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Application for Admission

Applicants are evaluated on an individual basis, with consideration given to the academic record of each student in relation to the educational system of his or her native country. Students applying must show evidence of exceptional academic achievement and probability of success at UMD.

Test Scores

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) is required if English is not your native language. TOEFL scores must be sent electronically by Education Testing Services (ETS) - code: 6873.

Minimum scores required are:

  • TOEFL - Written: 550, Computer: 213, Internet (iBT): 80
  • IELTS: 6.5

Applicants who are otherwise admissible but not yet fully proficient may be admitted with one or more language courses required. Minimum scores:

  • TOEFL - Written: 520, Internet (iBT): 68
  • IELTS: 6

English language courses in writing, reading, and listening/speaking may be taken by students who meet the language proficiency requirement but would like to build language skills before taking the required college writing course.

High School Records/Transcripts

Official high school transcripts with senior year (or equivalent) courses must be issued by the school in a sealed envelope and mailed to the University.

Where should I send my application materials?

Send application materials to:

UMD International Admissions Processing
123 Darland Admin Bldg
1049 University Drive 
Duluth, MN 55812