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Application materials and fees will be retained for one year from the original application term. To apply for a semester other than the one originally intended, notify the Office of Admissions as soon as possible.

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Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of International Programs constitutes a complete application for admission. Requests to have final credentials sent to MSU must be initiated by the applicant. To apply for a semester other than the one originally intended, notify the Office of International Programs as soon as possible.


Use the essay to tell the admission readers about:

This is no time to write in generalities or in a broad sweeping style. Instead, use descriptions and adjectives galore. Tell a story that comes visually alive as well as intellectually alive. I know that this is not a creative writing assignment, but in March after an admissions officer has read thousands of essays, the one that stands out is the one that leaves you with a sense of place and time. Once at an essay writing seminar, I heard an essay from Stanford that told the story of a bowling trophy and what it meant to this person at a young age. It was so descriptive and evocative of feeling, values and youthful enthusiasm that to this day I remember it. Also, express your passion in your essay. It doesn't matter if you are pro-life or pro-choice, a Democrat or an Independent, the important thing is to have passion about something and present that in a way that doesn't negate the other side. Be passionate about your major subject or your career choice. Tell why you care so much. Show intellectual curiosity and the desire to learn and grow in that field. Mention particular faculty at that University you might like to study with. Be knowledgeable and committed to your passions.

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The Office of International Programs will issue the Form I-20 or DS-2019 (necessary for obtaining F-1 or J-1 visas) to international applicants who are accepted for admission. In order to create an I-20 or DS-2019, applicants need to send a copy of a bank statement and a signed, completed .

The following items are required of each former/returning student:

Receipt of the following credentials in the Office of International Programs constitutes a complete application for admission. Please review the website for more information.

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In conjunction with the Registrar, the Office of International Programs determines the appropriate grading and credit conversions. These evaluations are done in accordance with national norms articulated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers (AACRAO). Montana State University follows these norms for all international transfer credit conversions, including but not limited to the European Credit Transfer System. Requests for exception to this practice must be submitted in writing to the Office of the Provost and include supporting documentation (credits for MSU students studying abroad need to be approved prior to departure through the course approval process). The Offices of Admissions and Registrar further determines applicability of international coursework toward the MSU CORE 2.0 requirements. Academic units determine if and how courses apply to a specific program (i.e. major, minor, certificate) requirements.