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Engineering Technology

Admissions/Transfers

Admission to Engineering Technology College

The College of Engineering has no additional requirements above and beyond the University's requirements. See Institution Admission Information.

Admission to an Engineering Technology Department

Student Performance and Retention: Students admitted to MSU will automatically be eligible for admission to College of Engineering (COE) degree programs. The College of Engineering is committed to retaining each admitted student within the COE and MSU, and to helping them achieve their fullest academic potential. This is achieved through classroom and laboratory curriculum modules developed specifically to stimulate student learning, through addressing individual student questions, and through focused advising within the first two years.

Students are required by Board of Regents policy to achieve a C- or better grade in each class used to satisfy the COE Bachelor of Science degree requirements. If repeating a course is necessary in order to meet this requirement, students are expected to repeat the course successfully (C- or better) prior to taking a follow-on course for which the repeated course is a prerequisite.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Admission requirements for international students:

Freshmen students will be considered for admission on the basis of their secondary school record and their English proficiency. Applicants who meet a TOEFL score of 525 Paper/195 Computer/71 Internet, IELTS 6, or A.C.E. Language Institute Level 6 (available at MSU) and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale will qualify for admission.

Freshman must submit official secondary school documents posting marks earned and showing date of completion/graduation. These documents should be sent directly from the school or testing institution to the Office of International Programs. An English translation is required.

Transfer students will be considered on the basis of their post-secondary education record and their English proficiency. Applicants who meet a TOEFL score of 525 Paper/195 Computer/71 Internet, IELTS 6, or A.C.E. Language Institute Level 6 (available at MSU) and have a minimum cumulative transferable grade-point average (GPA) of a 2.0 or C on a 4.0 scale will qualify for admission.

Transfer students must request official transcripts from each international or U.S. post-secondary institution attended to be sent directly to MSU. An English translation is required. Any academic work undertaken outside of the U.S. may require a professional evaluation for an additional fee.

US$36 online application or US$30 paper application. The fee must be in U.S. currency. Checks should be made payable to Montana State University and must indicate the U.S. banking codes. The application fee will not be waived, deferred, or refunded. The fee must be paid before the application will be processed.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

The College of Engineering has no additional requirements above and beyond those of the University, which are the same for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Residency Requirements

The College of Engineering has no requirements above and beyond those of the University, which require transfer students to complete two full-time semesters of 15 weeks or more in residence at Montana State University, and earn not less than 30 resident credits and a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, as well as meet the curriculum requirements for a degree. Except for certain pre-professional curricula (e.g., premedicine), 23 of the last 30 credits earned to meet the graduation requirement must be resident credits.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

Transfer students are defined as students who have completed high school or its equivalent and have attempted twelve or more quarter or semester college-level (college-level meaning applicable to at least an associate degree) credits at an institution accredited by one of the six regional accrediting agencies.

Academic Eligibility: Applicants will be considered for admission based on transferable credits from all regionally accredited colleges or universities previously attended. A cumulative transferable grade-point average (GPA), as determined by MSU, of 2.0 or C on a four-point scale is required in order to be accepted for admission in good standing.

Number of Transfer Students from:

A two-year community junior college where they were full-time students: 89
A four-year college or university where they were full-time students: 11