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International Student Application Deadlines

  • First-Year international undergraduate applicants must complete all application requirements by April 1 for the Fall semester. First-year international undergraduate students can only apply for the Fall semester. 
  • Transfer international undergraduate applicants must complete all application requirements by the dates listed below:
    • Fall semester: April 1
    • Spring semester: November 1 (Transfers only)

International Student Application Requirements


Your application will not be reviewed unless all the steps below are completed by the dates specified above.

  • Select either the NDMU online application https://discover.ndm.edu/applynow/inquiryform or use the Common Application. https://www.commonapp.org
  • If English is not your native language, submit the official results/scores from one of the following proficiency tests. These testing scores must come directly from testing site to Processing@ndm.edu
    • TOEFL iBT score of 80 or greater
    • IELTS score of 6.5 or greater
    • DUOLINGO score of 110 or greater: https://englishtest.duolingo.com/applicants
    • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 500 or greater (REQUIRED for all first-year applicants interested in Nursing)
    • Proof of successful completion of an English composition course at a U.S.-accredited college or university (transfer students only)
  • Submit an original, personal essay (500 words). Choose from one of the following prompts:
    • Describe your hometown; 
    • Describe your educational experiences; 
    • Describe how a favorite teacher, counselor, or coach had a positive impact on you;
    • Tell us about an extra-curricular activity that you listed on your application.
  • Submit a course-by-course evaluation of transcripts for all high schools (please send grades with the coursework for the last four years of high school) and universities abroad performed by a NACES member provider. For evaluation services, view our transcript evaluation portal:

transcript evaluation portal

Requirements for F-1 Student I-20 Processing

Upon acceptance to the university, international students must prove eligibility for maintaining visa status while enrolled. Students who plan to obtain an F-1 Visa must complete a Form I-20 upon confirmation of the following criteria:

Federal and state financial aid is not available to international students. However, limited institutional scholarships are available as well as external scholarships and private/alternative student loans.


Once enrolled, undergraduate students in the United States on an F-1 visa must remain a full-time student by taking a minimum of 12 credits per semester each year.

International Undergraduate Student Cost Guide

All prices are in U.S. dollars. Please contact the business office for more information on tuition and fees.

Current Tuition & Fees

Important Additional Costs

Students must be able to meet the following costs as they apply to their particular situation:

  • Tuition and Board for the January Winterim term (if staying on campus)
  • Textbooks (estimated cost per semester $500)

Plan ahead for these potential expenses:

  • Additional room and board for summer (if staying on campus)
  • Tuition, fees and books during summer session
  • Travel expenses from your home country to the U.S.
  • Travel expenses during vacation periods
  • Medical expenses not covered by health insurance
  • Cell phone/data plan
  • Off-campus transportation
  • Other personal expenses