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India: Center for American Education

Partnership Articulation Between
The Center for American Education
and Montana State University

This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is made between the Center for American Education, Bangalore, India and Montana State University for the purpose of promoting cooperation and the further development of a friendly relationship between the two institutions. Based on the principle of mutual benefit and reciprocity, both institutions agree as follows:

Principles of Understanding

1. to encourage co-operation and interaction between respective staff, including inter-institution visits on occasion, staff development, academic publications and educational collaboration;

2. to pursue an articulation whereby Montana State University will accept qualified Center for American Education students into selected undergraduate degree programs.

The following table outlines the direct entry for suitably qualified Center for American Education graduates into undergraduate degree programs offered by Montana State University.

CAE Programs Progression into MSU Programs
Business  Bachelor of Science in Business - Enter approximately the end of year 2 in the MSU Business program. Most core courses can be completed at CAE and many 1st and 2nd year Business courses.
Engineering  Bachelor of Science in Engineering Enter approximately at the start of the second year. Most core courses can be completed at CAE and a few Engineering design courses.
Psychology  Bachelor of Science in Psychology Enter approximately the middle of year 2 in the MSU Psychology program. Most core courses can be completed at CAE and 2 Psychology courses.


  1. Montana State University requires completion of 30 credit hours to enter year 2 and 60 credit hours to enter year 3 of either program.
  2. Center for American Education students have the capability to fulfill all MSU core requirements at CAE; except for an Arts Inquiry Elective and a Research core that is generally part of the capstone course for most programs- see equivalency chart for specific details.
  3. Because you are at an accredited institution all Center for American Education credits will transfer to MSU see Explanation of Course Equivalency Chart for details.
  4. Other programs will be evaluated for equivalency as the partnership grows and students transfer to MSU. MSU will automatically evaluate any CAE student applying to MSU no matter their program of study at CAE!
  5. Montana State University is prepared to offer admission to CAE graduates who will have a graduation grade point average of a 2.0 or above upon completion of the Associates Degree program.
  6. English proficiency can be evaluated through:
    1. IELTS (6)
    2. TOEFL (195/525)
    3. Students can petition for a waiver based on excellent grades on CAE Associate Degree English courses and a description of prior English academics.
For a look at the full Partnership Agreement Document please click here

Transfer Information:
Equivalency Chart so you can personally assess your transfer credits to MSU
(Please also download the explanation document to help you read the Equivalency Chart!!)

As you will note in the above charts, all credits from the Center for American Education will earn transfer credit at MSU. Students can transfer into any program that MSU offers, however these are some of the more popular programs with specific Transfer Course Recommendations:
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Partner Scholarships are awarded to students from the Center for American Education. MSU will guarantee at least 1 scholarship of US$4,000 a year to a student from CAE each year. The scholarship winner for CAE is selected by Mr Vinay Kumar based on:
  1. Grade Point Average at CAE
  2. Minimum TOEFL score of a 195/525
  3. Good fit with MSU and academic program

Current Student Information:

We currently don't have any students from CAE.
Upcoming visits to CAE campus: Fall 2005

Contact Information:

Mr Vinay Kumar
Director of the Center for American Education
(9180)2552 6324

Elizabeth Blanchford
International Programs Specialist
Montana State University Office of International Programs