Undergraduate Admissions Required Material

The documents needed to begin your application process as an undergraduate student are:

  1. Complete International Student Application

    A completed and signed International Student Application is needed from all undergraduate applicants.

  2. Photocopy of passport
  3. Application fee

    Application fee of $30 for undergraduate applicants is required to be paid online if applying online or sent by money order, check or wire transfer (cash is not encouraged) if completing paper application. Please note that the application fee is non-refundable. Applications will not be considered without the application fee.

  4. Financial Statement Form and Institution Bank Letter

    All future international students must attest that funds are available for full-time study at Montana State University Billings. The U.S. government requires international students to show proof of funds to at least cover the first year of study. Please complete the financial statement form and have it signed by a parent or sponsor. An official letter from a banking institution showing the amount of funds available for the first year must accompany this form. The official letter from the bank must be in English.

  5. English proficiency proof or IELP graduation proof

    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.

    Type of Admission: Undergraduate
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) PBT (Paper-based test): 515
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) iBT (Internet-based test): 68
    IELTS (International English Language Testing System): 5.5
    MELAB (Michigan English Language Assessment Battery): 73
    PET Academic  (Pearson Test of English Academic): 50
    Duolingo: 85
    iTEP: 3.5
    ELS: 112

    Exchange students need a letter from their home institution verifying the student has met an acceptable level of English proficiency to be successful at university-level English.

  6. Conditional Admission

    Applicants who do not have the required English language proficiency test score for full admission to MSU Billings but are academically qualified, may be considered for conditional/provisional admission through required attendance in the Intensive English Language Program.

    »»  Learn more information about the Conditional Admission option at MSUB.

  7. Official transcripts or records of previous school work

    Freshmen students must submit official secondary academic records and/or certificates posting date of completion. Official records (bearing the school seal and signature) should be sent directly from the school to the University and must include an English translation. Certified true copies of original records may be acceptable upon review.

Transferred students must request official academic records from each international or U.S. post-secondary institution attended, directly from the institution(s) to MSU Billings International Studies Office. All records of academic work completed outside of the U.S. or in non-English-speaking countries must be submitted for a course by course evaluation to the following service:

Other evaluation services will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

*The documents should be in both original language and English translations. Photocopies are not acceptable. For your credits to count, they must come from an accredited institution. Please ask your school registrar to include a note with your transcripts noting whether your institution(s) is accredited.

Education USA logo“If you are from Nigeria or Bangledesh all transcripts must be reviewed by EducationUSA before application can be processed. For additional information please email internationaladmissions@msubillings.edu

EducationUSA centers are the U.S. State Department‘s network of over 400 advising centers in 170 countries designed to assist local students find the appropriate college or university in the United States.Click the EducationUSA icon to find your center.

Academic/Intensive English Language Calendar


Semester Application Deadline Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 March 15, 2018 May 14, 2018 August 10, 2018
Fall 2018 June 15, 2018 September 5, 2018 December 13, 2018
Spring 2019 November 16, 2018 January 16, 2019 May 2, 2019

Office of International Studies & Outreach, Montana State University Billings, 1500 University Billings, Billings, MT 59101-0298, U.S.A.