healthcare in the United States is complicated and can be very expensive.

The University of Minnesota mandates that all international students and their dependents be enrolled in the University-sponsored Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) PDF Icon. Students from the province of Manitoba are eligible for an insurance scholarship to cover costs.

International students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). You may download the Crookston SHBP enrollment form and send it to the address listed on the form.

Student Health Benefits Office
Boynton Health Service
410 Church Street S.E.; Room N323
Minneapolis MN 55455 USA

Admissions Notice Icon   Application Deadlines

               Summer 2015
Friday, May 27, 2015* | Apply Now!

Fall 2015
Friday, August 12, 2015* |  Apply Now!

Spring 2016
Friday, December 28, 2015* | Apply Now!

   * Students applying for admission and all
supporting materials must be to the
Office of Admissions no later than 
4:30 pm CST on the deadlines noted.




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