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International Admission

Warm Greetings from Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU)!

It may be cold during certain seasons here in Minnesota, but you will always be greeted with warm friendly smiles. Students from all over the world dream of studying in the United States. Make your dreams a reality and get started on your journey to Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU). SMSU is home to over 200 international students from over 27 different countries and we look forward to having you join our family. Follow these simple steps below to become a Mustang.

Application Deadlines for Undergraduate

Fall Admission

June 1

$100 International Admission Processing Fee Required

Spring Admission

November 1

$100 International Admission Processing Fee Required

ADMission Requirements

A $100 International Admission Processing Fee payment is required to complete your application submission.  Applications received after our deadlines may still be considered. However, we reserve the right to defer an application to the following semester if there is not adequate time to attend the first day of orientation. Admitted students are expected to attend Mandatory International Student Orientation (MISO).

Application Deadlines for Graduate

Fall Admission

June 30

Spring Admission

November 30

Apply for Graduate Admission

Become a Mustang by following these simple steps

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Step 1

Apply Online For Admission

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Step 2

Get Your I-20

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Step 3

Apply for the International Student Visa

(Skip this step, if you already have one!)

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Step 4

Make Your Travel Arrangements to SMSU

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Step 5

Attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation