International Transfer Requirements

International Transfer Admission Requirements

Applications are evaluated on an individual basis. The university uses selective criteria in order to assure adequate preparation which will enable students to be successful in their academic pursuits. NDSU reviews the following criteria:

  • Academics and English proficiency - All applicants should have an educational background in the core curriculum of: laboratory science, mathematics, social science and English to be considered for admission. A post-secondary/university grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 (4.0 scale) or the equivalent, is recommended. Students who do not meet these minimum guidelines will still be considered for admission if there is evidence in the student's academic record that demonstrates a high probability of success. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate English proficiency for admission consideration. Learn more about the requirements. 
International Transfer Admission Procedures

To be considered for admission, you must submit:

  1. The application for admission.
  2. A $35 nonrefundable application fee.
    • The fee can be paid online at the time you apply, or paid online at a later date. An admission decision is not made until the fee is paid.
  3. Official academic records for all institutions attended and national exams taken, based on the following: 
    • U.S. institutions: Request that official transcripts be sent directly to the NDSU from your institution (see below for mailing address).
    • Non-U.S. institutions: Apply for an official World Education Services (WES) evaluation report or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE) evaluation report. Request this report.
  4. Your English test scores.
Submit Your Documents

Please mail all materials to the Office of International Student & Study Abroad Services. Click here for mailing addresses and other ways to contact us.