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The way in which you apply to Montana Western depends on which of three prospective student categories you fall into: first-time student applicant; transfer applicant; non-traditional applicant.
Prospective international students are welcome and should apply as either freshman or transfer applicants.
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You are an international student if you are coming to Montana Western from outside of the United States of America and are not a U.S. citizen. Montana Western welcomes true freshmen, transfer and non-traditional international students.
To apply for international admission:
When admitted you will receive a notification from the admissions office and an I-20 form needed to obtain a F-1 student visa.
You are a non-traditional student if you have not attended any college or university before, are 21 years of age or older or have graduated from high school more than three years prior to the date you wish to start at Montana Western.
Non-traditional applicants must submit all of the following:
UMW Application for Admission.
Submit the $30 application fee.
Provide official proof of high school graduation or GED.
Students born after 1956 are required to send documentation of their Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) vaccinations (two doses).
You are a transfer student if you have attempted 12 or more semester credits at another regionally accredited college or university.
If you wish to transfer to Montana Western, you must be eligible to return to any/all institutions previously attended. You must also provide official transcripts verifying your academic record is in good standing at your previous college or university.
Transfer students who recently attended a Montana University System school may request a file transmittal be sent from that institution to Montana Western. This form can be used in lieu of a new application. The fee for a file transmittal is $8 paid to the school sending the file.
To apply, transfer students must submit all of the following:
UMW Application for Admission.
$30 non-refundable application fee.
Official transcripts from all colleges previously attended. A transcript is not considered “official” unless it is of current date, has no in-progress work listed, and is received directly from the issuing institution.
Immunization records (two doses of Measles, Mumps, Rubella).
After receiving your application and transcripts, we will assess your transfer of credits, provide documentation of non-transferable credits, and advise you in course choices.
You are a freshman if you have received a high school diploma or GED in the last three years, are under 21 years of age and have never attended another college or university. Prospective freshmen must first satisfy one of the following conditions for admittance:
Note: A student whose mathematics score is 18-21 on the ACT or 440-510 on the SAT meet the mathematics requirement for admission without condition to any two-year degree program or provisional admission to a four-year degree program on any campus of the MUS.
A student whose mathematics score is below 18 on the ACT or 440 on the SAT may be admitted without condition to any two-year degree program of the MUS, but may not be admitted to a four-year degree program of the MUS. Alternatively, students may be excused from any testing in mathematics and deemed proficient if they complete a rigorous high school core including four years of mathematics in high school (algebra I, algebra II, geometry and a course beyond algebra II with grades of C or better in all courses.