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Admission

ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) ADMISSION

Required Documents:

  1. Application Form — Please complete the following (there is no application fee):
    The online Saint Mary’s application

  2. Official Transcripts — Copies of all high school (secondary school) and any university (post-secondary) grade reports as well as any national standardized test results. If the transcripts are not issued in English, transcripts in the original language and English translations by an official, certified translator must both be sent.

  3. Financial Verification Document — Original bank statement, investment statement or government support letter showing proof that your financial sponsor has sufficient, readily-available funds to cover your attendance at Saint Mary’s University for at least 1 year.

  4. Passport Identification Page(s) — Copy showing your full name, birth date and passport expiration date. 

  5. Test Score Report — If you have taken one or more of these tests please send us a copy/copies of your official score report(s).

    1. TOEFL
    2. IELTS
    3. SAT


Send your transcripts and financial verification document by postal mail to:

International Admission
700 Terrace Heights #2
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Winona, MN 55987-1399, USA

Upon acceptance to Saint Mary's University, you will need to submit a confirmation deposit in the amount of US$ $1000.00 to the university. The deposit is credited toward first-semester tuition. If you fail to obtain an F-1 student visa from the U.S. Embassy, the university will refund the deposit upon receipt of the original SEVIS Form I-20 issued to you. The university will deduct an administrative processing fee of US$ $100.00 from the confirmation deposit prior to the refund. Any unpaid balance for tuition, books, student-related fees, and room and board fees are to be paid in full at the start of each semester or special program.