STUDY TABLE: Going to UMC
Nestled in the heartland of the US in Crookston, Minnesota, University of Minnesota, Crookston, offers a private college feeling with big university resources. The degree it offers is recognised worldwide as a hallmark of quality education.
UMC is celebrating its second century as an educational institution with new facilities and new academic programs. UMC has been ranked one of the best public colleges in the Midwest for the eighth consecutive year, according to US News and World Report’s rankings for 2006.
UMC graduates build careers in their chosen field. They are recognised as leaders. UMC degree programmes focus on building knowledge and skills that you can use on the job and in your life.
• Arts-Humanities-Social Sciences
• Natural Resources
Students from many countries attend UMC. They contribute a unique worldview and participate in all aspects of campus life including the Multicultural-International Club. To be admitted, international students must have completed studies equivalent to those required to graduate from high school in the US.
It offers one tuition rate for any citizen of the earth. International students pay the same tuition as Minnesota residents. On-campus work for international students is very limited and off-campus employment is approved by the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (INS) based on fully documented unforeseen economic circumstances. Two Regents’ Tuition Scholarships that provide a full tuition waiver are available for international students.
To determine the English language proficiency of prospective international students, the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is normally required. To be accepted, students usually need a minimum score of 500 paper based, or 173 computer based.
Health insurance requirements:
International Students are automatically enrolled in the Student Health Benefit Plan (SHBP). Students can submit a request for waiver of the plan by calling the Student Health Benefits Office.
• To be considered for admission, international applicants must submit
• A completed application for undergraduate international students
• A declaration and certification of finances
• Two letters of reference
• A $25 non-refundable application fee in US currency
• Official transcripts of high school or equivalent and any college records
• TOEFL scores
A course-by-course evaluation of non-US post-secondary credentials is required for students transferring from a college or university outside of the United States. The form must be submitted with official transcripts/academic records from all post-secondary schools attended, along with word-for-word English translations. There will be a cost for the service charged by the World Education Service. The WES evaluation converts educational credentials from any country into their US equivalents. It describes each certificate, diploma or degree that you have earned and states its academic equivalency in the US.