Freshman Enrollment Timeline for Fall Entrance

  • Visit MSU Billings! 
    For Preview Day dates or to schedule your visit, go to


  • Apply for Admission. 
    Complete the application or apply online at and submit the following:

    • $30 application fee
    • ACT or SAT Scores
    • Immunization Records
    • High School Transcript, GED test scores, HiSET or MSUB Readiness Test scores for review
    • Advanced Placement scores, if you have taken Advanced Placement tests
    • College transcripts, if you have taken college classes while in high school

  • Apply for Scholarships
    Scholarship applications can be found at

    • MSU Billings Scholarship Application: scholarships awarded on an ongoing basis beginning in December. Priority given to those who apply before February 1.
    • Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship: January 15 deadline
    • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) Scholarship

  • Apply for Financial Aid: March 1 application priority date
    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at MSU Billings FAFSA school code: 002530.


  • Accept your Financial Aid Award: within 30 days of being awarded

    • Go to
    • Select MyInfo, Log-in, select Financial Aid, and select My Award Information
    • Choose what you want to accept/decline

  • Sign up and take the COMPASS placement test, prior to Freshman Orientation
    See dates and information online at


  • Sign up for Housing: May 1 application priority date
    The housing application can be found at


  • Sign up and attend Freshman Orientation
    See dates and information online at


  • Reserve your books online at


  • 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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