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APPLY TO MSUB

Submit application online

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • 2.5 grade point average or
  • Rank in the upper half of your high school graduating class

Please note: If you do not meet the requirements listed here, we still encourage you to complete the application for admission. We will review applications on an individual basis.

SECONDARY EDUCATION

Graduation from an accredited high school or passing score on an approved high school equivalency exam such as the HiSET or GED. Students who complete their secondary education through home schooling may talk to their Admissions Counselor through which option best suits them.

COLLEGE PREPARATORY PROGRAM

Four years of English, three years of math including Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II, or sequential equivalent. Three years of social studies, including global studies, American history, Government or another third-year course. Two years of laboratory science including Earth science, biology, chemistry or physics. Two years chosen from the following: foreign language, computer science, visual and performing arts, or vocational education.

MONTANA BOARD OF REGENTS POLICY

For more detailed admission requirements, please visit the Montana Board of Regents Residency Policy

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FINANCIAL AID & SCHOLARSHIPS

To determine eligibility for financial aid, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online.

Apply for scholarships. The new and current student scholarship application opens December 1st for the 2024-2025 academic year. (Priority given to applications received by February 1st.)

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MUST HAVES

New students
▪ High School Transcripts/GED or HiSET scores for review
▪ Advanced Placement Scores (if you have taken these exams)
▪ ACT/SAT Scores (optional)
▪ Immunization Records
▪ College Transcripts (any previous courses taken in HS or with another institution)

Transfer students
Attended college before
Attended MSUB in the past
Hold a degree
▪ Immunization Records
▪ Official College Transcripts sent directly from previous insitution
Both must be turned in before start of intended semester.

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ORIENTATION

Students seeking a degree at MSUB are encouraged to sign up and participate in orientation.

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STUDENT SUPPORT

Apply early for additional student support! MSUB offers various student support services and eligibility requirements may vary. Meeting with an advisor and program staff are highly encouraged. You may be eligible for the Montana 10 program!

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ACADEMIC RECORDS & ADVISING

Submit high school transcripts and/or official transcripts from other colleges attended at least 1 week before your advising appointment or Fast Pass registration session.

Students seeking a degree at MSUB are required to meet with an advisor to develop a plan of study.

Go to our new student orientation page to see options for class registration.

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HOUSING

Apply for Housing online. Application opens December 1st. (Priority given to applicants received before May 1st.)

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REGISTER AND PAY FEES

Register for classes at a Fast Pass Registration Event and follow your plan of study. Following registration, arrange payment for tuition prior to the 3rd day of the semester to avoid being dropped. Make a payment plan online.

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BOOKS

Order new or used books from the MSUB Campus Store. (*Students in campus programs are encouraged to work with their care teams regarding textbooks, laptops, and wifi hub lending).

If you do not have access to a computer, wish to conduct business in person, or just have questions,
visit Admissions or call (406) 657-2888 or admissions@msubillings.edu

Rolling Admission

MSU Billings has rolling admission, this means prospective students may apply at any time. However, we recommend you apply as soon as possible keeping in mind scholarship and financial aid priority deadlines. 

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