Thank you for your interest!

We are very excited about welcoming you to the MSU community and helping you achieve your academic goals. You'll find MSU to be a vibrant and growing institution where students, faculty and staff enjoy a challenging and collaborative environment allowing you to discover, create, and excel in a spectacular Rocky Mountain setting. For more information about our admission requirements, forms, processes, and more please explore the links and resources below.

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The Montana Board of Regents of Higher Education has ended the requirement that students provide ACT or SAT test scores for admission to its campuses. This change is effective immediately and for the foreseeable future. If you have ACT or SAT test scores, please submit them.  These scores can be used in place of a supplemental assessment administered through MSU to determine math and English placement. 


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If you have already applied to MSU but still need to submit your application fee, you can pay your fee now here.

The Graduate School

If you are looking for information regarding the Graduate School at Montana State, please follow this link.

Freshman Requirements

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Explore the application requirements for new, first-time freshman students.


Transfer Requirements

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Discover the application requirements for students transferring from another school.


Dual Enrollment Students

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Explore opportunities available to Montana high school students through Gallatin College.

Early Admission Requirements

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Find out more about early admission requirements for high school students to take courses for university credit.


Leader's Edge Application Information

International Undergraduate Information

Canadian Undergraduate Information


Undergraduate Application Forms

Appealing an Admission Decision

Additional Resources


Withdrawing an Application

We're sorry you won't be joining us at Montana State! If you would like to withdraw your application online, just log into MyInfo, select your Admissions Checklist and click on the withdraw button at the bottom of the page.

Alternatively, you may withdraw your application by sending an email to [email protected] with your full name and date of birth along with a message that you would like us to withdraw your application for admission.

If there is ever anything we can do for you, please contact us. Good luck with your future endeavors!


Annual Campus Security Report and Crime Statistics

You may view Montana State University's annual security report on our website. This is a report required by federal law and contains policy statements and crime statistics for the university. The policy statements address the school's policies, procedures and programs concerning safety and security, including crime prevention, fire safety, university police authority, crime reporting policies, sexual assault policies and other matters of importance related to safety and security. If you would like to receive the combined Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report, you may request a printed copy be mailed to you by sending a request to:

Office of the Dean of Students
Room 174 Strand Union Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, Montana 59717
(406) 994-2826


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If you have questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us! You can email our staff at [email protected], or call us Monday - Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm MT at 1-888-MSU-CATS.