Visiting student status was designed for individuals who are not seeking a degree at Metropolitan State University, but wish to take classes for personal enrichment or professional development.
These classes can be taken on a part-time or a full-time basis and also include on- campus and on-line courses offered by Metropolitan State University. International students on F-1 student visa can only take one on-line course per semester.
You need to show that you have met the university's minimum English proficiency requirements before taking classes. This can be done by submitting one of the following items:
Students who have taken English courses at a United States institution may apply to waive the requirements listed above.
To be considered for admission, you must submit the following documents:
You are eligible to apply for admission if you have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all college-level courses. If you have completed fewer than 16 credits, you must also meet the requirements listed above for high school graduates. You do not need to send your previous college transcripts. You may be asked to document that you have met specific course prerequisites.
If you intend to apply for apply for an F-1 student visa and you need F-1 visa eligibility form (Form I-20) from Metropolitan State University, you must submit
Nonimmigrants on other visas should check with an international student adviser in the International Student Services Office for information regarding restrictions that may apply under their visa status.
All documents and application must be submitted to the International Student Services Office prior to registering for classes. Send completed application and information to:
International Student Services Office
700 E Seventh St
St Paul, MN 55106
Apply for undergraduate admission
Complete this form and return it with your $20 application fee.
There is no formal admissions deadline.
Submit your transcripts
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by an accredited agency, such as Educational Credential Evaluators Inc. (ECE). The type of evaluation report should be general for students who have only a high school diploma, and a course-by-course report for students who have earned credits beyond high school. The report must show the equivalence of a U.S. GPA of at least a 3.0. We will not accept student or fax copies. Official transcripts must be sent directly to the Admissions Office.
It often takes six to eight weeks to receive a report, so it is important to send transcripts well in advance so that the report is received by the application deadline date. Metropolitan State University is not responsible for any delays in receiving the reports.
Submit other necessary application materials
In addition to your transcripts, international students must also provide the following information:
Learn about Metro State's International Student Services
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