International Freshman and Transfer Student Admission Requirements
International Application for Admission must be submitted to MSU-Northern, Admissions
Office, PO Box 7751, Havre, MT 59501. Deadline for application is July 1 for Fall
Semester, November 1 for Spring Semester, and April 1 for Summer Semester. To obtain
an international application call toll-free 1-800-662-6132, extension 3704.
A US$30 non-refundable fee is required. Checks or Money Orders must be made payable
to Montana State University-Northern. If the applicant is admitted but does not
register, the $30 application fee is valid for the subsequent twelve months.
Statement of Financial Support.
A statement of financial support from a bank or financial institution regarding
funds of a financial sponsor, the student or the parent. The statement must verify
financial support available to the applicant in US Dollars based on current year
cost of attendance budget, for each year of attendance. Contact the Admissions Office
for current year cost of attendance budget for International students at 1-800-662-6132,
English Language Proficiency.
An official TOEFL score report of a 475 (153 CBT) for undergraduate, 500 (173CBT)
for graduate admission. For more information contact: TOEFL Services Educational
Testing Service, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151, USA Telephone: 1-609-771-7100
or 1-877-863-3546 (Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 7:45 p.m. Eastern
Time (New York), except for U.S. holidays), 1-609-771-7714 – TTY
(24 hours a day, 7 days a week for test takers who are deaf or hearing impaired),
or visit http://ets.org/toefl/.
Successful completion of an English as a Second Language Program. For more information
contact: ELS Language Centers, 5761 Buckingham Parkway, Culver City, California
90203 USA Telephone: (310) 642-0988 or visit
Certificates of completion with official grades from other English language
programs or institutes may be considered as satisfying the English language requirement.
TOEFL scores or transcripts for ELS programs must be sent directly from the Educational
Testing Services (ETS) or Language Institute attended to the Montana State University-Northern
International students must meet the equivalent of out-of-state admission requirements
for the appropriate category of freshman, transfer, or graduate student. Official/certified
transcripts and marks are required from all secondary and college or university
Freshmen must submit official secondary transcripts posting date of completion and
must include an English translation. Certified true copies of original transcripts
Transfer Students must request official transcripts from each international or U.S.
post-secondary institution attended, directly from the institution(s) to MSU-Northern.
All transcripts of academic work undertaken outside of the U.S. or in non-English
speaking Canada must be submitted to World Education Services (WES) for evaluation
of foreign educational credentials. For further information contact: World Education
Services, PO Box 745, Old Chelsea Station, New York, NY 10113-0745 or visit
Non US Citizens must show a physician validated immunization record of measles (rubeola)
and rubella immunity, Diphtheria-Tetanus (DT or Td), and skin testing for Tuberculosis
that was completed within one year of the planned attendance date. This evidence
must be presented before a student is permitted to register.