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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How do I apply as an undergraduate applicant?

There is a list of required documents to complete the undergraduate application process. Applicants have the option to send copies of the required documents to receive the acceptance packet. However, it is critical for us to have all documents in the original copies eventually to complete the students’ files. Click here to see the list of required documents to start the application process as an undergraduate applicant.

2. How do I apply as a graduate applicant?

There is a list of required documents to complete the graduate application process. Applicants have the option to send copies of the required documents to receive the acceptance packet. However, it is critical for us to have all documents in the original copies eventually to complete the students’ files. Click here to see the required documents to start the application process as a graduate applicant.

3. What is the cost to attend?

Costs to Attend MSU Billings are very reasonable compared with other U.S. Universities, and all international students, once admitted, qualify for a number of University scholarships and may also be eligible for paid campus work study opportunities. Click here to see cost to attend MSU Billings as an international student.

4. What are the TOEFL/IELTS requirements?

If English is not your native language, proof of one of the following is necessary to document English Language Proficiency. MSUB TOEFL institution code is 4298.

Type of
Admission
TOEFL
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
IELTS
(International English Language Testing System)
MELAB
(Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
PET A (Pearson Test of English Academic) iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency) ESL
PBT
(Paper-
based test)
iBT
(Internet-
based test)
Undergraduate 515 68 5.5 73 50 3.5 112
Graduate 565 84 6.5 80 65 3.5 112

However, students who do not yet have the required English proficiency could be conditionally admitted to MSU Billings as an Intensive English Language Program student. Once graduated from the program, students will be able to start pursuing their degrees without taking TOEFL or IELTS. Click here to see more information on Intensive English Language Program.

5. Do you have Conditional Admission?

MSU Billings does offer conditional admission to students who do not have the English proficiency required. Click here to see more information on conditional admission at MSU Billings.

6. What degree programs and majors are offer at MSU Billings?

Over 160 degree programs are available for new international students, transfer students & students from partnering universities to earn an MSU Billings associates, bachelor's or masters degree. Click to see undergraduate and associate degree programs as well as graduate programs.

7. Can I apply for scholarships?

All international students, once admitted, qualify for a number of University scholarships including the Yellowstone Scholarship that is specifically offered to international students and may also be eligible for paid campus work study opportunities. Click here to see scholarship and campus employment information.

8. What is the deadline to apply?

We take applications on an ongoing basis. Applications will be processed as soon as possible once required documents are received. Our priority deadlines are as shown in the following calendars. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered on a case to case basis. Click here to see how to start the application process.

Academic/Intensive English Language Calendar

Semester Priority Deadline Start Date End Date
Summer 2014 February 1, 2014 May 12, 2014 August 8, 2014
Fall 2014 June 1, 2014 September 3, 2014 December 11, 2014
Spring 2015 October 1, 2014 January 14, 2015 April 30, 2015
Summer 2015 February 1, 2015 TBD TBD

Intensive English Language Program Calendar

Start Date End Date Session Length/Class Hours
January 15, 2014 February 28, 2014 130 hours""per session/20 hours per week
March 11, 2014 May 2, 2014
May 13, 2014 June 27, 2014
July 8, 2014 August 22, 2014
September 3, 2014 October 17, 2014
October 27, 2014 December 11, 2014

9. What is the deadline to apply for on campus housing?

On campus housing priority deadline is one month before each semester/session starts. Applications received after the priority deadlines will be considered on a case to case basis. Click here to see more information about on campus housing.

10. How many international students are at MSU Billings? Where are they from?

We are excited to welcome over 200 students who have been admitted for Fall 2012 semester from 20 countries! Click here to see students experience at MSU Billings.

Countries and flags representing the international students studying at MSU Billings

11. Can I stay with a host family?

MSU Billings does not have a home stay program for international students, however, once accepted, Office of Office of International Studies tries to make connections for students who seek to stay with an American family in Billings. Please contact International Studies at ois@msubillings.edu for any other questions.

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