Information for International Students
Never before have boundaries and borders been so easy to cross, and knowledge and experiences so easy to share—which is why Saint Mary’s University is pleased to welcome international students to our online degree programs. As an international student attending Saint Mary’s online, you will study and interact with people with different professional experiences while earning an advanced degree from a respected, accredited American university. Also, because tuition at Saint Mary’s is based on the program in which you enroll, you pay the same rates as U.S. students no matter which country you call home.
Because you do not need to come to the United States to earn your degree, visa requirements do not apply.
Proof of English Proficiency
If English is not your native language*, you must provide evidence of successfully completing one of the following:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS), minimum score of 6.5
- Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), minimum score of 80
Academic Credential Evaluation
Transcripts from countries other than the U.S. must be evaluated and deemed equivalent to accredited U.S. university standards on a course-by-course basis by World Education Services or Education Credential Evaluators. You are responsible for pursuing this evaluation, as well as for associated costs.
Please submit your original, official credential evaluation and proof of proficiency to:
Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota
Online Processing Center
1415 West 22nd Street, Suite 400
Oak Brook, IL 60523
Learn more about how Saint Mary’s University can help you get the education you desire: call us at 877-308-9954 or request more information today.
*Foreign credential information: Students from countries of origin besides the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada (not including the providence of Quebec) are required to take one of three qualifying exams.