Intensive English A.C.E. Language Institute at Montana State University

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

A.C.E. Language Institute 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.
  • Master's degree-level instructors who love to teach
  • Fun and challenging classes with an average size of 12 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 the park where natural features, outstanding scenery, and abundant wildlife await!
  • 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:

Level 1 Beginner 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


A.C.E Session Schedule

Session Dates Application Deadlines
Fall 16 Session 1 August 25 - October 19 July 25
Fall 16 Session 2 October 20 - December 16 September 20
Spring 17 Session 1 January 9 - March 3 December 9
Spring 17 Session 2 March 6 - May 5 February 6
Summer 17 Session 1 May 11 - June 23 April 11
Summer 17 Session 2 June 22 - August 4 May 22
Fall 17 Session 1 August 24 - October 18 July 24
Fall 17 Session 2 October 19 - December 15 September 19

Tuition & Fees for 2015-2016

Full-time tuition

7.5 weeks/18-21 hours of class per week

Health Insurance* $260
Student Service/facilities fee $295
A.C.E. Placement Test for students conditionally admitted to MSU $60
One-time housing placement fee $200
Application to A.C.E. (only if applying to A.C.E. directly) $100
Courier delivery of I-20 (optional) $65
TOEFL Test (institutional) (optional) $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 the MSU International Admissions team at 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,

Office Hours & Location

330 Culbertson Hall
P.O. Box 170550
Bozeman, MT 59717-0550 USA
Phone: +1(406) 994-3807

9 am - 5 pm MST, Monday-Friday