Special university attendance
allows a student of high school
age who will not have graduated
from high school to be considered
for regular admission where
a demonstrated extraordinary ability and general
maturity warrant such acceptance.
Admission will be very selective.
To be eligible for special
university admission, the
- Demonstrate exceptional ability to do university level work.
- Demonstrate a strong likelihood of success at university level work.
Receipt of the following
credentials in the Office
of Admissions constitutes
a complete application for
An application may be submitted
online or printed out at http://www.montana.edu/wwwcat/cat2012cat2012/appopts.html.
The application form may also be
obtained from Montana high
school counselors or from
the Office of Admissions.
Application fee (nonrefundable): $36 application
fee (online application): $30
application fee (paper
application). Checks should
be made payable to Montana
State University. The application
fee will not be waived, deferred,
or refunded. The fee must
be paid before the application
for admission will be processed.
High school transcript.
An official transcript must
be sent directly from the
high school to the Office
of Admissions. Courses completed
and grade point-average must
Scores from either the ACT
or the SAT (if available) or appropriate
documentation confirming student's academic ability
must be sent directly
to the Office of Admissions.
Letters of recommendation.
Letters recommending admittance must be submitted
by the student's school principal, guidance counselor
and/or teachers. Letters from teachers who work with
gifted and talented students are particularly valued.
Interview. An appointment
must be made with the Registrar
and Director of Admissions
to discuss Special University
Evaluation of ability
and social maturity. An
evaluation of academic ability
and social maturity may be
requested through the MSU
Counseling and Psychological
The request to have credentials
sent to Montana State University
must be initiated by the applicant.
Requests should be made to
the registrar at the high
school or agency. Credentials
must be sent directly to the
Office of Admissions.
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