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Admissions and Registration (cont'd)
Special Admission Procedures
In an effort to meet individual needs, MSU Billings has established special admission procedures for undergraduate students which pertain to non-high school graduates, home-schooled students, high school students, and non-degree applicants.
NOTE: Students making application to attend Montana State University Billings should be aware that Admission Requirements may change at any time. Please contact the Office of Admissions and Records (406) 657-2158; or write to the Office of Admissions and Records, Montana State University Billings, 1500 University Drive, Billings, MT 59101-0298.
Students in these categories would also complete the process of application outlined in the “All New Students: How to Apply” section as it is appropriate to their circumstances. However, the following information also applies:
Non-high school graduates may be admitted on the basis of the General Educational Development (GED) test or COMPASS. Various boards establish minimum scores for these tests or groups and students can visit with the Advising Center (406-657-2240/406-247-3020) for current minimums.
Students in this age group who wish to enroll part-time may do so without restriction.
Scores from the ACT or SAT are still required of this group of students who enter the University less than three years from the date of their high school class would have graduated. There are no minimum scores attached to this test, but a national test score from either the ACT or SAT is required. Students may access these tests on the regularly scheduled national test dates, or the ACT Residual Test is available to students through the Testing Center at the College of Technology (call 406-247-3025 for upcoming test dates and times).
Students who enter college three or more years after the date they would have graduated from high school are exempt from this conditional status and from the Admission/University Preparatory Requirements and writing/math proficiency standards.
Approved high school students may take college courses while enrolled in high school. The signature of the high school counselor or principal certifies that student can do University level work and must accompany the application. Financial aid is not available to students in this category. Tuition for courses taken by high school students under this program is $100/credit.
An applicant who wishes to pursue studies for personal growth and who does not wish to work toward a formal degree at Montana State University Billings may apply as an undergraduate non-degree student. Acceptance into this category does not constitute acceptance into a degree-granting program. All applicants should have sufficient educational background to qualify for the course or courses in which enrollment is sought and must certify on the application form that they have graduated from high school or appropriate Ability-to-Benefit test. A maximum of 32 semester hour credits earned as a non-degree student may be applied to an undergraduate degree at Montana State University Billings if the applicant applies and is accepted into a degree program. Financial aid is not available to students in this category, nor may they qualify for the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) program.
This category is not open to students currently on academic suspension from Montana State University Billings or on academic suspension from any other college or university.
International applicants must meet the out-of-state admission requirements in addition to the following:
When to Apply
For more information on international student admission call the International Studies Office at (406) 657-1705 or email email@example.com.
Agreements with International Institutions
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