International Students

Students who are not U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents are considered international applicants.


     Early Action Applications (due November 1st)
     Rolling Admission Applications (begins December 1st)

Application Requirements

    1. Common Application

    2. Academic Records

        Transcripts from secondary schools and any other college or university you have attended. Official Certified translations into English must    be included with the original if in another language.

    3. Letter of Recommendation

          This should be from a teacher, coach, mentor, counselor, or other school official who can attest to your academic and social preparedness for study abroad.

    4. Test Scores

  • SAT Average – 1900 (Critical Reading, Math, Writing)
  • ACT Average – 27 Composite
  • GPA Average – 3.7
               If applicable, submit Predicted Results and Leaving Exams, such as:

                                        Cambridge Examinations
                                        International Baccalaureate (IB) Examinations
                                        Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) Exams

    5. Proof of English Proficiency

           The TOEFL/ IELTS is required for all non-native English speakers                                     

  • TOEFL Minimum Requirement: 85
  • IELTS Minimum Requirement: 6.5

    6. Certified Financial Documents

           To be issued an I-20 for the F-1 Visa, students must show proof that they have adequate financial resources to support their study in the United States. Applicants must submit bank statements and/or statement of income of their parents or primary financial provider(s).

    7. CSS Profile

           Applicants who wish to apply for financial aid must submit the CSS Profile through the College Board.


All application requirements must be fulfilled by or before the intended timelines

to be considered for admission.


Application Materials can be mailed to:

Cynthia Yang - Office of Admission
Gustavus Adolphus College
800 West College Avenue
Saint Peter, MN 56082 United States
Phone: 507-933-7663
FAX: 507-933-7474

Certified electronic materials can be sent to

Scholarship and Financial Assistance

Gustavus offers scholarships and student employment opportunities for International students. However, even with our most significant scholarship award and student employment, you and your family will need to contribute a significant part of the cost of your education.

International students will automatically be considered for the Count Folke International Student Scholarship.  All other merit and talent-based scholarships require separate applications. If you are planning to apply for these merit or talent-based scholarships under the Early Action process, please contact the International Admission Counselor for information regarding specific requirements.