Glossary of Collegiate Terms

Apply for admission: The first step in attending City College at MSU Billings is to apply for admission. You can access our online application at http://citycollege.msubillings.edu/apply.htm

COMPASS test:  This is a placement test given to all new incoming students in order to assess class placement. Some transfer students will also be required to take the course if they do not have a transferrable math and/or writing class.  The COMPASS test has three components:   reading, writing and math. For sample questions visit:  http://www.act.org/compass/sample/

Immunization Requirement:  Montana State Law requires the following immunizations for all students who were born after December 31, 1956. 

Measles:
TWO (2) immunizations on or after 12 months of age and after December 31, 1968
or
Certification of disease signed by physician and including date of diagnosis
or
Copy of lab report of immune titer or test results signed by a physician and
including type of test and test date.

Rubella:
Two (2) immunizations on or after 12 months of age and after December 31, 1968
or
Copy of lab report of immune titer or test results signed by a physician and
including type of test and test date.
Immunization records can be dropped off at Jacket Student Central or faxed to 406-247-3095 ATTN: Admissions.

Orientation: Orientation provides an important campus experience including both academics and student life. In addition to academic advising, class registration, and workshops, you will meet and connect with other City College at MSU Billings Students.   These sessions are held prior to a student attending the college and are for new, transfer and returning students.  Please contact New Student Services at 247-3007 about upcoming Orientation sessions.

Registration: After applying for admission and receiving your a cceptance letter you will meet with an academic advisor by appointment. During this appointment (may be a group or individual) you will choose your classes and register for the upcoming semester.

Withdraw: a withdrawal form is completed in order to drop all classes and completely withdrawal from the semester. For more information please stop by Jacket Student Central.

WUE: Western Undergraduate Exchange is a reduced tuition rate from out-of-state  based on residency and applies to the following states: (AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, ND, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY)


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