Applications for the Honors College may be submitted at any time and elements can be submitted as available; they do not all need to be submitted at one time. Applications will not be reviewed until all materials have been received. Applicants must complete both the MSU application and the Honors College application to be considered for admission to the Honors College.

Current or Transfer students, please fill out the transfer application form. Students who already hold an undergraduate degree are not eligible to apply to the Honors College.

To apply you will need the following

  1. The application form below.
  2. Transcript. A COPY of a high school or college transcript, with current ACT/SAT scores if applicable. We do not have access to transcripts sent to the main admissions office; an unofficial copy must be supplied directly to our office.
  3. ACT/SAT Scores (optional). Test scores are no longer required for the Honors College application, but you may submit them if you prefer.
  4. Academic Statement. A brief statement about your academic career plans centering upon what field of
    study you anticipate pursuing along with your future career and other professional
  5. Essay. A typed essay on one of the following prompts, illustrative of your composition skills
    - not to exceed 500 words
    1. Imaginatively address: “They said it couldn’t be done”.
    2. In your opinion, what is the greatest challenge your generation will face? How will you help address this issue?

    3. Select a creative work, i.e. a novel, film, poem, musical piece, painting or other work of art which has influenced the way you view the world and yourself. Discuss the work and its impact on you.

  6. Reference Letter. A signed letter of reference to the Honors College from a former or current teacher.
    Letters of reference may be mailed to the Honors College in a sealed envelope with recommender's signature along the back seal or emailed directly from the recommender in PDF format to [email protected].
  7. For American Indian/Alaskan Native students, a copy of Tribal Identification documents, if applicable.

How to send in your documents

You may upload these documents to us here or mail them to us. If you are mailing your application elements, please be sure your name is clearly visible on every page.

Transcripts and/or Letters of Reference may be mailed separately to the Honors College, however it is
preferred that materials are forwarded under one cover. Your application will not be considered complete until
all documents have been received by the Honors College.

Please make sure your documents are clearly labeled with your first and last name.

Contact Information

Honors College
Montana State University
P.O. Box 172140
Bozeman, MT 59717

Phone (406) 994-4110
Fax: (406) 994-6747
E-mail: [email protected]

Online Application for the Honors College

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Personal Information
Format: 555-555-5555
Format: 555-555-5555
-xxxx1234, just the four numbers, no hyphen.
Parent/Guardian Information
Name, address, phone number
Name, address, phone number
Permanent Address
Local or MSU Address
Format: XX/XX/XXXX
Voluntary Statistical Information
Military Service (if applicable)