Admissions Checklist for Graduate Students
  1. Submit a completed Graduate Student Admission Application. Your choices to submit an application include:
    1. Complete the online Graduate Student Admission Application following these instructions. Submit your application electronically along with the $35.00 application fee, payable also electronically with your credit card.
    2. If you are unable to pay electronically with a credit card, please complete the following application, print a paper copy of the application and mail it with the $35.00 fee and required documents to SCSU.
    3. Write, call, or e-mail the School of Graduate Studies to request an application packet be mailed to you.
  2. Request one official copy of all your educational transcripts and records, from all institutions previously attended, be sent directly to the School of Graduate Studies. This includes all colleges, universities or technical/polytechnic schools you have attended or are currently attending. Students graduating from SCSU are not required to have the SCSU transcript sent. However, if credits from other institutions were used toward your undergraduate degree, copies of those transcripts should be sent directly by the granting institution.
    1. Transcripts must be stamped or sealed by school officials issuing the document.
    2. If the language of the records is not in English, a certified translation must be included with the official transcript.
    3. Un-verified photocopies and hand carried copies will not be accepted.
  3. Submit required entrance test scores.
    1. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is required for the M.B.A. program.
    2. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) is required for all other master's programs and for the sixth year program, the specialist degree and the GIS certificate.
    3. The GRE examination is available on the St. Cloud State University campus through the testing center. For further information or to schedule a date please call 308-654-5456.
  4. Submit three recommendation forms. (View and Print).
  5. Computer Science majors must submit a Supplemental Admission Evaluation Form. (View and Print).
  6. Application deadlines must be met as detailed in the application.
  7. All mailed materials for graduate admission: application, transcripts and recommendations, should be submitted to the:

School of Graduate Studies
121 Administrative Services
St. Cloud State University
720 Fourth Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301-4498

Telephone 320-308-2113
Toll free 1-800-369-4260 (Ask for Graduate Studies)
Fax 320-308-5371

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