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International Admission Procedures

Send all of the following materials to the Montana Tech Enrollment Services Office at the address below or e-mail them to Enrollment Services.

Montana Tech
Enrollment Services
1300 West Park Street
Butte, MT 59701
USA

  1. Application for Admission and $30 Application Fee

    Please use the same spelling as is on your passport when applying for admission and on all other correspondence with Montana Tech. The $30 application fee is nonrefundable and must be paid by a U.S. money order, credit card, or check drawn on a U.S. bank.

  2. Color Copy of Your Passport Photo Page

    This is required to ensure that the information we use on any official documentation exactly matches the spelling on your passport. This can be attached to your online application.

  3. Official or Certified Academic Records and Grades from All Secondary and Postsecondary Institutions

    These documents must be converted into English. Photocopies or scanned copies will not be accepted.

  4. Official English Language Proficiency Score Report

    Citizens of countries other than Australia, Canada, England, Ireland, New Zealand, Scotland, and Wales are required to show proof of English proficiency through one of the following methods:

    • 71 iBT on Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • 6 on International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    • Successful Completion from the ELS Language Center’s Level 112
    • Additional Methods
  5. Statement of Financial Support Form

    Download the Montana Tech Statement of Financial Support Form »

    This form must be completed by you, your sponsor (if applicable), and the bank certifying the funds. It must certify that funding will be available to cover the estimated expenses during your first year at Montana Tech.

  6. Physician or Nurse Validated Immunization Records

    Each of the following immunizations must be identified on the record in English:

    • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (two doses after your first birthday)
    • Diphtheria
    • Tetanus
    • Tuberculosis (test completed within the past year)

*All items must be submitted before a form I-20 will be generated.


International First-Year Admission Requirements

You are considered a first-year student if you are currently enrolled in secondary school (high school) or if you have graduated from secondary school, but have NOT taken any college level courses.

Primary Requirements

International first-year students must have at least a 2.50 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale to be eligible for admission. Admission to some engineering programs, nursing, and radiologic technology may be restricted and require a higher GPA and placement scores.

Math and Writing Requirements

International first-year students must complete a placement exam to determine their math and writing preparedness. If available, it is highly recommend and preferred that international students complete the ACT or SAT to satisfy this requirement. To find a testing center near you, visit the ACT or SAT website.

Students who do not complete an ACT or SAT will be required to complete an Accuplacer exam during Montana Tech’s Orientation Program. Poor results on this exam may change the student’s eligibility to enroll in their desired program of study. If this happens, the student may risk being out of status with their visa requirements and may not be able to attend Montana Tech for the semester. Completion of a placement exam early in the admission process is the only way to know if the student will be accepted into their chosen degree program before arriving on campus.


International Transfer Admission Requirements

You are considered a transfer student if you have graduated from secondary school (high school) and completed 12 or more college level credits.

Primary Requirements

International transfer students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on a 4.0 scale on their most recent college transcript to be eligible for admission. Admission to some engineering programs, nursing, and radiologic technology may be restricted and require a higher GPA and placement scores.

Official transcripts from all previously attended technical schools, colleges, and universities, including those in the U.S. or any other country, must be submit to Montana Tech for evaluation. Please review the Transferring Credits section of the website for complete details.

Math and Writing Requirements

International transfer students who have not successfully passed a college level math and writing course must complete an Accuplacer exam to determine their math and writing preparedness. This exam is available at many universities throughout the United States. Scores can be sent to the Enrollment Services office for review.

If the Accuplacer exam has not been completed before arriving at Montana Tech, the student will be required to take it during Montana Tech’s Orientation Program. Poor results on this exam may change the student’s eligibility to enroll in their desired program of study. If this happens, the student may risk being out of status with their visa requirements and may not be able to attend Montana Tech for the semester. Completion of the Accuplacer early in the admission process is the only way to know if the student will be accepted into their chosen degree program before arriving on campus.

Intent to Transfer Form

International students transferring to Montana Tech from another U.S. institution must complete an Intent to Transfer Form. Completion of this form will help ensure your SEVIS records are transferred correctly and allows for a new Form I-20 to be issued. Contact your present foreign student advisor regarding transfer procedures and for help completing this form.