Eligibility & Credit
Visiting international students must meet the following requirements:
- Be in good academic standing with at least one year of university-level coursework
- Receive approval from your home university, if required
- Provide proof of academic proficiency in English
As a GO Minnesota student, you will take 6–10 undergraduate credits during the summer session.
If you are interested in transferring the credit back to your home institution, you must speak with your university's international office about the correct process. We recommend you confirm this before submitting your Undergraduate Summer application.
Upon completion of your program, you will receive an official University of Minnesota transcript that includes the classes, credits, and final grades you earned.
English Language Proficiency
You must meet the requirement on one of the following English language proficiency tests.
Alternative test options are available for students impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. Please contact our office for more information.
|Test||Total Score||Writing Subscore|
|Internet-based TOEFL (iBT)||79||21|
|Minnesota Battery Test (MN Batt)||75||83|
|Application Deadline||April 1, 2020|
|Arrival Date||June 3|
|Mandatory Orientation||June 4–5|
|Summer Session Begins||June 8|
|Final Exams/Session Ends||July 31|
Dates are subject to change. Late applications are considered on a space-available basis.
2020 Summer Program Fees
|Program Fee||eight weeks, 6-10 credits||$5,958|
|International Health Insurance||mandatory||$648|
|Housing and Meals (estimate)||$1,346/month x 2 months||$2,692|
|Total Cost of Attendance||$9,758|
Fees, dates, and activities are subject to change.
Learn more about on-campus housing options during the summer from the Office of Housing and Residential Life.
You also have the option of living off-campus, giving you the freedom of selecting your own housing while also being close to all of the action.
The Off-Campus Living office provides useful information for finding housing, including things to consider when searching for off-campus housing.