Information for New Students and Summer-Only Students

Please note: Continuing students are automatically admitted to Summer Session. Former students are admitted to the University but must file an Intent to Register form with the Registrar's Office.

Undergraduate Applicants

New undergraduate students must apply to Montana State University (MSU) through the Admissions Office. Students must be admitted to MSU and registered before the first day of class for any summer session they plan to attend.

Application priority deadline for all summer sessions is May 1.
International students must apply by February 1.

New Students

Freshman Degree-Seeking Undergraduates are:

  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree at MSU
  • After completion of high school or its equivalent, have attempted fewer than 12 college-level credits
  • Required to submit a final, official high school transcript (sent directly to MSU from the student's high school) and scores sent directly from ACT or SAT. Students who graduated more than three years ago are not required to submit ACT or SAT scores.

Students who did not complete high school are required to submit official High School Equivalency Test results (such as GED, HiSet or TASC) and scores from ACT or SAT. Students who would have graduated more than three years ago are not required to sub­mit ACT or SAT scores.

Freshman admission application procedure:

1. Complete the MSU Application for Admission or complete a paper application. This is a large PDF file (1.45 MB) which can be downloaded and printed.
2. Submit the application along with the application fee ($38 online or $30 paper).
3. Submit required documents (transcripts and/or test scores).
4. Submit record of immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) screening form to University Health Partners (see "Immunization Requirements").

The Office of Admissions will contact you by mail regarding the status of your admission within two weeks of the receipt of your application.

Transfer Degree-Seeking Undergraduates are:

  • Pursuing a bachelor's degree or second bachelor's degree at MSU
  • Graduated from a high school or its equivalent, and have attempted 12 or more college-level credits following high school graduation
  • Required to have complete and offi­cial transcripts sent directly to MSU from each college or university attended
  • In good standing at the previous institution(s)

Transfer admission application procedure:

1. Complete the MSU Application for Admission or a paper application. This is a large PDF file (1.45 MB) which can be downloaded or printed.
2. Submit the application along with the application fee ($38 online or $30 paper).
3. Submit required official transcripts from EACH college or university (sent directly from the institution to MSU).
4. Submit record of immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) screening form to University Health Partners (see "Immunization Requirements").

The Office of Admissions will contact you by mail regarding the status of your admission within two weeks of the receipt of your application.

Non-Degree Students (includes Summer-only students)

Non-Degree Undergraduates:

  • Do not currently hold a bachelor's degree
  • Do not plan to pursue a bachelor's degree at MSU
  • Are advised by the Academic Advising Center
  • Are not eligible to receive financial aid
  • May not represent the University in intercollegiate athletic competition

Non-degree admission application procedure:

1. Complete the MSU Application for Admission or complete a paper application. This is a large PDF file (1.45 MB) which can be downloaded and printed.
2. Submit the application along with the application fee ($38 online or $30 paper).
3. Submit record of immunizations and tuberculosis (TB) screening form to University Health Partners (see "Immunization Requirements").

The Office of Admissions will contact you by mail regarding the status of your admission within two weeks of the receipt of your application.

Immunization Requirements

Students must meet MSU's immunization requirements before registering for classes. University Health Partners (UHP) requires a copy of an official health record to certify that you have met these requirements. To save money and time, please update your immunizations with your family physician before you come to MSU. If you were born before January 1, 1957, you are considered immune to measles, mumps and rubella and are not required to have these immunizations. However, you will need to complete the tuberculosis screening form and you may need to have a TB test. Consult the UHP website for immunization requirements and to access the tuberculosis screening form.

Immunization records should be submitted directly to University Health Partners by one of the following methods:

Online (preferred method): To register, you will need to know your MSU ID and you will be asked to select a user name and password. You will enter the immunization data and complete the tuberculosis screening form. You will need to submit copies of your immunization records and the results of your TB test (if your answers on the screening form determine you need one). You can scan these into a pdf and upload them or you can fax or mail the records as described below.

Fax, email or mail: Download and print the immunization form and tuberculosis screening form. Complete the forms, add any needed health records (including the results of your TB test if your answers on the screening form determine you need one), and fax to (406) 994-2504, email to immune@montana.edu or mail to:
MSU University Health Partners
P.O. Box 173260
Bozeman, MT 59717-3260.


For more information, call UHP at (406) 994-2311

For More Information About Admissions Contact

Office of Admissions
(406) 994-2452 or
1-888-MSU-CATS
admissions@montana.edu

The Graduate School
(406) 994-4125
1-800-255-7962
gradschool@montana.edu

Office of Summer Session
(406) 994-7136
summer@montana.edu

Services for Students with Disabilities

Students desiring accommodations for a disability may request services through:

Disability, Re-entry and Veteran Services
180 Strand Union
(406) 994-2824
TTY: (406) 994-6701
drv@montana.edu