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Debbie Luft, Senior Admissions Representative
Debbie Luft

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We Love Transfers

Whatever your own story may be, we welcome your interest in Montana Tech. Our engaging student experience, challenging academics, and exciting Montana location are just some of the things you’ll discover about us as you consider joining our campus of determined doers committed to improving lives and successful futures.

You would not be alone in your transferring to Tech, be it from another current four-year college program or community college, or you are returning to college after taking some time off. Many Montana Tech students start with us coming from these different paths.

How To Transfer to Tech

  1. Submit your completed Application for Admission
  2. Request to have your official transcripts from all previously attended colleges sent to Montana Tech. Transcripts will be considered official only if:
    • All final grades are posted, i.e. no “in progress” courses;
    • It is emailed directly to Montana Tech from the transferring institution via a secure transcript delivery service; or
    • It is stamped with the institution’s official seal and delivered to Montana Tech in a sealed envelope.
    • If you have “in progress” classes, a current, unofficial, transcript may be used to make an admission decision. Please submit a current unofficial transcript when you apply and plan to submit your final official transcript upon completion of the term.
  3. Submit your official ACT or SAT scores and your final high school transcript.
    • HS Transcript only required if you graduated from high school within the past three years and are transferring with fewer than 30 college credits.
    • Test scores are optional but requested if you graduated from high school within the past three years and are transferring with fewer than 30 college credits.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative college GPA of a 2.0
  • Demonstrate mathematical preparedness for Introductory Algebra

*If you have not successfully completed a college level math course in the last two years, a placement exam may be required.


❏ Apply for Admission

Deadline: August 10th

❏ Apply for Federal Financial Aid

Priority Deadline: December 1st

FAFSA Code: 002531
To apply for financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at The FAFSA application opens in October and award notifications will be sent in February to the email address you provided on the FAFSA application.

❏ Apply for Scholarships

Priority Deadline: February 1st

A number of scholarships are available to transfer students who have earned at least a 3.0 GPA and are math-ready for their degree program. Students must apply for admission to Montana Tech to receive access to the online scholarship application. Instructions on how to access the application will be sent to the email address provided on your application for admission.

❏ Apply for Housing

Assigned First Come, First Served: Apply Early!

Montana Tech currently has very limited housing options available to transfer students. Our campus-managed apartment complex (located 1 mile north of campus) is intended for families and upper division students, including transfer students. To apply for campus housing, complete the online application and submit a $100 deposit.

❏ Submit Immunizations

Priority Deadline: July 1st

The Montana University System requires all students to submit proof of two (2) separate doses of the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella immunization (MMR). Immunization records must be submitted to Enrollment Services prior to registering for classes.

❏ Register for Classes

Priority Deadline: July 1st

Registration for new students opens in May and continues throughout the summer. Instructions on how to register for classes will be sent to the email address provided on your application for admission.

❏ Finalize Enrollment

Deadline: 1st day of class

To finalize your enrollment, log in to OrediggerWeb and pay/finalize your tuition and fees. Notification will be sent to the email address you provided on your application for admission. This step must be completed to have scholarships and financial aid credit to your account.

❏ Attend Orientation

New Student Orientation

All new students are required to attend Orientation. During this time you will meet new friends and classmates, learn about the social and academic expectations at Montana Tech, and explore all the services available to you on campus. Orientation information will be sent to the email address provided on your application for admission.

*Items submitted after their priority deadline will be accepted and reviewed based on availability.


An evaluation of transfer credit will be performed for any student who has previously acquired college level credit and wishes to pursue a degree at Montana Tech. The official evaluation will be provided once all official transcripts have been received, the student’s application for admission is complete, and the student has been admitted.

If all college-level transcripts are on file in the Enrollment Services Office 30 days before the semester begins, an evaluation will be completed and notification will be sent to the student within 10 working days. An official transfer evaluation for transcripts received less than 30 days before the semester begins is not guaranteed before the first day of class. However, every effort will be made to provide an unofficial review allowing new students to enroll.

The Enrollment Services Office, in conjunction with the appropriate academic department, will review all eligible course work for transferability and will determine the applicability of transfer credit to specific degree program requirements. A grade of “C-“ or better is required for acceptance of credit.

Students planning to transfer to Montana Tech are strongly urged to consult with a Montana Tech Transcript Evaluator as far in advance as possible to ensure that the courses they take elsewhere will satisfy course prerequisites and degree requirements at Montana Tech. Depending on evaluator availability, a preliminary evaluation of coursework may be completed to help you determine if transferring to Montana Tech is a viable option. Please keep in mind that priority of the evaluator’s time will always be given to those with complete application files.

Credit Requirements

Students intending to transfer to Montana Tech are not required to complete their general education courses prior to transferring, nor is there a minimum credit requirement for admission. However, Montana Tech’s graduation requirements state:

Associate of Science Degree
“At least 30 semester credits must be earned at Highlands College and the student must be enrolled during the year in which the degree is awarded.”

Bachelor of Science Degree
“At least 50% of the student’s upper division credits (300/400 level classes) must be completed through Montana Tech, including any Senior Design/Capstone coursework required for the degree.”

Montana University System Transfer Students

As required by the Montana University System (MUS) Board of Regents, Montana Tech adheres to the MUS transfer credit policy, including common-course numbering, and ensures that equivalent courses taken at any MUS campus with the same title, number, and prefix will be accepted in transfer as if they had been taken on Montana Tech’s campus.