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International Applicants

Augsburg encourages qualified applicants from other countries to apply to our graduate programs. An F-1 student is a nonimmigrant who is pursuing a “full course of study” to achieve a specific educational or professional objective, at an academic institution in the United States that has been designated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to offer courses of study to such students, and has been enrolled in SEVIS (the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System).


We’re glad you’ve decided to apply to the Augsburg Master of Arts in Teaching or the Master of Arts in Education program! There is currently one application for both programs. When filling out the online application, Chrome and Firefox browsers work best. You will be able to choose the term in which you would prefer to start your studies on the application. If you get an error message when opening an application, please call 612-330-1101 or email for assistance.


The online application allows you to upload your personal summary. The only other items needed are your official transcripts and a test of English fluency. If you were educated outside of the United States, please follow the instructions below regarding international transcripts.


If your bachelor’s degree was earned at an institution outside of the United States, the Graduate Programs in Education require an official course by course U.S. degree equivalency evaluation. The evaluation report should be sent directly to graduate admissions. If you attended a university outside of the United States, but graduated with a bachelor’s degree from a United States college or university, please contact the admissions office to determine whether you will be required to submit a transcript evaluation.

International transcript evaluations should include the following:

  • A course by course evaluation of credentials to determine if your degree is equivalent to an accredited U.S. bachelor’s degree.
  • Calculation of grade point average to demonstrate your cumulative grade point average using the standard U.S. grading system, i.e., A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0.
  • Translation to English (if applicable)

Evaluations can be accepted from World Education Services, SpanTran Pathways – Augsburg UniversityEducational Credential Evaluators, or any NACES accredited organization. Learn more about NACES and find a list of accredited evaluators at

Please ask these organizations to send your transcripts to Augsburg by electronic transfer or by mail.

By electronic transfer:

By mail:
Graduate Admissions Office, CB 65
Augsburg University
2211 Riverside Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55454

After you request an electronic transcript, please send an email to indicating that a transcript has been ordered. Include your name, desired degree program, electronic transfer service used and the name of the sending institution.


To fulfill Augsburg University’s Graduate Applicant English Language Proficiency Requirement, all applicants must provide evidence of a sufficient command of both written and spoken English. Non-native English language speakers may be exempt from this requirement and request a waiver based on the successful demonstration of one of the following (applicants may be asked to provide official documentation):

  • Completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at a college or university within the United States.
  • Completion of a previous undergraduate or graduate degree at an English-speaking college or university in any country where English is the sole or dominant language.
  • Completion of one academic year of transferable college level English courses (e.g.: English 101 and English 102) at a college or university within the United States, with equivalent grades of a B or higher.

Outside of the waiver able exemptions listed above, prospective international graduate students may demonstrate English language proficiency through one of the following:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Minimum score of 80 on the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT) with a sub-score of 20 on the written and 20 on the speaking sections. (The Augsburg University TOEFL code is 6014.)
    • Score of 8.5 or better on the TOEFL Essentials exam.
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Score report of 6.5.
  • Duolingo English Exam
    • Score of 105.
  • Minnesota English Language Program (MELP): Successful completion of all required Level 4: High-Advanced ESL classes.  Completed coursework must be documented by MELP and sent directly to Augsburg University. Students should contact their MELP advisor to request an English Proficiency Letter.

Score reports must be sent to Augsburg directly from the testing center. Score reports must be for exams completed within the last two years. Please contact your Admissions representative to inquire about any tests not reflected here.


In order to review your application for admission and process your Form I-20, the following documents must be received:

  • Completed Augsburg Certification of Finances form
  • Proof of funding as demonstrated by supporting financial documents (such as bank statements – current within three months; Government Support Letter, etc…)
  • Copy of the first page your passport
  • Students with current F-1 status through another university in the United States: You will need to have your SEVIS record transferred from your current institution to Augsburg. The SEVIS Transfer form must be completed by you and your Designated School Official. You will need to present your Augsburg letter of admissions to the DSO when submitting your transfer request. This form may be returned to Augsburg by e-mail.