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Undergraduate Admissions
Richard O’Rourke
International Recruiter and Advisor
1200 S. Jay St., Box 1103
+1-605-626-2637
international@northern.edu
 
Graduate Admissions
Tammy Griffith, Program Assistant
1200 S. Jay St., Box 1153
+1-605-626-2558
tammy.griffith@northern.edu
 
Intensive English Program
Tara Arntsen, Interim Director
1200 S. Jay St., Box 1154
+1-605– 626–7693
tara.arntsen@northern.edu
 
Exchange Program
Stacey Schmidt, International Student Advisor
1200 S. Jay Street, Box 1082
+1-605-626-7672
stacey.schmidt@northern.edu 
 


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International Degree-Seeking Students
 
Felipe Alfaia
"As an international student, living in a different country with different people, and speaking a different language can be a very tough process to go through. NSU makes that process easy and enjoyable by always being there for the students, helping them become involved and providing them with a great experience that they will learn from and always remember.”
Felipe Alfaia, Brazil

 

 

 

 

 


 
Yeong-Ung Noh
I came to Northern as an exchange student. I was supposed to take only two semesters, but it was not enough time. I decided to spend another semester here. I will be graduating with a degree in business administration, I have had a great experience with Northern’s international program. The best thing about studying at Northern is that I have good opportunities not only to improve my language skills, but also to meet many people from different countries and learn about their culture.”
 
Yeong-Ung Noh, South Korea
 
 
 

 
 
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1. COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
Complete your application online at https://apply.sdbor.edu/login.cfm or mail your completed application form and your $20 non-refundable application fee to NSU International Admissions
 
2. SUBMIT YOUR TEST SCORE
International students may take an English language or academic proficiency test.  Please choose one of the following tests and have the results sent directly to Northern State University by the testing center:
TOEFL IBT (61-70 or above)
TOEFL PBT (525 or above)
IELTS (5.5 or above)
PTE Academic (41 or above)
SAT (CR + M = 870 or above) School Code #6487
ACT (18 or above) School Code #3196
Note: completion of the Intensive English Program at Northern State University will also satisfy all testing requirements for admission to a degree program.  
 
3. SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS
Send a copy of your high school transcripts translated in English to international@northern.edu.  Post-secondary school transcripts from foreign universities must have a catalog match evaluation from ECE (www.ece.org) or WES (www.wes.org). U.S. university transcripts must be sent directly from the institution to Northern State University by U.S. postal mail. 
 
4. DECLARE YOUR FINANCES
If admitted to Northern State University, you will complete a Declaration of Finances form to ensure that you have the finances necessary to support your program.     
 
5. GET A STUDENT VISA
Once you receive your I-20 SEVIS document from Northern State University, you will need to apply for a student visa at your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.  For more information and assistance, please visit http://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/students.
 
INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Transfer students with 24 or more credit hours are eligible for admission if they:
• Have a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of _2.0 or higher.
• Are in good standing with the most recently attended college or university (high school performance will also be considered for applicants with less than 24 credit hours).
Each applicant is considered on an individual basis.
 
Transferring from a South Dakota public university?
If you attended BHSU, USD, SDSU, DSU or SDSM&T within the past three semesters (including summer):
• No application fee required
• No need to send transcripts
 
INTERNATIONAL FRESHMEN
Meet one of the following requirements:
• Minimum cumulative high school GPA of 2.6
• Rank in the top 60 percent of high school class
 
 
VISIT AN EDUCATIONUSA ADVISING CENTER

EducationUSA is a network of advising centers in 170 countries, where millions of international students each year find accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities.

 


The EducationUSA network is supported by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and they assist international students with researching options, finding financial aid, applying to schools, applying for a student visa, and preparing for departure to the United States.
 
 
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