Intensive English Language Institute at Montana State University

Are you a beginner, an intermediate, or an advanced speaker of English? We welcome everyone!

A.C.E. at Montana State University offers intensive English classes for all levels. You will improve your English with people from all over the world by actively joining in our Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing courses. For more detailed information, you can check the A.C.E. website.

The benefits of A.C.E. Language Institute at MSU:

  • "Conditional Admission" to MSU for undergraduate students: if you do not meet the English proficiency requirement but you are academically admissible to MSU, you can be conditionally admitted to MSU which means that you will learn English at A.C.E. before attending MSU. When you complete Level 6 at A.C.E., you enter MSU directly, with no TOEFL score.
  • Expert instructors who love to teach
  • Fun and challenging classes with 17 other students
  • Participate in interesting MSU classes when you reach the most advanced level
  • Intercultural presentations with your international classmate

A.C.E. will assist you with:

  • Airport pick-up and New Student Orientation
  • Familiarizing you with campus and campus life

MSU offers you:

  • Bachelor's degree programs in over 120 fields of study, masters degrees in 50 and doctoral degrees in 27 fields.

  • Library, campus restaurants and shops in the Student Union Building

  • Complete sports facilities including swimming pool, gym, soccer fields, tennis courts, weight room, fitness classes and more

  • Student Recreation Centers: bowling, billiards, video games, sports equipment rental, outdoor adventure trips, and classes in outdoor skills like rock climbing and boating

  • Computer labs with over 600 computers and free internet access

  • Campus events such as movies, concerts, athletic games, and the annual International Food Bazaar

  • Professional academic and immigration advising

Looking for a safe, friendly and fun city to live and study in?

Bozeman is a lively, young city located in a beautiful valley surrounded by the Rocky Mountains, many rivers, clean air and starry skies. Our town is a safe and friendly place with an easy-going life style.

Students enjoy many outdoor activities like snowboarding, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, fly-fishing and biking. Visiting art galleries, museums, and many excellent restaurants is also popular.

Bozeman's sunny climate reflects its mountain valley location. Summers are pleasant, with warm days, cool nights and an abundance of sunshine. The dry weather makes both summer and winter an enjoyable experience.

Bozeman Area Population: 75,000

Nearby Attractions: Yellowstone National Park, 150 km - Bozeman is the gateway to YNP where natural features, oustanding scenery and abundant wildlife await you. Bridger Bowl Ski Area, 25km; Big Sky and Moonlight Basin Ski Resorts, 73km.

Free buses will take you anywhere in town, from campus to downtown and even to the nearby ski resorts.

Levels at A.C.E. Language Institute:

Beginning Foundations Beginning 7.5 weeks = 1/2 semester
Level 1 High Beginning 7.5 weeks = 1/2 semester
Level 2 Low Intermediate 7.5 weeks = 1/2 semester
Level 3 Intermediate 7.5 weeks = 1/2 semester
Level 4 High Intermediate 7.5 weeks = 1/2 semester
Level 5 Low Advanced 7.5 weeks = 1/2 semester
Level 6 Advanced - last level for undergraduate admission 15 weeks = 1 full semester
English for Graduate Studies Specialized preparatory program for graduate study 15 weeks=1 full semester

The A.C.E. English for Graduate Studies, EGS, program is specifically designed to assist prospective international graduate students to prepare for graduate school in the areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing and research.  With the approval of the Dean of the Graduate School, A.C.E. was permitted to make recommendations for graduate admission in terms of language proficiency. The MSU Graduate School accepts completion of EGS in lieu of TOEFL or IELTS scores for admission purposes, and academic departments also have the choice of accepting this recommendation and completion of EGS.

A.C.E Session Schedule

Session Dates Application Deadlines
Spring 16 Session 1 January 11 - March 4 December 11
Spring 16 Session 2 March 7 - May 6 February 7
Summer 16 Session 1 May 12- June 24 April 12
Summer 16 Session 2 June 23 - August 5 May 23

Tuition & Fees for 2015-2016

Full-time tuition

7.5 weeks/18-21 hours of class per week

Health Insurance* $225
Student Service/facilities fee $290
A.C.E. Placement Test for students conditionally admitted to MSU $60
One-time housing placement fee $200
Application to A.C.E. $100
Courier delivery of I-20 $65
TOEFL Test (institutional) $60
Airport pick-up


*Unless student already has own insurance and provides proof of coverage in English

Residence Life Fees*

Single room/21 meals per week*
3 meals per day, 7 days a week

Single room/15 meals per week*
3 meals per day, 5 days a week (excludes weekends)
Double room/21 meals per week*
2 persons per room; 3 meals per day, 7 days a week
* Prices may vary depending on room size and availability.

How to apply?

If you wish to apply for conditional admission as an undergraduate student at MSU, please contact Ms. Susan Reisch, or go to our application instructions webpage.

If you wish to apply to A.C.E. directly, please contact A.C.E. Language Institute Enrollment Services,