Undergraduate Summer


Visiting international undergraduate or gap-year students


Summer session fully integrated with U.S. students


6-10 credits


TOEFL 79 or
See ESL Requirements below

Program Fee



On-campus dormitories or apartments
Off-campus options available

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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.

ESL Requirements

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
IELTS 6.5 6.5
Minnesota Battery Test (MN Batt) 75 83

Program Dates

Summer 2020

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
Departure August 1

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
University Fees mandatory $460
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.


University Housing

Learn more about on-campus housing options during the summer from the Office of Housing and Residential Life.

A common area in Yudof Hall


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.


The deadline for the summer program is April 1

Start your application now. Apply early to give extra time for visa processing.