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.
    • A nonrefundable application fee will be collected through your online application upon submission. An admission decision is not made until the fee is paid.
  2. Credential evaluation of university academic records. 
    • Non-U.S. institutions: Request a course-by-course evaluation report from World Education Services (WES) or Educational Credential Evaluators (ECE). Click here for more information.
    • U.S. institutions: Request that official transcripts be sent directly to NDSU from your institution. We also accept the following versions of official transcripts from U.S. institutions sent from the following electronic delivery services: National Student Clearinghouse (send to Int’l Undergrad Admissions), Parchment, Credentials eScrip-Safe, SMART/Joint Service Transcript.
  3. Your English test scores.
Submit Your Documents

Please submit all materials to the Office of International Student &and Study Abroad Services. Click here for instructions on how to submit your documents. If you have other questions about document submission, please email us at