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    Minnesota State University Mankato 2020-2021 Admissions: Acceptance Rate, Requirements, Deadlines, Application Process

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    In the Fall intake of 2018, 11,314 students applied for admission and only 61% were admitted to this university. Minnesota State University- Mankato Admission process involves specific eligibility criteria to be fulfilled by applicants.

    The Minnesota State University-Mankato offers about 130 major programs, 85 masters, doctoral programs, and 50 online programs. Some of it’s most common programs are Business, Management, Marketing, Journalism, Education, Biology, and Engineering.

    • The Minnesota State University-Mankato opens applications for Spring, Summer and Fall sessions
    • All completed applications along with the required documents need to be sent to the Minnesota State University, Undergraduate Admissions office, by June 15th, for the Fall term and October 15th for the Spring term.
    • For the 2020 Fall session, there is no deadline to confirm enrollment
    • Registration for the summer session of 2020 is open.
    • Every year eligible students receive roughly $9,549 as financial aid from this university.
    • Scholarship applications need to be submitted by the priority deadline on December 1st.
    • Official high school transcripts need to be sent to the Office of Admissions of Minnesota State University-Mankato via e-mail: intladmt@mnsu.edu

    Highlights

    Application portal Bachelors Application; Graduate Application
    Application fee (non-refundable) 20 USD
    Acceptance rate 61%
    Average ACT score 21
    Average GPA required 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)
    Mode of payment Master-Card and Visa
    Academic calendar Semester-based
    Intake seasons Fall/Spring/Summer
    Financial aid Loans, Grants, and Scholarships

    Minnesota State University-Mankato Admission Deadlines

    Universities in the U.S usually encourage early application to allow more processing time. All international applicants interested in admission at Minnesota State University-Mankato should send the application forms and supporting documents within the following deadlines. 

    Term/Semester Deadline
    Undergraduate applicants
    Fall June 15
    Spring October 15
    Graduate Applicants
    Fall May 1
    Spring October 1

    Minnesota State University International Students Admissions

    Minnesota State University welcomes students from all over the globe. The Kearney center of this university has International Recruitment and Retention Specialists who can assist international students with the admissions process.

    To avail scholarships, the students need to apply by the priority deadline that is December 1. The admission process is nearly similar to the undergraduate applications but the students need to satisfy some additional requirements.

    Application portal: Bachelors Application; Graduate Application

    Application fee: International students do not need to pay the application fee. They are advised to use the promo code: “INTLMAV” for a free application.

    Admission Requirements: International applicants need to fulfill the requirements stated below for successful application for admission to Minnesota State University-Mankato:

    A completed online application form.

    This form can be sent to the university via the different ways mentioned below:

    1. Dashboard upload: After creating a user id and password the application must be submitted. The documents required by the university must also be uploaded on the application dashboard.
    2. E-mail: Certified copies of the documents required for admission must be mailed to the Office of Admission’s mail address: intladmt@mnsu.edu.
    3. Postal Mail: The documents required for the application can also be sent

    to the postal address mentioned below:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    Minnesota State University, Mankato

    122 Taylor Center,

    Mankato, MN 56001 USA

    • Copy of the Passport’s name page
    • Proof of English Proficiency
    • All official transcripts, diplomas, test results and certificates 
    • International Financial Form: The undergraduate Financial Affidavit must be submitted
    • Financial documentation: Students studying under the student visa need to show proof of funding for the next 9 months of the applicants’ stay in the U.S. and also the academic expenses.

    The acceptable financial documents as mentioned by the university are:

    1. Bank Statement/Financial Statement
    2. Loan Approval
    3. Scholarship/Grant/Award/Financial Guarantee

    English Proficiency Test Score for International Students: 

    One following documentation needs to be provided as proof of English language proficiency for international applicants. The accepted standardized tests and the required scores are mentioned in the table below.

    Test Minimum Required Score
    TOEFL- iBT (Internet-based) 61
    TOEFL- PBT(Paper-based) 500
    IELTS 5.5
    ELS Level 112
    SAT critical reading subscore 400
    SAT Reading subscore 22
    ACT 18

    Visa Process of International Students

    International students need to apply for the student visa for studying in the U.S. To complete the application, the students first need to visit a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. The application for the visa to the U.S. must be done at least 10 days prior to the date when the program starts. Students need to enter the U.S. at least 30 days before the program starts.

    Before applying for the visa, students need to pay the I-901 SEVIS fee. After payment, the receipt must be collected without fail.

    Applicants need to provide the following documents during the visa interview:

    • Visa application
    • SEVIS I-901 Fee receipt
    • Valid passport
    • Passport size photos
    • I-20 or DS-2019
    • Original Admission letter
    • Financial evidence
    • Proof of English proficiency
    • Continuing ties to home country

    The passport and I-20/DS-2019 must remain valid during the applicant’s stay in the U.S. but they may remain there with an expired F-1 or J-1.

    Minnesota State University Undergraduate Admissions

    Minnesota State University offers undergraduate courses in Business, Management, Marketing, Communication, Journalism, Engineering, Health Professions, Social Sciences, Visual and Performing Arts, Education, etc.

    This university guarantees admission to the applicants if they have achieved any one of the following requirements stated below:

    • If the applicant’s rank is in the top 50% of his/ her high school class. (with satisfactory ACT score)
    • If the applicant has secured a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale(with satisfactory ACT scores)
    • If the applicant achieves an ACT score of 21 or higher (with a satisfactory GPA)

    Where to apply: Online application portal

    Application fee: $20 (non refundable)

    Admission requirements: The following documents need to be submitted for a successful application for admission to Minnesota State University-Mankato:

    • Official high school transcripts need to be sent to the Admissions office of the university.
    • Official ACT and SAT scores sent directly to the university
    • Applicant’s cumulative academic results should be equal to or greater than U.S. 2.0 grading system
    • If the applicant had earned credits at a previously attended college or university, he/she needs to request that institution to send the official scores to the Office of Admissions after completing the last course

    Minnesota State University Graduate Admissions 

    The Minnesota State University offers graduate degrees in Architecture, Biology, Business, Management, Marketing, Communication, Computer sciences, Education, Health Professions, etc. to students coming from any part of the globe.

    Application portal: Online application portal

    Application fee: 40 USD (non-refundable)

    Admission requirements: The following requirements need to be met to successfully apply for admission at this university:

    • A completed application form
    • Financial affidavits statements need to be mailed to gradapp@mnsu.edu
    • English language proficiency: IELTS/TOEFL scores need to be sent to the university
    • GRE scores are required for some graduate programs of this university
    • Applicants applying for MBA or Accounting need to submit their GMAT scores
    • All of the above-mentioned test scores need to be sent directly from the testing agencies. The Educational Testing Service code for Minnesota State University is 6677
    • Immunization form is required prior to registration at the university
    • Photocopies of the acquired test scores are not accepted. Submitted credentials are not returned to the applicants by the university.

    Given below are the requirements for some of the popular graduate programs offered by Minnesota State University are in Data Science, Engineering Management, Accounting, Electrical Engineering, and MBA. The following table presents the admission requirements and eligibility criteria for such courses.

    Requirements MBA MS in Engineering Management MS in Data Science MS in Accounting MS in Electrical Engineering
    Application fee 40 USD 40 USD 40 USD 40 USD 40 USD
    Transcripts Required Required Required Required Required
    GMAT/GRE GMAT required GRE required (if GPA is between 2.5-2.99) Not required GMAT required GRE required
    Essay Not required Required Required Not required Not required
    Work Experience Required Not required Not required Not required Not required
    Professional CV/Resume Required Required Required Required Not required
    Recommendations Required (2 letters) Required (2 letters) Required (3 letters) Not required Not required
    Admission interview By invitation only By invitation only By invitation only By invitation only By invitation only

    Minnesota State University mainly focuses on the applicant’s high school courses and the grades obtained in them. They also focus on their class rank and college entrance exam’s scores. ACT scores are mandatory for the application to this university.

    The students must complete these courses in the last 3 years of high school -

    English (4years), Mathematics(3 years), Science(3 years), Social studies(3years), World language (2 years), World culture or the Arts (1 year).

    This university allows admissions to students who have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago. The students need to keep with them, proof of high school graduation and necessary GED scores.

    The students can keep track of their application status via the online application portal. University mainly focuses on the applicant’s high school courses and the grades obtained in them. They also focus on their class rank and college entrance exam’s scores. ACT scores are mandatory for the application to this university.

    The students must complete these courses in the last 3 years of high school -

    English (4years), Mathematics(3 years), Science(3 years), Social studies(3years), World language (2 years), World culture, or the Arts (1 year).

    This university allows admissions to students who have graduated from high school more than 3 years ago. The students need to keep with them, proof of high school graduation and necessary GED scores.

    The students can keep track of their application status via the online application portal.

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