Admission Admission into the certificate program is open to any resource analysis student enrolled at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. Certificate credits earned may be applied to the Master of Science in Geographic Information Science. Application Process Applicants must submit: Application and Fee - Completed online application and nonrefundable $25 application fee. (Fee not required for alumni, students seeking readmission or veterans and active military personnel.) Official Transcripts - An official transcript issued to Saint Mary's University from the institution posting the applicant's completed bachelor's degree and other relevant transcripts documenting program prerequisites and potential transfer credits. Transcripts must be received from the credit-granting institution in a sealed envelope. Saint Mary's cannot accept transcripts that have been previously scanned, faxed, emailed, opened, marked, or damaged in any way. To order your official transcripts, please contact the credit-granting institution directly. If you are submitting transcripts from countries other than the U.S., please see the international student section below. Personal Statement - A one-two page personal statement which includes: A brief description of the applicant's background, training, and experience A statement indicating the career goals of the applicant and his or her reasons for seeking admission to the program A description of the area(s) which the applicant considers to be his or her strengths and areas in which the applicant wishes to develop greater strengths and abilities Personal information the applicant wishes to share Letters of Reference - Two letters of recommendation that verify professional and/or volunteer experience and academic ability Résumé - A current résumé listing educational background and work experience Once all materials are submitted the applicant will be contacted by program staff for a possible enrollment interview. Application Documents Personal statement and resume–Upload to the online application file through the self-service portal. References–The online application will prompt applicants to provide reference names and email addresses. The references will then be contacted via email with instructions on how to electronically submit a letter of recommendation Other application materials can be sent to: Office of Admission, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota 2500 Park Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55404 firstname.lastname@example.org If you have questions regarding admissions please contact us at (612) 728-5100 or (866) 437-2788. Application Criteria for Students with International Transcripts Additional application information may be required: English language proficiency exam (TOEFL, IELTS, or MELAB accepted) Course-by-course academic credential evaluation through World Education Services or Educational Credential Evaluators Please see the International Student section for additional information. Transfer Credits A maximum of six semester credits earned prior to matriculation at the university may be accepted in transfer upon the recommendation of the program director and with the approval of the dean as fulfilling program requirements or as electives. Tuition & Fees Tuition and fees can be found here.