International Enrollment Checklist

Apply for Admission

International Enrollment Checklist

This checklist outlines all of the steps you must complete in order to enroll in classes and attended Montana Tech. Complete each step by the listed deadline to ensure a smooth transition to Montana Tech. Steps completed after their priority deadline will be accepted, but availability for that item may be significantly limited.

❏ Apply for Admission

Review the “International Application Procedures” and complete your online application for admission on the Admission Procedures webpage. Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered.

Admission Deadlines

  • Fall Semester Deadline: August 1st
  • Spring Semester Deadline: December 1st
  • Summer Semester Deadline: May 1st

❏ Apply for Scholarships (optional)

Fall Semester Priority Deadline: January 15th

Access to the scholarship application will be sent via email after you have applied to Montana Tech. Your Math and Writing admission requirement must be satisfied to be considered for scholarships.

❏ Reserve Housing

Fall Semester Priority Deadline: April 1st

To reserve on-campus housing, complete the online application and submit a $100 USD deposit. First-year students with fewer than 30 credits are required to live on campus. New student housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

❏ Pay SEVIS Fee

After you have received your Form I-20 from Montana Tech, you must pay your $200 SEVIS fee. Directions on how to complete this step will accompany your form I-20.

❏ Apply for Student Visa (if applicable)

After paying your SEVIS fee, you can schedule a visa appointment at the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. For more information, visit the Form I-20 and Visa Procedures web page.

❏ Obtain Medical Health Insurance

Montana Tech requires all students to have medical insurance for hospitalization or referral beyond Montana Tech’s Student Health Services. A Montana Tech-approved insurance policy is available for purchase at the beginning of each semester. Visit the Montana Tech student health insurance web page for more information.

If you can prove that your current insurance coverage is equal to, or better than that provided by Montana Tech, you may waive the insurance option during fee payment. Please understand that health care in the United States is largely a private (non-governmental) function. THERE ARE CHARGES TO THE STUDENT FOR MANY MEDICAL SERVICES. These may range from a few dollars for a very simple procedure to thousands of dollars for extended hospitalization or major operations.

❏ Take Placement Exam (if applicable)

Students who have not completed a college-level math and writing course or who do not have official ACT or SAT scores are required to take a placement exam to satisfy their Math and Writing Admission Requirement. Class registration will be delayed until math and writing placement is determined.

❏ Register for Classes

Fall Semester Deadline: August 18th

Registration for new students opens in May and continues throughout the summer. Instructions on how to register for classes will be sent via email when you are eligible to register. Students are encouraged to register before July 1st to ensure a complete class schedule for the semester.

❏ Finalize Enrollment

To finalize your enrollment at Montana Tech, you must submit payment for your Montana Tech related expenses. This can be done through your OrediggerWeb account or by contacting the Business Office. This step cannot be completed until after August 1st and you must be registered for classes.

❏ Attend Orientation

Fall Semester Orientation: August 16 - 20, 2017

All new students are required to attend Orientation. During this time you will meet new friends and classmates, learn about the social and academic transition to college in the U.S., and explore all the services available to you on campus. All international students must attend the mandatory international orientation session to complete their SEVIS registration.