Adult Learner Enrollment Checklist for Spring & Summer Entrance

  • Visit MSU Billings! 
    To schedule your visit, go to

  • Apply for Admission. 
    Complete the paper application or apply online at and submit all of your credentials:

    • $30 application fee
    • Immunization Records
    • High School Transcript, GED test scores, HiSET or MSU Readiness Test scores (only if you have attempted less than 12 college-level credits).
    • An official transcript from each college you previously attended.

  • Apply for Financial Aid.
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Montana State University Billings FAFSA school code: 002530.


  • Accept your Financial Aid Award within 30 days.

    • Go to
    • Select MyInfo, Log-in, select Financial Aid, and select My Award Information

  • Apply for Scholarships
    Scholarship applications can be found at

    • MSU Billings Scholarship Application
    • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

  • Sign up for Housing.
    The housing application can be found at


  • Register for Classes

    • Freshmen Students: Contact the Advising Center at 406-657-2240 to schedule a COMPASS placement test and advising/registration appointment.
    • Transfer Students: The Advising Center will contact you once your application and all college transcripts have been received and reviewed.

  • Receive your U-Card
    Stop by the U-Card Office, first floor of McMullen Hall, to have your picture taken and U-Card printed. To add money to your U-Card, complete the U-Card application at


  • Reserve your books online at


  • Sign up and attend Return to Learn (optional, available spring semester only)
    Return to Learn is put on by Student Opportunity Services (SOS). For more information, contact SOS at 406-657-2162 or visit


  • Confirm attendance and arrange payment for tuition by the 3rd day of the semester

Questions?  Contact New Student and Retention Services
at 1-800-565-MSUB ext. 2888 or at


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