International Students: Freshman and Transfer Admission Requirements
- International Application.
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.
- Application Fee.
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, extension
- English Language Proficiency.
An official TOEFL score report of 63 iBT or 475 PBT for undergraduate, 66 iBT or
500 for graduate admission. For more information contact TOEFL Services at http://ets.org/toefl
Successful completion of an English as a Second Language Program.
- 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 Admissions Office.
- Educational Credentials.
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 education
- 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 http://www.wes.org.
- Immunization Records.
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.