International Admission Checklist

Undergraduate International Students

All the following information and forms are required and must be provided to be considered for admission to Minnesota State University, Mankato. You can submit your documents by uploading them at the link in the confirmation e-mail you receive from the Admissions Office OR via email to OR via post to: Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Minnesota State University, Mankato, 122 Taylor Center, Mankato, MN 56001.

  Application Fee: Submit your one-time $20.00 application fee. The application fee can be paid online after you have submitted your application and received your student ID via e-mail.

  International Financial Form: Complete the Undergraduate Financial Affidavit.

  Bank Statements: Along with the Financial Form, you must furnish RECENT (no more than 3 months old), copies of legal bank statements with the account owner’s NAME on it, or scholarship awards verifying the availability of the total amount of the tuition is $31,251 U.S.  minus the Cultural Contribution Scholarship $7550 U.S, which brings it to $23,701 U.S. or the equivalent in another currency. Students may expect some cost increase in each subsequent year at Minnesota State University, Mankato. (See Cost Breakdown Details on page 5).

  Passport ID Name Page Copy

  English Proficiency: Submit proof of English Proficiency.

  Transcripts, test results, diplomas, and certificates: Provide to Minnesota State University, Mankato records of ALL secondary (High School) and post-secondary (AFTER High School) institutions you have attended. This would include any English Language institution or programs attended in the U.S. All Non-U.S. records must be originals OR official copies and must be translated into English. OFFICIAL transcripts for U.S. Colleges or universities must be sent to Admissions DIRECTLY by each U.S. college and university. After acceptance, BEFORE any possible transfer credit maybe awarded, all transcripts or academic records from universities outside the U.S. must first be evaluated by a recognized outside agency as confirmation of the courses taken and grades earned. Students not intending to transfer credits from outside of the U.S. must still provide academic records for Admissions consideration, but would not be required to have their credits evaluated by an outside credentialing agency. For a list of recognized and allowable evaluation services, please visit

  Nigerian Students ONLY: Submit proof of registration with EducationUSA. Visit to get started. In past years, less than 10% of applicants from Nigeria to MSU, Mankato have been approved for F-1 visas. For this reason, we now require that all Nigerian applicants register and set up an appointment with an EducationUSA center in Nigeria. EducationUSA is an organization of non-profit advising centers that are supported and/or endorsed by the U.S. Department of State. Their purpose is to provide assistance to students who would like to study in the United States. Students who work with EducationUSA are more informed about the visa process and therefore more likely to be successful in obtaining a student visa. PLEASE NOTE: Applications from Nigerian students WILL NOT be reviewed and status emails will not be answered until the EducationUSA registration confirmation is submitted. This requirement has been put in place to provide the best possible chance of success with the visa process.

If you have questions about Minnesota State Mankato and you have NOT submitted an application, please send an e-mail to or call the Kearney International Center at 507-389-1281.