Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system admissions policy states that international students shall be considered for admission if their scholastic preparation is judged to be equivalent to the admissions requirements of the institution to which they are applying.
The decision to admit students is made by each college. These requirements are based on the admission requirements for domestic students.
International students who are not native speakers of English are required to demonstrate proficiency in English on a standardized test selected by the admitting institution.
Qualified international students must complete all of the following steps in order to be accepted for admission to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College.
I-20 forms authorizing admission into the United States for educational purposes will be issued when all admission requirements are met and applicants have been accepted.
- Applicants must complete a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System Universal – Application Form and the Application Form for International Applicants.
- Applicants must send a non-refundable $20.00 application fee in U.S. funds.
- Applicants must submit a transcript of grades from their high school. Applicants must have graduated from the equivalent of a United States high school; transcripts should indicate this. It is important that the transcripts be translated into English. International students who are interested in transferring to Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College may choose to contact World Education Services (WES) to obtain a course-by-course report. WES will assist in translating international transcripts. More information is available on the website at www.wes.org.
- International student applicants will be required to submit a detailed Financial Statement. Applicants should not rely upon financial aid from Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College or from other employment in the United States as a source of income. As a rule, neither financial aid nor permission to be employed is available. Applicants must submit proof of sufficient funds to cover all costs for an entire academic year.
- English proficiency is required, and documentation supporting proficiency is necessary in order to be accepted. The following measures of English proficiency are acceptable:
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language): score of 500 or more
- Michigan Test: score of 75 or more
- ESL Center (such as Hamline University) recommendation: range of 17-20
- English as a Second Language Program at the University of Minnesota recommendation: “exempt from further ESL—ready for full-time academic load”
- International students must maintain a full-time course of study for every semester they are enrolled.
- International students must purchase system-approved student health insurance, except those students whose sponsor’s agency or government certifies that the student is covered.
- Attend an orientation session prior to attending college classes.
Information is subject to change.
MnSCU Board Policy
International students shall be eligible for admission if their academic preparation is judged equivalent to the admission requirements of the institution to which they are applying.
International students may be required to submit high school or other transcripts to an evaluation service designated by the admitting college or university. Cost of the evaluation shall be borne by the student. International students who are not native speakers of English shall be required to demonstrate proficiency in English on a standardized test selected by the admitting institution. An international student may be admitted to attend a college or university intensive English as a second language program if the student attains a score of 400 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or its equivalent. An international student may be admitted as a regular student if the student attains a score of 500 on the TOEFL, or its equivalent.
Prior to being admitted to a college or university, an international student must demonstrate economic self-sufficiency to be able to afford the costs of tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation, and any other costs necessary for the completion of the academic year. International students must purchase the system-approved student health insurance, except those students whose sponsoring agency or government certifies that the student is covered under a plan provided by the sponsoring agency or government.