International Admissions

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The U of M classifies you as an international applicant if you are not a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or refugee, or if you need a visa to study in the U.S. Admission consideration of applicants is based on academic performance, academic preparation, and English proficiency (for non-native English speakers).

International Student Orientation Program

The International Student Orientation Program (ISOP) is mandatory for all new international students. You must go through an Electronic Document Check before attending ISOP.

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International Student Costs

Cost of attendance for international students is calculated differently. The University of Minnesota Office of Admissions has a Cost of Attendance Estimate Chart specifically for undergraduate international students.