Thank you for your interest!

We are very excited about welcoming you to the MSU community and helping you achieve your academic goals. You'll find MSU to be a vibrant and growing institution where students, faculty and staff enjoy a challenging and collaborative environment allowing you to discover, create, and excel in a spectacular Rocky Mountain setting.

Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure a smooth transition to MSU. If you have questions about the admission requirements or application process, please contact the Office of Admissions. Check out the online Cat Checklist to determine what other steps you still need to complete to become an MSU Student.

Students may apply for admission at any time without all the necessary required materials. Applicants will be notified of missing or incomplete documents needed to complete the admissions process.

Check out our other options for obtaining application forms. To request an application for admission or a catalog,
please submit our on-line Information Request Form.

If you have already applied to MSU but still need to submit your application fee, you can pay your fee now below.



More Information:

Undergraduate Admissions Information

Undergraduate Admissions Forms

Campus Visit Opportunities


Freshman Student Information

Transfer Student Information

Credit Transfer Evaluation


International Undergraduate Information

Canadian Undergraduate Information

 Early Admission Information


Dual Enrollment Programs

Non-Degree Seeking Undergraduates

Information for former MSU Students


Appeal of Admission Decision

Leader's Edge Application

Return to Learn (R2l) Program


Campus Safety Report

Withdrawing an Application

MSU Course Catalog




Obtaining Undergraduate Application Forms

Several application alternatives are available to students interested in applying for undergraduate admission to MSU-Bozeman.

Online Application Form

Freshmen, Transfer, International, Non-Degree, and Second-Degree (post-baccalaureate) students may complete the online application form which is electronically submitted directly to MSU.


Online Application Form

This is a large pdf file (1.45 MB) which can be download and printed. A pdf file of instructions for completing the form is also available.


International Undergraduate Application Form

This undergraduate application should be completed by applicants who are not U.S. citizens or Permanent Residents of the U.S.


MSU Transfer Application Form

Complete this form if you are transferring from MSU-Billings, MSU-Northern, or Great Falls College MSU.


Information Request Form

Use this online form to request a mailed catalog, information about financial aid, housing, and student services.

For assistance with any of the applications, please contact the Office of Admissions; if doing so by mail or email, be sure to include name, address, and phone number. For information on applying to graduate programs, please visit The Graduate School's website.



Leaders Edge Application

The "Leader's Edge" application is an application that is very similar to our regular MSU application for admission. The only difference is that we will "pre populate" all the information on the Leader's Edge application so it is easier for the student to fill out as much of their information is already filled out for them. This application is sent to students who we feel would make great additions to Montana State University, have expressed an interest in Montana State University, and also an interest in an environment similar to what Bozeman has to offer through our outdoor recreation and town atmosphere. There is no cost difference between the Leader's Edge Application and our normal on-line application,  which can be found  online here, as both require a $38 application fee. Once students apply with either application and have their test scores sent to MSU, we can proceed with the consideration of scholarships.


Annual Campus Security Report and Crime Statistics

Montana State University's annual security report is available online here. This is a report required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the university. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, including crime prevention, fire safety, university police authority, crime reporting policies, sexual assault policies and other matters of importance related to safety and security. IF you would like to receive the combined Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, you may request a printed copy be mailed to you by sending a request to Office of Legal Counsel, Room 211 Montana Hall, Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana 59717 or calling (406) 994-4570.



The Return to Learn (R2L) Program

The Return to Learn (R2L) Program is designed to help former students navigate the re-enrollment process and offers intensive academic advising. For program and scholarship information please visit the Return to Learn website.



Withdrawing an Application

To withdraw your application please send an email to with your full name and date of birth.