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.
(Test of English as a Foreign Language)
(International English Language Testing System)
(Michigan English Language Assessment Battery)
|PET A (Pearson Test of English Academic)||iTEP (International Test of English Proficiency)||ESL|
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||Application Deadline||Start Date||End Date|
|Summer 2015||March 1, 2015||May 11, 2015||August 7, 2015|
|Fall 2015||June 1, 2015||September 9, 2015||December 17, 2015|
|Spring 2016||November 1, 2015||January 20, 2016||May 5, 2016|
|Summer 2016||February 1, 2016||TBD||TBD|
Intensive English Language Program Calendar
|Start Date||End Date||Session Length/Class Hours|
|January 14, 2015||February 27, 2015||130 hoursper session/20 hours per week|
|March 10, 2015||May 1, 2015|
|May 12, 2015||June 26, 2015|
|July 7, 2015||August 21, 2015|
|September 9, 2015||October 23, 2015|
|November 3, 2015||December 18, 2015|
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 Spring 2015 semester from 20 countries! Click here to see students experience 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for any other questions.