General Educational Development (GED)

A person who is 21 years old or older and who is not a graduate of an accredited high school may be admitted by earning satisfactory scores on the General Educational Development Examination. A person under the age of 21 who has earned satisfactory scores on the General Education Development Examination and who is not a graduate of an accredited high school may be admitted as a "Conditional Freshman". Conditional Freshmen must complete a prescribed program of study during the first semester of enrollment. Conditional Freshmen who complete the prescribed courses without being placed on probation are removed from conditional status and will be considered regular students in the subsequent semester.

The GED examination may not be used to satisfy the requirements of high school graduation until after the student's high school class has graduated. Information regarding requirements and test center locations for the GED in Montana may be obtained from the GED Program, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, State Capitol, Helena, MT 59620.

How to Apply

  1. Submit an application form or apply online. Applications may also be obtained by writing to the Admissions Office, Montana State University- Northern, Havre, MT 59501 or calling toll free 1-800-662-6132 or (406) 265-3704.
  2. A $30 non-refundable application fee and the completed admissions application should be returned to the Admissions Office. If the applicant is admitted but does not register, the $30 application fee is valid for the subsequent twelve months.
  3. Request a copy of your GED score report to be forwarded to the Admissions Office. Information can be obtained from the GED test site coordinator.
  4. Submit a copy of ACT or SAT scores if under the age of 21.

(for information on ACT & SAT tests, finding testing centers and more, visit the ACT and SAT websites)